Esthetician Curriculum

Accepting Applications for September 2018

See curriculum for: January 2019
Credential: Ontario College Diploma ( 3 semesters )
Classes begin:
September 04, 2018
Offered at:
Sutherland Campus
Program code:
EST
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
Domestic:
$2,977.32 per semester*
* Tuition and fees subject to change.

Courses and Descriptions

Semester 1

COMM 201
Units/ Hours: 45

Communications I is an introductory course that provides a foundation in college-level communications by teaching students to read critically, write appropriately for a variety of audiences, conduct and cite research, and revise for clarity and correctness. In seminars and labs, students will engage in both independent and collaborative activities, including the development of a digital portfolio designed to help them become more effective communicators in academic and professional environments.

COSM 37
Units/ Hours: 120

COSM 7
Units/ Hours: 45

Students will become proficient in a variety of hair removal techniques and treatments. Hard and soft wax techniques, eyebrow sculpting and full body hair removal are some of the treatments that will be taught. Students will practice eyelash and eyebrow tinting application.

COMP 345
Units/ Hours: 45

Working in the Windows 7 environment, this computer course introduces the student to computer basics (computer terminology, e-mail, file management) and the application and use of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software using Microsoft Office 2016. Through the extensive use of hands-on activities, students will gain sufficient knowledge and experience to make productive use of computers as a tool in the college and workplace environments.

COSM 3
Units/ Hours: 45

Manicures are one of the most requested services in the Spa industry. Wet and dry treatments, hot stone massage, exfoliants and masks will provide students with a solid learning foundation. All aspects of decontamination nail disorders and diseases are discussed and practiced.

COSM 6
Units/ Hours: 75

Discover the latest in pedicure techniques and leading edge skills in nail care from our Master Pedicurist, You will learn to provide traditional pedicures, and medi pedis will be demonstrated and discussed. In addition, you will study foot scrubs, masks, and hot stone treatments in demand in spa care. Nail disorders, disease and contra-indications are a focal point of this course.

Semester 2

COMM 202
Units/ Hours: 45

Communications II, building on the foundation of Communications I, is a blended course that teaches students to write and communicate for a variety of professional situations. In seminars, labs and online modules, students will develop a professional portfolio that demonstrates their abilities to meet the challenges of a changing workplace.

Pre-Requisites
SCIE 112
Units/ Hours: 30

This course will outline the basic functions of the human body in the context of esthetic treatment. Topics will include human biological, physiological and anatomical systems. The importance of how systems affect healthy skin and body will be emphasized, enabling the student to determine when to apply skin treatments or when to refer a client.

COSM 4
Units/ Hours: 60

Students will practice nail enhancement techniques with different overlay systems according to professional standards and ethics.

Pre-Requisites
FLPL 105
Units/ Hours: 120

Students will be introduced to and participate in the daily business activities of "Essentials: The Spa at Fleming". In this practicum, students will perform introductory esthetic techniques on clients and participate in all aspects of an esthetic business.

Pre-Requisites
COSM 8
Units/ Hours: 60

Students will practice facial techniques using specialized facial machines, basic body treatments and relaxation massage while demonstrating an understanding of the anatomy of the body.

Units/ Hours: 45

All graduates of diploma programs require general education credits. These courses allow you to explore issues of societal concern by looking at the history, theory and contemporary applications of those issues.

Your program has designated some required general education courses. In addition, you have the opportunity to choose from a list of electives each semester.

Many of these courses and some other general education courses are also available through evening classes, by distance education, or on-line. See our Part-Time Studies Calendar for these opportunities.

You may already possess general education equivalencies from other colleges or universities. Please see the General Education Co-ordinators at the Peterborough and Lindsay locations for possible exemptions.

Students select 2 Gen Ed elecs (of which at least 1 is web-based)

Semester 3

COSM 10
Units/ Hours: 45

Students will practice advanced spa body treatments. Treatments include basic relaxation massage, basic aromatherapy, hydrotherapy, scrubs and wraps. Students will compete to create a unique, layered spa body treatment to be used at Ste. Anne's Spa.

BUSN 68
Units/ Hours: 45

This course will provide knowledge and skills in how to create positive public and inter-salon relations. Practical skills and strategies of business management, exemplary customer service, presenting a professional and respected public image, building rapport and maintaining a strong client base will be provided.

COSM 27
Units/ Hours: 30

This course introduces the Esthetician student to the field of Medical Esthetics, so that he or she can make appropriate traditional esthetic service recommendations to their clients, based on an awareness of contra-indications that medical esthetic procedures pose to traditional esthetics.

Pre-Requisites
COSM 9
Units/ Hours: 45

Students will practice professional make-up strategies to meet various client needs and expectations. Some of the make-up application techniques include day, evening, bridal, camouflage and fantasy looks.

FLPL 106
Units/ Hours: 180

In this second practicum, students will continue to perform spa services on clients; use spa computer software to practice professional receptionist skills; and experience the role of manager in 'Essentials: The Spa at Fleming' according to professional standards, ethics and agency protocols.

Pre-Requisites
Units/ Hours: 45

All graduates of diploma programs require general education credits. These courses allow you to explore issues of societal concern by looking at the history, theory and contemporary applications of those issues.

Your program has designated some required general education courses. In addition, you have the opportunity to choose from a list of electives each semester.

Many of these courses and some other general education courses are also available through evening classes, by distance education, or on-line. See our Part-Time Studies Calendar for these opportunities.

You may already possess general education equivalencies from other colleges or universities. Please see the General Education Co-ordinators at the Peterborough and Lindsay locations for possible exemptions.