Nail Technician

Nail Technician

Degree Type

9-credit Technical Certificate

Program Code

40-502-CA

Time to Degree

Less than 1 year

Start Date

August / January

How You'll Learn

Hybrid

Evening

Weekend

  • This program is 300 hours and includes three courses. All three courses must be taken concurrently (in the same semester).
  • You may begin this program in the fall or spring semester.
  • Classes are typically scheduled Monday through Friday during the evening, and Saturday during the day.
  • Classes in this program fill quickly; register early. Seats are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

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.

Tuition Costs

The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors, including where you live, how your program is delivered, how long it takes to finish your program and the financial aid you receive. Explore current tuition and fees.

  • Estimated Tuition: $1,471.05

Additional Estimated Costs

  • Nail Technician Kit: $525 (mandatory, must be purchased through the WCTC Bookstore prior to the first day of class)
  • Books: $150
  • iPad (recommended)

How To Start

  • 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.
 

Program Details

Program Questions

Vicki Adams
vadams5@wctc.edu

General Questions

We'd love to help! Connect with our Outreach team by filling out our online form or by email at outreach@wctc.edu.

This program is open to qualified high school applicants. Please note:

  • 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.

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, which can be arranged with the WCTC Billing Office. 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.

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