Cosmetic Arts - Career & College Promise

Career & College Promise – Esthetics Program

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Degree Options



Semesters to Complete


Estimated Total Cost of Program


Textbook Cost


*Review textbook cost and supply fees with your high school, payment plan options are available.

Average Tuition per Semester



Required Classes

COS-119, COS-120,
COS-125, COS-126

Esthetic Supplies Cost

1st Semester – $179
2nd Semester – $99

Hours Required for Licensure Exam Eligibility


More Information

Within esthetics technology, you help people improve skin conditions and get healthy, glowing skin. You care for the skin of the face and body. Sometimes called aestheticians or skin care specialists, estheticians undergo training in both high-tech and low-tech ways of cleansing and rejuvenating skin. As an esthetician, you listen to your client’s needs and perform the services that will handle skin conditions or produce the desired look. Your job will also involve handling disinfection and sanitation duties, working around harsh chemicals, and standing for long periods of time.

The Esthetics Technology program will provide students with hands-on experience in the art of skin care, including electrical facials, basic facials, hair removal, and many custom facial principles. Students learn about general health and wellness, cosmetics, and basic dermatology, chemistry and anatomy.

Graduates should be prepared to take the North Carolina Cosmetology State Board Licensing Exam and upon passing be licensed and qualify for employment in beauty and cosmetic and skin care salons, as a platform artist, and in related businesses.

For additional resources regarding the Esthetics Technology program course plans and degree offerings, visit the Rowan-Cabarrus Catalog & Student Handbook.