Cerritos College launches 18-week esthetician course

NORWALK - The Cerritos College Cosmetology program is offering a new one-semester Esthetician program.In 18 weeks, students in the Introductory Esthetician course will learn to work on all client procedures and will prepare for careers in esthetics. The Cerritos College Esthetician program first started in 2004. Since the program's inception, hundreds of students have graduated. The program does not require prior knowledge of the field, only an interest in esthetics. In the program, students receive class lecture, training by experts from Dermalogica, and hands-on experience in the salon. In the classroom, students learn how to perform a facial, different types of facial massage, various massage techniques, electrical modalities, microdermabrasion, chemical exfoliants, waxing and hair removal procedures and makeup applications. Students also learn theories of skin, histology, physiology, chemistry, bacteriology, nutrition and anatomy. The Esthetician program is a Dermalogica-partnership school. Demalogica's experts from the renowned International Dermal Institute teach classes to our students. Students receive advanced training on Dermalogica products and treatment protocols, experience hands-on practical application using professional-grade products, learn how to build client connections and revenue from retail sales and receive access to advanced postgraduate training when transitioning to become a professional. In addition to the classroom training, students in the program are also provided hands-on experience in the Cerritos College salon. The salon is open to the public and is operated as a professional salon. The Cerritos College Cosmetology program's mission is to prepare students for a career. Cerritos College offers Cosmetology and Esthetician programs. The Cosmetology program provides students with the skills to cut, color, perm, straighten, and braid hair, manicure, pedicure, and skin care as well as other applications and techniques. Students in the Esthetician program learn how to analyze skin, perform facials, massages, extractions, make-up, and how to treat skin. The Cerritos College Cosmetology program consists of 1,600 clocked hours, of which 75% is spent performing hands-on applications. The Esthetician program consists of 600 clocked hours, of which 75% is spent performing hands-on applications. The program also houses a salon which is open to the public and prepares students for their career by providing real life training. For more information, visit cerritos.edu/cosmetology or call (562) 467-5047.

********** Published: Feb. 6, 2014 - Volume 12 - Issue 43