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Nail Technician Program Details

CVTC’s Nail Technician program provides students an opportunity to gain a valuable understanding of nail trends, techniques and services that will give them an edge in the workplace. It’s also a great way for students to apply their artistic talents and develop specialized skills within a growing industry. Plus, the skills gained in this program can be applied to full or part-time employment, or used as a launch pad for a bright future in the field of cosmetology.

Students will gain hands-on experience creating the latest trends in addition to customer service skills that will provide a strong foundation for a rewarding and successful career in this component of cosmetology.

In this program you will learn about:

  • Manicures
  • Pedicures
  • Acrylic nails
  • Gel nails
  • Gel polish
  • Market products
  • Salon sciences
  • Salon management
  • Retail sales/marketing

Just the Facts

Nail Technician
9 Credit Technical Diploma

Length of Program:
One Semester

Delivery Method

Program Location
Eau Claire

Start Dates

Estimated Program Cost
Total Tuition, Fees & Books: $1,941

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Additional Information

Non-Traditional Occupation

How To Enroll

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These are a few of the courses you will take in the Nail Technician program.
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  • Nail Technology
    Hand and nail care, including nail enhancements, nail care, pedicures, and manicures. Fundamentals will include basic nail terminology, basic acrylics, basic nail design, product knowledge, and safety and sanitation practices.
  • Nail Salon Services
    This course will provide students with hands-on training using the fundamentals of Nail Technology and Advanced Nail Technology, while practicing safety/sanitation procedures and professionalism. This course will be taught in a lab setting providing Nail Technology services to the public. Product knowledge and retail skills will also be practiced.
  • Salon Science 1
    This is a one credit course covering the basic science concepts essential in the beauty industry such as: regulations for health and safety, principles of infection, preventing the spread of disease, basic anatomy and physiology of cells, tissues, and systems, nail structures, growth, diseases and disorders, plus properties of light and electromagnetic waves.

Transfer Credits

Once you’ve completed your associate degree at CVTC, if you are interested in pursuing further education, we have agreements with several institutions. To view a list of CVTC’s transfer agreements, click here.


  • Hair Stylist
  • Nail Technician
  • Salon Stylist
  • Salon Customer Experience Specialist
  • Smartstyle Stylist

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