Esthetics and Nail Technology Certificate
In this 43-week (1,100-hour) program, students gain the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful in the field of professional Esthetics and Nail Technology. Students learn the latest industry techniques for a wide range of treatments including spa level manicures and pedicures, artificial nail enhancements, skin care and facials, waxing essentials, aromatherapy, reflexology, relaxation and hot stone massage, body scrubs and wraps, eye lash and brow tinting and make-up foundations. A blend of theory and practical application ensures the graduates are prepared to work in day spas, destination spas, on a cruise ship, or in their own entrepreneurial venture.
In addition to obtaining Okanagan College certification, students will be prepared for membership with industry associations should they choose to pursue them.
- B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent, or 19 years of age and out of secondary school for at least one year as of the first day of classes.
- A scheduled mandatory meeting with Esthetics and Nail Technology staff to discuss their interest in the industry, to clarify program requirements and to provide counselling on entry into the program.
Students must pass the practicum and achieve a minimum grade of 70 per cent in all other courses of the program.
History and Professionalism in Esthetics
Infection Control: Principles and Practice
Nail Structure & Growth: Diseases and Disorders
Natural Nail Care: Manicures and Pedicures
Artificial Nail Enhancements: Techniques and Procedures
Product Selection and Ingredients: Making Informed Choices
Reflexology for the Esthetician
Relaxation Massage and Hot Stone Therapy
Introduction to Advanced Esthetics
Business Skills, Retailing and Career Skills