Jan 23, 2021
Total Credits: 12
Major Number: 5912
CIP Code: 12.0410
Nail Care Technician certificate includes instruction in theory and practical application techniques of cleansing, shaping, polishing, massage of hands and feet, and also the application of artificial nails. Completion of this certificate meets the 350-hour requirements to take the state written exam and certification of skills as required by Minnesota cosmetology laws and rules for licensure.
Course placement into ENGL 0950 and RDNG 0950 or above OR completion of RDNG 0940 with a grade of C or higher OR course placement into ESOL 0051 and ESOL 0052 and ESOL 1033 OR completion of ESOL 0041 with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0042 with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0043 with a grade of C or higher.
Students are encouraged to start the Cosmetology program full-time in the fall, but can begin with the Nail Certificate in the spring semester. Please refer to Nail Tech certificate program guide for review.
Career/Occupational Elective Requirements
MnTC/General Education Requirements
MnTC Elective Requirements
Additional Elective Requirements
High School Diploma, Certification of Skills Practical Exam, and State Licensing Exam are required for Licensure
General Requirements for Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates
See Century College Policy 18.104.22.168
Transfer, Articulation Agreements, and Partnerships
See the Century College website for information regarding transfer.
This program is intended primarily for employment preparation rather than transfer to a four-year institution. Some courses may not transfer to a number of four-year colleges. If you are considering the possibility of transfer, you may wish to talk with your advisor, counselor, or program instructor before registering to discuss your goals, look at programs designed for transfer, and develop a plan.
Program Learning Outcomes
At the end of this program students will be able to:
- Demonstrate academic and skill proficiency at an entry level nail technician and acquire sufficient amounts of knowledge to pass the state practical and written exams.
- Demonstrate proficiency and skill in nail care including the care of hands and feet and the application of artificial nail enhancements.
- Demonstrate effective and appropriate communication with clients.
- Demonstrate proper safety and sanitation, as well as safe handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous waste as governed by Minnesota law and rules
Program Contact Information
Thom Costa 651.779.3912 Room 3361 East
Dawn Goebel 651.747.4069 Room 3361 East
Please note that this is a sample course sequence. Individual schedules will vary depending upon student needs, goals, and availability. Students are recommended to meet with their advisor, counselor, or faculty program instructors to create an individualized plan that includes prerequisites and application requirements. For detailed program information see the Century College website. This information is subject to change.
This information is subject to change. Changes and updates are posted on century.edu
Century College is a member of the Minnesota State system. We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator. This document can be available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 651.779.3354 or 1.800.228.1978 x 3354.