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Esthetics (Part-time)

Credential:
Certificate
Program Code:
1161
School:
Health & Life Sciences and Community Services

Notice:

There is an orientation session to learn more about our program. Attendance is highly recommended; important information will be shared and all questions will be answered.

Doon (Kitchener) Campus

Date: Tuesday, August 15th

Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Room: 1F16

About the Program

This program will prepare students for the ever changing industry of Esthetics, whether pursuing a career at a spa/salon or establishing a spa/salon within the field. Completion of this program will provide skills in various treatment techniques with sufficient knowledge of biochemistry, anatomy and theory to implement esthetic treatments and advise industry consumers. The program will stress manipulative skills and the theory to understand the operations of the esthetic industry. Topics include: manicure, pedicure, make-up application, body waxing, spa body treatments and body massage, basic and advanced facials including aromatherapy facial, product knowledge, marketing, equipment knowledge, chemistry applications and business management.

Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

How to Apply

Students may obtain a Conestoga College Program Application Form from any Conestoga College campus, OR by writing directly to the Registrar's Office, OR by using the college website at www.conestogac.on.ca/admissions/forms

Send completed applications to:
Conestoga College
Admissions Office
299 Doon Valley Dr
Kitchener, Ontario
Canada N2G 4M4

How to Register for Courses

Go to How to Register for detailed registration information.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

Learn more about PLAR.

Graduate Opportunities

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca

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Program Outcomes

Program Courses

Click on the course code or title below for a full description of the course. If available for registration, clicking on "Details" in the status column will open a new browser tab or window in the Student Portal.

Course Information
Course Code Course Title Status
ESTH1020 Professional Make-Up
Description: Topics of study include day, night and special occasions make-up, shading, high-lighting, contouring, colour analysis, facial features analysis and product knowledge. Students will be able to do professional make-up as part of the esthetics trade or work as make-up artists.
Hours: 39
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
ESTH1140 Applied Body and Spa Treatments
Description: This course will provide theory and practical knowledge in body treatments. Students will familiarize themselves with wraps, scrubs, body massage which will incorporate the use of essential oils, dry brushing, aromatherapy and other therapies offered in the esthetical field. Successful graduates will be able to apply their knowledge in spa settings.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: ESTH1270
CoRequisites:
Closed
ESTH1150 Body Waxing
Description: This course will teach students the history, art and science of body sugaring, and show them how to make their own body sugar paste by using inexpensive natural ingredients. Students will learn the techniques and be able to demonstrate the removal of unwanted hair using this safe and hygienic procedure. Students will gain confidence in both theory and practice to apply these skills. This course is part of the Esthetics program.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: ESTH1170
CoRequisites:
Closed
ESTH1160 Career Planning for Esthetical Opportunities
Description: This course will introduce the students to the fundamentals of being a professional esthetician, from human resources, and business owner perspectives. Consideration of career opportunities, professional conduct, dealing with people, marketing, retailing, purchasing, and aspects of managing a successful business will be covered. Students will learn how to prepare themselves for working in esthetics service trade.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Details
ESTH1170 Esthetical Science - Anatomy
Description: This course is designed to provide the biology and chemistry information required for the esthetics field. This theory course not only covers the anatomy and physiology of the skin, but explores how the human body works, and how this directly relates to esthetics. Students will also gain information on bacteria, branches of chemistry to understand how chemistry applications relate to cosmetics.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Details
ESTH1180 Skin Care II
Description: This course is designed to be a continuation of Skin Care 1, offering students more in depth knowledge of facial care treatments, massage steps, specialty masks, peels and will also incorporate the use of machinery for facials. The focus of this course is directed at specialty masks and treatments for more advanced facials. Students will benefit from greater product knowledge and advanced facial applications. Students will also gain theory knowledge about laser and electrolysis. This course is part of the Esthetics program.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: ESTH1270
CoRequisites:
Details
ESTH1190 Manicure Techniques
Description: Students will learn theory and practices of hand care, generic product knowledge, hand massage, nail polish applications and specialty manicure treatments. Successful graduates will be able to utilize their learned skills to themselves or as a manicurist to others. This course is part of the Esthetics program.
Hours: 39
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: ESTH1170
CoRequisites:
Details
ESTH1200 Pedicure Procedures
Description: Students will be educated in the theory and practice of foot care, generic product knowledge, pedicure massage, polish application, specialty treatments. Students will receive in depth knowledge about public hygiene, skin disorders and diseases and how they pertain to pedicuring feet. Students will know how to pedicure diabetic feet and cancer patients, clients and themselves. This course is part of the Esthetics program.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: ESTH1190
CoRequisites:
Details
ESTH1210 Clinical Practices for Esthetics
Description: This course is designed to offer students an evaluation of practical applications of all esthetical courses, performed on models to prepare them for the esthetical trade/field.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: ESTH1150, ESTH1020, ESTH1140, ESTH1180, ESTH1200
CoRequisites:
Closed
ESTH1270 Skin Care I
Description: This course will teach the principles of facial care, massage and skin treatment both in theory and in practice. Students will familiarize themselves with various cosmetic products, tools and equipment for practicing modern skin care as a part of the field of Esthetics. Successful graduates will be able to apply their new skills to themselves or as a Skin Care Technician.
Hours: 55
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: ESTH1170
CoRequisites:
Closed

Disclaimer

The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.

Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.

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Program Contact

Indra Koomarchand, ikoomarchand@conestogac.on.ca, 519-748-5220 ext. 8252

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