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National Institute

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Possible funding to those who qualify*

  • Alberta Student Aid Program
  • Second Career
  • Loans
  • Grants
  • Bursaries
  • Scholarships

Programs

Programs offered at each campus may vary, so be sure to check other campus offerings for the course you are most interested in.

Beauty, Esthetics, Barber Programs

  • Advanced Aesthetics Course Curriculum

     
    • Physiology
    • Anatomy
    • Pathology
    • Histology
    • Skin Care
    • Hair Removal
    • Body Care
    • Makeup Artistry
    • Nail Care
    • Electrolysis
    • Ethics & Regulations
    • Self-Employment
    • Spa Business Management
     

    The Advanced Aesthetics curriculum is approved by the Ontario Ministry of TrainingColleges and Universities and Career Colleges Ontario. You will graduate with a Diploma in Advanced Aesthetics.

    Advanced Aesthetics Career Profile

     

    As an Aesthetician, you will unleash your creativity to make clients feel youthful, beautiful, and happy. You will also be called upon to help manage pre-diagnosed skin conditions such as acne or eczema. Ultimately, you are a master of skin care techniques and will regularly recommend the right beauty products for your client.

    An Aesthetician may also be called a Skin Care Therapist, Esthetician, Beautician, Electrologist, or Cosmetologist. You have a wide-range of tools and products available to you including lasers, wraps/peels, creams, makeup, massage, nail care, hairstyling, and waxes. As well, you have many career paths and specialties you can develop from retail to product development to spa management.

    Aestheticians are in-demand and can work in many settings. Some common work places include:

    • Owner or Manager of a Spa/Salon
    • Theatre, Film, and Fashion
    • Hotels, Resorts, and Cruise Lines
    • Beauty Product Brand Retail, Manufacturing, and Distribution
    • Skin Care Clinics
    • Health, Medical, and Wellness Centres
    • Beauty Schools
    • Dermatologist Offices
     

    There are many career paths you could take in Advanced Aesthetics. Your career possibilities are only limited by your ambition and imagination. One of our graduates, Sheryl Rinaldi, from National Institute’s Advanced Aesthetic course became “Mrs. Globe” – a winner of the 2016 Mrs. Globe award. The result of her extraordinary hard-work, persistence, ambition, and quality education.

  • Paramedical Skin Care Specialist & Laser Technician Course Curriculum

    The Paramedical Skin Care Specialist & Laser Technician course provides extensive education through lectures, hands-on training, and a variety of technologies.

    This course was previously known as “Medical Aesthetics.” Same course, new name!

    Courses include:

    • Skin Tag Removal
    • Ruby Points
    • Microdermabrasion
    • Peels
    • Broken Capillaries
    • Skin Analysis and Skincare Plan Development
    • Laser Technology for Hair Removal and Skincare Treatments
    • Business Ethics and Management
    • Bacteriology
    • Hygiene
    • Sterilization
    • Infection Control
    • Client Consultation
    • Health and Safety Standards
     

    The Paramedical Skin Care & Laser Technician curriculum is approved by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. You will graduate with a Paramedical Skin Care & Laser Technician Diploma.

    Paramedical Skin Care Specialist and Laser Technician Career Profile

     

    As a Paramedical Skin Care Specialist and Laser Technician you will use various advanced techniques to improve your clients appearance. You will provide facial treatments, skin treatments, hair removal, and different types of light and laser therapies. The job is often demanding – for which you will be prepared.

    Paramedical Skin Care Specialist and Laser Technicians have many career options. Some common workplaces include:

    • A Private Practice
    • Working with other professionals such as medical doctors
    • Spas, Resorts, Cruise Ships, Hotels, etc.
    • Healthcare Centres, Clinics and Hospitals
    • Beauty Therapist
    • Medical Esthetician
    • Beauty Treatment Operator
    • Dermatologist’s assistant

    You will work with clients to help fix or remove any physical blemishes, particularly with skin and hair. This results in improvements to their health and self-image. It is a fulfilling and rewarding career in the health & beauty industry, and can be lucrative for experienced practitioners.

