Hone your skincare skills.

Available exclusively at our Plymouth campus, our Advanced Practice Esthetics program is designed to elevate your beauty and wellness education. This advanced training is perfect for actively licensed Cosmetologists and Estheticians aiming to master the latest and most advanced skincare techniques. Prepare to dazzle your clients with cutting-edge services and transform your expertise in the dynamic world of Skincare.

What You'll Learn

Elevate your Esthetics career with our Advanced Practice Esthetician program at PCI Academy, meticulously structured around three core areas: theory, business development, and hands-on instruction. This comprehensive approach not only deepens the foundational skills you acquired in your initial Cosmetology or Esthetics training but also enhances your expertise for advanced practice. Perfect for those ready to excel in the evolving beauty and wellness industry, our program prepares you to thrive both technically and entrepreneurially.

Become an Advanced Practice Esthetician

  • Delve deeper into the physiology of skin to understand, step-by-step, the advanced nature of treatments like dermaplaning, chemical and enzyme exfoliation, light and microcurrent therapy, lymphatic drainage, extractions, skin needling, and much more.

  • Learn how to enhance your esthetics business plan, with instruction in business practices and specifically, the Minnesota laws regulating those practices and labor relations.

  • Put your learning into practice under the careful supervision and guidance of PCI Academy’s licensed educators. You’ll perform skin needling, advanced extractions, lymphatic drainage, chemical peels, machine- and device-based exfoliation, and electrical energy treatments using light, sound, and currents on clients. You’ll have the required number of supervised applied practical instruction hours met in no time!

What Awaits You

Unlock a world of exciting career opportunities with your advanced esthetics training at PCI Academy. This comprehensive program equips you to excel in diverse settings such as day spas, salons, luxury resorts, dermatology clinics, and med spas. Prepare to elevate your professional path and step into a future where your advanced skills are in high demand across the beauty and wellness industries.

Specific roles include:

  • Spa Esthetician
  • Skincare Specialist
  • Medical Esthetician
  • Clinical Esthetician
  • Resort Esthetician
  • Aesthetic Technician
  • Laser Technician
  • Sales Representative for Professional Products
  • Spa Owner
  • Spa Director
  • Brand Educator
  • Esthetics Educator
  • Cosmetic Advisor
  • Esthetic Researcher
  • Beauty Influencer
  • Beauty & Wellness Writer/Blogger

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Discover the possibilities of our Advanced Practice Esthetics Program! Dive into detailed information about start dates, flexible schedules, comprehensive curriculum, and tuition options. Unleash your potential in the world of advanced esthetics and take the next step in your professional journey with us. Explore how our program can elevate your career to new heights!

Plymouth, MN Campus

Financing Your Dream Career

Consider this an investment in yourself.


  • Advanced Practice Esthetics Program: $12,988

PCI Academy offers 0% interest on monthly tuition payments. Tuition must be paid in full in order to graduate.


  • Application Fee: $100

Payment is due when you submit your enrollment application.

Financial Aid

Federal- and state-level financial aid options are available for those who qualify, and these include Pell Grants, direct loans, and Minnesota SELF Loans.

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Schedule Options

Advancing your career in Skincare while balancing family commitments and current client demands can be challenging. That's why we've tailored our 18-hour Advanced Practice Esthetics program specifically for busy professionals like you. This flexible schedule enables you to enrich your career without disrupting your life, setting you on the path to mastering sophisticated skincare services and treatments. Whether you aim to expand the range of treatments you provide or enhance your skills behind the chair, our program is designed to elevate your expertise in the most impactful ways. Join us to take your professional journey in advanced skincare to the next level!

  • 7 months to complete at our Plymouth Campus.

Why PCI Academy?

At PCI Academy, our approach extends far beyond conventional education. In our Advanced Practice Esthetics program, we are committed to not just teaching, but empowering you with comprehensive support to ensure your success at every step of your career journey. We offer personalized guidance, cutting-edge resources, and a supportive community, all dedicated to helping you excel in the dynamic field of esthetics.

  • Flexible Schedules
  • Business Training
  • One-on-One Coaching
  • Licensure Exam Fee Coverage
  • Job Placement Assistance
  • Free Continuing Education

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