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Mohawk College Certificate
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Overview

Designed for individuals who are intending to pursue a career within the growing field of aesthetics. This is an intense program of study, utilizing both theory and practical application with emphasis on student involvement for experience and training. Some areas of study include skin care and treatments, product knowledge, waxing, manicuring, salon management and customer relations.

Program Contact
Continuing Education Media and Creative Arts
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) OR 19 years of age or older.
  • Successful completion of Secondary School English or equivalent.

You do not need to apply to begin this program. Start by ensuring you meet the admission requirements listed above and then register for the courses listed in the Program of Studies when they are offered.  Some courses have prerequisites, so please check the Program of Studies for details. Find out how to register for a course.

The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the 2018/19 academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education - Creative, Media and Interdisciplinary Studies.

Click on the Course number or Course title for more information on each course.

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A selection of courses are available each term. Courses that are currently not available (N/A) for registration may be offered in the future – check back frequently.

Also available as a day-time program!

The Aesthetics, Applied Cosmetics and Nail Technician Certificates are also offered as day-time programs. Special approval from the Program Manager is required before registering for day-time courses. Placement is limited.

Mandatory Courses

Register Course number Course title Course Hours
Course description: Learn to recognize healthy nails and understand their growth, diseases and care. Develop manicure and pedicure techniques, using appropriate equipment. You must provide models for practical applications and evaluations.
Credits: 2
Equivalents: ASTHWS305
Course description: Advance your knowledge of the skin, study product formulation and make choices based on in-depth skin analysis.
Course description: Enhance your understanding of product knowledge, bacteriology, sanitation and hygiene and develop skills in skin cleansing, massage and mask treatments. You must provide models for application sessions.
Course description: Learn corrective makeup techniques to conceal skin disorders or scarring. Examine makeup formulation and suitability, application, psychological aspects, communication and patient documentation needed to work effectively in a clinical setting. Previous makeup or medical experience is necessary. You MUST supply your own models.
Course description: Study colour theory, style analysis, figure analysis, and image profile to develop a well accessorized wardrobe with co-ordinated makeup shades.
Course description: Develop selling skills and techniques you need to improve cosmetic sales. Topics also include resume writing and interview skills to get the job.
Credits: 3
Equivalents: MRKTWS143
Course description: Enhance your understanding of product knowledge, bacteriology, sanitation and hygiene and develop skills in skin cleansing, massage and mask treatments. You must provide models for application sessions.
Prerequisites: ASTHAES02
Course description: Enhance your understanding of human biology fundamentals as related to the Aesthetics Industry. This course does not meet the entry requirements for health sciences programs.
Course description: Learn corrective makeup techniques to conceal skin disorders or scarring. Examine makeup formulation and suitability, application, psychological aspects, communication and patient documentation needed to work effectively in a clinical setting. Previous makeup or medical experience is necessary. You MUST supply your own models.
Prerequisites: ASTHAES03
Course description: Incorporates theory and practical application of: complete body relaxation massage, head massage, and back treatment. Topics presented for discussion purposes include lymphatic drainage, body wraps, body exfoliation, hydrotherapy and sunless tanning.
Prerequisites: ASTHAES03
Course description: Learn Effective business and marketing techniques for starting a cosmetic business. Focus on freelance work, networking, advertising, product inventory and customer service.
Credits: 3
Equivalents: MRKTWS136
Course description: Integrate classroom theory and practical experinece in the work place. You must arrange your own work place location and supervisor and receive spproval from the Certificate Program Manager BEFORE registering in this course.
Credits: 2

Industries of Employment:

  • Aesthetics
  • Hair/Nail Salon
  • Cosmetics Counter/Store
  • Freelance Aesthetics

Occupational Categories:

  • Aesthetics
  • Cosmetics
  • Nails
  • Waxing
  • Make Up