Esthetician (Fast Track) | St. Clair College
Fast Track
Program Code: B912
Status: Waitlisted
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Two Year - Ontario College Diploma
Delivered in less than 1 year
Starts: September

Emergency Alternate Delivery Plan:
Winter 2024 Emergency Alternate Delivery

Contact:
Professor Deborah Agostini
519-972-2727 ext. 4158

Program Overview

Come join us in the Esthetician Program, where you will explore the ever-changing world of beauty and wellness. Estheticians are an integral part of Spa Beauty, Wellness, Cosmetics, and Holistic practices, to name a few. This comprehensive Program focuses on the student gaining the knowledge and skill set, required to further a successful career in an industry of endless opportunities. Graduates of this program are proficient in facials, specialized skin care, body treatments, skin physiology and anatomy, nail enhancements, therapeutic pedicures, hair removal services, make-up artistry, spa business practices, and emerging trends in the industry, via practical and theoretical applications. This Program will resonate with students who are people-oriented and compassionate while being comfortable with providing personal services.

Program Highlights

  • Spa software training and digital marketing training designed for the spa industry, delivered in a computer lab.
  • Both Theory and Practicum-based courses.
  • Spa Business training to allow for entrepreneurship and various retail and added services revenue streams.
  • Opportunity to take part in field trips and emerging new trends training and demonstrations.
  • Hands-on experiential learning in an onsite College Clinic which is set to mirror a Spa environment.
  • Fast-track program, 2 years delivered in 1 year.

Career Opportunities

Graduates have the benefit of excellent employment prospects both locally and internationally, including cruise ships and resorts. Employment opportunities in a variety of venues, from spas, salons, health and wellness centers, make-up artistry, nail care centers, and retail beauty outlets, as well as working within Cosmetic practices.

Admission Requirements

OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level qualify for admission to this program.

Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.

Courses

The curriculum below is for incoming students:

Semester 1
Code Title Credits
COS160
Skin Care Techniques I
5
COS152
Hair Removal
5
COS212
Computer Skills For Salons & Spas
3
COS161
Pedicure Techniques
4
COS162
Manicure Techniques
4
COS155G
Identity, Perception, And Beauty
3
COS164
Nail Fundamentals
2
COS171
Esthetic Foundations
2
Semester 2
Code Title Credits
SSC185G
Wellness, Mind And Body
3
COS207
Skin Care Techniques II
6
COS209
Esthetic Sciences
2
COS156
Makeup Artistry
5
COS210
Spa Business Practices
3
COS151
Human Anatomy
3
COS240
Esthetics Clinic I
6
Semester 3
Code Title Credits
COS322
Skin Care Techniques III
5
COS211
Artificial Nail Techniques
5
COS340
Esthetic Clinic II
6
COS319
Spa Treatments
6
ELEC1030
Choose 1 Elective Course
3

Your Investment

The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:

2024-2025 Tuition Fees  

For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses are at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.

Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found on the Bookstore website.

Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.

Smart Start Information

Program Physical Demands Analysis

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

Esthetician (Ontario College Diploma) (MTCU Code 53401)

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. 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).
  2. Use a range of specialized equipment and products, in compliance with established national, provincial, industry, and other related standards, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  3. Apply relevant knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and histology to the provision of specialized esthetic treatments and services.
  4. Adhere to health, safety, sanitation, and infection and prevention control guidelines, according to current legislation and national, provincial, municipal, and industry standards and regulations.
  5. Identify business skills and activities required for the successful establishment and operation of a small esthetic business in a salon or spa environment.
  6. Select and recommend the use of esthetic products and product ingredients to clients, taking into account health status and identified needs.
  7. Establish and maintain professional relationships in adherence to standards and ethics associated with the profession.
  8. Develop customer service strategies that meet and adapt to individual needs and expectations in accordance with professional standards and ethics.
  9. Determine professional development strategies that lead to the enhancement of work performance and career opportunities and keep pace with industry change.