Nail Master Educator

About this Major

Manicurists provide services to customers related to beautifying the hands and feet. Our nail technician training program prepares you for this speciality service career by giving you the opportunity to practice professional techniques and work with real clients in our on-campus salon.

Already licensed nail technicians with two or more years of experience can use this program to take the next step and become a licensed instructor. Due to the extensive education required, qualified instructors in this specialty field are in demand. The curriculum includes teaching methods, learning philosophies, and professional development.

You will learn massage techniques, arm, hand, leg and foot anatomy, manicuring, pedicuring, and various artificial nail applications. Upon completion, students qualify to take the State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering exam for licensing as a manicurist/nail technician. 

Eligible Licensures/Certifications

  • OSBCB Manicurist Exam
  • OSBCB Manicurist License

This career major's curriculum meets the professional licensure requirements for Oklahoma but does not meet the licensure requirements for all other states.

Entrance Requirements

Before beginning classes, students enrolled in the Nail Technician career major must provide a birth certificate and high school transcript, as well as a 2x3-inch face photo less than one year old and a cashier's check ($5) payable to the Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering (OSBCB). A social security number is required on the initial application, and it required to obtain a manicurist/nail technician license from the OSBCB.

To enroll in the Nail Master Educator career major, students must have a Manicurist/Nail Technician license issued by OSBCB with a minimum of two years documented experience.

At A Glance

Open To

Adult students


Reno, Rockwell

Total Hours Required



  • Full-time daytime: 4 months of instruction
  • Full-time evening: 5 months of instruction
  • Part-time not available
  • Program length may vary based on progress rate and/or summer school attendance


Daytime classes, two sessions: Monday — Friday

  • 8 a.m. to 10:55 a.m.
  • 12:30 p.m. to 3:25 p.m.

Evening classes, Rockwell Campus only: Monday — Thursday

  • 3:45 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Students enroll full-time in either daytime or evening

Student Resources

Textbook Info


  • Orientation 60 hours
  • Introduction to Teaching and Curriculum 120 hours
  • Course Outline and Development 330 hours
  • Teaching — Assisting in Classroom and Clinic 90 hours
  • Cosmetology Law, School Management and Record Keeping 150 hours
  • Practice Teaching — Classroom and Clinic 250 hours

Tuition & Costs

Costs for In-State Adult Students

Licensure / Certifications

  • OSBCB Nail Master Exam
  • OSBCB Nail Master License

Tuition & Fees

  • $2,200
  • Application Fee (non-refundable): $15

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

  • Textbook: $155
  • Uniform: up to $120
  • OSBCB registration fee: $5

Total Estimated Costs for In-State Adult Students

Up to $2,459
Uniform cost varies depending upon clothing size. Details will be provided by the instructor after enrollment. Francis Tuttle will pay the State Board Exam Registration Fee ($35) and the Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering Manicurist/Nail Technician Instructor License Fee ($50). The student will be responsible for the $5 State Board Registration Fee.

Employment & Outcomes

Salary Range

$15 - $30

per hour

Pass Rate



Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program are qualified to work for:

Day spas, cruise ships, schools, educational facilities, professional product companies, beauty salons

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