Two skin care specialists wearing gray scrubs and blue latex gloves applying a treatment to a patient's eyelids in a spa clinic

Become a specialist in advanced skin care treatments and esthetics

Medical Skin Care Therapies Ontario College Graduate Certificate program

Exceptional facilities, equipment and faculty. Clinical placements will help you develop your skills to work alongside medical professionals.

Program code MSCT
Duration 1 Year
Credential Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Delivery Full-time

Program information

Program description

Students explore essential and advanced theory and practice related to the field of medical esthetics. Emphasis is placed on developing the knowledge, skills and judgement necessary to provide a treatment plan and make professional referrals when appropriate. Students learn to work with relevant medical professionals in a safe and competent manner. The practice component is conducted in a lab/clinic environment where best practice, current regulations and protocols are  adhered to.

Intake information

Start dateCampus
Fall 2023 Barrie

Tuition and fees

Work-integrated learning

This program includes a clinical placement component where you will gain practical work experience under the supervision of a registered or licensed professional.

What are the admission requirements for the Medical Skin Care Therapies program?

Medical Skin Care Therapies admission requirements

  • Postsecondary public college diploma in an esthetician program

Applicants that hold a CIDESCO or esthetics diploma from a private college may also be considered. Selection will be based on a competency test.

Additional information

It is required that students have Level HCP CPR and Standard First Aid upon registration to the program (online courses are not acceptable). It is the student’s responsibility to renew their Level HCP CPR certification annually while in the Program. Students are asked to submit a copy of their current Level HCP CPR and Standard First Aid certificate before classes begin.

Applicants must have an up-to-date immunization record in compliance with the Public Hospitals Act. Completion and submission of this record is required during registration in order to ensure your placement in clinical and field placement facilities.

A Hepatitis B vaccination is required for your own safety. It may be obtained at a reduced cost through the student insurance plan.

What career paths can I take in skin care and esthetics?

Your Medical Skin Care Therapies graduate certificate gives you many career opportunities

Successful graduates may be employed in dermatology clinics, medical spas, laser care facilities, wellness centres, plastic surgeons’ offices, dental spas, destination and resort spas, day spas, as well as physicians’ offices which incorporate cosmetic practices.

What courses are included in the Medical Skin Care Therapies graduate certificate program?

Course overview

8 Program Courses
2 Clinical Placements

Program-specific courses

Semester 1 courses are listed below. For a full list of courses in the program including course descriptions, view the Medical Skin Care Therapies program outline.

  • MDSC 1000 – Medical Skin Care Science
  • MDSC 1001 – Medical Skin Care Techniques
  • MDSC 1002 – Medical Skin Care Applications
  • MDSC 1003 – Oncology Esthetics
  • MDSC 1004 – Medical Skin Care Clinic

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