Our Esthetician - Spa Management program provides vocational hands-on skills plus business management training so you can be job-ready upon graduation. Hands-on courses focus on manicure and pedicure technologies, waxing, body treatments and facial techniques. You will learn advanced skincare techniques in medical esthetics, including chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and intense pulsed light technology, working with state-of-the-art equipment. Business training includes retail operations and spa management, communications, spa marketing and client-care protocols.
You will gain real-world experience during your onsite Durham College Spa work placement, where you will deliver spa services to the public while being supervised by expert faculty and the Spa Manager, as well as assist with the planning, organization and management of day-to-day retail operations and spa marketing strategies.
In order to participate in the lab component of the program uniforms must be worn at all times. Students must meet the pre-lab requirements in order to receive their uniform and student kit.
To be eligible for the lab/placement component of this program you must (at your expense) provide:
- Entry Immunization form completed by a health-care provider
- Current standard first aid certificate from a recognized provider
In order to maintain confidentiality and security, the program utilizes an independent provider, Verified by Synergy Gateway for field placement documentation collection and validation. This process is the Electronic Student Permit Checking (ESPC). There is a cost associated with this external agency of $49.95. Please refer to the Esthetician – Spa Management Program ESPC Information Package for details.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Perform a variety of specialised body and skin care treatments following correct procedures and precautions and supporting client needs (including and not limited to facials, manicures, pedicures, hair removal, and make up applications).
- Use a range of specialised equipment and products, in compliance with established national, provincial, industry, and other related standards, regulations, policies, and procedures.
- Apply relevant knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and histology to the provision of specialised esthetic treatments and services.
- Adhere to health, safety, sanitation, and infection and prevention control guidelines, according to current legislation and national, provincial, municipal, and industry standards and regulations.
- Identify business skills and activities required for the successful establishment and operation of a small esthetic business in a salon or spa environment.
- Select and recommend the use of esthetic products and product ingredients to clients, taking into account health status and identified needs.
- Establish and maintain professional relationships in adherence to standards and ethics associated with the profession.
- Develop customer services strategies that meet and adapt to individual needs and expectations in accordance with professional standards and ethics.
- Determine professional development strategies that lead to the enhancement of work performance and career opportunities and keep pace with the industry change.
- Develop strategies and plans to enhance leadership, entrepreneurship, and management for effective spa operations.