At VKMD Institute, we understand the importance of receiving proper training to kickstart a successful career in esthetics. That’s why we started this school – to solve the issue of students wanting to enter this field, but not receiving the quality education they need to excel.
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Our school is different from others because our founders also own the esteemed medical spa Springs Body Sculpting in Colorado Springs. This unique partnership allows us to offer hands-on opportunities with cutting-edge devices that no other school can provide, as well as exposure to top skin care lines and other industry-leading products.
Furthermore, we offer internship opportunities at our Medical Spa to help students gain real-world experience and learn from seasoned professionals in the field. We do everything possible to prepare you to excel in your career right from the start, whether you’re interested in working at a spa or pursuing a career in medical esthetics.
At VKMD Institute, we are committed to providing a comprehensive and advanced curriculum that covers all aspects of esthetics, including hands-on training, safety, sanitation, disinfection, chemistry, anatomy, physiology, skin analysis, and much more. Our experienced instructors are passionate about teaching and helping students reach their full potential. Come join us, and let us help you launch a successful career in the exciting and rewarding field of esthetics.
Credits / Hours / Course Information
Length: 600 hrs
To Be Completed Over 5 Months In-person
- 7 Credits / (210 Hours) Facials & Skin Care
- 3 Credits / (90 Hours) Hair Removal
- 1 Credit / (30 Hours) Facial Makeup
- 1 Credits / (30 Hours) Law, Rules & Regulation
- 1 Credit / (30 Hours) Management, Ethics, Interpersonal skills & Salesmanship
- 7 Credits / (210 Hours) Disinfection, Sanitation & SafeWork Practices
General Esthetics 600 hours 20 weeks FT/36 weeks PT
This program is designed to mentor and train students for a successful career in the world of esthetics. It is the foundational instruction for a future as a professional esthetician, and the groundwork towards more advanced training (please see our advanced courses). Upon completion of this course, our students will have gained the basic theory and hands-on expertise of skin care, makeup application, hair removal, professionalism, safety and infection control, client care and record keeping, treatment plans, and more.
Objectives of the Esthetic Program
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Project a positive attitude and self-confidence
- Practice proper grooming and communication skills
- Learn an employer-employee relationship and to respect and do the best service they can
- Gain knowledge of equipment used, use their skills for a facial massage, proper application of corrective makeup, hair removal and lash and brow tinting, etc. Each student will learn the theories and technical information needed to succeed and make sound judgments as it relates to the procedures that they are completing
Tuition & Fees
Upcoming Course Dates
Other Important Information
- Students are required to wear basic black scrubs (top and bottom).
- Current Financing Options:
- Payment in full 1 payment of $10,849.00 (We can suggest that most students will qualify for an unsecured/personal loan from their bank or credit union for this amount)
- We can also break this into 2 payments of $5399.50. First payment would be due prior to the start of classes, and the second is due 12 weeks later.
- 3 payments of $3783.00. First payment would be due prior to the start of classes, and the remaining payments would be due at 8 week intervals.
- 4 payments of $2899.75. First payment would be due prior to the start of classes, and the remaining payments would be due at 6 week intervals.
- 6 payments of $1974.83. First payment would be due prior to the start of classes, and the remaining payments would be due at 4 week intervals.
- 12 payments of $1029.08. First payment would be due prior to the start of classes, and the remaining payments would be due at 4 week intervals.
*** For all payment plans, tuition must be paid in full before students will be given their certificates of completion. Financing fees may apply.
- The course will be in-person.
- Classes will be Tuesday through Friday
Part Time Available (9 Month Program)
- MOD I HOURS AND DAYS = 10WEEKS / 40 DAYS 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday
- HOURS PER WEEK = 16 HOURS = 160 HOURS
- ONE OR TWO SATURDAY’S PER MONTH = 6 Saturdays 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. = 40 hours
- MOD II HOURS AND DAYS = 25 weeks / 100 days
- FROM 5 p.m. TO 9 p.m. Monday- Thursday = 400 hours
- This is equivalent to 16 hours per week at a minimum.
- A total of 600 hours / 35 weeks / 146 total days for the part time 9-month program
Microdermabrasion and Chemical Peel Certification (** ONLY for licensed Estheticians or Cosmetologist) @ 800.00 per class.
What Do you Teach in Your Class?
Hands on Experience
At VKMD Institute, we understand that becoming a successful esthetician requires more than just book learning. That’s why we offer advanced and practical hands-on training that will help you feel comfortable providing all the latest treatments and techniques to launch your career and accelerate your success. Our program covers a wide range of topics, including:
- Facial Treatments
- Skin Analysis
- Paraffin Treatments
- Facial Waxing
- Body Waxing
- Eyebrow Contouring
- LED Facial Machine
- Specialty Masks
- Acne Treatments
- Basic makeup application
- False Eyelash application
- Eyebrow tinting
- Skin Exfoliation Techniques
- High Frequency Facial Machine
- Galvanic Machine
- Microcurrent Machine
- Skin Exfoliation Techniques
In addition to practical hands-on training, we also offer classroom lectures to provide a solid foundation of theoretical knowledge, including:
- Infection control principles and practice
- Safety and sanitation
- Esthetic equipment and supplies
- Department of Regulatory Agencies
- Skin Analysis
- Hair Removal
- Makeup and application techniques
- Chemistry, Electricity, and Nutrition
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Physiology of the skin and skin disorders
- Product knowledge and ingredients
- Professional and business preparation
- Facials and skincare
- Salt glows and back facials
At VKMD Institute, we are committed to providing the most up-to-date education and in-depth techniques to help you become top of your craft. Let us help you achieve your goals and launch a successful career in the exciting and rewarding field of esthetics. Schedule a tour today!