Nail Technician (Certificate)

Program Description

The Nail Technician program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for careers in the field of nail technician. Learning opportunities develop academic and professional knowledge and skills required for 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 requirements of the State Board of Cosmetology. Program graduates receive a Nail Technician certificate and are employable as a nail technician.

Program Details

  • Major Code: NT11
  • Award Level: Technical Certificate of Credit
  • Location: Flint River Campus
  • Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Minimum Length of Program: 2 Terms
  • Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 20

General Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript with test scores and ALL post-secondary transcripts in an official sealed envelope.
  • Meet assessment requirements

Approximate additional costs other than tuition, fees, and textbooks.

ItemCost
Additional Costs:
Tools/equipment/supplies:
Kit #1$74.00
Kit #2$154.50
Uniforms$90.00
State Licensure Exam
PSI Testing$109.00
State Board License$35.00

The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.

TermCourseTitleCredits
First Term
COSM 1000Introduction to Cosmetology Theory4
COSM 1070Nail Care and Advanced Techniques3
COSM 1120Salon Management3
Second Term
COSM 1180Nail Care I5
COSM 1190Nail Care II5

The curriculum meets state licensing requirements of the State Board of Cosmetology. Program graduates receive a Nail Technician certificate and are employable as a nail technician, salon owner, salon manager, industry professional, and/or platform nail artist.

Nail Technician

Program Faculty
Kimberly Rawlins/Griffin Campus
Department Chair for Professional Services
Cosmetology Program Coordinator
Instructor
krawlins@sctech.edu
770-233-6111

Deanne Allen/Flint River Campus
Instructor
dallen@sctech.edu
706-646-6189

Susan Allen/Flint River Campus
Instructor
sallen@sctech.edu
706-646-6189

Kelly Evans/Griffin Campus
Instructor
kevans@sctech.edu
770-233-6111

Jeannie Kimbell/Griffin Campus
Instructor
jkimbell@sctech.edu
770-233-6111

Career and Academic Planning
Bridgette Worst
Career Advisor
bridgette.worst@sctech.edu
770-412-5706
Flint Campus
Room 250A