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Facials Specialty

About Our Program:

This program is designed to teach students the latest techniques in the skin care industry and qualify students for employment while obtaining a Facial Specialty License from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. This content includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Communication, entrepreneurship, and employability skills
  • Human relations and customer service
  • Safe and efficient work practices
  • Florida cosmetology law and rules
  • Acquisition of knowledge of the facial skin and the related chemistry, infectious control, anatomy, and physiology
  • Development of skill in performing facials, manipulation and related massage, make-up and eyelash application, and hair removal

Instruction and learning activities are provided in a laboratory setting using hands-on experiences with chemicals, implements, and equipment appropriate to the program’s content and in accordance with safety and sanitation practices in the trade.

Admission Requirements:

  • 16 years of age or older and not currently enrolled in any K-12 program
  • Occupational Interest

Program Structure:

This program consists of 260 hours and is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of one Occupational Completion Point (OCP):

OCP AFacials/Skin Care Specialist220 Hours
Total Hours: 220

Full Program Completion:

  • Completion of all program competencies
  • There is no TABE Test requirement for this course.
  • Facial Specialist State License (Social Security or Tax Identification Number required)

Employment Opportunities:

  • Esthetician
  • Manufacturer’s Representative
  • Destination Spa or Cruise Ship Esthetician
  • Skin Care Specialist
  • Beauty supply sales


The average wage for this career in Florida is $17.35 hourly or $36,090 annually.

Employment Outlook:

Employment of skincare specialists is projected to grow 29% from 2020 to 2030.

Financial Aid:

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. To apply, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at Visit the financial aid office for more information.

Program Hours:

South Dade Technical College
28300 S.W. 152nd Avenue
Leisure City, FL 33033
(305) 247-7839
Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Gainful Employment Disclosure:

Facials Specialty

This program is designed to be completed in:11 weeks
Program cost if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting but may have changed. In-state: $1,000.60
260 hours x $2.56= $665.60

Out-of-state: $3000.00
260 hours x $10.25= $2,665.00
Fees $35.00 x 1 term= $35.00
Books and supplies= $300.00
Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $ 0 of debt.
The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession: Florida
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