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Esthetician-Skin Care Technician

Certificate
Esthetician-Skin Care Technician

Program Overview

Esthetician-Skin Care Technician is a certificate program. It provides knowledge and skill development in preventative skin care and treatments to keep skin healthy and attractive.

You will receive training in:

  • skin care and facials
  • make-up and application techniques
  • eyebrow shaping
  • waxing and tinting
  • eyelash application and tinting
  • manicures
  • pedicures
  • epilation/unwanted hair removal
  • specialized skin care
  • spa and body treatments

Apprenticeship Credit

With this Saskatchewan Polytechnic credential, you may be eligible for credit towards journeyperson status. To learn more, contact the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC).

Career and Salary Information

Your Career

Graduates may find employment in salons, spas and wellness centres.

Length and Start Date

Start Date(s): September

Length: 39 weeks

Locations

  • Prince Albert

Admissions

Admission Requirements

Note

  • Standard First Aid and CPR Level 'A' are required for occupational and/or clinical placement.

Special Admission

Applicants who do not possess the academic qualifications for a program may be admitted if evidence of probable success can be established through a special admission assessment. Interested individuals should still apply. Applicants are automatically considered for special admission. However, some specific admission requirements may still need to be met. Refer to the ACCUPLACER© cut scores for this program below, and review additional details concerning Special Admission.

ACCUPLACER©

  •  Not applicable at this time

Admission Method

First Qualified/First Admitted

The First Qualified/First Admitted (FQFA) process is used for the majority of Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs. When we determine that you meet the program's admission requirements, you will be offered admission based on the date you fully qualify for the program. The earlier you provide the appropriate documents and information that qualify you for admission to the next intake, the earlier you might begin your studies. Your application, once qualified, is always considered for the next intake. 

Applicants to programs with multiple intakes in an academic year remain in the application pool until the last intake for that academic year has begun. Programs using the FQFA process receive applications year round and maintain an application pool for each academic year. Qualified applicants who are not offered a seat must reapply for the next academic year. 

Sponsored programs or programs targeted to specific groups do not accept applications year round or maintain an application pool.

See Admission Processes for more information about this method of admission.

Tuition and Fees

Estimates are based on current rates and are subject to change. Amounts for a program may vary by campus. Totals shown here include all mandatory fees as well as books and supplies. For a complete breakdown of tuition and fees for this program, click here to access the Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus Tuition and Fee Schedules.

 

