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Esthetician

Available at: Kingston

Overview

Choosing the Esthetician program at SLC means you’ll be trained with the best – not just in Ontario, but also Canada! Each year our students have the opportunity to compete in the Ontario Skills Competitions and go on to national and international competitions where they consistently step onto the podium for Gold, Silver or Bronze. Skills Competition - more info.

At St. Lawrence College you can earn your Ontario College Diploma in the Esthetician program in a condensed 40 weeks! We’re one of the only colleges in Canada to offer this condensed program format that gets you into the career of your dreams.

Our in-house training salon, Dynamic Designs, provides opportunities to practice your skills with clients from the community. In addition to practical skills training and experience, the program includes extensive coverage of business and service knowledge. This includes codes of conduct, business management, customer service, sales training, and professionalism.

Keeping with the current trends of the industry we offer you the latest treatments and techniques in both basic and advanced and medical Esthetics.

The beauty industry continues to grow each year, expanding opportunities for a career in the esthetics profession. From setting up a home-based business to traveling the seas in cruise ship spas, esthetics students and graduates are presented with more options than ever before.

 

Highlights

An opportunity to travel abroad is available. Each year a group of students embark on a trip to Europe that is coordinated through the program. There is no obligation to participate, but for students who think travel may become a part of their career goals, this provides a safe and educational introduction to international travel.

SLC Student Success at Provincial and National Skills Competitions

2016 National Skills Competition: GOLD MEDAL WINNER - Anne Matiowsky. Read more.
2016 Provincial Skills Competition: GOLD MEDAL WINNER - Anne Matiowsky; BRONZE MEDAL WINNER -  Carley Cain. Read more.

2015 National Skills Competition: GOLD MEDAL WINNER - Macaila McLeod. Read more.

2015 Provincial Skills Competition: GOLD MEDAL WINNER - Macaila McLeod; SILVER MEDAL WINNER - Heaven Carbonell. Read more.

2014 National Skills Competition: GOLD MEDAL WINNER - Kaitlyn Hoiles. Read more.

2014 Provincial Skills Competition: GOLD MEDAL WINNER - Kaitlyn Hoiles; SILVER MEDAL WINNER - Erica Campbell. Read more.

2013 Provincial Skills Competition: GOLD MEDAL WINNER - Julia Foell; SILVER MEDAL WINNER - Amanda Oliveira. Read more.

2012 National Skills Competition: GOLD MEDAL WINNER - Chloe McCauley. Read more.

2012 Provincial Skills Competition: GOLD MEDAL WINNER - Chloe McCauley; SILVER MEDAL WINNER - Chloe Gray. Read more.

2011 National Skills competition: GOLD MEDAL WINNER - Melissa Greyling. Read more.

2011 Provincial Skills Competition: GOLD MEDAL WINNER - Melissa Greyling; SILVER MEDAL WINNER - Rachel Spiers. Read more.

Career Opportunities

Our training salon, Dynamic Designs, provides you with the valuable practical experience to perform Esthetic and Skin Therapy services on clients from the general public. Work placements give you the opportunity to acquire both hands-on experience and possible future employment. Many of our students gain part-time employment in the Esthetics field as soon as they have completed their first placement experience.

Employment options are endless as our graduates choose to work and find success in any of the following areas:

  • Estheticians and Skin Therapists in day or destination spas, salons, health centres or cruise ships
  • Product trainers and educators or sales representatives for manufacturers and distributors of esthetic products
  • Sales, purchasing, marketing and retail in cosmetic firms
  • Managers of Esthetics and Skin Therapy centres
  • Teachers or instructors in the industry
  • Estheticians working alongside Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons
  • Self-employment or on a consultation basis

View our program flyer to learn more.

Apply now at www.ontariocolleges.ca

Program Name

Esthetician

Program Code

0736

Credential

Ontario College Diploma

Start Dates

September

Program Duration

40 weeks

Location (Campus)

Kingston

Canadian Fees

2017-18 tuition fees are $5,871.36. Compulsory fees are $1,252.15. All fees are subject to change for 2018-19.

International Fees

2017-18 International tuition fees are $27,225.00. Compulsory fees are $1,926.15. All fees are subject to change for 2018-19.

Additional Costs

Books, supplies and implements estimated $1700. Transportation for training at the International Dermal Institute estimated $50.

Scholarships and Bursaries

St. Lawrence College offers an extensive Student Scholarship and Bursary Program.  Scholarships and bursaries for this purpose are sponsored by external organizations and private individuals.  These awards recognize our academic excellence, community involvement, contribution to the quality of College life, outstanding achievement and professional potential. 

The following awards are available to esthetic students:
Student of the Year Awards
Sale and Service Award
Personal Achievement Award
Check them out at Bursaries and Scholarships

 

Program Outline 2018-19

Semester 1
ESTH 11 Anatomy and Physiology I
ESTH 12 Nail Care Techniques
ESTH 14 Hair Removal
ESTH 15 Skin Care I - Facial Treatments
ESTH 17 Advanced Technologies in Medical Esthetics
ESTH 22 Advanced Technologies & Client Services I
WORK 44 Work Placement
COMM 52 Communications & Customer Relationships
GENE General Education Course

Semester 2
ESTH 8 Chemistry in the Beauty Industry
ESTH 18 Advanced Nail Technics
ESTH 25 Skin Care Practical II - Technologies
ESTH 32 Dynamic Designs II: Client Services
ESTH 33 Body Treatments
ESTH 43 Makeup
WORK 45 Work Placement

Semester 3
ESTH 9 Aging Skin, Nutrition & Exercise
ESTH 16 Medical Treatments & Terminology
ESTH 35 Skin Care Practical III
ESTH 42 Advanced Technologies & Client Services III
GENE 34 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
GENE General Education Course

Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including the following prerequisites:

  • Grade 12 English at the C or U level
  • Grade 11 Math

For OSSD equivalency options, see Admission Requirements.

Prerequisites

Health Requirements

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

Formal and informal pathways offer SLC graduates the chance to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Those that follow are specific to this program:

    For details on Credit Transfer within Ontario please visit: www.ontransfer.ca

    Testimonials

    I have really enjoyed my time at St. Lawrence College as part of the Esthetician program. This program had really prepared me for the workforce and I am extremely grateful for all the hard work my teachers did to get me to where I am now. Winning gold at the Ontario Skills and continuing on to win Bronze at the Skills Canada proves just how much the Esthetician program prepared me for a career that I feel so passionate about.



    Emma Verch

    Program Contact

    Diana Boboti-Senis
    dbobotisenis@sl.on.ca

    Admissions Information

    Connect with a College Career Advisor:
    dreamit@sl.on.ca

    International Students Contact:
    international@sl.on.ca


    Additional Information

    Programs at St. Lawrence College are delivered using a variety of instruction modes. Courses may be offered in the classroom or lab, entirely online, or in a hybrid mode which combines classroom sessions with online learning activities. Program delivery can be run weekdays, weekends or evenings. Upon registration, each full-time student is provided a St. Lawrence College email account which is used to communicate important information about program or course events.

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