Nail Technician

Course Descriptions
Certificate of Program Completion (Catalog Year: 2018)

NAIL 0000 - Nail Technician Orientation 0 Hours
Students in the Nail Technician program learn and perform customer service such as manicures, pedicures, and nail enhancements. This program trains students in the principles of proper infection control and sanitation, basic nail technology, and understanding chemicals used in artificial enhancements and gel nails. Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to take the Utah State Nail Technician licensure exam.  
NAIL 1405 - Nail Technician I 60 Hours
In this course, students will learn the history of nail technology, basic anatomy, skin and nail structure and growth, and how to recognize and prevent infections. Students will learn the fundamentals of manicures, pedicures, and perform manicures and pedicures, demonstrating current techniques used in the profession. Work must meet industry standards of quality, professionalism, efficiency, sanitation, and safety. Students will also discuss the importance of communicating effectively with clients and how to convey a professional image.  
NAIL 1505 - Nail Technician II 120 Hours
In this course, students will learn the fundamentals of nail tip application, acrylic nail enhancements, UV gel polish application, and nail art techniques. Students must fulfill all the requirements of an industry employee in performing a number of nail services. In addition, students will be taught work ethics, time management skills, and essential business skills such as licensing regulations and business law.  
NAIL 1601 - Nail Technician Clinicals I 120 Hours
In the clinical course you will apply the principles and practices learned in the Nail Technician Theory and Nail Technician Skill Development courses as you perform a variety of services on clients in the Cosmetology salon. The clinicals will help prepare you to pass the State of Utah licensure exams.  
NAIL 1310 - Nail Technician Clinicals II 20 Hours
In the clinical course you will apply the principles and practices learned in the Nail Technician Theory and Nail Technician Skill Development courses as you perform a variety of services on clients in the Cosmetology salon. The clinicals will help prepare you to pass the State of Utah licensure exams.  
NAIL 1320 - Nail Technician Clinicals III 40 Hours
In the clinical course you will apply the principles and practices learned in the Nail Technician Theory and Nail Technician Skill Development courses as you perform a variety of services on clients in the Cosmetology salon. The clinicals will help prepare you to pass the State of Utah licensure exams.  
NAIL 1330 - Nail Technician Clinicals IV 60 Hours
In the clinical course you will apply the principles and practices learned in the Nail Technician Theory and Nail Technician Skill Development courses as you perform a variety of services on clients in the Cosmetology salon. The clinicals will help prepare you to pass the State of Utah licensure exams.  
WKSK 1400 - Workplace Relations 60 Hours
This course will help you develop essential human-relation skills needed to maintain gainful and satisfying employment. It includes familiarization with problematic areas found in the workforce including: presenting yourself professionally, developing a professional work ethic, developing interpersonal skills, winning at office politics, and planning and managing your career.