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Nail Care Technician

Program Overview

Our fast-track Nail Care program is your gateway to a rewarding career. This comprehensive program teaches you the skills, techniques, and knowledge necessary to excel in the ever-evolving world of nail care. From mastering the art of manicures to learning about advanced nail enhancements and the science behind nail health, our curriculum prepares you for immediate success.



Median annual wage


New jobs each year for the next decade


Complete the certificate in 1 semester


Hands-on experience.

Our program offers hands-on learning opportunities to help you gain practical skills and experience. You will have access to modern nail care equipment, tools, and products, allowing you to develop proficiency in various techniques and services.

Industry-relevant curriculum.

We pride ourselves on offering a constantly updated curriculum to reflect the latest industry trends and practices. Our experienced instructors bring real-world knowledge and insights into the classroom, ensuring you learn relevant and in-demand skills.

Wide range of career opportunities.

Nail care techs have a wide range of career opportunities, including working in salons, spas, nail bars, or as a freelancers. With the growing demand for professional nail services, there is a constant need for skilled and knowledgeable nail care techs. Plus, with additional training and experience, you can also pursue opportunities in the fashion, beauty, or media industries.

Eligible for licensure.

After Nail Care Technician students complete 350 hours of skills and theory training and pass the written exam through the State-designated testing service and skills certification, they are eligible for licensure from the Minnesota Board of Cosmetologist Examiners.

Photo of a Saint Paul College student on campus.
Photo of students on campus.