Manicuring/Nail Technology Certificate

Program Code: 

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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 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.

The Mountain Tech Spa, an on-campus spa facility, provides practical experience for Manicuring/Nail Technology students under the direction of College faculty.

The Manicuring/Nail Technology program is approved by the:
North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners
1207 Front Street, Suite 110
Raleigh, NC 27609
Phone: (919) 733-4117
Fax: (919) 733-4127


Specific Program Requirements

  1. General college admission requirements.
  2. Submission of proper documentation is required by the Spa Therapies and Operations Department and the NC Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners prior to class start.  Required documentation includes Hepatitis B record, current government-issued photo ID showing date of birth, and social security card.
  3. Completion of required Hepatitis B vaccine. First dose to be completed by the first day of class. Second Hepatitis B vaccine to be completed at least one month after the first dose. Third dose must be completed six months after the first.
  4. Manicuring/Nail Technology students must clock out when leaving the laboratory. To earn hours, students must be physically present in the laboratory.
  5. Students should be physically able to use manicuring/nail technology equipment and safely use manicuring/nail technology products with or without reasonable accommodations and be comfortable working directly with chemicals found in products used in the manicuring/nail technology industry.

 Courses requiring a grade of “C” or better:  BUS, CIS, and COS,

First Semester

CIS 113
1 Credit Hour(s)
COS 121
6 Credit Hour(s)

Second Semester

BUS 139
3 Credit Hour(s)
COS 222
6 Credit Hour(s)

Curriculum is based on the 2019-20 catalog.

  • 16 Total Credit Hours Required