Esthetician (Accelerated)

Kingston Campus | Program Code: 0736
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If you enjoy working with your hands and making people look and feel better, then a career as an Esthetician and Medical Esthetician is the perfect career for you.

Choosing the Esthetician program at SLC means you’ll be trained with the best – not just in Ontario, but also in Canada.

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.

Our in-house training salon, Dynamic Designs, provides opportunities to practice new skills their practical 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, working in a medical spa to traveling the seas in cruise ship spas, esthetics students and graduates are presented with more options than ever before.

Program Details

Code 0736
Start Date September
Credential Ontario College Diploma
Campus Kingston
Program Length 38 Weeks
Delivery Full-Time

Program Highlights

Our program follows the Esthetician Standards set by the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development.

Our program teaches in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge of general, advanced, and medical esthetics:

  • Basic and advanced skin care
  • Hair removal
  • Body massage and treatments
  • Make-up artistry
  • Nail care
  • Advanced nail techniques
  • Chemical peels
  • Lash/brow tinting and lifting
  • Lash extensions
  • Sales and customer service
  • Human anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Professional and health regulated standards
  • Pathology and histology
  • Skin care formulation and chemistry
  • Ethics
  • Communication
  • Business

It also teaches theoretical and practical technology skills used in medical esthetics:

  • Microdermabrasion
  • Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
  • Body contouring
  • Photo facials
  • SRS
  • Oxygeneo
  • Vasculyse/electrocoagulation

Competition Success Record

  • 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
  • 2018 Provincial Skills Competition: GOLD MEDAL WINNER - Alexandra Fox; SILVER MEDAL WINNER - Nicole Wright
  • 2017 National Skills Competition: GOLD MEDAL WINNER - Stephanie-Rachel Kuepfer
  • 2017 Provincial Skills Competition: GOLD MEDAL WNNER - Stephanie-Rachel Kuepfer; SILVER MEDAL WINNER - Shannon Marginson


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.



Program Fees
Ancillary Fees
$2,721.36 CAD
Program Fees
$0.00 CAD
Ancillary Fees
$1,184.25 CAD
$3,905.61 CAD

Fees are estimates only.  Tuition is based on two semesters.

Tuition fees are subject to change pending confirmation of provincial Ministry Funding rates for 2021-2022.

Program Fees
Ancillary Fees
$19,800.00 CAD
Program Fees
$0.00 CAD
Ancillary Fees
$1,886.66 CAD
$21,686.66 CAD

Fees are estimates only.  Tuition is based on two semesters.

Tuition fees are subject to change pending confirmation of provincial Ministry Funding rates for 2021-2022.


Our Kingston campus has seen significant renovation over the past few years, including a brand new Student Life and Innovation Centre that houses a new gymnasium, fitness centre, pub, and more.

New Gym
Kingston Campus Exterior
Kingston Campus

Career Opportunities

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

  • Skin Care Specialist
  • Film or Fashion Makeup Artist
  • Esthetics or Medical Esthetics Instructor
  • Makeup Artist
  • Marketing and retail in cosmetic firms
  • Nail Technologist
  • Esthetic business owner
  • Self-employment or on a consultation basis
  • Beauty writer
  • IPL/Laser Technician
  • Working in a day or destination spa
  • Working in medical spa clinics
  • Working alongside Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons
  • Salon/Spa Manager
  • Spa or Medical-Spa Consultant
  • Manufacturers, distributors, and retailers of beauty products or medical-spa and spa equipment
  • Health clubs


"My professors proved to be an absolute wealth of knowledge and installed their passion for Esthetics in me. They have been very supporting and amazing mentors even after I completed the program. I can honestly say that the program at SLC has been the foundation of my second career and business, truly an immeasurable asset."
Lupita Torres
"Just a few months after graduating I was hired in a high-end spa. During a training class at the spa it was obvious that my practical skills and theory knowledge was superior to the rest of the estheticians that had worked in the field for years. Even my employer noticed and made a comment about it."
Shannen McCuaig


You will have two one-week placements of 35 hours each which gives our students the opportunity to acquire both hands-on experience in a spa setting 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.

The students are encouraged to do their placements in an environment and location where they ultimately would be interested in working. A lot of our students have taken their placement in different cities in Canada and overseas.

Other Information

Additional Costs

Books, supplies, and implements are estimated to cost $1,700. Transportation for training at the International Dermal Institute is estimated to be $50.

Program Contacts

Program Contact

Diana Boboti-Senis
613.544.5400 ext. 1572

Admissions Information

Contact a member of our recruitment team
1.800.463.0752 and ask for Recruiting

International Students Contact
+1 613.544.5400 ext. 5514