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I enjoyed every bit of school. I highly recommend Nova as an excellent choice of school for this industry as they give you more than enough information and knowledge to set you apart and get you far into the world of hair and skin.- Megan Milbrandt - Cosmetology + Esthiology Student
I had a great experience here at Nova! It’s a wonderful staff and great teaching! Absolutely loved the atmosphere! I was always excited to come to school!- Kylie Canterburg -Cosmetology Student
Nova is a top notch school where all instructors and staff are dedicated to top of the line education and student success. I am so glad I took this step and that I did it through Nova!- Sharesa Golish - Cosmetology Student


Nova Academy of Cosmetology strives to draw out the future Advanced Practice Esthetician professional’s best technical and   professional skills necessary to excel in their chosen career path.

Upon completion of the course requirements, the determined graduate will be able to:

  1. Perform Advance treatments in the areas of acne treatment with extractions. Advance peels with light energy or therapy.
  2. Work with Electrical energy treatments such as Hydrafacial, Microdermabrasion and Ultrasonic as well as adding them into a service.
  3. Use Lymphatic Drainage. Perform the basic analytical skills to determine proper treatment, product selection, service and recommended regimen for client’s overall image.
  4. Utilize skin needling, Mico-current ,Galvanic and Radio Frequency. Determine when to select and combine to best serve the client.
  5. Apply learned theory, technical information, and related matter to assure sound judgments, decisions, and procedures.
  6. Respect the need to deliver a worthy service for the compensation received in an employer-employee relationship.
  7. Practice effective communication skills, visual poise and proper grooming.
  8. Project a positive attitude, a sense of personal integrity, and self-confidence.

To ensure continued professional success, the graduate will continue to learn new and current information related to skills, trends, and methods for professional development in Advanced Esthetics and related fields.

**Applicants to the 500-hour Advanced Practice Esthetics course must hold a current license for Esthiology or Cosmetology or have graduated a Minnesota approved 600 hour or 1550 hour Cosmetology program within the last 5 years.



The Advanced Esthetics course content is 225 hours of instruction in applied sciences and skills in electrical energy facial treatments, light energy or therapy, lymphatic drainage , skin needling and dermaplaning, and advance peels. A total of 275 hours of planned clinical instruction in the applied sciences and experience electrical energy facial treatments, light energy or therapy, lymphatic drainage , skin needling and dermaplaning, and advance peels are required. Upon completion of training, you will have completed the number of hours required by the state of Minnesota in coordinated theory and practical experience in the applied sciences of Advanced Practice Esthetics to be eligible to take the Minnesota State Licensing Exam to become an Advanced Practice Esthetician.

A full-time Advance Practice Esthetics student must complete this course in 17 weeks. The course is comprised of 500 hours of instruction. Students are taught instruction techniques and methods through the Milady text books, hands on demonstration, and guest speakers. Experienced and licensed instructors teach all classes. Students are evaluated on subjects through written theory exams, assignments and practical exams completed either on an assigned mannequin or live model.


Advance Practice Esthiology Course 500 Hours Theory Practical Theory Services Exercises Clinical Hours
Orientation 4
Skin typing and analysis 3.5
Client Consultation 3.5
Infection Control-Practice & Principles 7.5
Advanced treatments 3.5 3.5
Fundamentals of Electricity 4
Advanced skin typing and age analysis 3.5 3.5
Esthetics topical and oral acne treatments with extractions 3.5 3.5 3
Hormonal aging-peptides and stem cells 3.5 3.5
Causes of pigmentation-Inflamed skin 8 3.5
State board Preparation/MN Laws and Statutes 10
Advanced Facial Devices 7 10.5
Lymphatic Drainage 3 3 20
Advance Facial Devices-Electrical Energy Treatments 22.5 28 30*

5 direct

5 indirect


Chemical exfoliation 15 10.5 30


10 AHA


8 Blend

Skin Needling 4 12 10
Manual Advance Exfoliation (microdermabrasion, hydradermabarasion, & dermaplaning) 3 4 30 total in this category
Light & Sound Energy 12 15 *10 light

10 sound


Working in a medical setting 3.5
Medical Terminology 3
Total 117 108 275

• MedSpa/Day Spa/Salon Owner

•  School Instructor

•  Salon Manager

•  MedSpa Esthetician/Skin Care Specialist

• Make-Up Artist

• Image Consultant

• Photo & Movie Make Up/Skin Care Artist

• School Owner

• Platform Artist

• Manufacturer’s Sales Representative

• Magazine Writer/Editor

• Director of Education

• Product Distributor

• Salon/Spa Sales Consultant

  • Salon or Spa
  • Medical Spa
  • Fitness Club
  • Cruise Ship or Resort
  • Trade Shows
  • Runway Shows
  • Magazine
  • Own your own business

Gainful Employment Disclosures – 2022

Program Name: Advanced Practice Esthetics

This program is designed to be completed in 17 weeks.

This program will cost $11,900.00 if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $N/A of debt. **This program is not yet funded by Federal Financial Aid**

  • Program meets licensure requirements in the following States: Minnesota
  • Program qualifies students to sit for licensure exam in the following States: Minnesota

For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please click here:


Advanced Practice Esthetics Program Investment

$12,850.00This program is not yet federally funded by Title IV Financial Aid
  • Application Fee $50 + Kit Fee $2,350+ Tuition Fee $10,450 =  Total $12,850.00

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