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Nail Care and Eyelash Extensions Technician Certificate

Location(s): In Person

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Program Overview

Major ID: 397C

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.

Eyelash extensions will cover theoretical instruction and the practical application of eyelash extensions.

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.

Career Opportunities

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.

Program Outcomes

  1. Graduates will be prepared to perform natural nail services including manicuring and pedicuring.
  2. Graduates will be prepared to perform the application and removal of eyelash extensions.
  3. Graduates will be prepared to perform touch-up eyelash extensions applications.
  4. Graduates will have knowledge of decontamination and sanitation procedures used for the protection of the client and the operator.
  5. Graduates will be prepared to perform artificial services including tips, acrylic and free-forms.

Program Faculty

Marcie Smith-Fields


Students may complete the program in one semester. Consult with Cosmetology Instructor to develop a plan.

Additional Costs

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.

Additional Requirements

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.

Program Requirements

Required Program Orientation
All Cosmetology, Esthetics and Nail Technician applicants must attend a program orientation prior to enrollment as a full-time student. Please call the Clinic receptionist at 651.846.1329 to reserve your space at orientation.

Course Sequence

This certificate can be completed in one semester as shown in the following sequence.

Total Semester Credits: 16

Total Program Credits / Hours: 16 / 400

Information is subject to change. This Program Requirements Guide is not a contract.

Minimum Program Entry Requirements
Students entering this program must meet the following minimum program entry requirements:

Reading: Score of 225+

Arithmetic: Score of 225+

Assessment Results and Prerequisites: Students admitted into Saint Paul College programs may need to complete additional courses based on assessment results and course prerequisite requirements. Certain MATH, READ, and ENGL courses have additional prerequisites.

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