Facial / Skin Care Specialist

Course ID
CIP 12.0409
Course Length
260 Hours
Registration Fee
Books & Supplies
Total Cost

Program Objective: This program is designed to provide instruction in school, classroom and laboratory safety rules and procedures. It provides the student an opportunity to become competent in facial procedures and the application of makeup. Tuition includes a selection of supplies and equipment. The program offers 260 classroom hours and 100 hours of practical services training.


SKN 01 – Professional Image and Ethics (2 Hours) – Learn to demonstrate good conduct and moral judgment. Learn human relationship skills and professional imaging. 

SKN 02 – Bacteriology, Sanitation, and Sterilization (10 Hours) – Learn to promote good health by sanitizing implements and equipment in accordance to state regulation.  Set up, use, maintenance of electrical devices.

SKN 03 – Florida Law, Basic of Electricity (8 Hours), and Nutrition – Overview of Florida Law, OSHA and State rules and regulations.  Learn proper nutrition guidelines.

SKN 04 – Anatomy and Physiology of the Skin – Learn the science and structure of the skin.  Determine the scientific basis for the proper application for services and products.

SKN 05 – Skin Theory, Product Chemistry, and Disorders of the Skin (93 Hours) – Learn disorders and treatments for skin conditions and diseases.

SKN 06 – Salon Management and Business Operations – Learn the basic principles needed to open and operate a successful salon as well as professional conduct.

SKN 07 – HIV/AIDS (9 Hours) – Overview of Florida Law regarding HIV/AIDS for student and client protection as well as health and economic matters.

SKN 08 – Facial Techniques and Contraindications (66 Hours) – Actual facials performed for client by skin type – Facial Techniques, Contraindications and Manual extractions. 

SKN 09 – Facial, Body Waxing, and Hair Removal Procedures (3 Hours) – Actual facial and body waxing in specific area, by customer request.

SKN 10 – Color Analysis, Makeovers (2 Hours), Lash-Brow Tinting – Make over process completed by client request utilizing full range of make up applications. Learn to tint brows and lashes and also Eyelash application, including strip lashes, individual lashes, and semi-permanent lashes.  Learn to perform color analysis by skin type.

SKN 11 – Compensation and Payroll Deductions – Comparison of commission vs. payroll deduction employee.

Course Downloads:

    All programs are divided into three segments, Theoretical Instruction, Practical Instruction, and Clinical instruction.

    Theory segments constitute instruction in which students learn the theory related to hairdressing, cosmetology, skin care, and nails - along with state laws. Clinical segments constitute applicable instruction in cosmetology, skin care, and nails.

    During supervised practice, students are placed in a simulated beauty salon environment under direct supervision of instructors. Students participate in group discussions, take notes, attend lectures, listen, and follow instructor direction.

    When ready, students are assigned patrons. At this point, they learn to work with the public, performing the same salon services as they will after graduation and successful passage of a state board examination.

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