Algonquin College

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Esthetics (Part-time)

Algonquin College

Faculty:Centre for Continuing and Online Learning
Field of Study:Aesthetician/Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist


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.


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

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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