Nail Technician

9-credit Technical Certificate

Program Code 40-502-CA

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 Long It Will Take

Students can complete this program in one semester.

Start Date

You can begin this program in the fall or spring semester.

How This Program Is Offered

This is offered on campus in a traditional classroom/lab setting. Classes are held four evenings a week and Saturday mornings.

What Makes This Program Unique

  • This 16-week certificate prepares students for the state licensing examination to practice as a manicurist.
  • You can apply credits from this program to the Cosmetology technical diploma.

Courses You'll Take

For the courses you’ll take, semester sequence, pathways and course descriptions, view the program catalog page.

You may also have the opportunity to obtain credit for prior learning.

Financial Aid Eligibility

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. Questions? Contact your program advisor.

Cost

The cost of your certificate depends on the number of total credits. Learn more about tuition and fees.

How to Get Started

  • Prospective certificate students do not need to complete an application for admission to WCTC.
  • First semester students may register during Open Registration for General Public.
  • Prerequisite and program restrictions may apply.
  • After the start of their first class, students must declare their intent to complete a certificate.
  • Certificate students are eligible to receive priority registration for their second semester.

 

Transfer Options

High School Dual Credits

Dual enrollment offers high school juniors and seniors an opportunity to get a head start in high-demand fields through earning college credits. Learn about the credit options.