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nail technology Certificate
Completing these courses prepares individuals to take the State of Wisconsin examination to become licensed manicurists. Students enrolled in the Barber/Cometologist program who also complete the Nail Technology Certificate will only need to take one State licensing exam to be certified in both professional areas. Contact 608.822.3262, Extension 2311, for more information.
Nail Technology I
2 credits 36 lecture and 36 lab
Students safely prepare working area for nail services. They adopt safety and sanitation procedures; identify nail and skin disorders and diseases and study the anatomy and physiology as related to the hands and feet. Students practice communication skills to identify client's desires and needs. Students develop skills in manicuring, pedicuring and nail enhancements.
Enrollment in the Barber/Cosmetology program or as a Nail Technician. A Nail Technician must take Salon/Spa Science concurrently with this course
2 credits 72 lecture hours
Students learn the importance of a professional image and good health to promote a good work ethic necessary for a salon or spa employee. Students perform sanitation and disinfection according to the State of Wisconsin laws to keep the salon and spa clean and safe. Students apply anatomy, physiology, and basics of chemistry and electricity in the spa clinic and salon.
Enrollment in Barber/Cosmetology program as a full time student or as a Nail Technician.
5 credits 128 lab hours
Students practice nail services on customers in a salon environment. They apply knowledge and skills learned in their related theory lab classes to hands-on work experience. Students perform all manicure and pedicure services as well as all nail extension services in a salon atmosphere.
Enrollment as a Nail Technician. A Nail Technician must have successfully completed Nail Technology I and Salon/Spa Science with a grade of "C" or better. Nail Technicians must take Salon/Spa Management concurrently with this course.
3 credits 90 hours of lecture
Students learn the management and marketing skills involved in operating a salon/spa as a business. Students evaluate merchandising displays, improve retail profits, and investigate various advertising and marketing media. Students learn how to establish positive customer relationships, prescribe professional retail products, and demonstrate proper receptionist and dispensary skills. Students learn the State of Wisconsin Rules and Regulations guidelines.
Students completing these courses will receive a certificate of completion rather than a diploma and will not participate in graduation ceremonies.