Nail Technician Certificate
Program Number: 97-502-1
School Year: 2013-2014
Campus: Hartford - evenings Summer 2013
The Nail Technician Certificate is offered as a day program with some limited evening hours. This 324-hour, 13-week certificate prepares students for the state licensing examination to practice as a manicurist. Students begin in August and graduate in November. Classes are held four days/evenings per week (Monday through Thursday). Contact an Admissions Specialist for specific scheduling.
This program is attractive to people with creativity, visual perception, and good human relations and communications skills. Students develop nail technician skills in the classroom and a simulated salon setting. Coursework also entails law, regulations, business management and ethics to help students who may want to start their own businesses.
NOTE: 502-361 is a prerequisite to 502-362. 502-362 is a prerequisite to 502-363. Students must be accepted into the certificate to be eligible to enroll in the courses. Fees must be paid prior to program start. Class size is limited to a maximum of 16. No students will be accepted following the second class session.
Graduates of the certificate find employment in salons or may choose to open their own place of business.
- $122.20 per credit (resident)
- $183.30 per credit (out-of-state resident)
- *Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
- Nail Technician
Opportunities for Advancement
Graduates are encouraged to continue their formal training; Moraine Park offers a 16–month Cosmetology technical diploma program. Some certificate credits transfer into the technical diploma program.
- Submit the college admission application.
- Submit the $30 one-time fee.
- Meet with Admissions to discuss order of courses and prerequisites (strongly encouraged).
- A copy of your high school diploma, GED or HSED is required.
Please visit the Admissions page for general information.
|502-361||Nail Technician 1||3|
|502-362||Nail Technician 2||4|
|502-363||Nail Technician 3||2|
Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.
The Final Steps
When you are in the last course, complete the graduation candidacy form and submit it with the $30 fee to the Registration Office.
Note: Students must purchase a kit, a smock and a name badge for this program. Kit pricing is approximately $600 - $700. This cost is subject to change. Contact the bookstore for current pricing.