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Program Number: 97-502-1
School Year: 2017-2018
Campus: Fond du Lac
Nail services are the ultimate in pampered hand and foot care. The Nail Technician Certificate is attractive to people with creativity, visual perception, and good interpersonal skills. Students develop nail technician skills in the classroom and simulated salon setting. Coursework covers laws, regulations, business management and ethics to help students who may want to start their own business.
The 324-hour, 16-week certificate prepares students for the state licensing examination to practice as a manicurist. Classes are held in fall three days per week. Online coursework is required.
Graduates of the certificate find employment in salons or may choose to open their own place of business.
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.
- $132.20 per credit (resident)
- $198.30 per credit (out-of-state resident)
- Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
- Please refer to the MPTC Student Handbook for additional enrollment fee information.
- Nail Technician
Opportunities for Advancement
Graduates are encouraged to continue their formal training; Moraine Park offers a 12–month Cosmetology technical diploma. Some certificate credits transfer into the technical diploma.
- Submit the college admission application.
- Submit the $30 one-time fee.
- Meet with Academic Advisor to discuss order of courses and prerequisites (required for this program).
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|
Current students, please see your Advisor for your academic planner.
Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.
*Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.
Students must purchase a nail kit and books for this program, available through the MPTC bookstores.
For co-curricular activities and opportunities related to this program/certificate, click here.