Estheticians specialize in the beautification of the skin by performing cosmetic skin treatments such as facials, superficial chemical peels, body treatments, and waxing. Students enrolled in the TVCC cosmetology programs gain experience in basic manipulative and theoretical skills necessary to become a licensed estheticians.
- Degree Type: Certificate
- Esthetician is offered on the Athens campus
- TSI: not required
This program is not designed to transfer.
TVCC’s esthetician program is a one-semester technical program. Students may enter the esthetician certificate during the spring semester of each year. There is no special selection criteria for the esthetician certificate program. The program is block scheduled on the Athens campus from 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday each spring semester.
Students enrolled in the esthetician certificate program will obtain a minimum of 750 clock hours to satisfy the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations (TDLR) requirements. These hours will be obtained by completing 562 hours of in-class instruction and 188 hours distance (online) education.
Note: Criminal history may disqualify individuals from obtaining or maintaining any cosmetology certifications.
- restricts the issuance of occupational licenses based on a license applicant’s criminal history; and
- authorizes the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR), in some cases, to consider a person convicted, even though the person was only on probation or community supervision without a conviction.
Individuals who have been convicted of an offense or placed on probation might not be eligible for an occupational license issued by TDLR even after completing an educational or training program;
TDLR’s criminal history guidelines are available at www.tdlr.texas.gov/crimconvict.htm and include restrictions or guidelines TDLR uses to determine eligibility for an occupational license; and individuals have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from TDLR, which is explained in more detail at www.tdlr.texas.gov/crimhistoryeval.htm.]
There is a $25 student permit fee to be paid to TDLR prior to the first day of class in addition to the regular TVCC tuition and fees.]
|CSME-1348||Principles of Skin Care||3|
|CSME-1547||Principles of Skin Care/Facials and Related Theory||5|
|CSME-1421||Principles of Skin Care Technology I||4|
|CSME-1445||Principles of Skin Care Technology II||4|
|CSME-2431||Principles of Skin Care Technology III||4|
Note: Student who has earned a Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation (TDLR) nail tech or operator license, or completed TVCC’s manicure/nail technology certificate or TVCC’s cosmetology operator certificate program will be granted prior learning credit for CSME-1421 Principles of Skin Care Technology I. Contact a TVCC advisor or the AVP workforce education office for more information.
Students who have earned a Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation (TDLR) nail tech or operator license, or completed TVCC’s nail or operator license program must meet 600 hours before TDLR licensing will be granted