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Esthetics and Spa Therapy Certificate
Esthetics and Spa Therapy Certificate

Esthetics and Spa Therapy Certificate

  • ID:VCC10010
  • Level:Undergraduate
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirement

  • Seats are offered to applicants who have met all admission requirements, on a first-qualified, first-served basis.

  • International applicants must be 17 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school. (Some exceptions may apply.)

  • Applicants must submit official transcripts and educational documents as required by their course or program.

English requirement

  • English 10 or Academic IELTS 5.5 overall (no band less than 5.0) or TOEFL iBT 68 or equivalent.

  • Applicants who do not meet the program admission requirements may be admitted based on an interview with the Department leader or representative.

Course Information

Esthetics is one of the fastest growing industries in North America. The Esthetics Certificate provides knowledge and practical experience to launch a career in this ever-changing industry. Constantly evolving curriculum and instruction help to ensure graduates have a competitive edge to succeed in the spa business or other related fields.

Students who complete both the full-time Hairstylist Certificate and the full-time Esthetics Certificate are eligible to receive a Cosmetology Diploma at VCC, the only public institution in Metro Vancouver offering Cosmetology programs.

Upon successful completion of the Esthetics & Spa Therapy Certificate Program students will be able to:

  • Practice skin and body therapies in accordance with safety, hygiene, and sanitation standards and regulations.

  • Describe human anatomy, physiology and chemical composition specific to concerns relating to nail, skin, body, and hair removal treatments.

  • Perform spa treatments based on client consultation, skin analysis and nutritional needs.

  • Apply the principles of colour and design to lash, brow and specialized makeup techniques.

  • Perform in an ethical and professional manner conducive to spa environments.

  • Apply retail business administration practices and marketing techniques for operating a spa.

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This program must be completed within two years.

  • ESTH 1101, Esthetics & Spa Therapy 1, 16

  • ESTH 1201, Esthetics & Spa Therapy 2, 16

  • ESTH 1301, Esthetics & Spa Therapy 3, 7

Total Credits, 39

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Insurance: CAD 600/ year

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