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Program Requirements

Aesthetician - Advanced Practice

Associate Degree  |  10-502-1

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Start Dates: August

Effective: August 2024

First Semester

Course #Course TitleCreditsPrerequisites/Comments

502-103Aesthetic Health & Safety2Program student; Corequisite: 502-104, 502-105, 502-106, 502-107This course introduces the laws and ethical practices of aesthetics. The learner will explore professional ethics, standards of practice, and legal requirements in the field. Learners will demonstrate knowledge of safety for themselves, clients, and equipment. The course also explores the historical and cultural perspectives of aesthetic practice and emphasizes professional development.

502-104Intro to Facial Theory & Skill2Program student; Corequisite: 502-103, 502-105, 502-106, 502-107This course introduces the theory and practical skills needed to provide therapeutic facial treatments that address the needs of clients with various skin types. Students will begin learning the hands-on skills necessary for effective facial treatments.

502-105Anatomy & Phys Aesthetics2Program student; Corequisite: 502-103, 502-104, 502-106, 502-107This course introduces foundational knowledge of the human body systems related to aesthetician practice.

502-106Intro to Aest Skills & Product4Program student; Corequisite: 502-103, 502-104, 502-105, 502-107This course introduces the theory and practical skills needed to provide effective aesthetic treatments, including makeup application and hair removal. Students will learn about the equipment aestheticians use in practice, how to evaluate different skin types and conditions, infection control and safety protocol, and be introduced to the hands-on skills necessary for effective therapeutic treatment.

502-107Aesthetic Guest Service & Prac3Program student; Corequisite: 502-103, 502-104, 502-105, 502-106This course introduces how to have effective and appropriate client communication. Students will learn about cultural differences, self-care practices, professionalism, and clinic business skills. Students will participate in all aspects of an aesthetics clinic, including providing beginner-level skin treatments to clients.

804-134Mathematical Reasoning3All college students, regardless of their college major, need to be able to make reasonable decisions about fiscal, environmental, and health issues that require quantitative reasoning skills. An activity based approach is used to explore numerical relationships, graphs, proportional relationships, algebraic reasoning, and problem solving using linear, exponential and other mathematical models. Students will develop conceptual and procedural tools that support the use of key mathematical concepts in a variety of contexts. This course may be used as the first of a two part sequence that ends with Quantitative Reasoning as the capstone general education math requirement.

TOTAL CREDITS:16 

Second Semester

Course #Course TitleCreditsPrerequisites/Comments

502-108Gen Aesth Therapies & Chem Trtmnts2502-103 and 502-104 and 502-105 and 502-106 and 502-107; Corequisite: 502-109, 502-110, 502-111This course builds upon the concepts in Facial Treatments 1. Students will advance their skills in facial treatments, including electrotherapy, light therapy, and chemical skin treatment.

502-109Aesthetic Assessments & Interventions2502-103 and 502-104 and 502-105 and 502-106 and 502-107; Corequisite: 502-108, 502-110, 502-111This course builds upon the concepts in Aesthetic Skills 1. Students will advance and apply their knowledge about the equipment aestheticians use in practice, evaluate and treat different skin types and conditions, and progress the hands-on skills necessary for effective therapeutic treatment.

502-110Aesthetic Microdermabrasion2502-103 and 502-104 and 502-105 and 502-106 and 502-107; Corequisite: 502-108, 502-109, 502-111This course introduces the theory and practice of microdermabrasion and dermaplaning. Students will learn the benefits, indications, and contraindications for microdermabrasion and dermaplaning and how to perform the treatments safely and effectively per client indication.

502-111Beginner Practical Client Serv2502-103 and 502-104 and 502-105 and 502-106 and 502-107; Corequisite: 502-108, 502-109, 502-110A practical experience course where students will participate in many aspects of an aesthetics clinic, including providing general skin treatments to clients. Students will learn how to provide a positive guest experience and develop consultation skills.

801-196Oral/Interpersonal Comm3Focuses on developing effective listening techniques and verbal and nonverbal communication skills through oral presentation, group activity, and other projects. The study of self, conflict, and cultural contexts will be explored, as well as their impact on communication.

809-198Intro to Psychology3This introductory course in psychology is a survey of the multiple aspects of human behavior. It involves a survey of the theoretical foundations of human functioning in such areas as learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors, and social influences. Additional topics include research methods, biological and environmental impacts, development, sensation and perception, consciousness, intelligence and stress. This course directs the student to an insightful understanding of the complexities of human relationships in personal, social, and vocational settings.

