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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 38 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 new skills with clients from the community. In addition to practical skills training and experience, the program includes extensive coverage of business and interpersonal skills. 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.


SLC Student Success at Provincial and National Skills Competitions

2019 National Skills Competition: GOLD MEDAL WINNER - Katie Salamone.
2019 Provincial Skills Competition: GOLD MEDAL WINNER - Katie Salamone.

2018 National Skills Competition: SILVER MEDAL WINNER - Alexandra Fox. Read more.
2018 Provincial Skills Competition: GOLD MEDAL WINNER - Alexandra Fox; SILVER MEDAL WINNER - Nicole Wright. Read more.

2017 National Skills Competition: GOLD MEDAL WINNER - Stephanie-Rachel Kuepfer. Read more.

2017 Provincial Skills Competition: GOLD MEDAL WNNER - Stephanie-Rachel Kuepfer; SILVER MEDAL WINNER - Shannon Marginson. Read more.

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 National Skills Competition: SILVER MEDAL WINNER - Julie Foell.

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.

Program Name


Program Code



Ontario College Diploma

Start Dates


Program Duration

38 Weeks

Location (Campus)


Canadian Fees

To view a detailed fee schedule, please click here. The fee schedule will open as a PDF in a new window.

International Fees

To view a detailed International fee schedule, please click here. The fee schedule will open as a PDF in a new window.

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
Check them out at Bursaries and Scholarships


Program Outline 2020-21

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

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

Semester 3
ESTH 9 Aging Skin, Nutrition & Exercise
ESTH 16 Medical Treatments & Terminology
ESTH 35 Skin Care 3: Current Trends and Techniques
ESTH 42 Dynamic Designs 3: Client Services
GENE General Education Course
GENE 34 Introduction to Entrepreneurship

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

SLC graduates have many options to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Agreements between SLC and other institutions that are specific to this program are listed below. In addition, there are many credit transfer pathway agreements between colleges and universities within the province of Ontario. Please also visit to search for options relevant to your program area of study.

    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.

    If you are missing prerequisite courses, enroll in the Career/College Prep program - free for Ontario residents who are 19 years or older. Click here for full details


    Health Requirements


    I enjoyed every day at St. Lawrence College. I remember getting up in the morning thinking, 'for the first time in my life I actually WANT to go to school.' I learned above and beyond what I need to know to start my career in esthetics. These passionate teachers would go to any extent to help me when I was struggling. As a result, I was hired in my first semester, gained experience in a high-end salon, and with only a year of knowledge under my belt, I was offered a position as an esthetician on a cruise ship which required a minimum of 3 years experience. Thank you St. Lawrence, for helping me build my career!

    Elisabeth Gingras

    Program Contact

    Diana Boboti-Senis

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    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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