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Esthetician/Spa Management

Credential: DiplomaProgram Code: 20871Length: 4 semestersProgram Starting Between:  

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

  • Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
      • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
      • Three Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above

    or

    or

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

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Fees

The 2018-2019 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic: $4,659.20
  • international: $14,964.00

Fees are subject to change.

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Fees by Semester 

Fees by Semester

Semester 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$2,582.85$7,272.00
Tuition$1,501.57$6,190.72
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$621.50$621.50
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$2,076.35$7,272.00
Tuition$1,501.57$6,697.22
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$115.00$115.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 3Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$2,526.35$7,272.00
Tuition$1,501.57$6,247.22
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$565.00$565.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 4Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,961.35$7,272.00
Tuition$1,501.57$6,812.22
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

TRANSFER OPTIONS

Can't find a pathway? You can still get the credit you deserve from your previous education or your prior work or life experience.

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Contact Us

Program Specific Questions

Antonietta Perretta, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4089
antonietta.perretta@humber.ca
business.humber.ca

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Apply through the International Centre >

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Humber’s Esthetician/Spa Management diploma program gives you the business management and vocational skills you need for a career in the $94 billion industry (Global Spa Industry, 2015). On the business side, learn the fundamentals of business writing, marketing, retail operation and day-to-day spa management. Hands-on courses focus on traditional services such as nail care technologies, advanced facial techniques, waxing, body treatments and makeup applications. As well, you will learn advanced medical esthetic services such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels, laser and Intense Pulse Light (IPL).

At Humber, you will practise what you are learning and improve your skills at The Humber Spa, a full-service classroom and retail boutique open to the public. Working under the guidance of qualified lab technicians, you will manage the administrative functions of the spa, including front line responsibilities, retail operations and providing spa services. You will provide facials, hand and foot care, and body treatments to clientele.

In the first semester, you will be introduced to spa management and client services, physiology of the skin, and professional skin care, and begin to train in traditional esthetic services. In second semester, you will study computer applications, advanced facial techniques, waxing services and nail care. Later in the program, you will study marketing, cosmetic applications, human resource management and medical spa services. 

Courses Program Standards Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Perform a variety of specialized 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 specialized 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 specialized 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 service 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 industry change.


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Work Placement

Two work placements offer students experience working with clients. The placements will be onsite at The Humber Spa.

Program Availability

START DATE LOCATION STATUS INTERNATIONAL STATUS
January 2019NorthClosedClosed
September 2019NorthOpenOpen
January 2020NorthOpenOpen

The Humber Experience

students in humber spa

Humber’s Esthetician/Spa Management diploma program gives you the business management and beauty skills you need for a career in the wellness industry. Watch the program video to learn more about the Esthetician/Spa Management program.

The Humber Advantage

Humber Spa Front Desk

inside the Humber Spa

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Spa esthetician

The Humber Spa

This full-service classroom and retail boutique is open to the public year-round. Students manage the administrative functions as well as working under the guidance of qualified instructors providing facials, hand & foot care, and body treatments to clientele.

Industry Ready

Our graduates are industry-ready upon graduation. We are proud to say that our students meet employer needs in today's growing wellness sector.

Explore the Spa Room

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Humber Spa

Explore the Humber Spa, while students take on clients in a hand-on approach to learning. Humber's Esthetician/Spa Management diploma program teaches both the procedural and business aspects of spa management.

Your Career

Start your career in the thriving health and wellness industry.

The explosion over the last decade in both the number and variety of spas is good news for your career. Toronto and southern Ontario are home to many spas and wellness centres. In addition, you can work around the world. Seek management opportunities at day spas, hotel and resort spas, destination spas, fitness and sports clinics, health and wellness clubs, condominium spas, nail bars, and medical spas. Business courses prepare you for the operations aspect of this industry.

With spas offering a broad range of services, you can also work as an esthetician, medical esthetician, skin care therapist, nail technician, front line staff member or retail sales specialist.

Student Success

Nail polish

Humber Esthetician/Spa Management students hit the ground running with some of the largest organizations in the beauty industry, including Holt Renfrew.

Certifications and Partnerships

students with their CND shellac pro certifications

After class workshop opportunities exist for students to receive special certifications such as Dermalogica and CND Shellac Pro.

Scholarships & Awards

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Students may be eligible for a number of scholarships and awards.

Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained on this website is current and accurate. Humber reserves the right to correct any error or omission, modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable or campus location at any time without prior notice or liability to users or any other Person.

On June 29, 2018, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU). Both names may appear on this website.