Facials Specialty

Cleanse and beautify the face and body to enhance a person’s appearance

Program Objective:

The mission of the facials specialty program is to prepare students for employment as a licensed Facials/Skin Care Specialist. Instruction is designed to qualify students for employment upon successfully obtaining a Facials Specialist license.

Program Content:

The content includes, but is not limited to: communication, leadership, human relations and employability skills, safe and efficient work practices, Florida cosmetology law and rules, acquisition of knowledge of the facial skin and the related chemistry, bacteriology, anatomy and physiology, and development of skill in performing the manipulative and electrical techniques required in the practice of facials specialist occupations.

This program focuses on broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the following elements of the cosmetology industry: browarch, eyelash extension, waxing, microdermabrasion, art of makeup, planning, management, finance, technical and production skills, underlying technological principles, labor, community, health, safety, and environmental issues.

Instruction and learning activities are provided in a laboratory setting using hands-on experiences with chemicals, implements, and equipment appropriate to the program’s content and in accordance with safety and sanitation practices in the trade.

Admission Requirements:

  • 16 years of age or older and not currently enrolled in any K-12 program

  • Occupational Interest

Completion Requirements:

The program consists of one occupational completion point.

OCP AFacials/Skin Care Specialist260 Hours
Total Hours: 260

Upon successful completion of the hours of instruction which are designed to meet the learning objectives, completion of forty five (45) services, and achievement of a passing score of 75% or better on a comprehensive final examination administered by the teacher, the school shall issue a certificate of completion in the Facials Specialty program. Application for the State Board License is required. Additional information can be provided by student services. Students are expected to complete program competencies.

Employment Opportunities:

  • Esthetician

  • Manufacturer’s Representative

  • Destination Spa or Cruise Ship Esthetician

  • Skin Care Specialist

  • Medical Esthetician

  • Beauty Supply, Sales Person

Employment Requirements:

  • Complete a Facials Specialty program of 260 hours


According to the 2017 Bureau of Labor Statistics the median pay for a Facial Specialists was $42,628 annually or $20.00 per hour.

Financial Aid:

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Applicants must have a high school diploma from an accredited High School, or its equivalent. To apply, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, at www.fafsa.gov. Questions pertaining to this matter should be directed to the Financial Aid Office.

Program Cost:

  • In-state residents – $2.56 per hour (Subject to change)

  • Out of state resident – $10.25 per hour (Subject to change)

  • $15.00 application fee per trimester

  • Material fee – $25.00

  • Identification fee – $5.00 per trimester

  • Liability insurance fee – $10.50

  • Students must purchase books/kits and/or uniforms, if applicable

Program Hours:

  • Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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