  • Hairstylist Diploma Course Curriculum

    • Hair Sciences
    • Colour Theory and Techniques
    • Cutting Techniques
    • Updos
    • Salon Functions & Customer Service
    • Salon Management
    • Party Hairstyles
    • Fancy Braids
    • Bridal Updos
    • Straightening
    • Product Formulation
    • Health & Safety Regulations
    • Waving and Relaxing
    • Chemical Treatments
    • Shaving
    • Scalp & Hair Care
    • Self-Employment (Entrepreneurship)
    Hairstyling students will participate in career building activities such as community outreach, field trips, on-campus salon & lab, industry & employer networking, and a special visit to the annual ABA beauty and hair show. The Hairstyling curriculum is approved by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. The Ontario College of Trades accepts our Hairstylist Diploma as the educational requirement for your licensing.

    Hairstylist Career Profile

    As a Hairstylist, you will bring joy and wonder to your clients as you transform their look with skilled technique and precision. Your creativity has the unique ability to make a bride feel extra special, give a boost of confidence to a businessman, restore dignity to a cancer patient with a wig of hair, or help a fashion model feel absolutely beautiful.
    A Hairstylist may also be called a Barber, Hairdresser, Haircutter, Hair Colour Specialist, or Business Owner. There are many directions and specialties you can pursue in your career as a licensed hairstylist. Hairstylists are in-demand and often work in salons or on-the-go. Some career paths you may pursue include:
    • Theatre, Film, and Fashion
    • Barber
    • Hospitality such as resorts, spas, and cruise lines
    • Instructor
    • Wigs and Hair Pieces
    • Hair Product Brand Retail, Manufacturing, and Distribution
    • Business or Franchise Ownership
  • Cosmetology Curriculum

    National Institute’s Cosmetology program is designed to provide you with competency based knowledge, artistic principles, and hands-on experience with real clients. You will learn a large variety of different skills and techniques that will set you up for a successful career as a Cosmetologist. Courses Include:
    • Hair & Scalp Treatments
    • Hair cutting
    • Hairstyling
    • Makeup Artistry
    • Salon Functions
    • Nail care
    • Health & Safety Standards
    • Salon Management
    • Entrepreneurship
    • And more…
    The Cosmetology curriculum is approved by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. You will graduate with a Cosmetology Diploma.

    Cosmetology Career Profile

    As a professional Cosmetologist you could initiate style and change. You will create the perfect look for your clients using skills like hairstyling, hair colouring, manicures, hair removal, and make–up. You would also provide advice to your clients on the best beauty products for them. Being a cosmetologist, you must keep on top of the latest trends and styles in hair fashion and beauty techniques. After successful completion of National Institute’s Cosmetology Diploma program, you could get work in any of the following high profile careers:
    • Salon and Spa Owner
    • Cosmetologist
    • Barber
    • Manicurist
    • Skin care specialist
    • Makeup Artist
    • Hair Colour Specialist
    • Hair Designer
    • Celebrity Hair Stylist
    • Fashion Model Hairstylist
    • Hairstyling Instructor
    • Sales and Customer Service for hair products
    • Salon Manager
    • Cruise Line Stylist
    • Hairdresser
  • Electrolysis Curriculum

    The Electrolysis Diploma course is designed to provide you with extensive theoretical and practical knowledge. You will get hands-on experience with real clients in our safe school supervised salon. Courses include:
    • Permanent Hair Removal
    • Bacteriology
    • Hygiene
    • Sterilization
    • Infection Control
    • Client Consultation
    • Health & Safety Standards
    • And Much More…
    The Electrolysis curriculum is approved by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. You will graduate with an Electrolysis Diploma.

