You may also be interested in the Part-Time or Micro-Credential Option:
- Medical Esthetician Laser Practitioner (Part-Time)
- Medical Esthetician Laser Practitioner (Micro-Credential)
Please Note: For the Fall 2021, it is our intention to run all practical courses of the ESTHETICIAN program in-person and all theory courses at-a-distance. Both theory and practical classes will require that you attend (in person or virtually) at a given day/time. Distance classes will be recorded and posted wherever appropriate.
Centennial College's Esthetician program is the only undertaking of its sort in Toronto to offer both clinic and placement components. It will provide you with the knowledge and skills for spa applications, medical esthetics and business operations.
During your time in this college health program, you'll learn from qualified instructors who have many years of experience in the industry and explore a comprehensive curriculum that will incorporate:
- Infection control
- Practical applications
- Product knowledge
- Sales techniques
- Business practice
As a Centennial College Esthetician student, you'll have the advantage of developing your skills in esthetician lab facilities using cutting-edge equipment that is common in today's wellness and medical spas. The lab facilities, located at Morningside Campus, also serve as the faculty-supervised Censation Esthetics Student Clinic, in which you'll gain real-world experience. Each semester, new services will be added to the curriculum to prepare you for applying your knowledge.
To round out your training in this college diploma program, you'll apply your skills to field placement experiences in both industry clinics and established businesses. This aspect of the offering will allow you to learn in an atmosphere that will build the confidence and skills to enter this challenging and exciting career.
Upon graduation, you'll be able to provide the entire range of professional services offered in today's spas, medi-spas and doctor's offices and have the skills required to successfully operate a private business.
Part-time Offering: Medical Esthetic Practitioner (for nurses)
- A strong curriculum will empha preparing you for the current workplace by providing the latest knowledge.
- Medical esthetics embedded in semesters 3 and 4 will include:
- Micro current lifting
- Low level coherent light and ultrasound
- Laser/IPL (55 hours of theoretical and practical training)
- Chemical peels
- Among specialized body equipment you'll become familiar with will be:
- Vichi capsule/showers
- Body contouring, drainage
- Non-invasive meso therapy
- You'll learn to effectively use computer software commonly utilized in spas.
- Your education will allow you to apply knowledge of business operations, exceptional customer service and diverse population needs to the daily operations of an esthetic business in a professionally managed salon or spa environment.
- Faculty members who have extensive experience and knowledge are all accomplished and well respected in the field.
- Many placement sites hire Esthetician program students upon completion of the program/placement. Up to 95 per cent of the placement sites have hired grads.
- The Esthetician program receives high Key Performance Indicator satisfaction rates from students, graduates and employers. It has received 100 per cent employer satisfaction and 100 per cent student satisfaction for program quality, learning experience, clinical experience and quality of teachers with current industry skills.
As a graduate of this School of Community and Health Studies program, you'll 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.
Global Citizenship, Education and Inclusion Portfolio
You'll develop a portfolio documenting your engagement with the College's signature Global Citizenship and Equity competencies. For more information on Global Citizenship, Education and Inclusion, the GCEI portfolio and the available supports, please visit www.centennialcollege.ca/citizenshipandequity.