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Citrus College Esthetician Program

Program Description

Estheticians help people improve the appearance and condition of their skin, making them look and feel their best. The Citrus College Esthetician program provides you with the skills and knowledge to help clients attain and maintain healthy skin. The program offers skin treatment care that is the same as those found in European-style salons and spas at an affordable price.

You will learn how to administer specialized skin care treatments suited to everyone's needs. You will also learn how to apply makeup, creating a look suited to the individual’s face shape. Finally, you will learn to wax clients from head to toe.

Full-time (Daytime) Six-Month Program

  • 19 units
  • One semester (spring or fall) plus one session (summer or winter)
  • You may start the program during the fall or spring semesters
  • Minimum of 600 hours
  • Semester (fall or spring) schedule: Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Session (winter or summer) schedule: Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Required courses: (for course unit amounts, click on the course title and you will be redirected to the college catalog)

Part-time (Evening) Ten-Month Program

Degrees Available

ASSOCIATE DEGREE : Associate of Science in Esthetician
CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT : Esthetician (19 units)
The 19 total units of the certificate of achievement are applicable toward the associate degree. Students must pass each course with a grade of "C" or higher to receive a certificate of achievement and be eligible to take the California state board examination.

How to Apply and Register

  1. Apply for admission
  2. Apply for financial aid at
  3. You will receive a welcome email containing your student ID
  4. Complete the online New Student Orientation
  5. Make an appointment with a CTE counselor to discuss your academic goals and create an education plan
  6. Register for courses
  7. You MUST attend your first class!

Hybrid Model

All lecture is remote, online and asynchronous, while the lab is in person and on campus.

Career Opportunities

  • Eyelash extension technician
  • Manufacturer's representative
  • Product sales specialist
  • Salon/spa esthetician
  • Wax specialist


  • Kit fee (approximately $1,600 plus tax) must be paid by the first day of class.
  • Hours from other schools are not accepted
  • Passing the California state board examination is required to obtain a license.

For program information and fees/estimated costs of the program, call (626) 914-8778.

(content from tri-fold brochure 11 2022, information and fees quoted subject to change)

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