Esthetician Course (DEP) | LaSalle College Montréal

DEP in Aesthetic

DEP | 5839

In collaboration with popular cosmetic companies, LaSalle College offers a professional aesthetic training program, officially recognized by the ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur.

As the only school in Québec to use the Physiodermie products, LaSalle College gives its students the opportunity to work with three different product lines in order to diversify their training and to meet the needs of the market. In this Aesthetic course, you will learn how to use equipment and products geared towards facial care, makeup, manicures, pedicures and wax hair removal.

As a graduate of this Esthetician course, you will find work in spas, beauty salons, hotels, resorts, medical clinics, the home care industry, and you can even open your own business!


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  • At the Montréal campus.

This program leads to a Diploma of Vocational Studies (DEP).

  • Learn to examine and identify different types of skin and pigmentation
  • Master professional facial, manicure, and pedicure techniques
  • Master the various tools and equipment used in the skin care industry
  • Learn essential makeup and wax-removal techniques
  • Develop the social skills required to work in the industry

To be eligible for admission to this program leading to a Diploma of Vocational Studies (DEP), candidates must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent, for example, an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary V studies, or a postsecondary diploma such as a Diploma of College Studies (SEC) or a Bachelor's degree
  • Being at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary IV credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition for equivalent learning
  • Being at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the General Development Test or recognition of equivalent learning
  • Skin and Annexes (105 h)
  • Consultation and Skin Examination (75 h)
  • Modeling Maneuver (60 h)
  • Basic Cosmetic Care (120 h)
  • Professional Interaction (30 h)
  • Basic Makeup (105 h)
  • Cosmetic Products I (45 h)
  • Aesthetic Hand and Nail Care I (45 h)
  • Sales and Promotion (60 h)
  • Specific Care (120 h)
  • Workplace Integration I (15 h)
  • Cosmetic Products II (45 h)
  • Aesthetic Foot and Nail Care (45 h)
  • Advanced Makeup (60 h)
  • Hair Removal: Wax, Sugaring and Other Techniques (45 h)
  • Aesthetic Hand and Nail Care II (60 h)
  • Cosmetic Care Programs (60 h)
  • Workplace Integration II (60 h)
  • Administrative Activities (45 h)

* The College reserves the right to substitute certain courses.

  • Passionate about aesthetic care and the aesthetic services industry
  • Great communication skills
  • Respect, discretion and ethical behavior toward clients
  • Attention to detail and ability to work quickly and efficiently

This training is offered in English or French.

One year (three 15-week semesters). Total of 1305 hours, including a 60-hour internship.

At the beginning of the program, you will need to buy a kit prepared for you. You will also get a detailed list of the required materials for the semester along with suggestions of the best suppliers.