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Esthetician Certificate


Gavilan College offers a comprehensive skin care program that will meet the California Board of Cosmetology requirements for licensure. State licensing Requires 600 lab hours for the practice of Esthetics. The certificate requires additional hours.

Two courses are offered to meet the requirements for licensure: Scientific Skin Care and Advanced Scientific Skin Care. The curriculum includes, but is not limited to, the study of the skin and its appendages, massage, masks and peels, use of skin care machines, product knowledge, light therapy, botanical and chemical therapy, sanitation, salon operation and Cosmetology State Board regulations. Instruction also includes client service.

Scientific Skin Care and Advanced Scientific Skin Care are offered for 32 weeks for two consecutive semesters (or untill student reaches 600 hrs.) leading to a Certificate of Completion in Esthetics.

This Course Is Only Offered In The Evening

Fall Session: 16 weeks

Beginning students

Monday - Friday: 4:45pm - 9:45pm  

COS 220 - Scientific Skin Care

Spring Session :  16 weeks         

Continuing students only

Monday - Friday: 4:45pm - 9:45pm

COS 221 - Advanced Scientific Skin Care

Unit Fee: $46.00  a unit as of Spring 2013, plus any campus fees

Kit Fee: $800.00 Prepaid to Esthetics dept.

Additional Supplies: $150.00

Manikin Deposit: $30.00 (returned at the end of semester depending on condition of the Manikin)

Prices subject to change. Financial Aid is available, please contact the Financial Aid office to see if you qualify. Sorry, no credit is available.

Instructor: Mia Cabello - acabello@gavilan.edu (408) 848-4892

Instructor: Sylvia Rodriquez - srodriquez@gavilan.edu (408) 848-4892

For More Information Call the Departmental Assistant: (408) 848-4884

  • Scientific Skin Care (8 units)
  • Advanced Scientific Skin Care (8 units)
  • Electives optional (6 units)

Last modified: July 22, 2009
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