Nail Technology

Course ID
CIP 12.0410
Course Length
240 Hours
Registration Fee
Books & Supplies
Total Cost

Program Objective: This program is designed to provide students with the required experience to perform manicures and pedicures, and to apply artificial nails and nail wraps confidently.  The course includes a selection of supplies and equipment, and includes sanitation procedures.

There are 9 classes which total 240 class hours and 150 practical service training hours.


NLS 01 – Professional Image and Ethics (2Hours) – Learn to demonstrate good conduct and moral judgment. Learn human relationship skills and professional imaging. 

NLS 02 – Bacteriology, Sanitation and Sterilization (4Hours) – Learn to promote good health by sanitizing implements and equipment in accordance to state regulation.

NLS 03 – Florida Law (5Hours), Safety Precautions and Nutrition – Overview of Florida Law, OSHA and State rules and regulations.  Learn proper nutrition guidelines.

NLS 04 – Nail Theory, Chemistry, and Disorders of the Nails (85Hours) – Learn disorders and treatments for nail conditions and diseases.

NLS 05 – HIV/AIDS (4Hours) – Overview of Florida Law regarding HIV/AIDS for student and client protection as well as health and economic matters.

NLS 06 – Manicure /Pedicure Procedures (30Hours) – Manicures and pedicures done for proper care of the hands and feet per client request.

NLS 07 – Acrylics: Sculptured and Tips (75Hours) – Actual services performed by students by applying product to the natural nail per request.

NLS 08 – Wraps, Gels, and Mending Procedures (25Hours) – Services performed to mend natural nails.

NLS 09 – Nail Removal, Nail Care, Polishing, and Nail Art (10Hours) – Actual removal of nail product from natural nails, aftercare procedures, and Nail Art.


Course Downloads:

    All programs are divided into three segments, Theoretical Instruction, Practical Instruction, and Clinical instruction.

    Theory segments constitute instruction in which students learn the theory related to hairdressing, cosmetology, skin care, and nails - along with state laws. Clinical segments constitute applicable instruction in cosmetology, skin care, and nails.

    During supervised practice, students are placed in a simulated beauty salon environment under direct supervision of instructors. Students participate in group discussions, take notes, attend lectures, listen, and follow instructor direction.

    When ready, students are assigned patrons. At this point, they learn to work with the public, performing the same salon services as they will after graduation and successful passage of a state board examination.

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