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Manicuring/Nail Technology

The Manicuring/Nail Technology curriculum provides competency-based knowledge, scientific/artistic principles, and hands-on fundamentals associated with the nail technology industry. The curriculum provides a simulated salon environment which enables students to develop manipulative skills. Course work includes instruction in all phases of professional nail technology, business/computer principles, product knowledge, and other related topics. Graduates should be prepared to take the North Carolina Cosmetology State Board Licensing Exam and upon passing be licensed and qualify for employment in beauty and nail salons, as a platform artist, and in related businesses.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate and perform the proper practices of manicuring and pedicuring, artificial nail enhancements, nail art, nail decorating, proper sanitation and disinfection procedures.
  • In a clinical setting on the Mock State Board exam, recall and perform the knowledge and skills learned.

Manicuring/Nail Technology - CCP

Tuition-waived program for Career & College Promise (high school juniors and seniors)

COS 121Manicure/Nail Technology I6
COS 222Manicure/Nail Tech. II6
BUS 151People Skills3
CIS 110Introduction to Computers3
Total Credit Hours18

Manicuring Instructor Certificate – C55380

The Manicuring Instructor curriculum provides a course of study covering the skills needed to teach the theory and practices of manicuring as required by the North Carolina State Board of Cosmetology. Coursework includes all phases of manicuring theory laboratory instruction. Graduates should be prepared to take the North Carolina Cosmetology State Board Manicuring Instructor Licensing Exam and upon passing be qualified for employment in a cosmetology or manicuring school.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the procedures and methods of sanitation, including FEPA disinfectant guidelines, on products used in manicuring/pedicuring.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of bacteriology and the relation to communicable diseases in public/personal domain.
  • Conduct/perform a practical demonstration of all phases of manicuring.
  • Teach theory, methods, and application of sculptured and other artificial nails.
  • Conduct/perform a theory lecture class on communication skills in working with the public.
  • Recall and perform the knowledge and skills necessary to work as a North Carolina (NC) licensed manicuring instructor.
ACA 111College Student Success1
COS 251Manicure Instructional Concepts8
COS 252Manicure Instructional Practicum5
Total Credit Hours14