Welcome to the Cerritos College Esthetician Program!
As a prospective student we want you to know that when you register in the Esthetician Program our industry professors will provide you with the best training available. Our program courses will prepare you for a career in Esthetics. Remember, success as a student depends on your complete participation in the program. You will be required to practice procedures on fellow students before you qualify to work on the public. You will be working directly on clients once trained which will enable you to develop and master your training skills.
Since the program's inception, hundreds of students have graduated. Students interested in the program do not need any prior knowledge of the field, only an interest in Esthetics. In the program, students receive class lecture, training from Dermalogica experts, and hands-on experience in the salon.
In the classroom, students will learn how to perform a facial, the different types of facial massage, different massage techniques, and what type of skin each technique is best used for, electrical modalities, microdermabrasion, chemical exfoliants, waxing and hair removal procedures, makeup applications. Students also learn theories of skin, histology, physiology, chemistry, bacteriology, nutrition, and anatomy.
The Cerritos College Esthetician Program is a Dermalogica Partnership School. Their experts from the International Dermal Institute teach world renowned classes to our students. Our students receive advanced training on Dermalogica products and treatment protocols, experience hands-on practical application using professional-grade products, learn how to build client connections and revenue from retail sales, and receive access to advanced postgraduate training when transitioning from student to professional.
In addition to the classroom training, our Esthetician students are also provided hands-on experience in the Cerritos College Cosmetology Salon. The Salon offers a wide array of services that are available to the public and is operated as a professional salon. Our services include; hairstyling, skin care services, waxing, manicures and pedicures, makeup application, and much more! All work is completed by the Cosmetology and Esthetician students who are dedicated to the highest quality of service for our clients.
Here are some additional helpful documents and links:
- Esthetician Program Information Sheet - includes estimate cost of program.
- Cosmetology Department Technical Standard for Cosmetology and Esthetician Program (pdf)
- Steps to Getting Started
- Common Registration Errors
- Online Enrollment
- Enrollment Appointment
We have counselors available that can help our Career Technical students. You can contact the Counseling Office at (562) 860-2451 ext. 2231 to make an appointment or you can try Online Counseling.
***Ask for appointment with: Francesca Bello, Rigoberto Castro or Veronica Herrera.