Nail Technology Course

The Nail Technology Course Curriculum

This program offers and emphasis on nail technology. Students will learn general salon practices, nail care, application technique and safety and sanitation regulations.

Most students who complete an associate degree program are prepared for state licensing exams allowing them to practice as nail technicians.

The Following are descriptions of some of the courses included in the curriculum of a nail technician program:

  • Safety and Sanitation: This course covers basic practices for maintaining a safe and sanitary work station including EPA and OSHA requirements.
  • State Law and Requirements: Programs cover the specific laws and regulations of Washington State preparing students for state licensing.
  • Anatomy and Physiology– Students learn abut skin composition, bone structure and disorders of hands and feet.
  • Product Knowledge: Students learn the ingredients, traits and uses of standard industry products.
  • Manicures: Techniques used to perform manicures are covered, including removing polish, shaping nails, cuticle care and polish application.
  • Pedicures: Courses cover techniques used to perform pedicures like those of manicures.
  • Tips and Acrylics: Students learn to apply tips and acrylics.
  • Fill-ins-: Students learn techniques for filling and repairing nails.
  • Massage: Techniques for massaging a customer’s hands, feet, forearms, and lower legs are covered.
  • Nail Art: Other techniques for applying designs to nails are explored.
  • Salon Management: Some programs include courses on salon management, including basic business principles and practices.
  • The Nail Tech Program consists of 600 clock hours.