Nail Technician - CertificateManicures, pedicures, and other nail treatments are consistently among the most popular beauty treatments, so there is a strong demand for skilled nail technicians. HGTC's Nail Technician certificate program teaches basic nail care, various nail additions, repair wraps, sanitation procedures, and salon-management practices. Licensed nail technicians must demonstrate that they have completed a 360-hour training program approved by the State Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation, and then must pass both written and practical exams of the State Board of Cosmetology.
Credit Requirements: 17 semester credit hours
Nail technicians take off old nail polish, cut and shape the nails, soften the skin
around the area, and prepare the nails for polish before polishing them. They engage
in conversation with their clients and often develop relationships with them, which
usually results in repeat business. In high-end spas, nail technicians also provide
hand and foot massages.
Employment opportunities can be found in the following fields:
- Nail salons
- Hair salons
For more information about gainful employment, visit: http://www.hgtc.edu/righttoknow.
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