Esthetician – Diploma Program

CIP CODE 12.0409
SOC Code 39.5094
Clock Hours: 600
Program Length in Months: 7
Day Classes: 25 weeks.
Instruction offered in English only.
Financial aid is available to those who qualify.


Our Esthetician course is 600 hours of theory and practical experience in skincare. You can learn how to cleanse, massage, and beautify the human body. You can also learn anatomy, physiology, nutrition, facials, hair removal, lash extensions, consultation, body wraps, and much more! If you enjoy working intimately with others, making others feel relaxed and confident, and are looking to work in a spa-like environment, consider esthetics!


Our Esthetician program meets the required hours by the state of California in multiple ways. From field trips to professional guest demonstrations, our Esthetician students can learn the ways of skincare at Colleen O’Hara’s.


The goal for this program goes as follows: to provide a thorough education that can help prepare students to sit for the state exam with confidence. To do this, Colleen O’Hara provides an outstanding facility, competent and supportive educators, and a curriculum that has been developed through years of experience.


We have designed our program to empower students to become skilled in theoretical knowledge, professional attitudes, and prepared to site for the state examination.

Cosmetology Act & Board Rules 10
Chemistry for Esthetics 10
Health & Safety/Hazards 20
Electricity 10
Disinfection/Sanitation 10
Bacteriology, Anatomy, Physiology 15
Facial (Manual) 20 40
Facial (Electrical) 30 60
Facial (Chemical) 20 40
Hair Removal Tweezers 5 10
Hair Removal Wax/Depilatory 20 40
Make Up/Eyelash Application 20 40
Additional Classes 30 (maximum)


When a student has completed the 600 hours, the required theory hours and practical operations in the Esthetician course with a GPA of “C” (75%) or better, he or she is awarded a diploma certifying his or her graduation. The school will assist the student in completing the necessary documents to file for the appropriate State of California Barbering and Cosmetology Board examination. All institutional charges must be paid in full prior to graduation. The Academy does not have a cumulative final test or examination required for the completion of the Esthetician program.

Colleen O’Hara’s Beauty Academy is one of the participates and is approved to offer the following United States Department Of Education Federal Student Aid Programs: Federal PELL Grant Program; Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Program; Federal Parental Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) Program; and the Federal Direct Student Loan Program.

  • Accredited by NACCAS
  • FA available for those who qualify
  • Private Payments Available
  • Employment Assistance