Advanced Medical Esthetics Practitioner | St. Clair College
Program Code: H912
Status: Open
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One Year - Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Starts: September

Emergency Alternate Delivery Plan:
Winter 2023 Emergency Alternate Delivery

Danielle Rice
519-972-2727 ext. 4742

This is to make you aware that, although a COVID-19 vaccination is not required to attend St. Clair College, all of our clinical placement sites are requiring students to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to be eligible to attend. Students who are not fully vaccinated cannot be provided with a clinical placement for their program and therefore will not be able to complete their programs. Please be advised that COVID-19 booster shots and or other requirements may become mandatory for clinical placement, however, they are not currently required.

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Program Overview

The Advanced Medical Esthetics Practitioner Graduate Certificate Program will prepare the graduate to work in the progressive field of medical esthetics. The curriculum will provide a strong foundation in the assessment of skin types, conditions and the corresponding treatments for promoting and maintaining healthy skin. Students will gain practical hands-on skills to work within related medical professions in a safe and competent manner within their scope of practice or that of a nurse or physician.  Students will develop the knowledge and essential skills necessary to perform non-invasive procedures such as laser and light treatments, chemical peels, hydro facials, and microdermabrasion procedures, as well as the fundamentals necessary to assist with the application of invasive procedures in a cosmetic medical setting. The student will build expertise in delivering pre-and post-treatment care for special populations, including oncology patients. Hands-on labs and clinical placement settings will expose the student to a wide range of medical esthetic treatments, cosmeceutical products and specialized equipment. Students will also graduate with an understanding of the core business principles necessary to establish and manage a medical esthetic practice. Graduates will be well-prepared to administer cosmeceuticals and medical esthetic procedures.

Program Highlights

  • Focus on theory as well as practical skills.
  • Basic business training to allow for entrepreneurship.
  • Basic Milano Software training used in Salons and Spas.
  • Opportunity to take part in field trips and enhance learning.
  • Hands-on experience in College Clinic which is set to mirror a Spa environment.
  • Graduates of the Esthetics diploma program are eligible for entry into the Advanced Medical Esthetics Practitioner Graduate Certificate Program.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will find employment in the health care sector, with physicians, dermatologists and plastic surgeons, private medi-spas/health clubs, wellness clinics and hospital oncology departments.

Graduates from related health care diploma programs, nursing programs or the esthetics diploma can ladder into this program.

Admission Requirements

Ontario College Diploma, Ontario College Advanced Diploma, Degree, or equivalent in a relevant healthcare field such as Esthetics, RN or RPN from a recognized college or university, or extensive documented experience in esthetics or dermatology. A current resume outlining your education and experience related to medical esthetics which includes references and applicant profile form is required.

Field/Clinical Placements

Applicants are required to have the following completed prior to the start of the fall semester. Applicants are responsible for the associated costs.

  • All medical forms
  • Standard First Aid (online courses are NOT acceptable)
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Level C with AED (online courses are not acceptable)
  • CLEAR POLICE CLEARANCE (vulnerable sector screening)
    • MUST be obtained by the student.

Health Requirements

  • Medical Requirements Form
  • A satisfactory medical exam.
  • An up-to-date immunization record including tetanus and diphtheria, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B (incl. Hep B titre within the last 24 months) and TB skin test.

Important Information

This is a HIGH-INTEREST program and has the potential to become oversubscribed. Applicants are advised to apply before February 1st. See Admission Procedures for details.


The curriculum below is for incoming students:

Semester 1
Code Title Credits
Intro To Medical Esthetics
Introduction To Laser Devices And Procedures
Controlled Treatments
Oncology Esthetics
Venous Systems-Diagnosis & Treatments
Consultations And Charting
Semester 2
Code Title Credits
Adv Medical Esthetics
Advance Laser Techniques
Dermatology And Plastic Surgery Practices
Body Sculpting
Business Management In Medical Esthetics
Semester 3
Code Title Credits
Clinical Practice
Work Placement

Your Investment

The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:

2022-2023 Tuition Fees  

For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.

Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website.

Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.

Program Physical Demands Analysis

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

Advanced Medical Esthetics Practitioner (Ontario College Graduate Certificate) (MTCU Code 73403)

The successful completion of this program will enable the graduate to:

  1. Develop and facilitate inter- and intra-professional relationships with estheticians, medical estheticians, and other medical practitioners to enhance personal work performance and improve patient care.
  2. Adhere to relevant health, safety, sanitation, infection, and prevention control guidelines, according to current federal, provincial regulations and industry standards when administering esthetic protocols.
  3. Apply anatomical, physiological and histological knowledge to the development and delivery of medical esthetic treatments and care plans.
  4. Evaluate, implement, and modify medical esthetic treatment plans and procedures by accounting for contraindications associated with oncology patients and oncological treatments.
  5. Use critical thinking and problem-solving when developing and delivering medical esthetic treatments and care plans.
  6. Evaluate and conduct a variety of medical esthetic procedures that support the health and wellbeing needs of typical and special population patients following correct practices and procedures.
  7. Operate and maintain a range of specialized equipment, including light and laser-based devices, while performing medical esthetic treatments according to the manufacturer’s specifications, direction, and legislative standards.
  8. Apply business principles to establish and maintain a medical esthetic practice.
  9. Develop informed consents and pre-post plan of care treatment documents for medical esthetic procedures using appropriate medical terminology in accordance with ethical guidelines and professional protocols.
  10. Utilize a range of esthetic and cosmeceutical products within a medical practice to achieve the desired dermatological condition.

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