Diploma of Clinical Esthetics

Set yourself apart with our 700- hour Esthetic Program

Set yourself apart with our 700 – hour Esthetic Program*

At Indiana Wellness College (formerly known as Indiana Massage College), you’ll be trained in clinical esthetics, so you can go after a career in a variety of settings, from healthcare to traditional skincare clinic settings. Unlike generalist schools, IWC focuses training on skin care treatments, products/ingredients, and corrective makeup techniques, to name a few. 

Broaden the scope of your career options! Our focused program will teach you not only the fundamentals of Esthetics, also advanced treatment modalities, giving you the professional edge. You’ll learn the why and ‘how to’ on treatments such as: ultrasonic, LED, electrotherapy, chemical exfoliants, and microdermabrasion. Our students will be focusing on clients who want skincare driven paramedical makeup. You’ll be prepared to properly apply and use the Dermacolor products. Estheticians work in a variety of setting, including medical spas and luxury spa setting. 

Many of our students come to us as career changers, or they wish to strengthen their current credentials by combining esthetics with massage therapy, nursing, or other medical professions. 

Skills Needed

    • Excellent Verbal Communication Skills
    • Compassion – An understanding when working with clients who may be frustrated from years of skin care which failed to meet their needs. 
    • A Passion for learning the technical aspects of treatments and products with the ability to translate it to your clients in the form of a treatment plan and home skin care regimen. 
    • Personal and professional Ethics. The drive to set the bar high, always do the right thing in providing your clients the best in skin care. 
    • Always striving for excellence in caring for your clients.

Not only will you meet educational requirements to be a certified or licensed esthetician, you will acquire business skills that will allow you to present yourself expertly to employers or, if you’d prefer, start your own practice and become your own boss. With our program, you could be working or beginning your own practice in as little as 9 months*!

Learn Hands-On in Our Student Clinic

A key element of your training at IWC will be practicing esthetics techniques in a real, clinical setting. In our student clinic, you will work with real clients while being supervised by our instructors. There, you will gain confidence and experience the rewarding feeling of helping others with your newly-developed skills. Not only will you be hands-on in your learning, so will your instructors.

What makes Indiana Wellness College different from other schools is our instructor-to-student ratio: Each instructor looks after no more than 13 students – meaning you will know your instructors, and develop supporting relationships as you move through the program.

Career Opportunities

With an Esthetics license you’ll have multiple employment options. From working in a spa, providing facials and body treatments, make up artistry, or performing hair removal services. To working in the medical spa setting, under a doctor’s supervision. With your Esthetician’s license, you can choose the job that best suits you!  There is always a demand for licensed skin care professionals. 

Financial Aid – Funding Your Career Training

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. We provide financial counseling, including payment plans and recommendations for third-party financing.

To learn about the financial aid options available for you, please contact us.

Course Curriculum

The program is divided into 3 quarters of theory and clinical practice. 

Physiology and Histology of the skin. You’ll learn the function of the skin’s layers. How to distinguish the factors influencing skin health. The importance of learning the different skin types and how to maintain them through the use of products and treatments, and in depth education on ingredients and their purpose.

 Advanced training on modalities such as: ultrasonic, LED, electrotherapy, chemical exfoliants, and microdermabrasion.

We will also be focusing on Dermalogica’s product segments, treatment protocols, and the Pro Power Peel collection.

Corrective makeup techniques so you’ll be knowledgeable on the proper use and application of Dermacolor products. Focusing on clients who want skincare driven paramedical makeup in order to cover birthmarks, vitiligo, pigmentation issues, and tattoos. 

Our externship program is your chance to receive onsite training at preselected skincare clinics. You’ll become knowledgeable on their treatments, products, and the clinic culture. This a great way to expand your knowledge, while still in school, and potentially obtain employment with them once licensed.

Admission Requirements

A high school diploma or equivalent is required for enrollment at Indiana Wellness College. While a college or university degree is beneficial for a variety of reasons, it is not a prerequisite for your massage therapy diploma or professional certification/licensing.

For immediate questions, call 317-449-4798

*program length when completed in normal time