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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 manicures and pedicures. They adopt safety and sanitation procedures; identify nail and skin disorders and diseases as related to the hands and feet. Students practice communication skills to identify client’s desires and needs. Students develop skills in soap and water manicuring, hot oil and spa manicuring and perform spa pedicures.
Enrollment in the Barber/Cosmetology program or as a Nail Technician. A Nail Technician must take Salon Science concurrently with this course
2 credits 72 lecture hours
Students describe the chemical composition of salon products and determine the effects on hair and skin with additional study of chemistry, in the salon. Students apply sanitation practices to keep the salon clean and customer's safe by studying anatomy, physiology, and electricity. Students learn the importance of a professional image and good health to promote a good work ethic necessary for a salon employee.
Enrollment in Barber/Cosmetology program as a full time student or as a Nail Technician.
Nail Technology II
2 credits 18 hours of lecture 36 hours of lab
Students study the anatomy and physiology related to the hands and feet. Students continue their study of nail and skin disorders and diseases as related to the hands and feet. Students practice communication skills to identify client’s needs and desires for nail extensions. They apply nail extensions for fiberglass, acrylic and gel nail systems. They design nail art and follow safety and sanitation produces.
Enrollment in Barber/Cosmetologist program or as a Nail Technician and have passed Nail Technology I and Salon Science with a grade of “C” or better. Students must also have concurrent enrollment in Nail Services for 8 hours of lab a week for 16 weeks and Management and Sales. Students must pass this course with a grade of “C” or better.
Salon Management and Sales
3 credits 90 hours of lecture
Students recognize the variety of important issues involved in operating a salon as a business. Students study the foundation of operating a salon and the costs involved. Students track actual services performed in the student salon to calculate compensation and payroll. Students learn the importance of customer service. They practice retailing techniques through goal setting, retail sales, advertisement samples and display promotions. Students study the laws according to the State of Wisconsin Rules and Regulations guidelines.
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 Science with a grade of "C" or better. Nail Technicians must take Nail Technology II and Salon Management and Sales concurrently with this course.
Students completing these courses will receive a certificate of completion rather than a diploma and will not participate in graduation ceremonies.