NOTE: This program is FULL for the 2019-20 Program Year
Esthetician-Skin Care Technician is a certificate program delivered on-campus in the evenings. 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; and spa and body treatments.
This program will run Monday - Thursday evenings 3:00pm - 8:30pm
Winter Break #1 - Dec 20, 2019 to Jan 5, 2020
Winter Break #2 - Feb 14, 2020 to Feb 23, 2020
Easter Break - April 10, 2020 to April 19, 2020
Sep 3rd, 2019 - Jun 19th, 2020 Full-time
Tuition: $4708.00 (subject to change)
Application Fee of $35.00
Books: $429.00 (subject to change)
Print Fee: $50.00
Other: $700.00  Kit
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You will learn the hair removal procedures and techniques an Esthetician is expected to know.
Describe and demonstrate the application of temporary eyelash enhancements, semi permanent eyelash enhancements, and permanent eyelash extensions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You will demonstrate mastery in performing all skin care technician services. You will participate in a mock journey person evaluation.
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.