Successful completion of the West Virginia Esthetics Program prepares the graduate to take the WV State Board examination that is necessary to obtain a license for an entry – level position as an esthetician.

Evaluations of attendance and academic progress will be made cumulatively at approximately 300 hours and 600 hours or upon completion.

Subject and Hours Required

Esthetics Program: 600 Hours (30 hours per week for 20 weeks)

COURSE PURPOSE: Is to give students a broad knowledge of esthetics, and be able to use the knowledge as a foundation to be successful in a skin care profession. Students will develop his/her physical dexterity and manipulative skills and develop loyalty and enthusiasm for the profession. Successful completion of the West Virginia Esthetics Program prepares the graduate to take the WV State Board examination that is necessary to obtain a license for an entry – level position as an esthetician.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Students will acquire a broad knowledge of Esthetics, and be able to use that knowledge as a foundation to be successful. The student will learn the Anatomy and Physiology of the face neck hands and arms, be able to identify and assess skin conditions and disorders, perform facial treatments for all skin types, waxing services, spa treatments, and makeup applications and to obtain business management skills required to seek employment.

Subject | Hours Required

General Professional Information

  • Professional Development
  • Effective Communication
  • Human Relations
  • Business Management/Ownership
  • State Law
  • Sanitation in the Licensed Facility
  • Sanitation Processes and Guidance
  • First Aid
  • General Infection Control

Practical: 0 | Theory: 100

The Science of Aesthetics

  • Infection Control Specifically for Aesthetics
  • General Anatomy and Physiology
  • Basics of Chemistry
  • Basics of Electricity
  • Basics of Nutrition

Practical: 50 | Theory: 117

Skin Sciences

  • Physiology and Histology of the Skin
  • Disorders and Diseases of the Skin
  • Skin Analysis
  • Skin Care Products: Chemistry, Ingredients and Selection

Practical: 90 | Theory: 40

General Aesthetics

  • The Treatment Room
  • Basic Facial
  • Facial Massage
  • Hair Removal
  • Advance Topics and Treatments
  • Makeup

Practical: 167 | Theory: 36

Total Hours: 600

INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS: The methods of lecture, demonstration, drill, role-play, discussion, handouts, assignment sheets – job sheets, audio/visual aids, student participation, question and answer, and textbook/workbook will be used. All areas integrate theory so that the student will receive practical experience concurrently with theoretical knowledge at all levels of training in order that the students meets the State requirements for examination and the school’s educational requirements prior to graduation. All areas include safety precautions and procedures pertaining to subject matter.

TEACHING STRATEGY: International Beauty School utilizes chalkboards, audio visual aids, and live models whenever possible. We strive to present new material in a manner to which the student may relate while giving special attention to slow learners. International Beauty School also encourages questions while explaining new words, terms, techniques, implements, and equipment. Students are required to take notes and participate in demonstrations.

STUDENT ACTIVITY: Requires note taking drills, role-play, discussion, homework, and reading assignments, hands on practice sessions and performance of laboratory/clinical services, examinations/evaluations in practical and theory as well as practical workbook assignments.

Esthetics Program Tuition and Fees

Registration Fee: $100
Tuition For Complete Program: $10,000
(Tuition includes all books and supplies)

We offer flexible payment plans as well as financial aid for those who quality.

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Programs and Schedules

Classes are offered full-time, Tuesday through Saturday, 8:30am – 3:15pm

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Career Opportunities and Job Placement

The Esthetics program has 93% graduation rate and 93% placement rate for 2021. International Beauty School offers resume development, salon business classes, and job placement services.

Compliance with the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR 668.6) governing the Administration of Higher Education Act Title IV program funds requires the following disclosures for each school, by program, SOC (Standard Occupational Classification Code), and CIP (Classification of Instructional Program) Code. You can access the occupational profile by clicking on the link below.

SOC/CIP Code 39-5094.00 (opens new window/tab)
Credential Level: 01 Undergraduate Certificates

On-time completion rate is 62%
The median loan debt is $4,033
The licensure rate is 85%

The International Beauty School uses the Milady Standard Esthetician Fundamentals Text Book
Text: ISBN-13: 978-1-4283-1892-2