    Electrolysis Career Profile

    As a professional Electrologist you will treat clients by permanently removing unwanted hair using specialized laser equipment. Electrolysis is the industry leading technique for hair removal, with results unmatched by other methods such as waxing or plucking. Electrologists with hands-on experience are in high-demand in a number of different beautician environments. Some of the workplaces and career paths you can choose include:
    • Laser Hair Removal Clinic
    • Product Demonstrator
    • Manufacturer, Distributor or Retailer’s Representative
    • Electrolysis Technician
    • Electrolysis Operator
    • Thermology and Electrolysis Technician
    • Electrolysis Instructor
    • Pharmacies
    • Spas & Salons
    • Beauty Parlours
    • Your Own Electrolysis Studio or Laser Clinic

Education, Teaching Programs

  • Advanced Makeup Artistry Curriculum

    The Advanced Makeup Artistry course is designed to provide students with great practical experience within the school by serving clients and practicing on models, allowing the students to perfect their skills within a safe learning environment. We ensure small class sizes for more one-on-one training. Courses Include:
    • Makeup Artistry
    • Assessing Skin Types
    • Makeup Techniques
    • Makeup for Mature Skin
    • Stage, Theatre, and Runway Makeup
    • Cosmetology
    • Eye Shapes and Face Shapes
    • Business Management
    • Colour Theory
    • Black & White Photography Makeup
    • Business Ethics
    • Eyebrow and Eyelash Tinting
    The Advanced Makeup Artistry curriculum is approved by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. You will graduate with an Advanced Makeup Artistry Diploma.

    Advanced Makeup Artistry Career Profile

    As an Advanced Makeup Artist you will work to style and beautify people using the skills you learn at National Institute. From actors and models to spa clients and brides, you will have the opportunity to help ensure people look beautiful and appear at their best. With a diploma in Advanced Makeup Artistry you will have the opportunities to work in a fast-moving, dynamic, and rewarding career.
    Some of the places you can work include:
    • Film and Television
    • Weddings and Special Events
    • Fashion and Runway shows
    • Stage & Theatres
    • Spas
    • Bridal makeup studios
    • Makeup Instructor
    • Beauty Specialist
    • Beautician
    • Owner of a Makeup Studio
    • Resorts, Hotels and Cruise lines
    • Magazine Company
    • Cosmetics Sales Representative/Manager
    • Freelance Makeup Artist
    • Cosmetic Brand Companies
    • Beauty Advisor
    • …and many more.

Healthcare, Wellness, Pharma Programs

  • Massage Therapy Course Curriculum

     

    The Massage Therapy course is designed to prepare you for taking the CMTO’s Registration Examinations (MCQ & OSCE). You will learn everything you need to become a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) in Ontario.

    Courses Include:

     
    • Anatomy
    • Physiology
    • Pathology
    • Theory of Massage Therapy
    • Swedish Techniques
    • Public Health
    • Kinesiology & Remedial Exercise
    • Hydrotherapy
    • Nutrition
    • Ethics & Regulations
    • Self-Employment Business Management
     

    The Massage Therapy course curriculum is accepted by the CMTO. You will learn advanced massage theory in health science, professional development, and clinical science. Additionally, you will get practical hands-on experience in our campus clinic and through community outreach trips.

    In order to successfully receive the diploma, you will need to complete 2200 hours of the program and achieve a passing grade of 70% or more. Successfully completing the school MCQ and OSCE Exams with 70% and more marks will give you also a mock licencing exam experience as our exams are designed in a similar format to those of the CMTO licencing exams.

    Get answers to your questions about the National Institute Massage Therapy Diploma

    Massage Therapist Career Profile

    A Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) treats their clients by applying manual pressure to the muscles and other soft tissues of the body. Your work relieves pain, promotes healing, and reduces stress. A massage therapist is an expert at treating tension, soreness, spasms, and muscle or joint pain.

    You will use your holistic knowledge of human anatomy to identify root causes and develop a treatment plan. A client’s treatment can last anywhere between 15 – 90 minutes per session.

    Massage Therapists can work just about anywhere. Some common work places include:

    • Health Clinics
    • Spas
    • Hospitals
    • Rehabilitation Centres
    • Resorts & Cruise Lines
    • Nursing Homes
    • In Your Own Clinic or Spa
    • At Your Client’s Home (Mobile Massage Services)

    You will often collaborate with other medical or spa professionals to deliver complete treatment to your clients. Massage Therapy is a dynamic career that involves working with many people throughout your day. Your ability to create a relaxing and peaceful environment is crucial to your success.

