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ESTH 110 - Unit One: Career Foundations
Course Details

Course Code: 
ESTH 110

Calendar Description:
Career Foundations provides a thorough overview of the esthetics and nail care industry. Students will examine the history of the industry from ancient through modern times. They will become familiar with industry ethics and standards of practice including professional associations and licensing requirements. The importance of communication and customer service skills are also explored.

Date First Offered:  2008-02-04

  • Total Hours: 60
  • Lecture Hours: 30
Total Weeks:  2

This course is offered online:  No

Pre-Requisites:  None

Non-Course Pre-Requisites:  None

Co-Requisites:  None

Rearticulation Submission:  No

Course Content:
  • Definition of esthetics
  • History of esthetics
  • History of nail care
  • Contemporary times and the rapid rise of the esthetics industry
  • Ethics and Standards of Practice
  • Personal image and self care
  • Communication basics
  • Customer Services Skills
  • Professional associations and licensing requirements
Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be able to:
  • Explain the history of the esthetics and nail care industry and the range of employment options
  • Define industry standards of practice and professional ethics
  • Explain the importance of personal image including nutrition, exercise, stress management and hygiene
  • Apply and demonstrate professional communication skills
  • Identify and explain the importance of teamwork
  • Explain the ergonomics for estheticians
  • Identify the importance of excellent customer services skills, describe elements of customer service, and illustrate customer service skills
  • Identify professional associations and licensing requirements for estheticians
  • Learners must demonstrate competencies in their skills to Industry Standards.
Grading System:  Percentage

Passing Grade:  70%

Grading Weight:
  • Quizzes and Tests: 40 %
  • Assignments: 40 %
  • Participation: 20 %
Number of Assignments:  1

Nature of Participation:
  • Consistent attendance
  • Active participation in classroom discussions and activities

Writing Assignments:

  • 1 research paper
Percentage of Individual Work:  100

Course Offered in Other Programs:  No

Text Books:
  • Required - Gerson, J., 2004, Milady's Standard Fundamentals for Estheticians (Thomson/Delmar Learning). Chapters Covered: 1,2
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