Certificate of Specialization

This program provides coursework to qualify for the Washington State Basic Esthetics Licensing exam. Topics include: general sciences, skin care, temporary hair removal, make up and business practices. Coursework will be taught in a combination of classroom and lab settings.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, successful students will have demonstrated the ability to apply their skills and knowledge in the following ways:
  1. Demonstrate written skills required for the application process to obtain state licensure.
  2. Perform industry employability skills such as punctuality, reliability, decision-making, integrity and leadership.
  3. Respect the need to deliver worthy service for value received in an employer-employee relationship.
  4. Perform basic COSetics industry skills in the areas of care of the skin, facial massage, successful use of required implements and equipment, appropriate application of makeup, various methods for removal of unwanted hair, and lash/brow tinting.
  5. Perform the basic analytical skills to determine proper use of skin care products, facial equipment, makeup, and hair removal applications for the client's overall image.
  6. Observe state safety and sanitation laws and regulations and uses appropriate protective measures to provide a safe working environment.

Advisor Office Phone
Gesch, Therese WSTSC Cosmetology 360.473.0563
Business & Technology Technical 103 360.475.7360

Required Courses Credits
Complete these before enrollment into Cosmetology Courses  
BMGMT 140 Business and Personal Mathematics* 5

Choose one of the following two courses:
ENGL 100 Composition—Selected Prof/Tech/Voc* 5  
ENGL& 101 Composition I* 5 5
OLRM 220 Human Relations in the Workplace 3

Quarter One:
COS 160 Intro to Esthetics* 3
COS 161 Esthetics General Sciences I* 5
COS 171 Esthetics Skin Care I* 5
COS 181 Esthetics Lab Clinic I* 6

Quarter Two:
COS 162 Esthetics General Sciences II* 3
COS 172 Esthetics Skin Care II* 5
COS 182 Esthetics Lab Clinic II* 9

Quarter Three:
COS 173 Esthetics Skin Care III* 6
COS 180 Business Practices* 2
COS 183 Esthetics Lab Clinic III* 8
Total Credits Required 65

*See course description for prerequisite.

Source: 2014-2015 Olympic College Catalog