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Centennial College’s Esthetician program is the only undertaking of its sort in Toronto to offer both clinic and placement components. It provides you with the knowledge and skills for spa applications, medical esthetics and business operations.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 2 years
Starting in: September
Tuition Fee: $15,385
Location: Pickering, Canada

Program Highlights

  • A strong curriculum emphasizes preparing you for the current workplace by providing the latest knowledge.
  • The Esthetician program is a blend of theory and skill development.
  • Medical esthetics embedded in semesters 3 and 4 include:
  1. Microdermabrasion
  2. Micro current lifting
  3. Photobiostimulation
  4. Low level coherent light and ultrasound
  5. Laser/IPL (55 hours of theoretical and practical training)
  6. Chemical peels
  • Specialized body equipment:
  1. Vichi capsule/showers
  2. Body contouring, drainage
  3. Ultrasound
  4. Non-invasive meso therapy
  • You learn the effective use of software commonly utilized in spas.
  • Your education allows you to apply knowledge of business operations, exceptional customer service and diverse population needs to the daily operations of an esthetic business in a controlled salon or spa environment.
  • Faculty members have extensive experience and knowledge and are all accomplished and well respected in the field.
  • Many placement sites hire Esthetician program students upon completion of the program/placement. In 2015, approximately 95 per cent of the placement sites hired graduates from the program.
  • The Esthetician program receives high Key Program Indicator satisfaction rates from students, graduates and employers.
  • In 2014, the program received 100 per cent employer satisfaction and 100 per cent student satisfaction for program quality, learning experience, clinical experienceand quality of teachers with current industry skills.

As a graduate of this School of Community and Health Studies program, you will have the ability to:

  • Perform a variety of specialized body and skin care treatments, following correct procedures and precautions and supporting client needs (including but not limited to facials, manicures, pedicures, hair removal and make-up applications).
  • Use a range of specialized equipment and products, in compliance with established national, provincial, industry and other related standards, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Apply relevant knowledge of anatomy, physiology and histology to the provision of specialized esthetic treatments and services.
  • Adhere to health, safety, sanitation and infection 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.
  • 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.

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Career Prospects

Career Outlook

  • Esthetician
  • Medical esthetician
  • Business owner
  • Product representative
  • Make-up artist
  • Laser hair specialist

Areas of Employment

  • Beauty industry
  • Spas
  • Salons
  • Medi-spas
  • Doctors’ offices
  • Home-based businesses
  • Health clinics in conjunction with dermatologists
  • Offices of plastic surgeons and other healthcare providers
  • Cruise ships
  • Self-employment

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