Esthetician Program

Program Objective
The objective of the Esthetician program is to develop in the student the practical skills, theoretical knowledge and professional attitudes necessary for success in the Esthetic industry and profession. To provide a content-rich curriculum that meets State, National and International requirements in theory, lab, and clinical experience, and that prepares students to confidently enter the industry ready to work. To train students to critically think as they assess and address the individual needs of each client. The goal of this program is to qualify and equip the student with the tools, experience and confidence necessary to pass the State of Georgia Licensing Examination and to assure the student is the top candidate for future employers or business opportunities.


Program description
ESI offers an exciting the 1000 hour esthetician program for licensure where you can become an esthetician technician in:

Full Time Day Esthetician – 36 weeks
Part Time Day Esthetician – 48 weeks
Part Time Evening Esthetician – 66 weeks

The ESI dynamic esthetician program is facilitated in the state of the art school and spa (student clinic).

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What sets ESI apart?

The Elaine Sterling Institute offers the 1000-hour esthetician program for licensure in the state of Georgia. Our Institute has the latest spa equipment available, making ESI renowned for combining European standards with American Science.

Here is just a snippet of what makes us the premiere esthetics school in Atlanta:

  • Strong academic standards
  • High expectations of professionalism
  • Connect studies with the real world
  • Build quality business relationships through constant networking
  • Performance-based education
  • Seamless transition from school to the workplace
  • Cutting-edge skincare technology
  • Access to industry leaders
  • Smaller classes and more individual attention
  • International certification through ITEC and CIDESCO program

Our Missions Statement

“The goal of the Elaine Sterling Institute is to provide programs of educational excellence that combine classical European traditions of skincare with modern American scientific technologies.”

Program Schedules

 At the Elaine Sterling Institute, we try our best to accommodate individuals from all walks of life, and this often includes a multitude of schedules. We offer a series of programs to choose from in order to suit your scheduling needs.

Full-Time Esthetician Day Program:  1000 hour program – AVERAGE OF 26 HOURS PER WEEK

LEVEL ONE Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
PRO-ARTISTRY, LEVEL TWO AND LEVEL THREE Tuesday through Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm and Saturday 8:30 am -4:30 pm

Part-Time Esthetician Day Program:  1000 hour program – 23.5 HOURS PER WEEK

LEVEL ONE Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
PRO-ARTISTRY, LEVEL TWO AND LEVEL THREE Tuesday through Friday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and Saturday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Part Time Esthetician Evening Program:  1000 hour program – 18 HOURS PER WEEK

LEVEL ONE Tuesday through Thursday from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm
PRO-ARTISTRY, LEVEL TWO AND LEVEL THREE Tuesday through Thursday 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm and Saturdays 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Required Credits
professional practices: 150 
clock hours
professional ethics: 20 
clock hours
business practises: 80 
clock hours
sciences: 320 clock hours
body treatments: 75 applications
facials: 115 applications

makeup: 90 applications
hair removal: 75 applications
spa management: 75 clock hours

Note: All Evening programs are taught in on a wheel system. Students are able to start at any point of the wheel and still fulfill all program requirements.

Tuition and Fees

Esthetician Program – 1000 hours 2014/2015

Tuition: $11976  ($11.98 per hour)

Kit: $2740


Entrance Fees: – separate from the cost of the program

Registration Fee: $85 (non-refundable)

Student Liability Insurance: $59

Graduation Fee: $40


ESI offers tuition payment plans and offer federal financial aid. Tuition and registration payments can be made online in our tuition payment section of our website. More information can be found about financial aid and tuition on our Financial Aid page.

Tuition and fee payments may be arranged on a weekly or monthly basis. The first payment is due on the first day of class, and on the 10th day of each month thereafter.

Student Kit & Materials

Media Books
Milady’s Standard Esthetician Coursemate
ITEC e-leaning

Students will receive a Scrub Top, an equipment bag, and an esthetician kit with all the necessary instruments and materials to perform the required services.

Graduation & Completion

After a student completes 1000 hours, services, exams and fulfills all financial obligations to the school, a certificate will be awarded.

Completion Time
Completion time depends on the schedule the student chooses and attends regularly.

Full Time Day Esthetician – 36 weeks
Part Time Day Esthetician – 48 weeks
Part Time Evening Esthetician – 66 weeks


*Overall Placement Rate: 79%
Note: The placement rate was calculated using the accrediting agency formula