Esthetics Diploma

Program Overview

Welcome to the Esthetics Diploma program at Royal Metro College, where passion meets profession, and creativity intertwines with skill. The Esthetics program includes 960 hours of in-class education (theory and practice areas) which is covered in 48 weeks. The college prides itself on offering a comprehensive program designed to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and business acumen necessary to thrive in the ever-evolving field of esthetics.

This program consists of six carefully designed courses, each tailored to give you a comprehensive understanding of esthetics. Each course is 8 weeks/ 20 hrs week/ 160 hours. Each course consists of learning theory and a practice area skill relevant to esthetics. Throughout your journey in this program, you will develop proficiency in a wide array of esthetic services, including:

  • Manicure and Pedicure: Learn the art of nail care and embellishment, from basic manicures to advanced nail artistry, ensuring your clients leave feeling pampered and polished.
  • Waxing: Master hair removal techniques to provide smooth, long-lasting results while prioritizing comfort and hygiene.
  • SPA Massage: Explore the therapeutic benefits of massage techniques to promote relaxation, rejuvenation, and overall well-being to enhance your client’s spa experience.
  • Facial Treatments: Delve into the realm of facial skincare, from cleansing and exfoliation to specialized treatments for specific skin concerns to give your clients radiant skin.
  • Make-up Artistry: Unleash your creativity as you learn the art of makeup application, from natural everyday looks to glamorous transformations, empowering your clients to express their unique beauty.

The Diploma in Esthetics program combines theoretical knowledge, practical training and hands-on experience to help you embark on a fulfilling career path in the dynamic field of cosmetology. Join us on this journey where your passion for cosmetology is complemented by the skills to succeed.

Admission Requirements

  • At least 19 years of age.
  • Language requirement:  Evidence of IELTS 5 (or equivalent); alternatively student has studied at a regular school where English is the language of instruction (min grade 10); alternatively the student can pass the school’s ESL placement assessment which could include an interview.

Course Outline

ESTI 101Esthetics and General Sciences IManicure and Pedicure160
ESTI 102Esthetics and General Sciences IIWaxing160
ESTI 103Esthetics and Skin Sciences ISPA Massage160
ESTI 104Esthetics and Skin Sciences IIFacial I
ESTI 105Esthetics and Business Skills IFacial II160
ESTI 106Esthetics and Business Skills IIMake-up

Tuition and Duration

NOC Code6562 - Estheticians, electrologists and related occupations
CIP Code12.0409 - Aesthetician/esthetician and skin care specialist
DurationHours: 960
Weeks Full-Time: 48
ScheduleFull Time
Delivery MethodIn-Class
Language of InstructionEnglish
Domestic StudentsInternational Students
Application Fee$250$250
Administration Fee$350$350
Assessment Fee$250$250
Course Materials Fee$1,000$1,000

Program Related Questions

  • When does the program start?
    • The Esthetics program start every month for flexible enrollment.
  • How long does the program take?
    • Esthetics Diploma with Co-op: 2 years (83 weeks)
    • Esthetics Diploma: 1 year (48 weeks).
    • For more information, please refer to RMC Esthetics.
  • How long does it take to obtain the graduation certificate after completing the Ethetics program?
    • Graduation certificates and official transcripts are typically issued within 2-3 weeks after all course components are completed and minimum requirements are met. For example: assignments, exams, practices, and/or co-op need to satisfy minimum passing grades. 
  • What is the delivery method of this program?
    • The program is delivered in person. Please contact the admissions office at for more details regarding class schedules. 
  • Does Royal Metro College help me find Coop jobs?
    • For students enrolled in the Esthetics Diploma with Co-op program, RMC can facilitate interviews at partnered shops in British Columbia. Students can find their own Co-op jobs. Once the job is verified by the college, it is considered eligible for Co-op hours. 
  • If the diploma awarded by this institution is officially recognized and accredited?
    • Canada has one of the highest education standard systems. Royal Metro College is recognized by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) and Education Quality Assurance (EQA) of British Columbia. Graduated students can work as esthetics professionals worldwide.
  • Can I open my own businesses after completing the program?
    • Yes, many graduated students have successfully started their own businesses in the beauty industry.
  • What topics/courses does the program cover?
    • The program covers manicure, pedicure, facial, waxing, makeup, and body massage, combining theoretical knowledge with practical skills. For a detailed course outline, please click here.
  • Is the program a valid educational credential assessment (ECA) that can get education points for Express Entry (EE)?
    • Yes, this diploma program qualifies for Express Entry education points when applying for Permanent Residency. The policy is subject to change made by Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). For detailed information, please visit IRCC websites.
  • Is the occupation esthetician included in NOC?
    • Yes, the occupation esthetician falls under National Occupational Classification (NOC). The policy is subject to changes made by Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). For detailed information, please visit IRCC websites.
  • Can I transfer credits from other institutions?
    • Yes, we accept credit transfers from other institutions. The credit transfer needs to be approved by our Registry Office. For details, please contact

General Questions

  • When was RMC founded?
    • RMC was founded in 2005 as a career-training college in Coquitlam, BC.
  • What courses/programs do you offer?
    • At Royal Metro College (RMC), we offer a wide range of diploma and certificate programs. Including Esthetics Diploma (with Co-op option), Hospitality Diploma (with Co-op option), Business Administration Diploma, Early Childhood Education Assistant (ECEA), Nail Technology Certificate, Pedicure & Manicure, Facial Certificate, Waxing Certificate, and Eyelash Extension Certificate (three levels). We also offer Intensive Academic Preparation (IAP) and English Studies (ESL) programs to accelerate students’ academic progress.
  • Do you offer financial aid?
    • Qualified students can apply for StudentAid BC. They help with the cost of post-secondary education through student loans, grants, and scholarships. StudentAid BC also has programs that help with loan repayment.
  • How to apply for Royal Metro College?
    • You can apply in-person at Royal Metro College (RMC) or online, please visit here for more detail. To apply in-person, please visit us at #323-800 Carnarvon St, New Westminster, BC V3M 0J3.
  • When can I receive an update on my application?
    • You will receive an update on your application within 1-3 business days.
  • Do your programs qualify for study permit applications for international students?
    • All of our diploma programs are qualified for study permit applications. Students can apply for study permits within Canada or overseas. Royal Metro College welcomes students all over the world.
  • Is your diploma recognized in the industry/across Canada?
    • Yes, our diplomas are recognized worldwide, allowing graduates to work as professionals globally.
  • Is Royal Metro College (RMC) a Designated Learning Institution (DLI)?
    • Royal Metro College (RMC) is a Designated Learning Institution (DLI) approved by the BC Ministry and Advanced Education – Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) and Education Quality Assurance (EQA) of British Columbia.
  • What’s the Refund policy?
    • For detailed information regarding refund policy, please refer to the refund policy.
  • Do you provide Provincial Attestation Letters (PAL) to international students?
    • Royal Metro College (RMC) can provide Provincial Attestation Letters (PAL) required for study permit applications to international students.
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