TOTAL CREDITS:14 

Third Semester

Course #Course TitleCreditsPrerequisites/Comments

104-102Marketing Principles3Marketing of products and services. Concentrates on product, price, place, promotion, market segmentation, target marketing, pricing, market research, physical distribution and distribution channels.

502-112Medical Conditions & Care2Program student; 502-108 and 502-109 and 502-110 and 502-111; Corequisite: 502-113, 502-114, 502-115, 502-116This course provides the theory and practical knowledge needed to support the work of physicians and other aesthetic providers in a clinic or med-spa setting. Students will learn when to refer clients for medical consults and how to care for clients receiving medical-grade aesthetic treatments.

502-113Intro to Advanced Aesthetics2Program student; 502-108 and 502-109 and 502-110 and 502-111; Corequisite: 502-112, 502-114, 502-115, 502-116This course explores the aesthetician’s role in healthcare and aspects of working in a medical setting, medi-spa, or wellness spa. Students will become familiar with common medical-grade treatments and advanced skin care techniques.

502-114Advanced Skin Science2Program student; 502-108 and 502-109 and 502-110 and 502-111; Corequisite: 502-112, 502-113, 502-115, 502-116This course expands the foundational knowledge in A&P Aesthetics by advancing the students’ understanding of the skin and other body systems. Students will learn how to conduct skin consultations and recommend skin therapy solutions.

502-115Advanced Aesthetician Skills2Program student; 502-108 and 502-109 and 502-110 and 502-111; Corequisite: 502-112, 502-113, 502-114, 502-116This course introduces the theory and application of advanced aesthetician skills. Students will learn about medium-depth skin peels, microneedling, and the use of light for collagen synthesis and cellular stimulation.

502-116Practical Client Srv & Bus Skl3Program student; 502-108 and 502-109 and 502-110 and 502-111; Corequisite: 502-112, 502-113, 502-114, 502-115A practical experience course where students participate in all aspects of an aesthetics clinic. Students will progress to providing intermediate-level skin treatments to clients, developing product knowledge to recommend skincare products to meet a client’s needs, and building foundational knowledge in business skills.

TOTAL CREDITS:14 

Fourth Semester

Course #Course TitleCreditsPrerequisites/Comments

102-112Principles of Management3This course explores the four key managerial functions: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Learners gain personal insights through assessments and feedback, while learning to apply theoretical concepts to their potential managerial practices. The course emphasizes global applicability, preparing learners for diverse leadership roles.

502-117Med Spa Client Services3502-112 and 502-113 and 502-114 and 502-115 and 502-116; Corequisite: 502-118, 502-119A practical experience course where students participate in all aspects of an aesthetics clinic. Students will progress to providing advanced skin care techniques and medical-grade treatments under the direction of a Master Aesthetician and/or a Medical Provider.

502-118Laser Theory & Application2502-112 and 502-113 and 502-114 and 502-115 and 502-116; Corequisite: 502-117, 502-119This course advances the foundational knowledge in Advanced Aesthetician Skills by focusing on the physics of lasers and the appropriate application of laser treatment. Students will learn safety and control measures within cosmetic laser/Intense Pulse Light (IPL) environments, contraindications to laser treatments, and related first aid.

502-119Laser Treatments & Procedure2502-112 and 502-113 and 502-114 and 502-115 and 502-116; Corequisite: 502-117, 502-118This course complements Laser Theory & Application. Students will learn how to provide aesthetic laser treatments utilizing current industry best practices.

801-136English Composition 13This course is designed for learners to develop knowledge and skills in all aspects of the writing process. Planning, organizing, writing, editing, and revising are applied through a variety of activities. Students will analyze audience and purpose, use elements of research and format documents using standard guidelines. Individuals will develop critical reading skills through analysis of various written documents.

809-172Introduction to Diversity Studies3This is a course that draws from several disciplines to reaffirm the basic American values of justice and equality by teaching a basic vocabulary, a history of immigration and conquest, principles of transcultural communication, legal liability and the value of aesthetic production to increase the probability of respectful encounters among people. In addition to an analysis of majority/minority relations in a multicultural context, the topics of ageism, sexism, gender differences, sexual orientation, the disabled and the American Disability Act (ADA) are explored. Ethnic relations are studied in global and comparative perspectives.

TOTAL CREDITS:16 

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Minimum Program Credits Required: 60

A Grade of "C" or Higher is Required in All Courses.

2.0 Minimum Program Cumulative GPA Required for Graduation
If a student does not enroll in any courses at CVTC for two or more consecutive semesters, the student will be required to reapply with Admissions. Students must abide by any changes in admission requirements and degree requirements.

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