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.
Students must pass the practicum and achieve a minimum grade of 70 per cent in all other courses of the program.
September - June: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and one Saturday per month
Fall 2020: theory online and practical skills in class. After January 2021, plan to return to the classroom for theory and practical skills.
This program is student loan eligible.
Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 07/07/2020