North American College

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Advanced Esthetics Diploma 

Program Length: 48 weeks

This program is offered at our Toronto and Scarborough Campus

Estheticians are experts in services related to skin care including facial, body, hand and foot care. They provide non-medical skin procedures and treatments to the face and body using specialized products and techniques in order to enhance a client's personal appearance. Major services provided include:

  • Facials and facial skin care
  • Skin analysis and care plan development
  • Full body treatments for skin care
  • Neck and head massages
  • Makeup application and advice on the use of make-up and other beauty products
  • Hair removal through waxing, electrolysis, laser technology, and other methods
  • Hand and foot care (manicures, pedicures and related treatments)

Estheticians are also expected to maintain the hygiene their skin care center. They must frequently sterilize equipment and organize their environment for safety and work efficiency. They often work evenings and weekends and may stand on their feet for long periods depending on the treatment they are providing. They can work full-time or part-time and some work more than 40 hours a week. Estheticians are employed in spas, beauty salons, skin care clinics, health clubs and cosmetic departments or they may be self-employed. They need excellent communication skills and must be able to interact with a wide range of clients on a daily basis.

Course Outline

  • Manicure
  • Pedicure
  • Waxing
  • Make-Up Artistry
  • Anatomy and Physiology / Skin Care
  • Advanced Spa Therapies / Hydro
  • Massage
  • New Technologies
  • Electrolysis
  • Small Business Management/Microsoft Office
  • Clinical Practice

Learning Outcomes

  • You will know how to perform body and skin care treatments following correct procedures and precautions while supporting client needs.
  • Be familiar with esthetic equipment and products including their use, related standards, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Understand basic anatomy, physiology and pathology as it relates to esthetic treatments and service.
  • Know local Health Unit guidelines and protocols for sanitation and infection prevention and control.
  • Know the business skills and activities required to establish and operate an esthetic business in a salon or spa environment.
  • Know how to select and recommend esthetic products and product ingredients according to client needs and health status.
  • Understand the concepts of and know how to establish and maintain good working relationships and ethical practices as they relate to the esthetician.
  • Know customer service strategies for a variety of client needs and expectations and how to adhere to professional standards and ethics.
  • Know techniques to enhance work performance, promote career opportunities and keep up to date with industry change.
  • Know the various essential employability skills and the importance of demonstrating them.


Career Opportunities

  •  Spa Therapist
  •  Instructor for Professional Product Lines
  •  Cruise Ship Esthetician
  •  Medi-Spa Technician
  •  Electrologist and Facial Therapist in a Doctor’s Office

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 (OSSD) or equivalent
  • If you are 19 years or older and do not have an OSSD or equivalent, a minimum passing score of 14 on the Wonderlic SLE entrance test.

Job Search / Placement

At North American College (NAC), Career Services are designed to assist graduates in the pursuit of employment in their field of study. NAC management contacts prospective employers to provide employment opportunities for graduates. Services for students and graduates include conducting workshops and providing individualized one-to-one service on job related topics such as resume building, interviewing and job search techniques as well as bringing employers at campus for recruiting purposes.