The School of Aesthetics and Cosmetology
Welcome to the School of School of Aesthetics and Cosmetology at Excelsior Community College. Our programmes equip aspiring beauty and wellness professionals to take advantage of the wide-ranging employment opportunities available in one of the world's most diverse, exciting and profitable industries. If you have a passion for excellence and see the sky as your limit, then Excelsior Community College is the right place to be.
We look forward to partnering with you on your journey to success!
The Excelsior Difference....
Learn from highly qualified experts with many years of practical experience and who know the latest techniques and trends in the industry.
The programmes we offer are designed around industry needs and give you the best of both worlds - an excellent foundation in theoretical principles combined with extensive and relevant practical experience.
Our graduates are high-level professionals with specialized industry and entrepreneurial training. They can therefore earn more, have much wider employment options and are more likely to succeed in business.
OCCUPATIONAL ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN BEAUTY & WELLNESS
The beauty and wellness industry is booming locally and internationally and in order to meet the growing demand for skilled professionals in this field, the Excelsior Community College has developed the Occupational Associate of Science Degree in Beauty and Wellness.
This programme has been designed to ensure that the persons who choose careers in the field receive training at the highest level possible.
Our graduates will be professionals who meet international standards in the beauty and wellness industry. The courses are current and relevant and give the guarantee that our graduates are able to function effectively in the world of work and/or matriculate into higher degree programmes that are offered by institutions across the Caribbean, the Americas and Europe.
|Beauty Guru||Dermal Therapist|
|Beauty/Wellness App Developer||Aromatherapist|
|Image Consultant/Stylist||Salon/Spa Supervisor/Manager|
|Brand Ambassador||Hair Extension Specialist|
|Beauty Public Relations Specialist||Beauty Product Developer|
|Wig Retailer||Independent Beauty Educator|
|Beauty Exhibition Planner||Advanced Nail Artist|
|Hair Colour Specialist||Wigmaker|
|Beauty Care Product Importer and Exporter||Cosmetic Retail Specialist|
|Cosmetic Product Researcher||Photo and Film Stylist|
|Eyelash Technician||Beauty Care Public Relations Specialist|
|Beauty Blogger||Beauty School Owner|
|Social Media Influencer||Spa Therapist|
|Platform Artist||Massage Therapist|
|Beauty & Wellness Coach||Braid Technician|
|Beauty Advisor||Theatre Makeup Artist|
|Freelance Beauty Content Update Editors|
Course Structure - Full Time
|Year One - Semester I||
Year One - Semester II
Performing Mathematical Operations I
Construct Artifical Nail Enhancement Structures and Create Nail Artistry
Communicating Effectively in the Workplace
Apply Research Skills in the Beauty & Wellnesas Industry
Using Computer Applications
Preparing Workplace Documentations and Technical Reports
Manage and Maintain Health, Safety and Security in the Spa and Salon Environment
Apply Principles of Science to Cosmetology Practice
Perform Hair Design & Cutting Techniques
General Psychology for the Beauty and Wellness Professional
|Year Two - Semester III||
Year Two - Semester IV
Design and Perform Advanced Techniques in Makeup Artistry
Operating and Managing a Salon/Spa Business
|Perform Chemical Alteration & Corrective Hair Services||
Crafting Entrepreneurial and Business Development Strategies
|Design and Install Hair Extensions to Create Hair Styles||
Perform Facial Electrotherapy Treatments and Advanced Hair Epilation Procedures
Perform Massage and Spa Therapy
|Acquiring Professional and Industry Certification|
|Conversational Spanish||Major Capstone Project|
- Level II certificate in beauty/wellness related skill area
- Five (5) CSEC/GCE subjects including English Language* and Mathematics* with grade I, II or III**/ A, B or C
- Guilds Mathematics and English -Stage 3
or any equivalency recognized by the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ)
*Equivalency courses available to persons who do not have required CSEC/GCE/SSC pass in these subjects.
**Grade III pass in CSEC must be after June 1998
Flexible enrollment that allows you to further your education with whatever qualification you have in hand. ECC will create a Personal Development plan for each student to achieve their educational goals.
- Mature Entry
Mature Entry - applicants with relevant experience of service in the sector may seek to pursue this programme.
Applicants who qualify under this category must:
a. pass a college readiness test of English and Mathematics
b. submit a professional portfolio, which will be used to determine eligibility
c. complete bridging courses prior to enrollment.