Cosmetology: Esthetic Specialty

The Esthetic Specialty Certificate is designed to provide students with a quality education and prepare them to pass the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation Examination for licensing in esthetics. The Esthetic Specialty Certificate includes local occupational need, business and industry trends.

Day students may complete the Esthetic Specialty Certificate program within two semesters. The full-time schedule is the course of study for full-time students beginning the program in the fall. Night students may complete the Esthetic Specialty Certificate program within three semesters. The part-time schedule is course of study for evening students beginning the program in the fall.

Students in the Esthetic Specialty Certificate program must complete the seven Cosmetology courses with a grade of “C” or better to graduate with the certificate. 

Effective September 1, 2017, HB 1508 amends the Texas Occupations Code Section 53 that requires education providers to notify potential or enrolled students that a criminal history may make them ineligible for an occupational license upon program completion.  Program specific information will be provided in course syllabi.

Full-Time Schedule

Certificate - Esthetic Specialty

Level One Certificate

Full-Time Student Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1Semester Credit Hours
CSME 1420 Orientation to Facial Specialist 4
CSME 1302 Applications of Facial and Skin Care Technology I 3
CSME 2333 Application of Facial and Skin Technology II 3
CSME 1244 Introduction to Salon Development 2
 Semester Credit Hours12
Semester #2
CSME 1447 Principles of Skin Care/Facials and Related Theory 4
CSME 2250 Preparation for State Licensing Written Examination 2
CSME 2251 Preparation for State Licensing Practical Examination 2
 Semester Credit Hours8
 Total Semester Credit Hours20
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