Nail Technician (NT11) Technical Certificate of Credit
Purpose: The Nail Technician Certificate is a sequence of courses which prepares students for the careers in the field as a Nail Technician.
Curriculum: Students will experience courses in cosmetology theory, nail care and techniques, and salon management. Students will also complete a practicum experience in nail care. Completion of the program will prepare students to sit for the Nail Technician licensure examination given by the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology.
Careers: Nail Salon Owner, Nail Technician, Educator
- 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.
|COSM 1000Introduction to Cosmetology Theory
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.
|COSM 1070Nail Care and Advanced Techniques
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).
|COSM 1120Salon Management
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.
|COSM 1180Nail Care I
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.
|COSM 1190Nail Care II
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.
|COSM 1200Advanced Nail Practicum II
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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