About this program

Start Date

January 2024



Program Length

Three semesters



Ontario College Diploma

Sault College

About the program

Learn to perform a full range of treatments available in salons and spas today. Be trained in our fully equipped esthetic lab and student-run community spa, where you will gain valuable hands-on work experience under the supervision of trained and knowledgeable faculty. Graduates can expect careers in salons and spas, health and wellness centres, resorts, cosmetic sales, editorial work, and esthetic training and education.

Semester 1

CMM126 3 Workplace Communication
EST115 3 Intro to Spa/Practicum
EST116 4 Hair Removal
EST117 7 Professional Nail Techniques
EST118 6 Fundamentals of Skin Care – Practical I
EST119 4 Fundamentals of Skin Care – Theory I
EST161 4 Make-up Artistry I

Semester 2

EST166 7 Student Esthetician Clinic
EST167 4 Advanced Skin Care Theory II
EST168 6 Advanced Skin Care Practical II
EST169 4 Makeup Artistry and Advanced Trends
GEN110 3 Student Selected General Elective

Semester 3

EST135 3 Anatomy and Physiology
EST208 9 Practicum
EST210 7 Advanced Spa Techniques and Body Therapies
GEN100 3 Global Citizenship
EST209 3 The Spa Business and Entrepreneurship


Ontario Secondary School Diploma, and ENG4C/ENG4U, equivalent, or mature student test.

Are you missing program prerequisites?

Are you missing prerequisites for a program? We can help! SGEI offers common prerequisite courses during the summer, or we can arrange for you to complete a test to enter the program. All you have to do is apply, and we will be in touch with you.


  • Tuition: $5427 (estimated)
  • Textbooks: $1500 (estimated)

Funding opportunities

If you need assistance funding your education, visit our Financial Aid page to learn more about bursaries, grants, OSAP and more.

Meet your coordinator(s)

Our dedicated program coordinators are here to help you succeed, both in and out of the classroom.

Rhonda Miller

Kenora campus
(807) 468-3096

Have questions? Connect with a coordinator!

Have questions about this program? Contact a coordinator directly or submit your question(s) below and a program coordinator will reach out to you.

Career options

Esthetician graduates can expect to find work as an esthetician, makeup artist, manicurist, or nail technician.

Where you might work

  • Spa
  • Salon
  • Cosmetic sales or retail
  • Self-employment or contract work


I loved the hands on experience and the way the instructors always had your best interest at heart.
Aurora McRitchie
SGEI Student

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