Nail Technician (NT11) Technical Certificate of Credit
(Stand Alone Certificate)
The Nail Technician program is a sequence of courses that prepare students for careers in the field of Nail Technician. Learning opportunities develop academics and professional knowledge and skills required for the 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 requirement of the State Board of Cosmetology. Program graduates receive Nail Technician certificate and are employable as a nail technician.
Entrance date: Each semester
Program admission requirements:
Minimum Test Scores
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High School diploma or equivalent required for admission.
Applicant must 16 years old.
Credits required for graduation: 20
|Courses 20 credits|
|COSM 1000Introduction to Cosmetology Theory
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
Corequisite: 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
Corequisite: 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 1180Natural Nail Practicum
Corequisites: COSM 1000, COSM 1070
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 1190Advanced Nail Practicum I
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
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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