Esthetics and Spa Therapy, Certificate | Vancouver Community College | Vancouver, Canada
Certificate On Campus

Esthetics and Spa Therapy

10 months
17428 CAD/full
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Get expert industry training in facial treatments, manicure, pedicure, gel application, hair removal, makeup, and body massage while serving real clients at VCC’s state-of-the-art salon and spa with the Esthetics and Spa Therapy program at Vancouver Community College.


What you will learn

Upon successful completion of the Esthetics and Spa Therapy program at Vancouver Community College, students will be able to:

  • Practice skin and body therapies in accordance with safety, hygiene, and sanitation standards and regulations.
  • Describe human anatomy, physiology and chemical composition specific to concerns relating to nail, skin, body, and hair removal treatments.
  • Perform spa treatments based on client consultation, skin analysis and nutritional needs.
  • Apply the principles of colour and design to lash, brow and specialized makeup techniques.
  • Perform in an ethical and professional manner conducive to spa environments.
  • Apply retail business administration practices and marketing techniques for operating a spa.

What to expect

The Esthetics & Spa Therapy Certificate Program provides a wide range of student learning opportunities in the classroom, spa and workplace settings. Students will gain hands-on practical experience working with clients in the VCC Salon and Spa. Industry work experience provides students with additional opportunities to apply their knowledge and technical skills in a workplace setting. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Esthetics & Spa Therapy
  • Classroom instruction is designed for students to develop theoretical knowledge and practical skills which will be applied for success in the VCC Salon and Spa.
  • Participation is integral to the development of practical skills in this program; therefore, students assume the role of client, therapist and spa coordinator.
  • Work practicum offers students spa industry work experience, opportunities to practice knowledge and skills learned at the college and potential for employment.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 10 months

Start dates & application deadlines


39 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • English 10 or Academic IELTS 5.5 overall (no band less than 5.0) or TOEFL iBT 68 or equivalent.
  • Applicants who do not meet the program admission requirements may be admitted based on an interview with the Department leader or representative.

Tuition Fee

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    17428 CAD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17428 CAD for the full programme during 10 months.

Living costs for Vancouver

1590 - 2686 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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