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Program Overview

Facial Specialty, Occupational Certificate (O.C.) – 220 clock hour program, 7.33 occupation credits

The Facial Specialty Certificate program teaches facial practices which prepare students to gain employment as Florida-licensed Facial Specialists. This program is a one-semester program offered every fall and spring semester. Students must pass each course with C or better.

Review the guided degree pathway where you will find a detailed plan for your courses and other requirements each semester that prepare you for graduation and your transfer goals.


Florida Gateway College (Main Campus, building 18)

Testing Entrance Requirements

A Facial Specialist student only has to pass the FGC exit exam with a score of 85% or better, complete the 100 state-mandated service hours, and receive 220 contact hours to submit an application for DBPR Florida Facial Specialty licensure. Students do not take a state exam.


Mondays & Wednesdays 8:00 am – 4:30 pm


  • Tuition and lab fees: $900
  • Books and supplies: $300
  • Required scrubs: $100
  • Licensure application fee: $75
  • HIV certification fee: $15


Completion Rate




Occupational Credits

FGC Fall 2019FGC Fall 2019FGC Fall 2019FGC Fall 2019

Careers at a Glance

Starting Salaries

Salary will vary upon the field they use their licensure and range from minimum wage to $40,000 or higher.

Employment Opportunities

Facial Specialty program graduates are employed in DaySpas, in Medical Day Spas, as Makeup Artists, and as Theatrical and Performance Makeup Skincare Specialists.

Employers of FGC Graduates

  • New Skin by Lisa
  • Merle Norman
  • Moni Cherie
  • Beauty Salon
  • Vera Salon
  • Cloud 9

Program Details

Admission Requirements
  • To be considered for this program a student must be at least 16 years old and either a high school graduate or have a GED certificate, or be a non-high school graduate who has been out of high school at least six months.
  • Meet with an advisor from the Cosmetology Dept. for advising.
Program Notes
  • New classes begin each January and August. 
  • This program is based on clock-hour attendance. A student must complete the minimum specified hours to receive his or her certificate.
Program Guide & Syllabi

This program includes:

  • CSP 0260C – Esthetics Specialist 220 clock hours, 7.33 occupational credits
Learning Outcomes
  • Students will perform basic skin care services including skin analysis, facials, makeup application, and superfluous hair removal. 
  • Students will learn to operate microdermabrasion, microcurrent, light therapy, and oxygen facial machines.
  • Students will learn the business side of the Facial industry
Book List & Materials
  • Milady Standard Esthetics 12th Edition Textbook
  • Milady Standard Esthetics 12th Edition Workbook 
  • Remind App: (Via Instructors)
  • Access to Microsoft 360 (free for students)
  • Facial Kit and Extraction Kit
  • Black Scrubs Only
  • Paper, pencils/pens, and note cards