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COS - Esthetician Certificate



Estheticians specialize in the beautification of the skin by performing cosmetic skin treatments such as facials, superfacial chemical peels, body treatements, and waxing. Students enrolled in the TVCC cosmetology programs gain experience in basic manipulative and theortical skills necessary to become a licensed esteheticians.

This program is NOT designed to transfer.

Recommended Course Sequence:

Degree Type - CERT
TSI NOT Required

Manicure/Nail Technology is offered on the Athens Campus

Some instruction and course work is provided online

TVCC's esthetician program is one semester technical program. Students may enter the manicure/nail technology certificate during the fall semester of each year.

There is no special selection criteria for the esthetician certificate program.

The program is blocked scheduled on the Athens campus from 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday each spring semester.

Students enrolled in the manicure/nail technology certificate program will obtain a minimum of 750 clock hours to satisfy the Texas Department of LIcensing and Regulations (TDLR) requirements. These hours will be obtained by completing 450 hours of in-class instruction and 188 hours distance (online) education.

There is a $25 student permit fee to be paid to TDLR prior to the first day of class in addition to regular TVCC tuition and fees.


Semester One - FALL Credit Hour
CMSE 1348 Principles of Skin Care 3
CMSE 1547 Principles of Skin Care/Related Theory 5
**CSME 1421 Principles of Skin Care Technology I 4
CSME 1445 Principles of Skin Care Technology II 4
CSME 2431 Principles of Skin Care Technology III 4
  SCH 20

**Note: Student who has earned a Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation (TDLR) nail tech or operator license, or completed TVCC's manicure/nail technology certificate or TVCC's cosmetology operator certificate will be granted prior learning credit for CSM# 1421. Contact TVCC advisor or the AVP Workforce Education Office for more information.

***Students who have earned a Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation (TDLR) nail tech or operator license, or completed TVCC's nail or operator license program must meet 600 hours before TDLR licensing will be granted.

Posted Date:
5/2/2019 9:31:50 AM