Esthetics

College-Approved Certificate (6 courses) Part-time On Campus
Program Code: 1906X02PWO Academic Year: 2016/2017


This program is listed under the following fields of study:

Our Program

Gain the skills necessary to successfully pursue a career as an entry-level esthetician. Through a combination of classroom theory and practical application, students learn the basics of human anatomy and physiology, as well as the core esthetic techniques: facial and skin care treatments, hair removal, manicures and pedicures, makeup applications and spa body treatments. This College Certificate program also offers business and client service skills to prepare students for self-employed practice.

Employment opportunities for graduates may include working in spas, salons, resorts, cruise ships, hotels, cosmetic departments and health clinics, or as an independent esthetician or skincare representative.

To qualify for this certificate, you must complete the program within three years.

Fees & Expenses

Fees for part-time programs are charged on a course-by-course basis and are published on each individual course page. For questions related to fees, please call the Registrar's Office at 613-727-0002.

Graduation Fee

Once you have completed all the courses in the program, it is the responsibility of the student to contact the Registrar's Office to obtain a certificate/diploma application. A graduation fee of $40 will be charged when the application is submitted. When your certificate/diploma application has been approved, you will be invited to Spring or Fall Convocation.

Admission Requirements

College Eligibility
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without an OSSD).
College Eligibility
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without an OSSD).

Notes

CCOL Academic Planner

The Academic Planner provides registered part-time students in the Centre for Continuing and Online Learning (CCOL) the ability to declare into a program of study. The Academic Planner outlines successfully completed courses to date, as well as courses that need to be completed in order to meet graduation requirements. It is therefore, essential that all part-time students in CCOL declare to their program of study, allowing administrators to plan course offerings. The tool is available on ACSIS, located under 'Continuing Education' on the left-hand toolbar.

Additional Information

For more information, please contact Natasha Wood, Program Coordinator, at 613-727-4723 ext. 6113 or woodvin@algonquincollege.com.

Courses

Online:Online Learning   On campus: On Campus
Course
Number
HoursCourse NameSummer
HLT005845.0FacialsOn Campus
HLT005945.0Spa Body Therapy

HLT0059 Spa Body Therapy

Students gain an understanding of the benefits and contraindications of spa massage and body treatments. Students learn the relationship and reaction of basic anatomy and physiology to body treatments. Students explore spa body treatments including basic Swedish massage techniques, basic aromatherapy, hydrotherapy, heat therapy, as well as scrubs and wraps. Additionally, students are introduced to the theory and practice of spa concepts, facilities and equipment and associated professional business standards.

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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HLT016045.0Makeup ArtistryOn Campus
HLT006136.0Manicures and PedicuresOn Campus
HLT006230.0WaxingOn Campus
CAL000148.0Building and Maintaining Customer RelationshipsOnline Learning Blank Icon

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

HLT0058 Facials

Facials are beneficial for a variety of skin types and to target certain skin conditions and general vitality of the skin. Students learn the basics of performing a facial treatment and the importance of client consultation and skin analysis. Topics of study include room furnishings setup including products and supplies, client consultation techniques, safety, sanitization and sterilization procedures, proper use of equipment and appropriate products, anatomy and physiology of the skin including identification of common skin types, conditions and diseases, and how the body systems and general nutrition relate to the skin.

HLT0059 Spa Body Therapy

Students gain an understanding of the benefits and contraindications of spa massage and body treatments. Students learn the relationship and reaction of basic anatomy and physiology to body treatments. Students explore spa body treatments including basic Swedish massage techniques, basic aromatherapy, hydrotherapy, heat therapy, as well as scrubs and wraps. Additionally, students are introduced to the theory and practice of spa concepts, facilities and equipment and associated professional business standards.

HLT0160 Makeup Artistry

Students learn proper makeup application techniques through theory and practical sessions. Topics of study include definitions, facial shapes and balance, colour classifications, products for different skin types, analysis of a client's face, features and skin prior to makeup application, proper makeup application steps and techniques including corrective makeup, supplies, brushes and products used. Students learn to create a variety of makeup styles suitable for day and evening. Industry looks, such as bridal, special events, print, photography, television and theatre are also reviewed.

HLT0061 Manicures and Pedicures

Students are introduced to the procedures for a manicure and pedicure using a variety of nail, hand, and foot care products and equipment. Students learn to identify disorders of the skin and nails and contraindications for specific procedures. French manicure, men's manicure and hand/arm, foot/leg massage techniques are introduced. Equipment and salon setup and sanitation are studied and applied to the practice setting.

HLT0062 Waxing

Waxing is an efficient and very popular temporary hair removal technique and profitable esthetics service. Students learn about hair structure and growth, how to assess an individual's hair-removal needs, conduct a waxing consultation, and perform face and body hair-removal treatments in a sterilized environment. Students are introduced to hard and soft wax types and methods of temporary and permanent hair removal. The importance of client education, safety, proper hygiene and sterilization techniques are taught throughout the course.

CAL0001 Building and Maintaining Customer Relationships

Students develop an understanding of customer service and the skills associated with understanding the needs of customers, meeting those needs and fostering an environment that encourages customers to return.