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    Esthetics and Spa Therapies

Program Code:EAS
Duration:6 Semesters (3 Years)
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Program Description

A leader in Esthetics education since 1990, Seneca’s Esthetics and Spa Therapies program provides you with the training you need to perfect your services. Our dynamic curriculum and real–life experiences will allow you to gain the confidence you need through working with clients in Evolutions Spa, our on–campus spa.

The third-year will prepare you to delve into more specialized and advanced services and therapies provided in the spa and medi–spa environment and give you the opportunity to earn the globally recognized designation of a CIDESCO Esthetician.

Field Work

The on–campus Evolutions Spa provides students with the time and opportunity to perfect their services and practice working with customers in a real–life spa.

Industry Partnerships

  • Sanctuary Day Spas

Diploma Transfer

With your existing diploma in Esthetics, or directly related esthetics discipline and experience, you may qualify to fast track your studies and be given direct entry into the third year of the EAS program.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the above prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s) or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading).

Prior To Beginning Of Class:

  • Current medical report and report of chest x–ray or tuberculin skin test
  • A valid Standard First Aid Certificate with Adult CPR (minimum 16 hours)


  • Although not required for admission, a Senior Level Science Credit is recommended for your success in the program.


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Your Career

The spa business is rapidly growing in North America and around the world. The need for skilled professional Estheticians has never been higher. The beauty industry is booming as a result of increased demand from aging baby boomers and a younger generation with a higher propensity for beauty treatments and enhancements. Seneca’s Esthetics and Spa Therapies (EAS) program will prepare you for an exciting and dynamic career as an Esthetician able to provide all services from manicures, pedicures, waxing and facials to advanced spa, skin and body care treatments. As a graduate from this program you will also have the opportunity to take the International Esthetics licencing exam from CIDESCO, making you a highly sought after esthetician.


  • Ashgrove Spa
  • Collega Inc. for Aveda & Civello
  • Featuring You Spa & Salon
  • International Pedicure Association (IPA)
  • Leading Spas of Canada
  • Sopar Cosmetics
  • The Canadian Society of Professional Skin Care Specialists
  • The Spa at the Old Mill

Important Academic Dates

Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant term.


Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

2014/2015 Academic Year
Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
EAC150 College English 3
ETC103 Hand Anatomy - Physiology and Care 3
ETC104 Foot Anatomy - Physiology and Care 4
ETC115 Skin Care I 5
SPM201 Spa Customer Service 3
Semester 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ETB215 Product Knowledge 3
ETC205 Waxing 4
ETC216 Skin Care II 4
SPM200 * Evolutions Spa 8
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
Semester 3 Course Name Hrs/Wk
EST560 Nutrition and Health 3
ETC310 Spa Treatments I 4
ETC317 Skin Care III 4
SPM300 * Evolutions Spa 8
SPM301 Spa Management and Leadership 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
Semester 4 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ETC313 Make-Up Techniques and Application 4
ETC410 Spa Treatments II 4
ETC418 Skin Care IV 4
SPM400 * Evolutions Spa 8
SPM410 Spa Entrepreneurship 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
Semester 5 Course Name Hrs/Wk
SPM502 Advanced Spa Treatments 4
SPM505 Holistic Esthetics Treatments 4
SPM508 ** Evolutions Spa 3
SPM511 Anatomy and Physiology 3
SPM513 Medical Esthetics I 4
SPM515 Spa Product Knowledge II 3
SPM518 Spa Marketing 2
Semester 6 Course Name Hrs/Wk
SPM602 Capstone Project Preparation 2
SPM608 Skin Analysis II 4
SPM605 Make Up Techniques II 4
SPM611 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology 3
SPM613 Medical Esthetics II 4

* Students have eight clinic hours every other week.
** Students will have the flexibility to complete their SPA hours in either the 5th or 6th semesters in our on–campus spa or in a recognized esthetics spa off–campus, course to approval.

Note: Professional practice in the spa at the College is a required component of the program. A qualified esthetician will be on duty at all times to reinforce theory and to ensure professional standards are maintained.

2015/2016 Academic Year
Semester 1
College English
Hand Anatomy - Physiology and Care
Foot Anatomy - Physiology and Care
Skin Care I
Spa Customer Service
Semester 2
Product Knowledge
Skin Care II
Evolutions Spa*
Skin Analysis
General Education Option
Semester 3
Nutrition and Health
Spa Treatments I
Skin Care III
Evolutions Spa*
Spa Management and Leadership
General Education Option
Semester 4
Make-Up Techniques and Application
Spa Treatments II
Skin Care IV
Evolutions Spa*
Spa Entrepreneurship
General Education Option
Semester 5
Advanced Spa Treatments
Holistic Esthetics Treatments
Evolutions Spa**
Anatomy & Physiology
Medical Esthetics I
Spa Product Knowledge II
Spa Marketing
Semester 6
Capstone Project Preparation
Make-up Techniques II
Skin Analysis II
Advanced Anatomy & Physiology
Medical Esthetics

* Students have eight clinic hours every other week.

** Students will have the flexibility to complete their Evolutions Spa hours in either 5th or 6th semester in our on– campus spa or in a recognized esthetics spa off–campus, subject to approval.

Note: Professional practice in the spa at Seneca is a required component of the program. A qualified esthetician will be on duty at all times to reinforce theory and to ensure professional standards are maintained.

General Education:

One of the general education courses must be a literature course (from any category) for which College English is a prerequisite.

Contact Us

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Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22840
International Admissions Advisor: Simona Cojanu
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22758
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Eric Kiely
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22465
Program Contacts:
Program Coordinator: Ann Mariani
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 26209
Program Chair: Gitte Hansen
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22160
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"I believe adding a 3rd year, and preparing students to take the internationally recognized CIDESCO exam, will be a benefit to your graduates, and to employers. Providing this additional training will only continue to support Seneca’s reputation as a leader in this field of education. Seneca has been a long–time educational leader in the field of Esthetics.”

Diane Sparrow
President, Leading Spas of Canada


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