An esthetician helps people look their best through a variety of cleansing and cosmetic treatments. Estheticians fall into the general category of cosmetologists. Specifically, they keep skin healthy through skincare and cosmetic treatments. They perform skin treatment and cleansing procedures. This work includes waxing, massages, hair removal, light therapy, and facials. Estheticians are also skilled at selecting and applying makeup for clients to enhance features and hide skin issues. Ridgewater¿s current Estheology program prepares students for these careers. The advanced Esthetics program further prepares students to work in the offices of dermatologists and plastic surgeons to help them with patient skincare issues caused by illnesses, accidents or medical procedures.
Course Outline
Required Courses
(4 Courses)
Course Title Credits
COS 1500 Clinical 10*
COS 2460 Advanced Esthetics I
COS 2462 Advanced Esthetics II
COS 2920 Advanced Esthetics Experiential Capstone
Total Credits: 20  
Total Certificate Credits: 20  

*Credits for this course are variable. See your Advisor about this course.