    As your career grows, you could start earning up to $100 / hr (around $200,000 a year). It is a lucrative career that also enables you to help people improve their health. Massage Therapy is considered a recession resilient career – as a health care professional you will always be needed.

  • Paramedical Skin Care Specialist & Laser Technician Course Curriculum

    The Paramedical Skin Care Specialist & Laser Technician course provides extensive education through lectures, hands-on training, and a variety of technologies.

    This course was previously known as “Medical Aesthetics.” Same course, new name!

    Courses include:

    • Skin Tag Removal
    • Ruby Points
    • Microdermabrasion
    • Peels
    • Broken Capillaries
    • Skin Analysis and Skincare Plan Development
    • Laser Technology for Hair Removal and Skincare Treatments
    • Business Ethics and Management
    • Bacteriology
    • Hygiene
    • Sterilization
    • Infection Control
    • Client Consultation
    • Health and Safety Standards
     

    The Paramedical Skin Care & Laser Technician curriculum is approved by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. You will graduate with a Paramedical Skin Care & Laser Technician Diploma.

    Paramedical Skin Care Specialist and Laser Technician Career Profile

     

    As a Paramedical Skin Care Specialist and Laser Technician you will use various advanced techniques to improve your clients appearance. You will provide facial treatments, skin treatments, hair removal, and different types of light and laser therapies. The job is often demanding – for which you will be prepared.

    Paramedical Skin Care Specialist and Laser Technicians have many career options. Some common workplaces include:

    • A Private Practice
    • Working with other professionals such as medical doctors
    • Spas, Resorts, Cruise Ships, Hotels, etc.
    • Healthcare Centres, Clinics and Hospitals
    • Beauty Therapist
    • Medical Esthetician
    • Beauty Treatment Operator
    • Dermatologist’s assistant

    You will work with clients to help fix or remove any physical blemishes, particularly with skin and hair. This results in improvements to their health and self-image. It is a fulfilling and rewarding career in the health & beauty industry, and can be lucrative for experienced practitioners.

  • Ayurveda Curriculum

    National Institute’s Ayurveda Diploma provides you with knowledge on the history and science of this traditional Indian Medicine. Students receive in-depth training in classrooms and hands–on practical experience with actual patients.

    Courses include:

    • History of Ayurveda
    • Fundamental Concepts
    • Samkhya Philosophy
    • Panchabhutas (Five Elements) Theory
    • Prakriti (Matter Principle)
    • Human Physiology
    • Ayurvedic Physiology
    • Tridosha Concept
    • Ayurvedic Pathology
    • Definition of Diseases
    • Ayurvedic Herbology
    • Dravyaguna Science (Ayurvedic Pharmacognosy)
    • Metaphysics
    • Diagnostic Methodologies
    • And Much More…

    National Institute is an accredited and licensed beauty school in Ontario. You will graduate as a Clinical Ayurvedic Practitioner with an Ayurveda Diploma. Your education will prepare you to become a Registered Herbalist (RH), recognized by the Ontario Herbalist Association.

    Ayurveda Career Profile

     

    This program gives an edge to healthcare practitioners by offering a new practice tool and new skills in a year.

    As a Clinical Ayurvedic Practitioner you will have an opportunity to work in many career paths, including:

    • Independent Practitioner
    • Rehabilitation Centers
    • Private Clinics
    • Medical Spas
    • Health & Wellness spas
    • Cruise Lines
    • Resorts
    • Private Home Care
    • Your Own Clinic

    As an Ayurvedic Practitioner you will lead a rewarding career helping people’s physical and mental health through this holistic and natural medical technique.

  • Homeopathy Curriculum

    National Institute’s Homeopathy Diploma provides you with knowledge of the history and science of Homeopathy. This 3-year program is designed to provide expert knowledge in the practical applications, methods, traditions, pharmacology, and so much more. Students learn in class and with hands-on experience. Get a strong start to your career as a Homeopath!

