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    Mar 22, 2019  
2014-2015 Gaston College Catalog 

Esthetics Video

Esthetics Technology Certificate (C55230)

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This information is in addition to the general admission information found in the Gaston College catalog and website at

Curriculum Description

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 which enables students to develop manipulative skills.

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

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

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates will:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the following esthetics concepts: orientation, anatomy, physiology, hygiene, sterilizations, first aid, chemistry, basic dermatology, and professional ethics.
  2. Demonstrate safe and competent techniques for the following procedures: client consultation, facials, body treatments, hair removal, makeup applications, and color analysis.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of the following advanced esthetics concepts: nutrition, business management, makeup, and color analysis.
  4. Demonstrate safe and competent techniques for the following advanced procedures: machine facials, aromatherapy, massage therapy, electricity and apparatus.
  5. Sit for the North Carolina Cosmetology State Board Licensing Exam Estheticians.

Admission Information

Students applying for admission to the Gaston College Esthetics Technology MUST meet the requirements for GENERAL ADMISSION to Gaston College.


A separate application is required for admission to the Esthetics Technology program. To be eligible to submit an application to the esthetics technology program students must have an overall grade point average of 2.0 or better in any previously taken college courses.


Gaston College Esthetics Technology Certificate program is licensed by the NC Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners.

Total Credit Hours: 8

Total Credit Hours: 8

Total Program Hours: 16


Upon completion of these requirements the student is eligible for a certificate and may apply for the State Board of Cosmetic Arts examination. Upon successfully passing the State Board exam, graduates will be issued a license.

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