6 Semesters (3 Years)
Credential Awarded
Ontario College Advanced Diploma

About the Program

A leader in esthetics since 1990, Seneca’s Esthetics and Spa Therapies program will immerse you in education and training within our on-campus spa that will provide you with hands-on experiences. You can look forward to specializing your focus on advanced services and therapies offered in the spa and medi-spa environments to earn the globally recognized designation of CIDESCO Esthetician.

Academic Schedule Starting September
  September January May
Year 1 Semester 1 Semester 2 Break
Year 2 Semester 3 Semester 4 Break           
Year 3 Semester 5 Semester 6  
Academic Schedule Starting January
  September January May
Year 1   Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 2 Semester 3 Semester 4 Break
Year 3 Semester 5 Semester 6  


Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Manicures
  • Pedicures
  • Waxing and Tinting
  • Basic and Advanced Facials
  • Basic and Advanced Body Treatments
  • Skincare Analysis
  • Spa Business Operations
  • Medical Esthetic Treatments
  • Holistic Therapies


Work Experience


You will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experiences providing services to clients at the on-campus Evolutions Spa.

Field Work

The on-campus Evolutions Spa provides students with the time and opportunity to perfect their services and practice working with customers in a real-life spa.

Evolutions Spa

Your Career

When you graduate from this program, these are the types of employers waiting for you:

  • Day Spas
  • Hotel/Resort Spas
  • Destination Spas
  • Medical Spas
  • Cruise Ships
  • Nail and Hair Salons
  • Wellness/Fitness Centers
  • National retailers and vendors of beauty products
  • Dermatologist Office
  • Cosmetic Surgeons Office


  • Leading Spas of Canada
  • iSPA International Spa Association
  • Cosmetics Alliance Canada
  • International Pedicure Association (IPA)


Student Works and Experiences

What Our Graduates Say

“I believe adding a 3rd year, and preparing students to take the internationally recognized CIDESCO exam, will be a benefit to your graduates, and to employers. Providing this additional training will only continue to support Seneca's reputation as a leader in this field of education. Seneca has been a long-time educational leader in the field of Esthetics.”

Diane Sparrow
President, Leading Spas of Canada
Esthetics and Spa Therapies Graduate