This course is offered as an introduction for those interested in pursuing an esthetics certificate or other health related careers and certifications. An Esthetician is a skin care specialist in a nonmedical function. As licensed professionals, estheticians provide many services, such as facials, to improve the appearance and health of skin.
The class topics will be split during the week between 3 subjects:
Esthetics is taught twice a week and is an introduction to the basic principles of esthetics. Students will learn the history of esthetics and career options available to licensed Estheticians. Professionalism, proper communication, infection control, draping and physical components of the esthetics environment will be discussed. General theory as well as practical application will be included.
EST100-Intro to Esthetics will be the course for which the student will earn college credit.
Massage is taught once a week and serves as an introduction to the basic principles and techniques of massage therapy. Students will learn the basic Swedish massage techniques and how to apply them. Basic anatomy and physiology of the major muscle groups, bony landmarks, and contraindications will be addressed. TPM100-Intro to Massage is the course for which the student will earn college credit.
First Aid is taught twice a week and prepares the student for administering basic first aid; and adult, child, and infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The class incorporates personal safety and accident prevention information as part of first aid. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will receive American Red Cross (ARC) certification in Responding to Emergencies and Community CPR. PE162-First Aid & Emergency Response is the course for which the student will earn college credit.