Catalog 2014-2015


Aesthetician (Certificate)

Gainesville Campus

Prior to enrolling in Cosmetology, Esthetics, and/or Nail Technology programs, the requirements are as followed:

  • Apply to NCTC, complete the online orientation, and provide transcripts of previous college hours;
  • Apply to the Cosmetology Department in person and interview the Program Coordinator by appointment;
  • Complete a visual perception test (free of charge) in the Cosmetology Department;
  • Complete the Reading portion of the COMPASS test in the NCTC Counseling and Testing Center ($15 fee) or provide proof of passing a previous college entrance exam;
  • Complete an applicat
  • ion to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations, including a $25 permit fee;
  • Applicants must be at least 17 years of age; 
  • Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED;
  • Transfer students must meet the enrollment requirements stated above and provide the Cosmetology Department with practical, academic and completed clock hour information from previously attended schools, and a written referral letter from a previous instructor.

The following are required for Esthetician certification:

Certificate Requirements

First Semester

CSME 1248Principles of Skin Care

2 credit hours

CSME 1420Orientation to Facial Specialist

4 credit hours


4 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:10

Second Semester

CSME 1421Principles of Facial and Skin Care Technology I

4 credit hours

CSME 1445Principles of Facial and Skin Care Technology II

4 credit hours

CSME 2431Principles of Facials and Skin Care Technology III

4 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:12

Total Credit Hours: 22