What Is Esthetics?

Esthetics is a branch of philosophy dealing with the nature of beauty, art, and taste and with the creation and appreciation of beauty. A person can enhance his or her beauty by not only knowing how to take care of the face and hair, but also by being concerned with posture and beauty.


Description of Course:

The Esthetics course offered by Rudae's School of Beauty Culture consists of 900 hours of training designed to prepare the student for an entry level position as an esthetician. Rudae's makes sure all students have the comprehensive training that will qualify them to pass the Indiana State Board of Cosmetology examination. This curriculum is approved by the Indiana State Board of Cosmetology Examiners in order to provide the esthetics industry with qualified graduates.


The State of Indiana requires 700 hours in order to obtain a license in Esthetics. To better prepare the student for the work force in this field Rudae's has added hours to the program to better educate the student's in the areas of Makeup, Physiology, Advanced Machines, Intro to Skin Care, Salesmanship, Marketing and Retail.


Chemistry of Skin
Physiology & Histology
Bacteriology, Sterilization & Sanitation
Introduction & Operation to Skin Care Machinery
Advanced Machines
Introduction to Skin care
Skin care



Hair removal (superfluous hair)
Tweezing, waxing, & Depilatories
Safety precautions
Professional and personality development
Salesmanship, marketing and retailing
State statute and rules
Discretionary Hours



Total Curriculum - 900


Esthetics Program Cost:

On Campus Housing: Not Offered


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* The fee for our student kit, books, and mannequin is non-refundable after they have been issued to the student. An extra fee will be charged to all Esthetics students who fail to complete their 900 hours of training within the allotted contract dates. This charge will be applied only after the contract ending date. An administration fee of $150.00 will be charged to any student who discontinues prior to graduation with the exception of extenuating circumstances.


Gainful Employment Disclosure--Aesthetician/Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist

Gainful Employment Disclosure--Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor


Class Schedules For Esthetics

30 Hours Per Week Program: 8 Months
Tuesday - Saturday 9:00am - 3:30 pm

25 Hours Per Week Program: 9 Months
Tuesday - Saturday 9:00am - 2:00pm

30 Hours Per Week Night Program: 8 Months
Momday - Friday 3:30pm - 9:30 pm

20 Hours Per Week Night Program: 11 Months
Monday - Friday 5:30pm - 9:30pm


Consumer Information:

The U.S. Department of Labor's Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) name and code for Cosmetology is: 39-5094.00 Skin Care Specialists
Please visit the Department of Labor's website at the following link to obtain information on this field of occupation.


Along with the Department of Labor the National Center for Education Statistics provides data concerning esthetics under the following CIP code: 12.0409. Use this code at the following link.


You can also access statistical data about our schools on the College Navigator website at the following link.



The Completion, Placement, and Licensure rates for this program as submitted to our accrediting agency; the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences in our Annual Report are as follows:


The Combined Rates for both campuses and all programs for 2014:

Completion: 75.34%

Placement: 82.73%

Licensure: 98.70%


Fort Wayne Campus:

88.24% or 15 of the 17 students in this program scheduled to graduate in 2014 went on to graduate;

100% or 15 of the 15 students that graduated in that year have found jobs in the industry; and

100% or 15 of the 15 students of the program taking the state board exam in 2014 passed the examination


Kokomo Campus:

This campus had no graduates at the time of this annual report.


On-Time Completion Rates for Each Schedule (per campus):

This rate is based solely on students that were able to complete the program within the number of months that the program is designated to take to complete. It does not factor in Approved Leave of Absences or other circumstances that prevent the student from graduating on time.


Fort Wayne Campus:

Combined Completion for all Schedules (2013/2014 Award year): 0%


Kokomo Campus:

This campus has no graduates on which to base the completion rate at this time.


Indiana Licensing Requirements
Each student must complete the following:


  1. Complete 900 clock hours of training.
  2. Complete the State practical book requirements.
  3. Satisfactorily pass all written tests with a 75% or higher.
  4. Pass all practical exams with a 75% or higher.
  5. Pass the school final written exam with a 75% or higher.
  6. Satisfy all financial responsibilities to the school.


The State of Indiana requires that each student obtain a license from the State to become employed in Indiana. For information on factors that may prevent a student from obtaining such a license please visit the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency website.


Please refer to the State Board of Cosmetology Licensure Laws and Regulations: