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Skin Care Specialist Program

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The following statistics are based upon those students who graduated from school between  January 1 through December 31, 2017 

76% graduated on time.  The median amount of debt at the time of graduation was $7,391.00. Further information about recent graduates from the course may be obtained from the Palm Desert Registrar.
For further information regarding Skin Care Employment visit: www.nces.ed.gov/ipeds/cipcode (Code 12-401) Esthetics only and (Code 39-5094) Massage to access CIP (Classification of Instructional Programs) OR http://www.onetonline.org/find (Code 39-5094.00) to access SOC (Department of Labor’s Standard of Occupational Classifications)

CURRICULM FOR ESTHETICIAN-SKIN CARE SPECIALIST COURSE(combines Esthetician & Advanced SkinCare) (900 Hours)

The curriculum for students enrolled in an Esthetics Skin Care Specialist Course (Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Code 12.0409) shall consist of nine hundred (900) clock hours of technical instruction and practical operations covering all practices of an esthetician (600 hours) and advanced Ethetics (300).  Technical instruction means instruction by demonstration, lecture, classroom participation, or examination.  Practical operation means the actual performance by the student of a complete service on another person.  It is noted that a combined total of 355 hours are devoted to clinical-theory experience, which will include all phases of Esthetics and traditional massage theory and techniques and 542 of Practical Operations. Such technical instruction and practical operations shall include:



  • 50 Disinfection and Sanitation
  • 210 Eyebrow Arch-Wax , Tweeze & Depilatories
  • 150 Facials:
    • 50 Manual
    • 40 Chemical
    • 60 Electrical
  • 40 Makeup
  • 20 Corrective Makeup to include eyelash application

Advanced Training:

  • 28 Massage
  • 08 Reflexology
  • 25 Additional Spa Services to include Aromatherapy & Body Treatments
  • 14 Additional Testing/Training/Customer Service

TECHNICAL SUBJECT Minimum Hours of Technical Instructions

  • 10 The Cosmetology Act and the Program’s Rules & Regulations
  • 10 Cosmetology Chemistry related to the practices of an Esthetician and purpose of cosmetic and skin care preparation. (Shall also include the elementary chemical matter of makeup, physical and chemical changes in matter
  • 30 Health and Safety/Hazardous Substances (shall include training in chemicals and health in establishments, material safety, data sheets, protection from hazardous chemicals and preventing chemical injuries, health and safety laws and agencies, ergonomics, and communicable diseases, including HIV/AIDS & Hepatitis B.)
  • 05 Theory of Electricity. Shall include the nature of electrical current, principles of operating electrical devices, and the various safety precautions used when operating electrical equipment.)
  • 20 Disinfecting and Sanitation (shall include procedures to protect the health and safety of the consumer as well as the technician.  The ten required minimum operations shall entail performing all necessary functions for disinfecting instruments and equipment as required.  Disinfection should be emphasized throughout the entire training period and must be performed before use of all instruments and equipment.)
  • 45 Bacteriology, Anatomy, and Physiology
  • 30 Pathology/diseases of systems, client history, indications, contraindications and endangement sites
  • Facials-
    • 20 Manual: shall include skin analysis, cleansing, scientific manipulations, packs and masks
    • 30 Electrical: shall include the use of all electrical modalities and electrical apparatus, including dermal lights for facials and skin purposes
    • 20 Chemical (peels, packs, scrubs, masks)
  • 10 Eyebrow Arching-Tweezing
  • 20 Depilatories
  • 20 Makeup
  • 30 Corrective Makeup-application of False Eyelashes
  • 30 Additional Training  (Shall include the following subject matter: Salon management, Orientation , communication skills that includes    professional ethics, salesperson ship, decorum, record keeping, client service record cards and preparing a resume’ employment development, modeling, desk and reception, and care and other subjects relating to the field of Esthetics  Maximum Hours
  • 25  Traditional Massage Techniques                                                                                                                  



  • To successfully master training requirements needed to make application for licensing and/or certification to the State Bureau of Barbering and Cosmetology and to the Massage Therapy Organization.
  • To develop professional skills and attitudes in the interest of safety and sanitation for oneself as well as others, as is relative to having a successful career as an Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist
  • To graduate from this institution possessing those skills and knowledge necessary to pass the State Board examination and massage licensing requirements of State and Local jurisdictions to secure entry-level employment.


