Program Code: ESTH (Full-Time) Length of Program: One-Year (12 Months) Awarded Upon Completion: Ontario College Diploma
Term 1 COM-1113 Workplace Communications SPA-1013 Manicure SPA-1023 Pedicure SPA-1033 Hair Removal I SPA-1044 Applied Spa Experience I SPA-1053 Skin Care I SPA-3062 Salon and Spa Development I SPA-3013 Make-up Artistry and Applications Term 2 SPA-2033 Hair Removal II SPA-2046 Applied Spa Experience II SPA-2054 Skin Care II SPA-3004 Nail Technology and Chemistry SPA-4062 Salon and Spa Development II SPA-2024 Structure and Function of the Skin and Body GED-XXX3 General Education Elective GED-XXX3 General Education Elective Term 3 SPA-3053 Skin Care III SPA-4004 Innovative Techniques SPA-4049 Final Applied Spa Experience SPAF-4065 Field Placement SPA-3073 Introduction to Medical Esthetics and Advanced Treatments GED-XXX3 General Education Elective

Salon and spa service providers across the globe are looking for qualified Estheticians to work with their clients. Our graduates set themselves apart from the competition by training in one of the largest training labs in Canada, with state-of-the-art facilities that prepare them for this growing profession.

The Esthetician program is an Ontario College Diploma offered over three consecutive terms. A graduate from this program will have completed an official two-year Ontario College Diploma in only 12 months.

Students learn a full range of spa services including skin care, semi-permanent hair removal, body treatments, makeup applications, manicures and pedicures. Curriculum emphasizes general business, sales, professionalism, and health and safety.

Upon graduation, students will obtain over 600 hours of practical hands-on experience while training at Salon & Spa at Lambton, as well as comprehensive in-class education from qualified and experienced instructors. The Salon & Spa at Lambton is a live practical lab where students provide esthetic services and practice business skills in preparation for spa management or ownership. Clients from the community eagerly await the opening of the Salon & Spa every term.

Students have the opportunity to take a field placement course that exposes them to many different esthetic locations including retail based operations, day spas and more. This experience allows them to familiarize themselves with a variety of potential work environments. It is also a great way for students to make valuable connections with potential future employers.

Admission Requirements

O.S.S.D. or equivalent with:

Mature applicants must be at least 19 years of age by the start of classes, be out of secondary school for at least one year and usually do not have a high school diploma. Mature applicant assessment for this program is available in the Counselling Department in the subject of English. The assessment(s) will demonstrate proficiency in required admission subjects. For more information please contact the Counselling Department at ext. 3412. Academic admission requirements can be obtained through Academic Upgrading and Pre-Programs at Lambton College.

Employment Opportunities

Our graduates have found positions both in Canada and around the world on cruise ships, hotels, spas and beauty salons. Some graduates will find work in sales as associate personnel, product trainers and/or distributors of esthetic products. Others may find employment with plastic surgeons or dermatologists. Some graduates will find fulfillment in entrepreneurial opportunities.

Tuition Fees

Please Note: These fees apply to the 2021-2022 academic year and are subject to change. Fees do not include books (unless specifically noted), supplies or living costs.

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