This program is for the 2015-2016 academic year and may not accurately reflect HCC's current offerings.

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.

Graduation requires the listed courses, HCC Cosmetic Arts Competencies, NC State Board of Cosmetic Arts requirements, and 300 hours and have a 2.0 GPA or higher before making application to take the licensing exam.


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Suggested Schedule for 2015-2016 (Updated Jul 03, 2014)

This program is typically offered in alternating years.

Certificate in Manicuring/Nail Technology C55400

Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
COS-121 Manicure/Nail Technology I 4 6 0 6
Total: 6
Spring Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
COS-222 Manicure/Nail Tech. II 4 6 0 6
Total: 6

Total Credit Hours: 12