$11,600

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Courses

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Name/Description
Credits
 
BUS 103
Spa Operations
4
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You will develop an understanding of operating a spa and employer expectations. Your studies will develop your awareness of legal and labour regulations, financing, spa design and maintaining shop inventory and equipment. The course covers practical application of personality theories to spa situations.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Prior Learning
ESTH 101
Foundations of Esthetics
4
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You will explore sciences as they relate to esthetics. The course content includes chemistry, physics, anatomy and physiology, trichology, nutrition and metric conversion. You will examine communication skills for estheticians.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Prior Learning
ESTH 102
Skin Care Techniques
3
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You will focus on a variety of methods and procedures that relate to preserving, maintaining and enhancing the skin. You will practice techniques in skin analysis, eyebrow arching, plain and specialized facials. You will study skin diseases and disorders to assist you in selecting the most beneficial skin care products to suit the skin condition.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): ESTH 101, SANT 110
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Prior Learning
ESTH 103
Make-up Artistry
2
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You will learn how to use makeup techniques to enhance a client’s facial features. You will be introduced to the various looks that are created by make-up artists for theatrical, corrective, and camouflage purposes. In addition, you will learn how to apply the theory of colour, enhance eye brows and lashes, consult with a client, and choose suitable product.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Prerequisites(s): ESTH 102
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab
ESTH 104
Machine Applied Facial and Body Treatments
4
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You will obtain and analyze essential data from the client through client consultation in order to make accurate decisions about recommended services. You will learn how to use technical tools to perform specialized facial treatments.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): ESTH 101, ESTH 102, SANT 110
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab
ESTH 105
Esthetics Treatments and Massage
4
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Your studies will focus on identifying skin conditions relating to the rapidly growing field of spa body treatments and cosmetic massage. You will learn how to combine both medical spa treatment and home care regime to treat these conditions.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): ESTH 101, ESTH 102, SANT 110
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab
ESTH 106
Advanced Sciences and Clinical Skin Care
4
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You will gain a better understanding of basic chemical reaction that take place in the skin. Your studies will include information about new skin ingredients such as serums and polymers. You will learn how to cooperate with physicians to complement client care. Your studies will focus on protocols, advanced treatments, patient education, product knowledge, and counter indications.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Prerequisites(s): ESTH 105
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab
ESTH 107
Epilation
2
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You will learn the hair removal procedures and techniques an Esthetician is expected to know.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Prerequisites(s): ESTH 101, SANT 110
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab
ESTH 108
Lash Extensions
3
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Describe and demonstrate the application of temporary eyelash enhancements, semi permanent eyelash enhancements, and permanent eyelash extensions.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): SANT 110
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab
NAIL 101
Manicures and Pedicures
3
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You will develop an understanding of the anatomy of hands and feet, hand and nail care, disease and disorders. Your studies will help you learn specialized techniques and treatments to offer to your manicure and pedicure clients. You will practice manicures, pedicures and treatments.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): SANT 010 or SANT 110
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab
NAST 103
Introduction to Indigenous Studies
1
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You will receive an introduction to the Indigenous cultural groups within Saskatchewan. You will learn about the colonization of Indigenous peoples by the Canadian state. Your studies will help you discuss current issues and explore possible solutions.
Credit Units: 1
Course Hours: 15.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab
PRAC 114
Spa Reception and Retail Practicum
2
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Your studies will focus on telephone skills, processing payments, maintaining records and opening and closing reception duties in a spa. You will practice your reception skills in the spa along with selling products and services, merchandising retail products and managing a spa. You will operate and maintain the spa dispensary.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Prerequisites(s): SANT 110, ESTH 101, BUS 103
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Prior Learning
PRAC 209
Esthetics Customer Service Practicum 1
6
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You will become familiar with spa practices and gain experience in dealing with clients and reinforcing the skills you have practiced. You will prepare to work as a skin care technician by practicing under the direct supervision of an instructor.
Credit Units: 6
Course Hours: 90.0
Prerequisites(s): ESTH 103, ESTH 107, NAIL 101, PRAC 114, BUS 103
Potential Learning Method(s): Clinical/Practicum
PRAC 210
Esthetics Customer Service Practicum 2
6
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You will learn to become more efficient in your skills in dealing with clients and learning the best practices of spa client consultation. You will prepare to work as a skin care technician by practicing under the direct supervision of an instructor. You will build on the skills you learned in PRAC 209.
Credit Units: 6
Course Hours: 90.0
Prerequisites(s): ESTH 104, ESTH 106, PRAC 209
Potential Learning Method(s): Clinical/Practicum
PRAC 211
Esthetics Customer Service Practicum 3
6
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You will gain experience in dealing with conflict and consult with clients independently. You will prepare to work as a skin care technician by practicing with minimal supervision of an instructor. You will build on skills you learned in PRAC 210.
Credit Units: 6
Course Hours: 90.0
Prerequisites(s): PRAC 210
Potential Learning Method(s): Clinical/Practicum
PRAC 216
Customer Service Practicum 4
1
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You will demonstrate mastery in performing all skin care technician services. You will participate in a mock journey person evaluation.
Credit Units: 1
Course Hours: 15.0
Prerequisites(s): PRAC 210
Potential Learning Method(s): Lab/Practical
SANT 110
Sanitation, Safety and Hygiene for Skin Care Technicians
2
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Your studies will focus on safety as it relates to a spa, personal health and sanitation. This course provides instruction in the study of bacteriology. You will also study relevant safety concerns such as fire safety, health risks and diseases.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Prior Learning

PLAR & Transfer Credit

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition

Saskatchewan Polytechnic recognizes that adults learn in many different ways and through many different means. This includes acquiring knowledge and skills through life and work experience or non-formal training. A detailed Candidate Guide, which includes a self-audit for all PLAR-ready courses, has been developed for this program. This information guides a candidate through all steps in the PLAR process.


Transfer Credit

Many Sask Polytech students benefit from transferring course credit. You may be eligible to transfer credit from or to another college or university. Learn more about Transfer Credit.

Student Awards

Thanks to the generosity of donors and alumni, Saskatchewan Polytechnic gives away more than $2 million in student awards during the academic year.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers student awards for every certificate and diploma program at every campus. You don't have to be a brainiac to receive a student award. Not all student awards are based on marks - some are based on financial need or things like community or volunteer involvement.

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Some courses in this program might also be offered through part-time programming.

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