Nail Technician Certificate

Program Number: 97-502-1
School Year: 2020-2021
Certificate
Campus: Fond du Lac
This program is NOT eligible for financial aid

After just 16 weeks, start a rewarding career as a nail artist with the Nail Technician Certificate at Moraine Park Technical College.

About the Program

Begin a successful career in the growing nail service industry! A career as a nail technician, also called a nail artist or manicurist, is a perfect fit for those who enjoy working with people, have an artistic eye for detail and appreciate the importance of proper hand and foot care.

What You'll Learn

Nail Technician students are trained with all necessary skills to provide high quality nail services in today’s salon. Students learn the latest techniques in manicuring, pedicuring and nail enhancements. Laws and regulations related to the field, business management and ethics are also part of this program. Learning from industry artists, Nail Technician Certificate students develop skills in the classroom, then advance their skills by working with real clients in Techniques Salon & Spa on the Fond du Lac Campus: a full-service salon and spa.

Students are prepared to take the Wisconsin NIC Manicurist Licensing Exam and upon graduation begin working as a nail technician.

Classes are held four evenings per week in the fall.

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 after the second class session.

Approximate Costs
Career Opportunities
Program Opportunities
Admission Process
Transfer Opportunities
Additional Information
Approximate Costs
  • $136.50 per credit (resident)
  • $204.75 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.
Career Opportunities
  • Manicurist
  • Pedicurist
  • Nail Technician
  • Consultant
  • Sales
Program Opportunities

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.

Admission Process


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    Transfer Opportunities

    Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

    Additional 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.

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    NumberTitleCrs
    Semester 1
    502-361Nail Technician 13
    502-362Nail Technician 24
    502-363Nail Technician 32
    Total9
     
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