The popularity of spas in California and the U.S. has increased dramatically over the past few years and shows no signs of slowing. According to a recent International Spa Association study, spa's represent an $11 billion industry. Each year, more spas are being opened across the country creating new jobs for spa professionals. Salaries for spa directors can exceed $75,000 per year, making spa management a highly-desirable career path.
Orange Coast College is one of the first Community College's to offer a Spa Management Certification program. California is home to 33,859 spa related establishments including; day-spas, resorts/hotels, facial salons, fitness clubs, and beauty salons. This places our program in the unique position to provide students with access to numerous world-class resorts and spas – right in our own back yard.
Coursework in the program combines spa industry knowledge, work ready experience, exposure to a variety of management skills, business training and industry input to create a well-rounded educational experience. Although the program is challenging, our graduates will have the knowledge and skills needed to become leaders in the spa industry.
Students may take as many individual courses as they wish without enrolling in the full certificate program.
Federal Gainful Employment Report
Use the link below to view Orange Coast College’s gainful employment reports. These reports provide you, the student, with important information regarding the costs, benefits and potential employment options of our certificate programs.