Skin Care Specialist Program (SCA)
This resident training program consists of 189 hours of theory (academic study), practical lectures (lab hours), and 71 hours of hands-on instruction and practice of applied skin care treatments. Students will be awarded a diploma upon program completion of 260 hours.
HIV 101 Blood Borne Pathogens Training:
HIV/AIDS (4 Hours) This course teaches the students the origin, transmission, and prevention of HIV/AIDS.
SCA 000 Florida State Law & Regulations:(4 hours)
The study of all laws pertaining to Skin Care set by the Department of Professional Regulations.
SCA 105 Skin Theory (50 Hours):
This course includes the study of the structure and composition of the tissue as well as the study of the function of the skin. Students will be instructed in the analysis and classification of skin, the different skin types, and knowledge related to skin care treatment. Before performing services or selecting products, the client’s skin type and conditions must be analyzed, and appropriate treatment determined.
SCA 110 Basic Dermatology and Skin Disorder (16 Hours):
Students will learn and understand the skin’s composition, recognition of skin diseases and disorders, and recognition of skin types.
SCA 115 Anatomy and Massage Manipulations (8 Hours):
This course teaches the bones, muscles, and nerves of the face and neck. Means of manipulations of the face to maintain muscle tone and increase circulation. The students will also learn how to use the correct products for the skin.
SCA 120 Consultations (4 Hours):
Students will learn how to handle a consultation in person or by telephone.
SCA 125 Physiologies and Endocrinology (4 Hours):
Students will learn the histology of the skin and hair. The skin’s composition, structure, and function will also be learned to help students know what effects the service performed will have on the client’s skin. Endocrinology will include the study of the endocrine glands and their function.
SCA 130 Bacteriology, Sterilization, and Hygiene (12 Hours):
Application of sterilization and sanitation methods, classification of pathogenic bacteria, and knowing how pathogenic bacteria cause diseases.
SCA 135 Chemistry and Proper Use of Products (8 Hours):
Students will learn the composition of cosmetics. Effect of the chemistry of cosmetics on the skin, the safety of cosmetic and skin preparation
SCA 140 Hair Removal (body waxing & brow shaping) (5 Hours):
Students will learn the hair removal methods more used: tweezing, waxing, and chemical depilatories. Safety of waxing and chemical depilatories will also be learned.
SCA 145 Make-up Application (2 Hours):
The students will learn the correct application of makeup, how to use the color wheel, daywear make-up, evening make-up, and procedures of make-up.
SCA 150 Electricity, Lighting, and Magnification (4 Hours):
Students will learn polarity and current flow, measurements of electricity, and safety precautions.
SCA 155 Professional Ethics and Salon Management (4 Hours):
Students will learn professional ethics, integrity, and attitudes. Setting up a Salon or starting a business, State regulation, obtaining proper licenses, advertising, record keeping, insurance and compensation package, and payroll deduction.
SCA 165 Applied Practical Hours/Lab (71 Hours):
Students will practice the practical application of all subjects taught to fellow students and clients.
- Manual and mechanical facials, including masks, packs, or treatments, must be performed on various skin types, including normal, oily, dry, combination, problem, and mature. (30 Hours)
- Set up, use, and maintenance of electrical devices. (1 Hour)
- Hair removal, including tweezing, waxing, threading, and sugaring. (10 Hours)
- Makeup application for both daytime and nighttime looks. (10 Hours)
- Lash and brow tinting. (2 Hours)
- Eyelash application, including strip lashes, individual lashes, and semi-permanent lashes. (12 Hours)
- Manual Extractions. (6 Hours).