This program is for the 2020-2021 academic year and may not accurately reflect HCC's current offerings.
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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.

Coursework 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, Haywood Community College Cosmetic Arts Competencies, North Carolina State Board of Cosmetic Arts requirements, and 300 clinical hours and have a 2.0 GPA or higher before making application to take the licensing exam.

This program is typically offered in alternating years.

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Suggested Schedule for 2020-2021 (Updated Mar 20, 2020)

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
COS-222 Manicure/Nail Tech. II 4 6 0 6
Total: 12

Total Credit Hours: 12