NAIL TECHNOLOGY COS 12.0410 (Short-Term Certificate)

Program Description: Nail Technology includes the care of the hands, nails, and feet. Students learn how to give manicures, pedicures, how to apply sculptured nails, acrylic, overlays, fiberglass wraps, gel nails, and nail art. Job Opportunities: This program is designed to provide for beginners or existing professionals with knowledge and skills for employment as a Nail Technician in a salon setting, including working in department stores, beauty shops, day spas, and owning their own business. Admission Requirements: High School diploma, GED, or completion of 10 th grade and demonstrated ability to benefit. State Legal Requirements for Eligibility for Licensure: Nail Technicians/Manicurists are required to be licensed by the Alabama Board of Cosmetology to work in Alabama.

Program-level Student Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the Nail Technology Program:

1. Students will be able to demonstrate safe and sanitary procedures while working in a salon environment. 2. Students will be able to apply the business and communication principles necessary for working in a salon environment. 3. Students will be able to explain and perform a variety of nail procedures.

Typical Student Load and Courses by Semester

Note: This is a sample course sequence. Courses scheduled each semester may vary according to student progress and the need for developmental classes.

Course Number/Course Name First Semester

Lab Hrs.

Credit Hrs.

Theory Hrs.

COS 150 Manicuring COS 151 Nail Care

1 1

4 4 9 0

3 3 3

COS 152 Nail Care Applications


COS Care er and Profe ssion al Deve lopm ent


125 Career and Professional Development

3 5





2022-23 College Catalog and Student Handbook

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