Major ID: 057C
Program Start Dates: Summer, Fall, Spring
Nail Technician services include the cleaning, shaping, conditioning and care for the fingers, hands, toes and feet as well as the preparation and application of artificial nails.
Physical requirements include finger dexterity, negative allergic reaction to cosmetic preparations, and artistic flair for creative design. The nail technician should enjoy working with the public and in a team atmosphere. People skills and time management skills are essential.
Licensing or certification exams are independent of graduation requirements.
The job outlook is very good for nail technicians. Increasing population, incomes, and demand for cosmetology services will stimulate job growth. In addition, numerous job openings will stem from rapid turnover in salons and the large size of the occupation. The rapid growth of nail salons and full service spas will generate numerous job openings for nail technicians.
After Nail Care Technician students complete 350 hours of skills and theory training and pass the written exam given through the State designated testing service, and skills certification they are eligible for licensure from the Minnesota Board of Cosmetologist Examiners. Nail technicians work in beauty salons, nail salons and spas.
- Graduates will perform natural nail services including manicuring and pedicuring.
- Graduates will perform artificial nail care services including tips, acrylic, and freeform.
- Graduates will use decontamination and sanitation procedures.
Students may complete the program in one semester. Consult with Cosmetology Instructor to develop a plan.
Students should expect to spend approximately $700.00 for nail care kits, supplies and books. This cost is in addition to tuition and fees. There is an additional fee to take the licensure exam.
Be prepared to purchase kits the first day of class from the book store with the instructor.
Program is not eligible for financial aid.
All books MUST be purchased before classes begin.
Cosmetology Student Handbook/Agreement Form
All new and returning students will need to access D2L Brightspace PRIOR to the first day of classes to read the Cosmetology student handbook. After you have read the handbook, you must print and sign: Student Agreement Form, Hepatitis B Vaccination/Declination Form and Rollabout Form and return them to your instructor on the first day of class before you will be admitted to class. You will need to perform this task prior to the first day of each semester. Please direct questions to the assigned instructor of your first class.