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This program prepares students to become licensed estheticians who provide skin care, make-up and non-permanent hair removal services to customers. Students receive classroom instruction on functions of the skin and skin structures, disorders, and diseases along with hands-on training in cleansing and massage, makeup application, and facial treatments. Included are cosmetology laws, rules and regulations, and salon development.
To obtain state licensing, students must complete 600 hours of instruction and pass the Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology written and practical exams.

Entrance Requirements

Applicants must:
• be at least 18 years of age
• submit completed student registration application accompanied by a fee of $5.00 (must be a Money Order) before attending class
• submit proof of at least eighth grade education or equivalency or submit proof of satisfactorily passed and ability to benefit exam
• submit 2”x3” current full-face photograph of the applicant as requested on registration form. A current photograph is one taken within the last six months


Applicants must complete a SouthernTech Application for Admission. Additional information and applications are available at the Southern Tech campus and online at Enrollment for this career major is open to postsecondary students only.


Secondary Student: Free. Post-secondary Student (in-district): $2.50 per hour; Post-secondary Student (Out-of-District): $5 per hour; and Post-secondary Student (Out-of-State): $7.50 per hour. Additional costs may include books, supplies, and miscellaneous fees.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial aid and scholarships are available for qualifying students.

Courses (Hours)

Cosmetology Laws, Rules & Regulations (40)
Facial Sciences: Histology, Dermatology, and
Physiology of the Skin (180)
Facials (200)
Introduction to Esthetician Technology (80)
Non-Permanent Hair Removal (40)
Salon Development - Esthetician (60)
Total Hours (600)

Evening Estimated time to complete: 1 year

Targeted Certifications and/or Credentials

⇒ Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetolog and Barbering (OSBCB) Esthetician

Certifications may vary by Program and are subject to change without notice.

Student Organization



Evening: hours may vary

Employment Options

The following list is associated with the approved SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) for this program and does not necessarily represent immediate opportunities; additional training may be required for some options listed.

Aesthetician, Clinical Esthetician, Esthetician, Facialist, Lead Esthetician, Medical Esthetician, Skin Care Specialist, Skin Care Technician, Skin Care Therapist, Spa Technician



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