Esthetics Program

Degree Options

Gainful Employment

Program Information

Esthetics professionals evaluate, care for and treat the skin. Appropriate and professional skin care is important for
two reasons:

  1. As the largest organ of the body, the skin is the most obvious reflection of overall health
  2. General psychological well-being for humans is impacted by feeling good about their external appearance.

The skin looks good when a person feels well and a person feels well when they look good! In the Esthetics Program, students learn human biology, first aid, and nutrition in addition to Esthetics techniques and practices.

This is a three semester, 760 hour program is licensed by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations (IDFPR) and graduates will be eligible to sit for the exam approved by the IDFPR to become a Licensed Esthetician in the State of Illinois. Deadline for applications is December 1st. Requires 33 semester hours.

Our student body is comprised of working adults seeking a second career and also people who are entering Esthetics as a first career choice.

Career Cluster Health Science
This program is part of the Health Science Career Cluster.

Esthetics Informational Meeting

The first Saturday of each month at noon
in room B1240 or by appointment

Pre-registration in these free sessions is highly recommended. To register, or for more information, contact Leslie Ciaccio at 815-825-9363. Join us for a tour of our state-of-the-art facility, meet the coordinator, and have all your questions answered!


How much will this program cost me?

Tuition & Fees $7383*
Books & Supplies $1500
Total Cost $8883
*Includes State of Illinois Esthetician license examination fee

Additional Resources

Contact Information

Leslie Ciaccio
Coordinator, Complementary Health Programs
Office: B1241