Nail Technician - Certificate
Manicures, pedicures, and other nail treatments are consistently among the most popular beauty treatments, so there is a strong demand for skilled nail technicians. HGTC's Nail Technician certificate program teaches basic nail care, various nail additions, repair wraps, sanitation procedures, and salon-management practices. Licensed nail technicians must demonstrate that they have completed a 360-hour training program approved by the State Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation, and then must pass both written and practical exams of the State Board of Cosmetology.
Nail technicians take off old nail polish, cut and shape the nails, soften the skin
around the area, and prepare the nails for polish before polishing them. They engage
in conversation with their clients and often develop relationships with them, which
usually results in repeat business. In high-end spas, nail technicians also provide
hand and foot massages.
Employment opportunities can be found in the following fields:
- Nail salons
- Hair salons
For more information about careers, visit O*Net Online for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Horry Georgetown
Technical College's Career Resource Center for more employment, career, and professional development resources.
For more information about gainful employment, visit: http://www.hgtc.edu/righttoknow.
Specific Admission Requirements for Program
*CBC, UDS must be completed 30 days prior to the start of class. These fees and admissions application fees are non-refundable.
Course Sequence and Progression Requirements
|COS 131||Bacteria and Other Infectious Agents||2|
|COS 132||Science of Nail Technology||2|
|COS 133||Basic Procedures||3|
|COS 135||Business of Nail Technology||2|
|COS 136||Fundamentals of Artificial Nail Application||4|
|COS 224||Nail Practice I||4|
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS