Our Esthetician program prepares students to analyze a client's skin, discuss treatments and recommend skincare product needs. Students learn how to provide a wide range of services, including facials, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, makeup application, facial waxing, and body waxing. 

Students gain real-world experience working with customers in our on-site spa, Emily's Spa

Students who finish the program are ready to obtain a Colorado Esthetician's license to work in a salon, spa or doctor's office. 

The Esthetician program costs approximately $4,394          Entry-level estheticians start out making approximately $31,106/yr ($14.95/hr)          The Esthetician program takes about 6 months to complete

The Esthetician program is now located at 1205 Osage St. Denver, CO 80204.

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2019–2020 Program Dates

Please note that end dates are approximate.

Due to high program demand, some start dates may be on a waitlist. To be added to a waitlist, you will need to complete the admissions steps and meet with an advisor. 

Full-Time (daytime)

Start Date End Date Days Time Status
8/19/2019 2/3/2020 M–Th 7:30am–4:00pm Closed
2/10/2020 7/13/2020 M–Th 7:30am–4:00pm Waitlist Closed

Part-Time (evening)

Start Date End Date Days Time Status
8/19/2019 7/7/2020 M–Th 5:00pm-9:00pm Closed


Program Cost


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Earning Potential

Occupation Projected Job Growth 2014-2024 10% Wage 25% Wage Median Wage 90% Wage
Skincare Specialists 55% 11.65/hr ($24,230/yr)

15.30/hr ($31,820/yr)

20.38/hr ($42,400/yr)

43.92/hr ($91,350/yr)

Wage information is based on the O*NET Online Occupational Database and Career One Stop for the Denver Metro Area. Entry-level employees can expect wages between the 10% and 25% rates in the first 1-3 years in a job. The 90% Wage is typical of someone who has been working in the occupation for 7 years or more. 

*Salary is not guaranteed and should be used as a guideline only. 

In what types of jobs do these skills apply?

  • Esthetician
  • Receptionist at salon 
  • Retail beauty product sales
  • Makeup artist 
  • Salon manager or owner
  • Skin care specialist 
  • Spa owner 

What types of companies might hire me?

  • Beauty salons
  • Beauty schools 
  • Beauty supply companies 
  • Cosmetic companies 
  • Fashion industry: makeup artist or stylist
  • Medical Spas 
  • Medical dermatology clinic
  • Plastic surgery clinic 
  • Spas 

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