600 Hour Esthetics Program

Coming this fall


600 Hour Program
Coming this fall

Our esthetics (skin care) program was designed to give our graduates the competitive edge in one of the fastest growing industries in the nation. Spa owners/employers are seeking professionally trained skin care specialists and IIC provides an in-depth program to teach you the fundamental concepts and techniques of skin care. In a positive, “I CAN” learning environment, we deliver the highest quality of hands-on education.

New Curriculum and Updated Learning Material

Wethersfield Campus Schedule

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday 5:30PM-9:30PM & Saturdays 8:00AM-2:30PM

Some of What You will learn

  • Facials
  • Bio-Therapeutic ultra-sonic exfoliation treatments
  • Hair removal
  • Introduction to microdermabrasion
  • Makeup
  • How to work on REAL clients in our student clinic
  • Customer service, rebooking and retailing
  • Soft skills, business knowledge and marketing basics
  • Career opportunities
  • Resume development and interviewing best practices

Esthetics FAQ’s

What is Esthetics?

Esthetics involves the study of skin care, body care, hair removal and makeup. Estheticians are skin care specialists who enhance the skin’s beauty through the use of facials, massage and makeup.   

International Institute of Cosmetology works exclusively with Pivot Point’s Fundamentals -Esthetics course books. Dermalogica is our exclusive professional skin care product provider.  The support and education that students receive through the International Institute of Cosmetology, Pivot Point, Dermalogica, Mac, Crown, and guest educators are unrivaled.

When can I start?

Currently the Esthetics program is offered once per year, although we hope to announce more class start dates soon. For a list of all start dates please visit:

Will I learn medical esthetics?

Although you will learn some aspects of Esthetics that can complement the medical field, this Esthetics program follows State approved curriculum for licensure in CT.

Do I have to pay while in school or after?

Esthetics program has a few different payment options as well as Financial Aid is available for those who qualify.

Will I learn microblading/Botox?

No, our Esthetics program follows a State approved curriculum leading to CT license.

Course Objective

The objective of the Esthetics program is to train students in many aspects of Esthetics, so to receive the educational foundation needed to become a successful professional.  IIC uses Pivot Point’s Salon Fundamentals – Esthetics textbooks along with Dermalogica Product which helps students prepare for their career.  With a strong technical background along with people skills and spa reality, graduates of IIC will have the necessary tools to enter the workforce as skin care professionals. 

Areas of Learning

Content AreaMin Theory HrsMin Clinical Hrs
Sanitation & Hygiene246
Anatomy & Physiology255
Skincare & Treatments3120
Electricity & Equipment414
Facials & Body Procedures38237
Makeup Techniques2050
Business & Professional Relations370
State Laws for Estheticians & EEOC Guidelines50

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete all of the 600 clock hours
  2. Grade average of at least 75%
  3. Complete all unit and course work requirements
  4. Complete final mock state board exam
  5. Pay tuition and other costs in full as stipulated in the contract

Licensure Requirements

In order to quality for licensure, each person seeking an initial license as an esthetician shall:

  1. Have completed a course of not less than six hundred hours of study and received a certification of completion from an approved school
  2. Attest that the applicant is in compliance with the infection prevention and control plan guidelines prescribed by the department under section 19a-231 of the general statutes.
  3. Apply for Licensure with CT DPH

For up to date licensing information please visit the CT DPH Licensing website here.

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