4 Semesters (2 Years)
Credential Awarded
Ontario College Diploma

About the Program

The two-year Cosmetic Techniques and Management diploma program will immerse you in a thriving industry with skills and knowledge that employers and clients value. From practical makeup techniques and skin care analysis skills to marketing and management knowledge, you will learn various aspects of the cosmetic business and develop your talents as an artist. This program offers a fall term start and a winter term start with different delivery options.

Academic Schedule Starting September
  September January May
Year 1 Semester 1 Semester 2 Break
Year 2 Semester 3 Semester 4                     
Academic Schedule Starting January
  September January May
Year 1   Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 2 Semester 3 Semester 4                     


Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Skincare analysis
  • Makeup techniques
  • Marketing strategies


Your Career

When you graduate from this program, these are the types of career options that you can explore:

  • Beauty adviser
  • Marketing assistant
  • Cosmetic co-ordinator
  • Freelance makeup artist
  • Freelance demonstrator
  • Distributor
  • Account executive

Professional Accreditation

The Canadian Cosmetics Careers Association's National Cosmetician Accreditation program recognizes excellence and dedication in cosmeticians. Seneca's Cosmetic Techniques and Management diploma can be used in the required accumulation of points to qualify for accreditation status within the industry. This method of learning is most appropriate if you are already working full-time in the industry and want to establish formal credentials by earning a certificate.


Student Works and Experiences

What Our Graduates Say

“The CTM Program has given me all the tools necessary to lead a successful career in the Cosmetics industry. The combination of business subjects and practical labs gave me the opportunity to develop my skills and talents as an artist. Being surrounded by professors who encouraged greatness and provided unconditional support for my aspirations has really had an impact on my development. I completed my field placement at Rexall as a Cosmetician and was fortunate enough to be one of a select group of students to receive an internship with CARGO Cosmetics, which provided me with the opportunity to practice and further develop the skills taught in the program. If it weren’t for the CTM program I would not feel the confidence I do every day in my work-place. There will always be a special place in my heart for Seneca College, my professors and the Cosmetics program.”

Elysa Panzica
Cosmetic Category Co-ordinator/ Beauty Expert, Rexall Head Office
Cosmetic Techniques and Management Graduate

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