Hone your skincare skills.

Exclusive to our Plymouth campus, PCI Academy’s advanced practice esthetics training expands upon what you initially learned in beauty school, preparing actively licensed cosmetologists and estheticians to perform the latest, most sophisticated skincare services on clients.

What You'll Learn

Our advanced practice esthetician schooling consists of three main components — theory, business development, and practical instruction — that will deepen and further develop the skills you learned in cosmetology or esthetics training.

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

Your advanced esthetics training will open doors to all sorts of career opportunities in day spas, salons, resorts, dermatology offices, med spas, and more.

Specific roles include:

  • Spa Esthetician
  • Medical Esthetician
  • Aesthetic Technician
  • Product Buyer
  • Spa Owner
  • Brand Educator
  • Beauty Influencer

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Advanced Practice Esthetics Program Locations

Learn more about our advanced practice esthetics program, including start dates and schedules, curriculum details, and tuition.

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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Why PCI Academy?

At PCI Academy, we do more than educate. We’re here to support you and ensure your success every step of the way by offering:

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

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