Aromatherapy: The Art and Science of Healing

Aromatherapy promotes holistic healing through the use of essential oils and naturally extracted aromatic essences to balance and maintain wellness of mind, body, and spirit. At Austin Community College, our students receive a thorough education in important aromatherapy disciplines including aromatic chemistry, materia aromatica, aroma pharmacology, contraindications, drug interactions, and aroma energetics. This natural and non-invasive therapeutic method is ideal for students eager to explore the body's ability to balance and maintain equilibrium through the use of naturally occurring, essential oils.

Prepare for a Caring, Hands-On Profession

ACC offers a 210 contact hour course that combines classroom lecture with an actual hands-on laboratory setting, including 40 hours of clinical work. Students who successfully complete the course are prepared to take the Aromatherapy Registration Council (ARC) exam. This course complies with current educational guidelines set forth by the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) and the Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA), and qualifies as a Level Two Professional Aromatherapy Certification course.

Pursue a Rewarding Future

If you have a high school diploma/GED, a proficiency in English (reading, writing, and speaking skills), are at least eighteen (18) years of age, and have a clean criminal record, then contact our program coordinator to get started. You can begin the process immediately by downloading and completing the application from this page and submitting it to the Austin Community College Continuing Education registration office. Get started toward your new future in the fulfilling field of Aromatherapy by applying today!

Program Information

Estimated Tuition
Time Commitment
1 Year
4-9 Hours / Week

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(512) 223-7583

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