• The Esthetics Course at ATA is approved and governed by the South Carolina State Board of Cosmetology. Students in this program experience hands on training using top of the line "Spa Grade" equipment and the latest tools in the Esthetics industry.  This major is developed to prepare each student for the Esthetics Licensure Examination.   Upon completion of their classes and by passing their state exam, students are fully prepared to step into a salon or spa with no further education required. Additionally, students may choose to further their education after high school to pursue a career in the medical field as an esthetician.