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Esthetician Program

Our program courses will prepare you for a career in Esthetics. Remember, success as a student depends on your complete participation in the program. 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 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. 

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To view current class schedule and status (open or closed) check Schedule+ as students on the roster and waiting list drop for various reasons and it is your responsibility to check for availability.

Semester: Spring 2023 (begins 1/30/2023)

Course: COS 54: Introduction to Esthetics

Instructor:Rossi Petrova

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