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Esthetician

Esthetician

Program Code:EST
Campus:Newnham
Duration:4 Semesters (2 Years)
Offered:Fall
Winter
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Diploma

Program Description

For more than 20 years we have been an industry leader in the education of Estheticians. This program thoroughly prepares you with the knowledge and practical skills required in this dynamic sector of the beauty industry. As a first-year student you will acquire the skills employers are looking for: facials, manicures, pedicures and waxing. During your second year, you will study and practice advanced esthetics treatments including microdermabrasion, light therapies and various anti-aging treatments, enhancing your level of confidence and ensuring your ability to assist all clients with their personal skin care concerns.

Industry Partnerships

  • AVEDA
  • CIDESCO
  • Sanctuary Day Spas

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the above prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s) or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading).

Prior to Beginning Class

  • Current medical report and report of chest x-ray or tuberculin skin test
  • A valid Standard First Aid Certificate with Adult CPR (minimum 16 hours)

Note:

  • Although not required for admission, a Senior Level Science Credit is recommended for your success in the program.

Fees

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Your Career

Canada has world-class spa and esthetics facilities staffed by some of the best trained professionals in the world. Become a sought-after professional in the beauty industry. For an Esthetician diploma graduate, employment opportunities exist in spas, salons, health centres and as product representatives and skin care consultants working in conjunction with dermatologists. Or use your skills and training to open your own business as an esthetician or work on a consultancy basis.

Affiliations/Associations

  • Canadian Society of Professional Skincare Specialists
  • CIDESCO
  • Featuring You Spa & Salon
  • Leading Spas of Canada
  • Sopar Cosmetics

Transfer Credit/Pathways

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.

Important Academic Dates

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Courses

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

Also see: English and General Education requirements.

2016/2017 Academic Year

Semester 1
EAC150 College English
ETC103 Hand Anatomy - Physiology and Care
ETC104 Foot Anatomy - Physiology and Care
ETC115 Skin Care I
SPM201 Spa Customer Service
 
Semester 2
ETB215 Product Knowledge
ETC205 Waxing
ETC216 Skin Care II
SPM108 Skin Analysis
SPM200 * Evolutions Spa
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 3
EST560 Nutrition and Health
ETC310 Spa Treatments I
ETC317 Skin Care III
SPM300 * Evolutions Spa
SPM301 Spa Management and Leadership
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 4
ETC313 Make-Up Techniques and Application
ETC410 Spa Treatments II
ETC418 Skin Care IV
SPM400 * Evolutions Spa
SPM410 Spa Entrepreneuship
plus: General Education Course
 

* Students have eight clinic hours every other week.

Note: Professional practice in the spa at the college is an exciting component of the program. Throughout the program all students are required to work a prescribed number of hours in the on-campus spa, Evolutions Spa. A qualified esthetician will be on duty at all times to reinforce theory and to ensure professional standards are maintained.

2015/2016 Academic Year

Semester 1
EAC150 College English
ETC103 Hand Anatomy - Physiology and Care
ETC104 Foot Anatomy - Physiology and Care
ETC115 Skin Care I
SPM201 Spa Customer Service
 
Semester 2
ETB215 Product Knowledge
ETC205 Waxing
ETC216 Skin Care II
SPM108 Skin Analysis
SPM200 * Evolutions Spa
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 3
EST560 Nutrition and Health
ETC310 Spa Treatments I
ETC317 Skin Care III
SPM300 * Evolutions Spa
SPM301 Spa Management and Leadership
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 4
ETC313 Make-Up Techniques and Application
ETC410 Spa Treatments II
ETC418 Skin Care IV
SPM400 * Evolutions Spa
SPM410 Spa Entrepreneuship
plus: General Education Course
 

* Students have eight clinic hours every other week.

Note: Professional practice in the spa at the college is an exciting component of the program. Throughout the program all students are required to work a prescribed number of hours in the on-campus spa, Evolutions Spa. A qualified esthetician will be on duty at all times to reinforce theory and to ensure professional standards are maintained.

2014/2015 Academic Year

Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
EAC150 College English 3
ETC103 Hand Anatomy - Physiology and Care 3
ETC104 Foot Anatomy - Physiology and Care 4
ETC115 Skin Care I 5
SPM201 Spa Customer Service 3
 
Semester 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ETB215 Product Knowledge 3
ETC205 Waxing 4
ETC216 Skin Care II 4
SPM108 Skin Analysis 2
SPM200 * Evolutions Spa 8
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
 
Semester 3 Course Name Hrs/Wk
EST560 Nutrition and Health 3
ETC310 Spa Treatments I 4
ETC317 Skin Care III 4
SPM300 * Evolutions Spa 8
SPM301 Spa Management and Leadership 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
 
Semester 4 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ETC313 Make-Up Techniques and Application 4
ETC410 Spa Treatments II 4
ETC418 Skin Care IV 4
SPM400 * Evolutions Spa 8
SPM410 Spa Entrepreneurship 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
 

* Students have eight clinic hours every other week.

Note: Professional practice in the spa at the College is an exciting component of the program. Throughout the program all students are required to work a prescribed number of hours in the on-campus spa, “Evolutions”. A qualified esthetician will be on duty at all times to reinforce theory and to ensure professional standards are maintained.

Contact Us

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Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Maureen Massicot
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22014
Maureen.Massicot@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: International Admissions
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22364
InternationalAdmissions@senecacollege.ca
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Eric Kiely
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22465
Eric.Kiely@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Program Coordinator: Dale Peers
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22178
Dale.Peers@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair: Gitte Hansen
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22160
Gitte.Hansen@senecacollege.ca
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Testimonials

"The Esthetician program was one of the best experiences of my life; it brought me closer to my ultimate goal: that of being a more accomplished individual. The program has given me the knowledge and credentials to obtain experience in well recognized companies of the beauty industry. I never thought I would achieve so much in two years. In Seneca I believed, I achieved, and I was able to succeed!"

Talita Rovaron
Graduate

“After having worked in the United States and Canada at some of the leading spas in North America it truly makes me proud to say that I gained my education at Seneca College. The Esthetician Program at Seneca is one of the best. It is far superior to most esthetic programs available today. The education I received there has allowed me to excel in the spa industry and provided a strong foundation for my future.”

Kyra Johnson
Spa Director, Spa Avania
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort

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