Nail Technician - NT11

Offered at the Following Campus

  • High Schools

Program Overview

The Nail Technician program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for careers in the field of Nail Technician. Learning opportunities develop academic and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes specialized training in safety, sanitation, state laws, rules, and regulations, nail diseases and disorders, skin and nail care, and work ethics. The curriculum meets state licensing requirements of the State Board of Cosmetology. Program graduates receive a Nail Technician certificate and are employable as a Nail Technician.

Entrance Requirements

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Submit official high school transcript or High School Equivalency transcript;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • Present acceptable SAT or ACT scores taken within the last 60 months, or acceptable COMPASS or ASSET scores taken within the last 60 months. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.

Course Overview

Credit Hours
Occupational Courses (20 hours)

Prereqs: Program Admission

Coreqs: None

Introduces fundamental both theory and practices of the cosmetology profession. Emphasis will be placed on professional practices and safety. Topics include: state rules, and regulations; state regulatory agency, image; bacteriology; decontamination and infection control, chemistry fundamentals, safety, Hazardous Duty Standards Act compliance, and anatomy and physiology.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: COSM 1000

Provides training in manicuring, pedicuring and advanced nail techniques. Topics include: implements, products and supplies, hand and foot anatomy and Physiology, diseases and disorders, manicure techniques, pedicure techniques, nail product chemistry, safety precautions and practices, and advanced nail techniques (wraps/tips/acrylics).
COSM
1120
3

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

Emphasizes the steps involved in opening and operating a privately owned salon. Topics include: law requirements regarding employment, tax payer education / federal and state responsibilities, law requirements for owning and operating a salon business, business management practices, and public relations and career development.
COSM
1180
5

Prereqs: COSM 1000, COSM 1070

Coreqs: None

Provides additional experience in Manicuring and Pedicuring techniques required of applicants for state licensure. Emphasis is placed on performance, using live models in an actual or simulated occupational setting. Topics include: manicure, nail repair, artificial nails, pedicure, nail art, reception, dispensary, advanced/new techniques, documentation, customer service skills, safety precautions, federal/state agency compliance, and state board foundation prep.
COSM
1190
5

Prereqs: COSM 1180

Coreqs: None

Provides nail care experience on live models. Emphasis will be placed on the display of professional conduct and positive attitudes. The appropriate number of applications required by the state board of cosmetology in theory and service credit requirements for this course. Emphasis is placed on performance, using live models in an actual or simulated occupational setting. Topics include: manicure, nail repair, artificial nails, pedicure, nail art, electric drill, reception, dispensary, advanced/new techniques, documentation, customer service skills, safety precautions, federal/state agency compliance, and state board comprehension.

 

Nail Tech

Related Program Options:

Cosmetology Diploma
Shampoo Technician TCC

Advisors

Erin Lee
Amanda Hayes
High School Coordinator
Office: 617A
Phone: (229) 468-2027
Email:
Campus: Coffee Campus

Shamonti Mobley
High School Coordinator
Office: Berrien Hall, Room 310
Phone: (229) 333-2100 ext. 1246
Email:
Campus: Valdosta Campus, High Schools