Esthetics Diploma Program

Program Description

The delivery structure of the Esthetics Program at MTG Healthcare Academy is a combination of on-campus and hands-on learning that will be augmented with an online learning platform called the “Learn About Beauty” (LAB) by Pivot Point International.

The practical skills are performed on campus in a simulated salon setting with the assistance of highly qualified and experienced instructors. Students will switch roles between Esthetician and client, experiencing how to become comfortable providing and receiving services. Additionally, students put their skills to practice with real clients.

Students will obtain comprehensive information on current facial and body treatments using specialized products, devices, and techniques, supported by an understanding of basic anatomy, chemistry, and physiology.

Students will also be taught effective communication and professional ethics, sterilization and sanitation, salon/spa business strategies, ownership and operations, client service essentials, and guidance in industry-specific career development.

Career Opportunities

The Esthetics Program can open the door to boundless opportunities not just in the local, and national, but also in the international skincare industry. Graduates are qualified to work in many areas of employment like skin clinics, spas, beauty salons, hotels, resorts, cruise ships, etc. Many may want to become self-employed by opening their own salon, renting out space in a salon, or even running a mobile salon business.

Job titles could be one of the following:

  • Beauty care specialist
  • Beautician
  • Cosmetician
  • Depilator, wax
  • Esthetician
  • Facial treatment operator
  • Hair removal specialist
  • Makeup artist
  • Wax depilator

Admission Requirements

Standard Admission

Students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Alberta High School Diploma, verified by transcript OR
  2. Non-Alberta equivalent OR
  3. Successful completion of General Equivalency Diploma (GED) OR
  4. A transcript, diploma, or certificate from another country, assessed at an Alberta-recognized assessment service OR
  5. English 12 or equivalent
  6. And a successful personal interview with the school advisor

Mature Admission

Students must meet the following criteria:

  1. At least 18 years of age upon commencement AND
  2. Academic achievement test to demonstrate required competency: – Achievement Test Minimum required score Wonderlic Scholastic Level Examination 20 OR – Accuplacer Test 237
  3. And a successful personal interview with the school advisor

English Language Proficiency requirement

Courses at MTG Healthcare Academy are primarily taught in Canadian English. To qualify for admission, learners must demonstrate their language proficiency, typically through their high school or college/university transcripts, or through a test of English language proficiency:

English Test / Program Minimum required score.

  • Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) 7 in each strand or
  • Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) minimum 7 in all sections, or
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) minimum 6 in all sections or
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) minimum of 77 or
  • Duolingo Language Test 95 or

Three (3) years of full-time secondary education at a Canadian high school where the primary language of instruction was English. or

Two (2) years of full-time study at a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada where the primary language of instruction was English. or

Three (3) years of full-time study at the college level in a country where the medium of instruction is English.

Program Course Summary

Course Code Course Name Hours Credits
101E Life Skills 12 1
102E Science 23 2
103E Salon/Spa Business 19 1
104E Client-centred Experience 8 1
105E Anatomy and Physiology 27 2
106E Skin 20 2
107E Facial Treatments 75 5
108E Facial Treatment with Devices 45 3
109E Hair Removal 60 4
110E Body Treatments 45 3
111E Makeup 60 4
112E In-campus Practicum 216 4
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