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General information

Program code
4 Semesters (2 Years)
Ontario College Diploma

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2018 Barrie
Winter 2019 Barrie

Program description

In this program, students are prepared with the knowledge, skills and professional competencies required for the Esthetics Industry. Students in this program are able to provide 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 designed with the intent to academically prepare students for international testing and to inspire a passion for the health and wellness industry.

Additional program specific fee information for Esthetician

Starting in September 2018, this program now requires proof of Grade 11 or 12 C or U level biology – see program outline for more details.

IMPORTANT: 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)
  • Grade 11 Biology (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) and Grade 11 or 12 Biology (C) or (U) (new for 2018-19)

NOTE: Biology is not required for the January 2018 intake.

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*
  • Equivalent courses in English and biology 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 and biology
  • Mature student testing in English only that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*
  • Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED) for English requirements only
  • English, Literature or Communication and biology 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)* Please contact the Registrar's Office regarding the biology requirement

* 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
  • SPAE1006 Principles of Esthetic Sciences
  • SPAE2000 Nutrition and Health
  • SPAE2001 Advanced Esthetic Services
  • SPAE2006 Holistic and Body Therapies
  • SPAE2007 Skin and Body Applications
  • SPAE1012 Spa Treatments Theory
  • SPAE1013 Fundamentals of Spa Treatments Lab
  • SPAE1015 Spa Treatments Practice
  • SPAE1014 Esthetic Professionalism
  • SPAE1016 Artificial Nail Technologies
  • SPAE2011 Advanced Esthetic Practices
  • SPAE2012 Introduction to Spa Management and Entrepreneurship
  • SPAE2013 Cosmetic Applications

Clinical Courses

  • SPAE1009 Spa Clinic
  • SPAE2004 Esthetic Clinic
  • SPAE2008 Advanced Esthetic Clinic

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