  • Learn the proper use of implements relative to esthetics and massage services relative to skin and body care.
  • Acquire the knowledge to recognize the various skin conditions and disorders.
  • Develop the knowledge relating to products used by Estheticians & Massage Technicians and develop the ability to determine which products might be needed for individual customer usage.


  • To be able to appreciate good workmanship, that is common to the fields of Esthetics and Massage
  • To possess a positive attitude toward the public and fellow workers.
  • To appreciate honesty and integrity in oneself and others.
  • To have an improved personality while dealing with patrons and colleagues.


A student shall complete all required classroom and practical/laboratory education and training; with a grade-point average of no less than 70%, shall have paid all tuition due, will have a completed SAP evaluation and will have had an exit interview with administration.  Students who have reached the age of 17 years will be assisted in completing the necessary documents to file for the appropriate Barbering and Cosmetology examination and State Certification Agencies. The student shall receive a diploma of completion of the chosen program upon graduation from the school.


The applicant must be 17 years of age or older and have completed the 10th grade.  An Estheticians license will be granted by the State of California only after the student has successfully completed and graduated, completing the required portion of the course pertaining to Estheticians as described above and passed the licensing exam with an overall average of 75%.

Books:  Pivot Point Salon Excellence and Milady Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Massage


  • Students will be tested and receive a letter grade after the completion of each theory course module
  • In most instances, tests will be graded during class, immediately after the completion of the test, and after recording the results on student’s individual grade sheet, the test will be returned to student.
  • Students will be tested on their Basic Practical Operations at the end of the freshmen class hours and upon evaluation by the Freshmen Class Instructor, will be approved to graduate to work on the clinic floor.
  • Cosmetology & Barbering Students will be assessed at 25%, 50%, 75% and 100% and Esthetics, Massage Therapy & Manicuring/Nail Care will be assessed at 50% and 100% of their class attendance (depending upon class clock hours) and receive a grade as outlined in the S.A.P. (see page 11 of this catalog)
  • Students will receive a copy of their progress report upon the completion of each evaluation period.
  • Overall Grades are determined on the basis of the student’s attitude and his/her ability to perform elements of the course curriculum. Approximately 25 percent of the grade will be based upon written tests, 50 percent, upon attendance and the remaining 25 percent is based upon practical performance skills.

Letter Grades are determined as follows:

  • 90% to 100%                        “A”   Excellent
  •  80% to   89%                        “B”   Good
  • 70% to   79%                         “C”   Average
  • 60% to   69%                         “D”   Needs to Retake Test

Students need to retake tests scored below 70%.  70% is the minimum requirement – continued next page

Students must maintain a “C” average for successful progression and graduation.  Students who meet the minimum requirements for attendance and academic progress shall be considered to be making SATISFACTORY PROGRESS until the next scheduled evaluation.  Students who do not meet such requirements shall be deemed to be either (1) On Probation, or (2) Not Making Satisfactory Progress.

STUDENTS WILL BE EVALUATED AT THE END OF EACH TIME PERIOD TO DETERMINE WHETHER THIS MINIMUM STANDARD IS BEING MET.  Students who receive Federal Student can lose eligibility by failing to meet satisfactory progress.


The International School of Beauty SKIN CARE SPECIALIST Program consists of 900 class hours.
FULL-TIME PROGRAM: The standard full-time program is Tuesday-Saturday, 8:30-5:00 pm for 25 weeks (Approx. 6 months).
THREE-QUARTER TIME PROGRAM: The standard three-quarter program is Tuesday-Saturday, 8:30-2:30 pm for 32 weeks. (Approx 7.5 months).



Students considered for enrollment must:

  • Possesses a verifiable High School Diploma, or equivalent GED diploma (General Education Diploma) A foreign diploma must be translated by an outside agency that is qualified to translate documents into English and confirm the academic equivalence to a U.S. High School Diploma. Note: As of July 1, 2012 Ability-toBenefit or 225 Remedial Course will no longer be accepted for admission consideration.


We offer the following payment plans for our programs:

  • Federal Financial Aid Available to qualified applicants. Students need to complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Online at www.fasfa.ed.gov Please note School Code: 039644 please click here to visit our Financing page.
  • Other personal student loans or scholarships that offer this type of assistance
  • Personalized Payment Plans with the school (note all tuition needs to be paid at the time of course graduation.

All Fees are subject to change without notice. International School Of Beauty reserves the right to change the tuition and fees and make any changes, when deemed necessary, without prior notice. Such changes will not affect enrolled or attending students.

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