Esthetician Amazing facilities! Work in on-site clinic with real clients. Organic/green products. Develop your professional skills. CIDESCO-certified.

General information

Program code
4 Semesters (2 Years)
Ontario College Diploma

Intake information

Start date Campus
Winter 2018 Barrie
Fall 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.

Additional program specific fee information for Esthetician

PLEASE NOTE the Esthetician program has a strict "no jewellery" policy and uniform requirement for all labs and clinics.

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