Esthetics College Program Makes Beauty Its Business

 Do you have an interest in working in the beauty industry? Do work places such as spas and salons dermatologists, plastic surgeons and other healthcare providers’ offices and cruise ships appeal to you? Have you completed an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older) as well as the compulsory English Grade 12 C or U or equivalent, or skills assessment? If you answered ‘yes’ to these questions, you may want to consider applying for the esthetics college program at Centennial College, which is officially known as the Esthetician program.

Having what it takes to work in what is considered to be one of the most rapidly growing areas of the health and wellness service industry takes the type of training Centennial College provides its students. That’s because this two-year esthetics college program gives its students the knowledge and skills for spa applications and skin care as well as business operations. But these aren’t the only aspects that make this esthetics program, which results in an Ontario College Diploma, stand out.

Qualified instructors who have many years of experience in the industry, explore a comprehensive curriculum that incorporates anatomy, physiology, practical applications, product knowledge, sales techniques, skin care theory, skin care practices, manicures and pedicures, spa health and safety, introduction to wellness, and much more. Teaching of many topics is conducted in brand new esthetician lab facilities, using cutting-edge equipment that is common in today’s wellness and medical spas. In addition, these labs allow instructors to teach the proper use of specialized products, as well as how to apply knowledge of business operations, exceptional customer service and diverse population needs to daily operations of an esthetic business in a controlled salon or spa environment.

To complement in-school practice this esthetics college program gives students the chance to practice in the school’s student clinic (which is supervised by qualified faculty) and partake in field placements in the best spas in the city. Please be advised that students must have completed a standard first aid and CPR (healthcare provider level) course, a vulnerable sector background police check, and an immunization review form before they can be sent out on the esthetician work placement.  

Upon graduating from the esthetics college program, students are able 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 standards, regulations, policies and procedures; select and recommend the use of esthetic products and product ingredients to clients, taking into account health status and identified needs; 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; and more.

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