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Manicuring/Nail Technology

Curriculum Description

The Manicuring/Nail Technology curriculum provides competency-based knowledge, scientific/artistic principles, and hands-on fundamentals associated with the nail technology industry. The curriculum provides a simulated salon environment which enables students to develop manipulative skills. Course work includes instruction in all phases of professional nail technology, business/computer principles, product knowledge, and other related topics. Graduates should be prepared to take the North Carolina Cosmetology State Board Licensing Exam and upon passing be licensed and qualify for employment in beauty and nail salons, as a platform artist, and in related businesses.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in nail care.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of sanitation/infection control.

After Graduation

What jobs are available for graduates?

  • Beauty Salons-Entrepreneurship
  • Nail Salons-Entrepreneurship
  • Cruise Ship Manicuring/Nail Specialist
  • Instructor/Educator for Manicuring/Nail Technology
  • Nail Care Specialist
  • Platform Artist
  • Sales consultant, Retail Distributor

Potential employers for graduates:

  • Booth Retail Beauty or Nail Salons
  • Franchise paid by commission and sales
  • Private or Community College Instructor
  • Self Employed by Ownership and/or Partnership

Preparing for a career in Manicuring/Nail Technology:

Are you ready to enter a world of creativity, sculpting and design? Isothermal Community College Cosmetology Department welcomes you! ICC Cosmetology is proud to be a "Pivot Point" member school; the world leader in cosmetology curriculum. Here your passion becomes your reality; we are here to develop your success through dedicated and inspirational training/instructing in all areas of cosmetology including hair, skin, and nails.

Contact for information

Health and Public Services
Health and Public Services
Office: 828-395-1668
Department Directory

Office hours

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Subject to change depending on availability.