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Aesthetician - Basic

30-502-2 Technical Diploma (TD) Full Time 18 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Time of Day: Day Location*: Appleton

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

Pursue a career in skincare to become an indispensable part of the beauty industry. In this program, you’ll learn everything from the fundamental concepts to the latest techniques in skincare treatments and services including facial and body treatments, skin analysis, hair removal and makeup application. In addition, you’ll receive instruction on marketing, business processes and professional standards. Successful completion of the program will prepare you for the state board aesthetician licensing examination.

COURSE LIST

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Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

    Occupational Specific (18 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Aesthetic Spa Services 1 - Beginner
    10-502-101
    2Credit
    54
    18
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 18
    • Course Number: 10502101
    • Credits: 2.00

    Introduces students to working on clients in a spa setting. Students schedule appointments, consult with clients, analyze various skin types, perform facial treatments including hair removal. Students incorporate the use of facial machines during treatments. Students recommend products and perform makeup applications.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • Student is in progress in the Program of Study of Master Aesthetician (10-502-1) OR Aesthetician - Basic (30-502-2)

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following: 

    • BARCOS 10502104 - Aesthetic Treatments​

    • BARCOS 10502108 - Facial Treatments

  • Aesthetic Spa Services 2 - Intermediate
    10-502-102
    2Credit
    54
    0
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 10502102
    • Credits: 2.00

    Build customer service skills in a spa setting. Schedule appointments, perform client consultations, analyze various skin types and perform facial treatments. Students continue to recommend products and perform makeup applications and hair removal. Students also learn the fundamental skills required for lawful and effective salon practice and management, including Wisconsin state laws and regulatory rules. Students will start a business plan and learn basic job seeking skills.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • BARCOS 10502101 - Aesthetic Spa Services 1

    • Student is in progress in the Program of Study of Master Aesthetician (10-502-1) OR Aesthetician - Basic (30-502-2)

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • BARCOS 10502105 - Aesth. Mock Board Prep&Assess

  • Aesthetic Treatments
    10-502-104
    3Credit
    72
    72
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10502104
    • Credits: 3.00

    Build on previous skills and knowledge to perform advanced techniques such as deep cleansing galvanic facials, extractions, high frequency, microdermabrasion and chemical exfoliation. Newer technologies including ultrasonic spatulas, dermafiles and microcurrent also are introduced.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • Student is in progress in the Program of Study of Master Aesthetician (10-502-1) OR Aesthetician - Basic (30-502-2)

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • BARCOS 10502101 - Aesthetic Spa Services 1

  • Aesthetician Mock Board Prep and Assessment
    10-502-105
    1Credit
    18
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 18
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10502105
    • Credits: 1.00

    Prepares students for their State Board Licensing Exam.  State curriculum and administrative code is examined and discussed. Students also identify the limitations of their license as it relates to the medical field.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • Student is in progress in the Program of Study of Master Aesthetician (10-502-1) OR Aesthetician - Basic (30-502-2)

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • BARCOS 10502102 - Aesthetic Spa Services 2

  • Facial Treatments
    10-502-108
    3Credit
    72
    0
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 10502108
    • Credits: 3.00

    Explore the theory and practical skills of facials. Study basic anatomy and physiology of the body, skin types and conditions. Learn to perform beginning skin analysis and consultations skills. Study cosmetic chemistry principles and apply skin care products and treatments. Master basic facial massage manipulation and treatment room set up.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • Student is in progress in the Program of Study of Master Aesthetician (10-502-1) OR Aesthetician - Basic (30-502-2)

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ANY of the following options:

    • BARCOS 10502156 - Aesthetic Spa Sciences

    • BARCOS 31502317 - Cosmetology Theory

  • Hair Removal Techniques
    10-502-109
    1Credit
    36
    18
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 18
    • Course Number: 10502109
    • Credits: 1.00

    Study theory and practice hair removal techniques for both men and women. Learn how to remove hair from the face, underarms, legs, bikini and back by performing services on models, and understand contraindications to hair removal for clients.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • Student is in progress in the Program of Study of Master Aesthetician (10-502-1) OR Aesthetician - Basic (30-502-2)

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • BARCOS 10502108 - Facial Treatments

  • Make-up Techniques
    10-502-110
    1Credit
    36
    18
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 18
    • Course Number: 10502110
    • Credits: 1.00

    Discover makeup theory and the law of color while performing basic, special occasion, and theatrical makeup applications on mannequins, peers, and models. Students learn to use proper infection control procedures to prevent the spread of disease. Students explore the state board basic competency requirements for makeup on mannequins.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • Student is in progress in the Program of Study of Master Aesthetician (10-502-1) OR Aesthetician - Basic (30-502-2)

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ANY of the following options:

    • BARCOS 10502105 - Aesth. Mock Board Prep&Assess

    • BARCOS 10502109 - Hair Removal Techniques

  • Aesthetic Theory
    10-502-111
    1Credit
    18
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 18
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10502111
    • Credits: 1.00

    Apply infection control practices to keep the spa and medical setting clean and customers safe. Study Wisconsin Statutes and Administrative Codes relating to safety and sanitation in a variety of Aesthetic settings. Discuss the differences in spa ecology practices between spa and medical settings, including the disposal of medical waste.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • Student is in progress in the Program of Study of Master Aesthetician (10-502-1) OR Aesthetician - Basic (30-502-2)

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • BARCOS 10502108 - Facial Treatments

  • Aesthetic Spa Services 3 - Advanced
    10-502-123
    2Credit
    54
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10502123
    • Credits: 2.00

    Provide aesthetic services to guests in a spa setting, including deep cleansing galvanic current, light therapy, microdermabrasion, and chemical exfoliation along with extractions. Students begin body treatments, scrubs and wraps for health and wellness and learn about state board exam expectations. Students also learn the advanced skills required for salon management related to Wisconsin state laws. Students will complete a business plan and advance their job seeking skills.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • Student is in progress in the Program of Study of Master Aesthetician (10-502-1) OR Aesthetician - Basic (30-502-2)

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • BARCOS 10502102 - Aesthetic Spa Services 2

  • Aesthetic Spa Sciences
    10-502-156
    2Credit
    36
    72
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10502156
    • Credits: 2.00

    Introduces the science of aesthetic services including an introduction to electricity and anatomy. Discover life skills for success. Learn to describe the chemical composition of salon/spa products and determine the effects on the hair and skin. Apply sanitation practices to the salon/spa setting.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • Student is in progress in the Program of Study of Master Aesthetician (10-502-1) OR Aesthetician - Basic (30-502-2)

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • BARCOS 10502111 - Aesthetic Theory

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