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

Seneca is delivering this program in an online format in January 2021. Learn more about technical requirements for online learning.

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