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ESTH 190 - Unit Nine: Esthetics - Practical Application of Skills and Practicum
Course Details

Course Code:
ESTH 190

Calendar Description:

This course will provide students with the opportunity to review the skills and procedures learned throughout the Esthetics and Nail Care Technology program. It will include a small, unpaid practicum where students will apply theoretical knowledge by engaging in supervised practice work in industry. (If placement with employers cannot be offered, students will be expected to work in the lab.) The course will also include theory review and preparation for industry standard (certification/licensing) exam(s).

Date First Offered: 2008-02-04

  • Total Hours: 180
  • Lecture Hours: 10.25
  • Laboratory Hours: 17
Total Weeks: 6

This course is offered online: No

  • ESTH 110 - Unit One: Career Foundations
  • ESTH 120 - Unit Two: The Science of Skin and Nail Care
  • ESTH 130 - Unit Three: Treatments - Nail Care Technology
  • ESTH 140 - Unit Four: Esthetics and Nail Care Treatments
  • ESTH 150 - Unit Five: Makeup Artistry and Reflexology
  • ESTH 160 - Unit Six: Aromatherapy, Body Treatments and Wraps, Massage
  • ESTH 170 - Unit Seven: Facials and Facial Treatments
  • ESTH 180 - Unit Eight: Business and Portfolios
Non-Course Pre-Requisites: None

Co-Requisites: None

Rearticulation Submission: No

Course Content:

Full Theory and Practical Procedures Review
  • Esthetics
  • Nail care
  • Nail treatments
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Manicuring
  • Pedicuring
  • Artificial nails
  • Hair removal
  • Tinting
  • Reflexology
  • Makeup artistry
  • Spa operation
  • Massage
  • Body treatments and wraps
  • Aromatherapy
  • Facials and facial treatments
  • Contraindications
Final Written and Practical Exams

Preparation for Industry Standard Exams

Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be able to:
  • Describe and perform manicure and pedicure techniques and procedures
  • Describe and perform nail care, treatments, and artificial nail procedures
  • Describe and perform hair removal and tinting techniques and procedures
  • Describe and perform various massage techniques and procedures
  • Describe and incorporate aromatherapy into services
  • Describe and perform body treatments and wraps
  • Describe and perform facials and facial treatment techniques and procedures
  • Describe and identify contraindications of esthetic and nail care procedures
  • Learners must demonstrate competencies in their skills to Industry Standards.
Grading System: Percentage

Passing Grade: 70%

Grading Weight:
  • Quizzes and Tests: 40 %
  • Participation: 20 %
  • Practicum: 20 %
  • Other: 20 %
Nature of Participation:
  • Consistent attendance
  • Active participation in classroom discussions and activities
Writing Assignments:
  • Clinical Performance Tasks
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: Selections
  • Required - Schultes, S. E., 2004, Milady's Standard Nail Technology (Thomson/Delmar Learning). Chapters Covered: Selections
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