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The Esthetics program prepares students to become licensed estheticians who provide skin care, make-up and non-permanent hair removal services to customers. Students receive classroom instruction on functions of the skin and skin structures, disorders, and diseases along with hands-on training in cleansing and massage, makeup application, and facial treatments. Included are cosmetology laws, rules and regulations, and salon development. To obtain state licensing, students must complete 600 hours of instruction and pass the Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering written and practical exams.

Entrance Requirements

Applicants must:
• be at least 18 years of age
• submit completed student registration application accompanied by a fee of $5.00 (must be a Money Order) before attending class
• submit proof of at least eighth grade education or equivalency or submit proof of satisfactorily passed and ability to benefit exam
• submit 2”x3” current full-face photograph of the applicant as requested on registration form. A current photograph is one taken within the last six months


Applicants must complete a SouthernTech Application for Admission. Additional information and applications are available at the Southern Tech campus and online at Enrollment for this career program is open to adults only.


Additional costs may include books, supplies, and miscellaneous fees.

Secondary Student


Post-secondary Student

In-district: $2.50 per hour

Out-of-District: $5.00 per hour

Out-of-State: $7.50 per hour

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial aid and scholarships are available for qualifying students.

Courses (600 hours)

Cosmetology Laws, Rules & Regulations (40)
Facial Sciences: Histology, Dermatology, and
Physiology of the Skin (180)
Facials (200)
Introduction to Esthetician Technology (80)
Non-Permanent Hair Removal (40)
Salon Development - Esthetician (60)
Total Hours (600)

Evening Estimated time to complete: 10 months

Student Organization



Evening: hours may vary

Employment Options

The following list is associated with the approved SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) for this program and does not necessarily represent immediate opportunities; additional training may be required for some options listed.

Aesthetician, Clinical Esthetician, Esthetician, Facialist, Lead Esthetician, Medical Esthetician, Skin Care Specialist, Skin Care Technician, Skin Care Therapist, Spa Technician

Sherrill Caddel

Sherrill Caddel

Esthetics Instructor


Targeted Certifications and/or Credentials

✅ Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetolog and Barbering (OSBCB) Esthetician

Certifications may vary by Program and are subject to change without notice.


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