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Esthetics and Spa Therapies

Program Learning Outcomes

This Seneca program has been validated by the Credential Validation Service as an Ontario College Credential as required by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities.

As a graduate, you will be prepared to reliably demonstrate the ability to:

  • Evaluate, compare, select and 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).
  • Explain the principles and processes of chemistry and physics which impact upon the use and range of specialized equipment and products, in compliance with established national, provincial, industry, and other related standards, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Identify and distinguish among the structures and functions related to the anatomy, physiology, and histology of the skin and body for the purposes of diagnosing, problem solving and creating specialized esthetic treatments and services for identified client skin and body conditions.
  • 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.
  • Analyze, 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.
  • Compare, explain and perform the different medical as well as holistic therapies currently being offered in spas and distinguish among these for the most appropriate treatment for specific client concerns.