SOC Code: 39-5092 CIP CODE: 12.0410
240 Clock Hours
The Nail Technology program of study is designed to provide the students with the skills to beautify the hands and feet, through shaping nails, conditioning the cuticle, the application of nail polish, the application of hands and feet massage, etc. It also includes the repairing of damaged or broken nails through wrapping or mending and the performing of the different kinds of Sculptured Nails with or without tips.
To prepare the students to work in a Beauty Salon as a professional Nail Technician and also to obtain the Nail Technology Florida license.
Proof of High School Diploma or GED required.
Students must be at least 16 years of age.
The curriculum is based on as many hours of theory and practical instruction as each subject requires in order for the student to obtain the necessary knowledge and skills. It also includes the designated hours for clinical experience and the minimum services necessary to acquire the skills and the experience to perform a professional service.
Nail Technology Classes offered are bilingual (English/Spanish).
|NT-00-01||Orientation and Professional Ethics||3|
|NT-00-02||Florida Cosmetology Laws||5|
|NT-00-05||Nails and Its Nail Disorders||3|
|NT-00-09||Tips and Overlay||50||15|
|NT-00-10||Application & Removal of Sculptured Nails||63||30|
|NT-00-11||Nail Wrapping, Mending and Capping||30||10|
|NT-00-12||Successful Salon Management||3|
|Total Hours and Services||240||95|
The course numbering system reflects the program and level of courses. Acronyms are used to identify the program while the numbering system reflects the level of program. For Example, INS-00-01 is Instructor Training (INS) 00-01 level of course.
Students are to define salon conduct and professional ethics, give examples of salon conduct and professional ethics toward clients and co-workers, describe the type of appearance a professional nail technician should possess.
Define and interpret Florida State Laws and Regulations for Cosmetology.
Students will gain knowledge of HIV Prevention, describe methods of transmission, distinguish between fact and fallacy in the treatment of communicable disease, identify community resources and services available to the patient, apply universal precaution and infection control as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control, define HIV / AIDS, the consequences and infection types. Identify modes of transmission of the virus between infected persons and health care worker and know the exposure control plan as mandated by OSHA.
Students will understand contamination control and identify common salon contaminants, explain why sterilization is not important in the professional salon, define sanitation and disinfection, understand how to sanitize and disinfect, the use of disinfectants and how to effectively disinfectant implements and hard surfaces. Perform Universal Sanitation procedures in your salon.
Students will learn normal nail anatomy, nail disorders and common nail disorders and their systems.
Students will gain knowledge of nail technology supplies, choosing a nail shape, plain manicure, French and American Manicures, reconditioning hot oil manicure, performing a man’s manicure, manicure using an electric file, paraffin wax treatment, hand and arm massage, spa manicure. Students will learn procedures for basic table set-up, handling blood during a manicure, performing a plain manicure, paraffin wax treatment, paraffin wax treatment.
Students will gain knowledge of pedicure supplies, pedicures, foot massage and pedicure instruments. Students will learn procedures for give a pedicure and a full service pedicure.
Students will learn how to apply nail tips, nail wraps, acrylic nails, gel nails and creative touch.
Students will identify supplies needed for nail tips and explain their use, identify the two types of nail tips, demonstrate the proper procedure and precautions to use in applying nail tips, describe the proper maintenance of tips and demonstrate the proper removal of tips.
Students will identify the supplies needed for acrylic nail application, explain the chemistry of acrylic nails, demonstrate the proper procedures and precautions for the application of acrylic nails over forms, safety precautions for applying primer, procedure and precautions for applying of acrylic nails over tips, describe and demonstrate two basic types of maintenance for acrylic nails, describe the proper procedure for removing acrylic nails.
Students will identify kinds of nail wraps and their uses, identify the benefits of using silk, linen, fiber glass, and paper wraps, demonstrate proper procedures and precautions to use in fabric wrap applications, describe the maintenance of fabric wrap, demonstrate the proper procedure for fabric wrap removal.
Students will learn salon business, selling nail products and services, the working environment, making decisions, types of compensation, booth rental and salon ownership, interviewing with success, keeping good personal records, understanding salon business records, booking appointments, advertising, collecting payment for services, where to go for help.
Students will review the seven questions a successful interviewer might ask, advantages and disadvantages of working in the four types of salons, questions to ask before deciding what salon is right for you.
|Tuition and Fees||Nail Technology Program||Timeframe|
|Tuition||$1,200.00||240 Clock Hours|
|Registration Fee||$100.00 (non-refundable)||12 Weeks/3 Months Full Time|
|Book and Kit||$400.00 (non-refundable)||15 Weeks/4 Months Part Time|
Method of Payment
Full payment may be made in advance at the beginning of classes or $500.00 paid at time of enrollment, and $80.00 to be paid on a weekly basis arranged with the School’s Accounting Office.
Requirements for Graduation
- Completion of 240 hours of theory, practice and clinical services including Monday through Saturday clinical practice.
- Completion of the minimum services required as described in the course description.
- Passing a final practical and written examination with 75% (C) or more.
- Meeting all financial obligations with the school.
Diploma is awarded upon satisfactory completion of all requirements for graduation.
Requirements for Nail Technology Licensing
The graduate will submit a completed application to the State Board of Cosmetology, certified by the school. The Department of Business and Professional Regulations will issue the License after satisfactorily passing the Cosmetology State Board examination. Graduate must be a minimum of 16 years of age to take the State Board Examination for the Cosmetology.
It is necessary to submit the following to apply for the State Board Examination:
- Application Form (duly completed and signed)
- Money order for $75.00 (payable to DBPR)
- 1 Photograph
- A fee of $25.00 applicable towards your HIV/AIDS certification