More and more people are viewing spa services as a vital part of their health and well being. An Esthetician is an integral part of the spa team helping people find relaxation while improving their appearance. Graduates of this program are proficient in facials, specialized skin care and body treatments, manicures, nail enhancement, therapeutic pedicures, hair removal services and basic make-up artistry. This program will appeal to students who are people oriented and compassionate while being comfortable with providing personal service.
- 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 have the benefit of excellent employment prospects both locally and internationally. Typical positions include employment in spas, salons, health centres, retail beauty counters, and working in conjunction with dermatologists. Opportunities also exist in spa services on cruise ships and resorts.
OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level qualify for admission to this program.
Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.
The curriculum below is for incoming students:
Program Physical Demands Analysis
Program Vocational Learning Outcomes
Esthetician (Ontario College Diploma) (MTCU Code 53401)
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- Perform a variety of specialized body and skin care treatments following correct procedures and precautions and supporting client needs (including and not limited to facials, manicures, pedicures, hair removal, and make up applications).
- Use a range of specialized equipment and products, in compliance with established national, provincial, industry, and other related standards, regulations, policies, and procedures.
- Apply relevant knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and histology to the provision of specialized esthetic treatments and services.
- Adhere to health, safety, sanitation, and infection and prevention control guidelines, according to current legislation and national, provincial, municipal, and industry standards and regulations.
- Identify business skills and activities required for the successful establishment and operation of a small esthetic business in a salon or spa environment.
- Select and recommend the use of esthetic products and product ingredients to clients, taking into account health status and identified needs.
- Establish and maintain professional relationships in adherence to standards and ethics associated with the profession.
- Develop customer service strategies that meet and adapt to individual needs and expectations in accordance with professional standards and ethics.
- Determine professional development strategies that lead to the enhancement of work performance and career opportunities and keep pace with industry change.