Esthetician-Nail Technician

General information

Avant-Garde College offers various beauty training programs that meet industry standards and changing trends. Hairstylist, Advanced Esthetics, and Nail Technician programs each consist of theory and practical application instruction. Students will be issued a diploma upon successful completion of all course requirements.

Admission requirements: 
For all programs, prospective students should have a High School Diploma. 

Financial assistance:
Avant-Garde is designated for student loan funding. Visit the Government of Saskatchewan website for more information about the Canada-Saskatchewan Integrated Student Loan program. Please note student loans will not cover cost of student kits.

Class times:
Courses are full-time, 7.5 hours per day.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 8:30am – 4:00pm

Our Advanced Artificial Nail Technician program consists of 12 weeks of instruction in theory and practical applications. Students must achieve a minimum grade of 70% to pass the theoretical and practical portions of this program. A diploma will be issued upon successful completion of all course requirements.

Course duration: 
450 Hours

Mature students:

In place of a High School Diploma, mature students (19+ years old) may be considered.


Registration Fee : $200.00 (payable at time of registration)

*Registration fee is not a portion of the tuition amount and is non-refundable*

For Tuition, Books, Supplies & Kit Fee prices please contact us today!


Course start dates
Classes begin in JanuaryMarch, MayJulySeptember, and November. Financial Assistance may be available for those who qualify.

The Saskatchewan Apprenticeship & Trade Certification Commission has made Esthetics a trade, therefore manicures & pedicures were added to the Nail Technician course. Students attending the Nail Technician course are asked not to attend wearing artificial nails as students will begin working on themselves.

*Course content subject to change without notice.

Areas of study

Advanced theory:

Hot stone

Hot stone
Electric foot filing


Gel Polish 
Gel & Acrylic applications
Tips/overlays/sculpted nails
Fills & repairs
Nail biting troubleshooting (onychophagy)
Gel toes
Filing & Shaping techniques
Electric filing

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