Advanced Medical Esthetics Practitioner | St. Clair College

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Program Code: H912
Status: Open
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One Year - Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Starts: September
Danielle Rice
519-972-2727 ext. 4742

Program Overview

The Advanced Medical Esthetics Practitioner Graduate Certificate Program will prepare the graduate to work in the progressive field of medical esthetics. The curriculum will provide a strong foundation for the assessment of skin types, conditions, and the corresponding treatments for promoting and maintaining healthy skin utilizing advanced technology, products, and devices. Students will gain practical hands-on skills to work within related medical professions in a safe and  competent manner within their scope of practice, from esthetics to nursing alongside a physician. Students will develop the knowledge and essential skills necessary to perform non-invasive procedures such as laser and light-energy treatments, a variety of chemical peels, hydro facials, microdermabrasion procedures, micro-needling, and derma planing procedures, as well as the fundamentals necessary to assist with the application of invasive procedures in a cosmetic medical setting, including a tour of our medical laboratories for an introduction to Phlebotomy for PRP treatments. The student will build expertise in delivering pre- and post-treatment care for special populations, including oncology patients. Graduates will be well-prepared to administer and retail cosmeceuticals and medical esthetic procedures. Additional training or certification to perform injectables is

Program Highlights

  • Focus on theory, as well as practical skills within a state-of-the-art lab.
  • Comprehensive treatment protocols with industry-relevant procedures and use/knowledge of devices, including an energy-based device with 4 platforms, including IPL, Radio Frequency, Infrared, and Laser.
  • Opportunity to take part in field trips and additional certificate training, such as Dermaplaning, Micro-needling, and Oncology Esthetics.
  • Hands-on experience in College Medi Spa, set to mirror the industry, focusing on cosmetic procedures and retail sales.
  • Business Management training with an understanding of core business principles, to establish and manage a medical esthetic practice.
  • Graduates of the Esthetics diploma program are eligible for entry into the Advanced Medical Esthetics Practitioner Graduate Certificate Program.

Career Opportunities

Graduates have the benefit of employment opportunities in a variety of venues, from health and wellness centers, oncology practices, medi spa clinics, various cosmetics practices, body treatment centers, vein clinics, laser clinics, as manufacturer educators or clinical trainers.

Admission Requirements

Ontario College Diploma, Ontario College Advanced Diploma, Degree, or equivalent in a relevant healthcare field such as Esthetics, RN or RPN from a recognized college or university, or extensive documented experience in esthetics or dermatology. A current resume outlining your education and experience related to medical esthetics which includes references and an applicant profile form is required.

Important Information

This is a HIGH-INTEREST program and has the potential to become oversubscribed. Applicants are advised to apply before February 1st. See Admission Procedures for details.


The curriculum below is for incoming students:

Semester 1
Code Title Credits
Intro To Medical Esthetics
Introduction To Laser Devices And Procedures
Controlled Treatments
Oncology Esthetics
Venous Systems-Diagnosis & Treatments
Consultations And Charting
Semester 2
Code Title Credits
Adv Medical Esthetics
Advance Laser Techniques
Dermatology And Plastic Surgery Practices
Body Sculpting
Business Management In Medical Esthetics
Semester 3
Code Title Credits
Clinical Practice
Work Placement

Synergy Placement Notice to Students

Pre-Placement Requirements

St. Clair College has partnered with Synergy Gateway Inc to provide you access to Verified - a platform that is used by students at other post-secondary institutions across Ontario for the purpose of digitally collecting placement requirements related to placement(s). Synergy Gateway Inc will provide support and clearance to help with your required documentation. You will be required to complete an Electronic Requirements Verification (ERV) Review through the Verified platform in order to receive clearance to begin your clinical placement. You will be provided access to "Verified" via a secure username and password. You will use Verified to:

  • Upload your pre-placement requirements documentation for review.
  • Book your Electronic Requirements Verification (ERV) service (this is a service that reviews the documents you have uploaded and provides you a status as to your eligibility to begin placements).
  • Track your ongoing requirements compliance.

Each student will receive log-in credentials to access Verified that will be sent to your St. Clair College email account. Please check your inbox, spam and junk mail folders for an email from the "Synergy Help Desk". You will be required to create a new password upon logging in. Be sure to view the video user guides and student guidebook to learn how to use the Verified platform.

Any associated fees for Synergy Gateway Inc to complete the pre-placement requirements are the sole responsibility of the students.

It is mandatory that students complete their ERV service through Verified to be eligible for your upcoming clinical placement.

Once your account has been set up with Verified, inquiries can be directed to Synergy Gateway Inc at You will need to submit a Help Desk ticket. Their Help Desk hours are Monday to Friday: 10 am - 3 pm, excluding holidays.

** Please note: If you are an International student completing a placement, you will require a valid COOP Work Permit.


(Please refer to your Synergy communications for full details)

COVID-19 Vaccination Placement Notice to Students

This is to make you aware that, although a COVID-19 vaccination is not required to attend St. Clair College, most of our placement sites require students to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to be eligible to attend. Students who are not fully vaccinated cannot be provided with a placement for their program and, therefore, will not be able to complete their programs. Please be advised that COVID-19 booster shots and/or other requirements may become mandatory for placement, however, they are not currently required.

  • Student placements are assigned at the discretion of the program.
  • Students may be required to obtain further clearances for placement at the discretion of the placement site.
  • Student personal requests for placement cannot be accommodated.
    • Placements may be outside the Windsor/Chatham area (& could possibly expand throughout the province)
  • Students are responsible for their own accommodation.
  • Students are responsible for their own travel and all costs of placements.
  • Students are responsible for the cost of scrub uniforms/footwear and equipment (such as a stethoscope, a watch with a second hand) and other incidentals as required.
  • Placement schedules may include shifts on days, afternoons, weekends and holidays throughout the program based on placement needs and agency availability.

Your Investment

The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:

2024-2025 Tuition Fees  

For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses are at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.

Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found on the Bookstore website.

Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.

Smart Start Information

Program Physical Demands Analysis

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

Advanced Medical Esthetics Practitioner (Ontario College Graduate Certificate) (MTCU Code 73403)

The successful completion of this program will enable the graduate to:

  1. Develop and facilitate inter- and intra-professional relationships with estheticians, medical estheticians, and other medical practitioners to enhance personal work performance and improve patient care.
  2. Adhere to relevant health, safety, sanitation, infection, and prevention control guidelines, according to current federal, provincial regulations and industry standards when administering esthetic protocols.
  3. Apply anatomical, physiological and histological knowledge to the development and delivery of medical esthetic treatments and care plans.
  4. Evaluate, implement, and modify medical esthetic treatment plans and procedures by accounting for contraindications associated with oncology patients and oncological treatments.
  5. Use critical thinking and problem-solving when developing and delivering medical esthetic treatments and care plans.
  6. Evaluate and conduct a variety of medical esthetic procedures that support the health and wellbeing needs of typical and special population patients following correct practices and procedures.
  7. Operate and maintain a range of specialized equipment, including light and laser-based devices, while performing medical esthetic treatments according to the manufacturer’s specifications, direction, and legislative standards.
  8. Apply business principles to establish and maintain a medical esthetic practice.
  9. Develop informed consents and pre-post plan of care treatment documents for medical esthetic procedures using appropriate medical terminology in accordance with ethical guidelines and professional protocols.
  10. Utilize a range of esthetic and cosmeceutical products within a medical practice to achieve the desired dermatological condition.

Additional Information