FAQ

How long is the Esthetician Program?
The esthetician program is 1000 clock hours and should take you 9 – 10 months with full time attendance, and 12-13 months with part time attendance.

How long is the Nail Care Program?
The Nail Care program is 600 clock hours and should take you 6.5 – 10 months.

How long is the Massage Therapy Program?
The Massage Therapy program is 650 clock hours and should take you 7 – 12 months.

What is the weekly Schedule?
We have a flexible schedule to accommodate many of life’s challenges. Day program full time is 9am- 2:30pm and Part time evening is 6pm-10pm and every Saturday 8.30am-4.30pm.

Do you offer a night program?
Yes we offer an evening program, We start our evening program every monthly. Our evening program is offered Tuesday-Thursday evening 6pm-10pm and saturday attendance 8:30am-4:30pm

What is ITEC?
ITEC is the International Therapist Exam Council www.itecworld.co.uk. ITEC is an international certification that is recognized in over 37 countries worldwide allowing candidates to work internationally. The ITEC curriculum is included in all programs and a certification class can be taken for an additional cost as a post graduate course. This certification ensures that your training is current and meets international standards. So whether you wish to work overseas or stay in the USA you have the top internationally recognized certifications.

What is the dress code?
White or black scrubs are to be worn at all times. We give you one ESI sweatshirt in your student kit. You may purchase ESI t-shirts (long sleeve and short sleeve) from our school store. Your name badge is to be worn at all times. No jeans allowed.

How is the parking situation?
Very convenient parking right outside the school door.

Is the school accredited?
We are accredited with the Council On Occupational Education COE www.council.org. In compliance with the NPEC (Non Public post Secondary Education Commission)

What does accreditation mean?
Accreditation means we have met very vigorous standards set by our accrediting body to assure that we offer quality education.

Do you offer Financial Aid?
ESI is approved to provide Federal Student Aid to eligible students who wish enroll in the 1000 hour Esthetician Program and 600 hour Nail Care Program. We also offer payment plans and various options for cash paying students. Please contact the financial aid office for more information and you can also complete the FAFSA enrollment form online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ using our school Code 042045.

Are there school holidays?
ESI is closed in observance of certain holidays, including:
– The week of the 4th of July
– The week between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day
– Thanksgiving Day
– Christmas Day
– Easter
– MLK Day
– Labor Day
– Memorial Day

Do you accept student visas or VA students?
Yes we accept VA and foreign students. There is an application and an approval process.

Do you network and do you offer job placement?
Yes we have a very active placement department and we believe networking with industry leaders is vital to our present students’ ability to be placed upon graduation. Whilst we do not promise you a job we connect you with potential employers and assist you with your resume and audition skills.

Can I get a loan?
We offer Financial Aid loans to those who qualify. Please call our Financial Aid Administrator Arif Mahmud 404 809-3702 or email financialaid@elainesterling.com

What is the age range of our students?
We have a wide diverse group of individuals ranging from 18-65 years of age.

Do you offer tutoring?
Yes we do offer tutoring as needed. There is an additional cost for tutoring but our curriculum is set up in such a way tutoring is not usually needed. We have a systematic methodology to our educational process – we make learning FUN!

What is the expected salary for an esthetician
http://www.careerinfonet.org/occ_rep.asp?optstatus=011000000&soccode=395094&id=1&nodeid=2&stfips=13&search=Go

Quick Facts about this expanding industry (Quoted from US Bureau of Labor Statistics): 

  • 2012 median pay for skincare specialist: $28,640 ($13.77/ hour)
  • Entry Level Education: Postsecondary non-degree award
  • Number of Jobs in 2012: 44,400 Job Outlook: 40% (Much faster than Average)
  • Employment Change: 17,700
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