    Courses include:

    • Origins of Homeopathy
    • Fundamental Concepts of Homeopathy
    • Materia Medica
    • Homeopathic Remedies
    • Homeopathic Clinical Practice
    • Human Physiology
    • Human Biology
    • Symptomatology
    • Posology
    • Remedy Preparation
    • Metaphysics
    • Diagnostic Methodologies
    • Pharmacology
    • First Aid
    • And much more…

    National Institute is an accredited post-secondary school in Ontario. You will graduate with a diploma in Homeopathy and be ready to start your career as a Homeopath.

    Homeopathy Career Profile

     

    As a Homeopathic practitioner you will treat your patients health and wellness by administering traditional homeopathic medicine. You may create salves, remedies, tonics, and holistic (whole body) healing.

    If you believe that the entire body should be considered when diagnosing and treating symptoms, love helping people, and support holistic medical techniques, then a career in homeopathy will be great for you.

    Some of the places that you can work as a Homeopath include:

    • Healthcare Centres
    • Clinics
    • Private Practices
    • Laboratories
    • Alongside medical doctors and healthcare practitioners
    • Your Own Clinic
    • and many more…
  • Personal Support Worker Course Curriculum

    • Physiology
    • Anatomy
    • Mental Health
    • Physical Health
    • Patient Care Techniques
    • Administration of Medication
    • Nutrition
    • Ethics & Regulations
    National Institute’s Personal Support Worker curriculum is approved by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and NACC. You will learn theoretical and practical knowledge from qualified instructors who have extensive experience in Personal Support Work and the Healthcare industry. In addition, you will receive job placement assistance during the program. Upon successful graduation, you are qualified to be a Personal Support Worker (PSW) in Ontario.

    Personal Support Worker Career Profile

    As a Personal Support Worker, you have the unique ability to enhance a fellow life and provide people with dignity and respect. Your work-life will never be boring; every day in this career will be a little different. You will perform a wide variety of tasks that provide for the comfort, safety, and well-being of your clients. Daily tasks that many take for granted can become difficult or impossible for the ill, injured, or elderly. You will come along such a person as both a care-giver and a companion. A PSW may also be called a Health Care Aide, Patient Care Aide, Nursing Attendant, or Hospital Attendant. No matter the title you go by, your job will be to attend to the personal care of your clients (from medical to household needs). Personal Support Workers are in-demand and can work in many settings. Some common work places include:
    • Long-Term Care Facilities
    • Nursing Homes
    • Retirement Homes
    • Hospitals
    • Mental Health Facilities
    • Congregate Housing / Independent Living Homes
    • In Your Clients Home

National Institute

Established in 2005, National Institute is Registered as a Private Career College under the Private Career Colleges Act 2005. Canadian owned and operated, National Institute helps qualified beauty artisans perfect their craft with a variety of diploma and certificate programs designed to prepare students for high–profile positions in recession proof beauty and healthcare professions. We strive to provide our graduates with the necessary skill level to become successful in their new careers. Our training techniques provide graduates with the balance of theory and hands-on experience with clients. Our class sizes are small which ensures quality instruction and individual attention. A Career Services Representative will assist you with resume writing and interviewing skills to enhance your chances of getting hired.

We are a student-oriented school with a friendly learning environment. We are comprehensive and diverse.

Graduates of National Institute will have the knowledge and skills to succeed in the very demanding and competitive field of health and beauty. Many of our graduates have gone on to rewarding careers in salons, spas, massage clinics, and have also started their own successful businesses.

Our professional instructors, modern equipment, and in–depth training will thoroughly prepare you for employment or even your own cosmetology business. The qualified and experienced staff will assist you with any of your financial aid and employment assistance needs. The curriculum focuses on in-depth knowledge, techniques, and ever changing trends in the world of beauty and healthcare that help you gain valuable experience before embarking your new career.

Our programs are based on the latest curriculum and enrich students with the skills, knowledge, and hands-on training to become successful.


*All student funding, whether made available privately or through various government branches, is only approved to those who qualify, by the original source of funding. There are many criteria that each candidate must meet to be approved. Schools can only inform you of what may be available.