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Esthetician Medical Setting

Esthetician Medical Setting Associate of Applied Science Degree
Esthetics Medical Setting Certificate

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Esthetician Medical Setting

Program Overview

​Esthetician services in a medical setting include specialized work with skin care products, analysis of skin, skin exfoliation, facials, pre and post treatment skin care, and home product recommendation. The use of advanced skin treatments, pharmaceutical grade chemical peels and risk management for this industry will be covered.

The Esthetician Medical Setting Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree program is designed for work in medical clinics or treatment centers. Program enrollment requires current Minnesota Esthetics or Cosmetology license.

The Esthetics Medical Setting Certificate program is designed for the licensed esthetician or licensed cosmetologist who will seek employment in a medical setting. Program enrollment requires current Minnesota Esthetics or Cosmetology license.

Program Delivery Methods
Online, hybrid, traditional in-class courses and hands-on training in state-of-the-art lab on Saint Paul College campus, St. Paul, MN​

What You'll Learn

  • ​Advanced skin treatments
  • Pharmaceutical grade chemical peels 
  • Risk management for the industry
  • Cosmetic care product ingredients

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Program Details

  • Program Requirements

    Program Requirements Guides
    View the Program Requirement Guide to learn about Minimum Program Entry Requirements, Recommended Course Sequence and Program Outcomes:

    General Education/MnTC Requirements
    The Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) is the general education curriculum for the Minnesota State system. Choose MnTC courses according to the requirements listed on your Program Requirements Guide. Refer to the MnTC course list for each Goal Area:

    Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) list.pdf

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    Textbook and Supply Costs
    Students should expect to spend approximately $1,900.00 for esthetics books and supplies (first semester). Tuition, college fees and books for remaining courses are not included in this cost. Items can be purchased in the College Bookstore. In addition, there is a fee to take the Minnesota licensure exam. ​

    Be prepared to purchase all Esthetics kits with the instructor on the second day of class. Financial aid must have been completed.​

    Current Minnesota Esthetics or Cosmetology License
    Students must bring a copy of their license on the first day of class. A copy will be added to the students’ permanent file.​

  • Career Settings

    • ​Plastic surgeon's offices 
    • Dermatologist’s offices
    • Medical spas within 5-star resorts, hotels, and fitness centers​​
    • Salons
    • Spas
    • Fitness centers
  • Transfer Pathways

    Saint Paul College has a transfer articulation agreement between the following program and post-secondary institutions for the baccalaureate degree programs listed below. 

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    ​Esthetician Medican Setting AAS

    • ​BS Healthcare ​and Human Service Management, Saint Mary’s University-Twin Cities Campus
    • BA Health Care Administration, Concordia University-St. Paul​
    • BA Individualized Studies, Metropolitan State University
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  • Additional Benefits

    • After completing the Esthetician Medical Setting AAS program, students complete 600 hours of skills and theory training and pass the written exam through the State designated testing service and skills certification, they are eligible for licensure through the Minnesota Board of Cosmetologist Examiners. 
    • Licensing or certification exams are independent of graduation requirements. 
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