Algonquin College



Start your wellness career within one year.
With a condensed format of 42 weeks, the Esthetician Ontario College Diploma program prepares you to enter the high-demand wellness industry in less than one year.
Learn and apply the latest esthetics trends to promote health and well-being in this growing, dynamic industry. By combining theory and hands-on learning, the Esthetician program teaches you essential skills in skin care, nail care, hair removal, makeup application and body treatments. An emphasis is also placed on developing customer relations skills to help build a strong and loyal customer base.
Gain on-the-job experience applying your skills on real clients at the Salon, Spa and Boutique, Algonquin College`s on-campus, student-run spa facility. During this time, you gain experience and knowledge, and become comfortable providing professional esthetic services to clients.
The skills you gain at Algonquin open the doors to a variety of wellness careers at:

day or resort spas
wellness centres
beauty institutes
health clubs
cruise ships
cosmetic firms
Specific positions include:

cosmetician/makeup artist
nail technician
beauty consultant
product representative for manufacturers
distributor and retailer of esthetic products
You may also choose to pursue self-employment opportunities or small business ownership after completing the program.
This program is well-suited for students who:

Enjoy interacting with people and providing superior service to clients.
Have strong communication (oral and written) skills.
Are organized and energetic.
Are interested in beauty trends.

Program Duration:
42 Weeks
Work Integrated Learning:
PGWP Eligibility:
English Requirement:
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