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VCC International

Esthetics Certificate

The Esthetics Certificate program provides knowledge and practical experience to launch a career in this rapidly evolving industry. Our curriculum is constantly changing with the needs of the industry to ensure graduates have a competitive edge to succeed in the spa business or a related field.

Program Hours: Please be advised that the hours and days of the program may include longer hours either 8:30 am to 5:30 pm or 10:00 am to 7:00 pm three days per week and may include Saturday classes from 8:30 to 5:30 pm. Once you have been registered you can view your schedule at https://my.vcc.ca/

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Start Length Credentials Campus Part- or Full-time
Jan, May, Sep, Nov 9 months Certificate Downtown Full-time

Program Description

Program Description

Students get authentic industry experience training in a fully equipped spa where treatments are offered to the public.

Related theoretical content is delivered through lectures, demonstrations and various teaching aids in the classroom and is continuously integrated into the practical work.

Strategies include:
Guest speakers such as product experts and spa owners
Field trips such as trade shows, supply houses and skills competitions
Case studies such as industry trends and skin analysis

Participation is integral to the development of practical skills in this program. As such, students assume the role of client, therapist and spa coordinator.

Work practicum offers students spa industry work experience, opportunities to practice knowledge and skills learned at the college and potential for employment.

Students who complete both the full-time Hairstylist program and full-time Esthetics program are eligible to receive a Cosmetology diploma.


Classes are generally held Tuesday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (subject to change).

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

General

Please note that you must submit official transcripts and educational documents to support your application; unfortunately, we cannot accept photocopies or fax versions.

Applicants should be 16 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.

Proof of English Proficiency

VCC welcomes international students from around the world to the college's academic or career programs.

Applicants for whom English is a second language should submit proof of English proficiency.


Program Specific

VCC welcomes international students from around the world to the college's academic or career programs.

Applicants for whom English is a second language should submit proof of English proficiency.

Admission Requirements

  • English 10 or equivalent
  • OR
  • Academic IELTS 5.5 overall (no band less than 5.0)
  • OR
  • TOEFL iBT 68
  • OR
  • Interview with the Department leader or representative

Courses Schedule

Courses Schedule

 

Term 1

Anatomy & Physiology (ESTH 1110)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits  course outline
Foot and Nail Treatment (ESTH 1120)
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3.0 credits  course outline
Hair Removal (ESTH 1125)
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3.0 credits  course outline
Hand and Nail Treatment (ESTH 1115)
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3.0 credits course outline
Intro to Skin and Body Therapies (ESTH 1100)
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2.0 credits  course outline
Safe Practices (ESTH 1105)
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3.0 credits  course outline
Skin Treatment 1 (ESTH 1130)
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3.0 credits  course outline


Term 2

Body Treatment (ESTH 1215)
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3.0 credits  course outline
Makeup (ESTH 1200)
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3.0 credits  course outline
Practicum (ESTH 1225)
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2.0 credits  course outline
Salon Management and Retailing (ESTH 1210)
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3.0 credits  course outline
Skin Treatment 2 (ESTH 1205)
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3.0 credits course outline
Specialized Treatment (ESTH 1220)
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3.0 credits  course outline


Fees and Other costs

Fees and Other Costs:


International Application Fee $145
Tuition Fee $15,183
Student Union Fee $165
College Initiative Fee $95
Student Union Health Plan Fee $146
Student Union Dental Plan Fee $146
U-Pass Fee $369
Other Costs Graduation Fee - $40

Campus Resource Fee - $152

Kit and Textbooks - $1,600 (current kit must be purchased on the first day of the program through the VCC Bookstore)

Info Sessions

Info Sessions

Contact Us/Request Info

Contact Us/Request Info

email: study@vcc.ca

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Program: Esthetics Certificate

Program Highlights

Program Highlights

Career Prospects

Career Prospects