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Nail Technician - NT11 Technical Certificate of Credit


Campus Locations: High School
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.

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 or college transcripts showing successful completion of 60+ semester credits or 72+ quarter credits
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable
  • Present acceptable ACCUPLACER, ACT, ASSET, COMPASS, PSAT, or SAT scores, Georgia Milestones Literature/Composition or Georgia Milestones American Literature/Composition (for meeting English requirement only) or GED score of 145 or higher, or have one of the following: an associate degree or higher or have a High School overall GPA of 2.0, a HOPE Scholarship GPA of 2.6 or higher after the completion of 10th grade, or have 2 years documented work experience in the subject area. 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.

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Curriculum Outline (19 hours)
Occupational Courses 19
COSM 1000

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 4 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): Program Admission Co-requisite(s): 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.

4
COSM 1070

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 1 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 6 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): 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).

3
COSM 1120

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 3 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): COSM 1000 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.

3
COSM 1180

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 1 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 6 Pre-requisite(s): COSM 1000, COSM 1070 Co-requisite(s): None This practicum provides additional experience in the 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, pedicure, nail repair, nail art, reception, dispensary, customer service skills, safety precautions, and federal/state agency compliance.

3
COSM 1190

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 1 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 6 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): COSM 1180 This practicum provides additional experience in the 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, pedicure, nail repair, nail art techniques, advanced artificial nail techniques, safety precautions, federal/state agency compliance, customer service skills, reception duty and dispensary.

3
COSM 1200

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 1 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 6 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): COSM 1190 This course provides experience necessary for professional development and completion of state board service credit and licensure exam preparation. Emphasis is placed on the display of professional conduct, positive attitudes, and state board theory and state board practical preparation. Topics include manicures, pedicures, advanced nail techniques, customer service skills, safety precautions, federal/state agency compliance, hazardous duty standards act, documentation, and state board preparation for licensure exam.

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Faculty
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Cosmetology Instructor
Valdosta Campus

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Cosmetology Instructor
Valdosta Campus

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Cosmetology Instructor
Valdosta Campus

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Cosmetology Program Coordinator
Valdosta Campus

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Cosmetology Program Coordinator
Coffee Campus

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Cosmetology Instructor
Ben Hill-Irwin Campus

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