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Nail technician

Nail Technician

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Degree Type
9-credit Technical Certificate

Program Code

Time to Degree
Less than 1 year

Start Date
August / January / June

How You'll Learn

  • Hybrid
  • Evening
  • Weekend

Learn to create beautiful, customized, well-groomed nails for your clients by studying current nail technology and nail design trends. Get hands-on experience in our Style & Class Salon and Spa, and prepare for the Wisconsin Manicurist License examination.

How To Apply

Questions on the application process? Visit the Admissions page or contact an enrollment counselor.

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Karen Damore

General Questions 

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High School Eligibility

This program is open to qualified high school applicants. Learn more >

  • To take the state licensing exam, you must:
    • Be at least 18 years old.
    • Be a high school graduate or have attained high school graduation equivalency.
  • You are required to obtain licensing within one year of completing this program.
Financial Aid

This certificate does not qualify for financial aid. To qualify for most federal financial aid, a student must be enrolled in a technical diploma or associate degree program.

Payment plans are available for tuition and fees. Payment plans are not available for the required Nail Technician Kit.

What Makes This Program Unique

  1. This 16-week certificate prepares students for the state licensing examination to practice as a manicurist.
  2. You can apply credits from this program toward the Cosmetology technical diploma.
  3. Get hands-on experience in WCTC's Style & Class Salon and Spa.

Student painting client's nails

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