Nail Technician

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.

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. 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.

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 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.

At A Glance

Open To

High school juniors and seniors, adult students

Campus

Reno, Rockwell

Total Hours Required

600

Length

Part-time, daytime only: 10 months of instruction

Full-time daytime: 5 months of instruction

Full-time evening: 7 months of instruction

Program length may vary based on progress rate and/or summer school attendance

Times

Daytime classes, two sessions: Monday — Friday

  • 8 a.m. to 10:55 a.m.
  • 12:30 p.m. to 3:25 p.m.
  • High school students and part-time adults enroll in either AM or PM session. Full-time adult students enroll in both sessions.

Evening classes, Rockwell Campus only: Monday — Thursday

  • 3:45 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Full-time adult students only

Courses

  • Manicures 80 hours
  • Pedicures 80 hours
  • Artificial Nails 160 hours
  • Salon Development 80 hours
  • Bacteriology, Sterilization, Sanitation 40 hours
  • Nail Structure: Composition, Disorders and Diseases 60 hours
  • Nail Art 60 hours
  • Cosmetology Law 40 hours

Tuition & Costs

Costs for High School Students

Licensure / Certifications

  • OSBCB Manicurist Exam
  • OSBCB Manicurist License

Tuition & Fees

  • N/A

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

  • Nail Kit: $70
  • Uniform: up to $120
  • OSBCB Manicurist/Nail Registration Fee: $5

Total Estimated Costs for High School Students

Up to $195
Uniform cost varies depending on which campus a student attends and their clothing size. Details will be provided by the instructor after enrollment. Francis Tuttle will pay the State Board Exam Registration Fee ($35) and the Manicurist/Nail Technician License Fee ($25) after the student obtains a passing score on the state licensure tests. The student will be responsible for the $5 state board registration fee.

Costs for In-State Adult Students

Licensure / Certifications

  • OSBCB Manicurist Exam
  • OSBCB Manicurist License

Tuition & Fees

  • $1,706
  • Application Fee: $15 (non-refundable)

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

  • Textbook: Rockwell Campus- $86, Reno Campus- $121
  • Nail Kit: Rockwell Campus- $140, Reno Campus- $130
  • Uniform: up to $120
  • OSBCB Manicurist/Nail Registration Fee: $5

Total Estimated Costs for In-State Adult Students

Up to $1,706

This career major is available for Financial Aid
Financial Aid Information

Uniform cost varies depending on which campus a student attends and their clothing size. Details will be provided by the instructor after enrollment. Francis Tuttle will pay the State Board Exam Registration Fee ($35) and the Manicurist/Nail Technician License Fee ($25) after the student obtains a passing score on the state licensure tests. The student will be responsible for the $5 state board registration fee.

Costs for Out-of-State Adult Students

Licensure / Certifications

  • OSBCB Manicurist Exam
  • OSBCB Manicurist License

Tuition & Fees

  • $2,640
  • Application Fee: $15 (non-refundable)

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

  • Textbook: Rockwell Campus- $86, Reno Campus- $121
  • Nail Kit: Rockwell Campus- $140, Reno Campus- $130
  • Uniform: up to $120
  • OSBCB Manicurist/Nail registration fee: $5

Total Estimated Costs for Out-of-State Adult Students

up to $3,026

This career major is available for Financial Aid
Financial Aid Information

Uniform cost varies depending on which campus a student attends and their clothing size. Details will be provided by the instructor after enrollment. Francis Tuttle will pay the State Board Exam Registration Fee ($35) and the Manicurist/Nail Technician License Fee ($25) after the student obtains a passing score on the state licensure tests. The student will be responsible for the $5 state board registration fee.

Employment & Outcomes

Salary Range

$15 - $20

per hour

Pass Rate

73%

completion

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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