Health, Wellness and Sciences

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General information

Program code
4 Semesters (2 Years)
Ontario College Diploma

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2017 Barrie
Winter 2018 Barrie

Program description

This program prepares students with the knowledge, skills and professional competencies required for the Esthetics industry. Graduates of this program are able to provide advanced spa modalities such as; make-up and specialized skin, body and hand/foot treatments. In addition, business applications required to run a small business are emphasized. This program has been specifically designed with the intent to academically prepare the graduate for future international and provincial testing and recognition.

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

Admission details

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

  • OSS curriculum: OSSD or equivalent, with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG4C, ENG4U)

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

  • Any credit Communication course taken at Georgian College
  • College preparatory programs including those taken at Georgian College: Pre-health Sciences and General Arts and Science*
  • Equivalent courses in English taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)
  • Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications
  • Mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*
  • Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)
  • English, Literature or Communication credit courses from accredited colleges/universities

Home school applicants:

  • Applicants can write the mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.


View the Esthetician articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.


Mandatory Courses

SPAE1001 Cosmetic Product Knowledge
SPAE1002 Fundamentals of Esthetic Sciences
SPAE1003 Fundamentals of Spa Treatments
SPAE1004 Fundamentals of Spa Treatments Lab
SPAE1006 Principles of Esthetic Sciences
SPAE1008 Spa Treatments Practice
SPAE1009 Spa Clinic
SPAE2000 Nutrition and Health
SPAE2001 Advanced Esthetic Services
SPAE2002 Advanced Esthetic Practices
SPAE2004 Esthetic Clinic
SPAE2005 Spa Operations Management
SPAE2006 Holistic and Body Therapies
SPAE2007 Skin and Body Applications
SPAE2008 Advanced Esthetic Clinic
SPAE1010 Introduction To Esthetic Management
SPAE1011 Artificial Nail Technologies
SPAE1012 Spa Treatments Theory
SPAE2009 Cosmetic Applicatons

Communications Courses

To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.

General Education Courses

To be selected from College list

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