Esthetics Technology - Curriculum

The Esthetics Technology curriculum provides competency-based knowledge, scientific/artistic principles, and hands-on fundamentals associated with the art of skin care. The curriculum provides a simulated salon environment that enables students to develop manipulative skills.

Course work includes instruction in all phases of professional esthetics, business/human relations, product knowledge, and other related topics.

Graduates should be prepared to take the North Carolina Cosmetology State Board Licensing Exam and upon passing be licensed and qualify for employment in beauty and cosmetic/skin care salons, as a platform artist, and in related businesses.

The Esthetics Technology program is approved and governed by the North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Arts.

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Esthetics Technology - Program Outcomes

  1. Students will understand the importance of infection control by demonstrating the proper use and safe handling of disinfectants by means of Universal Precautions.
  2. Students will understand common cosmetic ingredients and their functions and explain FDA regulations regarding cosmetic claims and product safety.
  3. Students will understand the composition and functions of the skin.
  4. Students will identify contraindications preventing specific skin care procedures, determine if a service can be received, and determine when referral to physician is needed.
  5. Students will demonstrate to an instructor, on a live model, a consultation and skin analysis, and identify skin conditions.
  6. Students will safely demonstrate the use of a variety of salon products while providing client services.
  7. Student will demonstrate after a facial the sanitation and clean-up of the treatment room for the next client.
  8. Students will describe the benefits of massage, understand contraindications for performing massage, and define and demonstrate the different massage movements.
  9. Students will demonstrate the step-by-step facial treatment, provide a safe and sanitary environment for the client, understand the special needs for all types of skin, and perform extractions.

Some programs at Edgecombe Community College lead to a license and/or certification in North Carolina. Beginning July 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education regulations require disclosures for all programs leading to a license or certification. Disclosures will be provided for all states and will indicate whether the program meets licensure requirements, does not meet licensure requirements or has not yet been determined for each state.

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Esthetics Technology - Contact

Carolyn Sherrill

Program Chair/Instructor - Cosmetology

Cosmetic Arts Building, Tarboro Campus
(252) 618-6602