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Manicuring/Nail Technology Certificate

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. Some hours available online. 

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. 

The Manicuring and Nail Technology Certificate includes two academic theory and practices courses which meet the minimum 300 hour of instruction to be eligible for the NC State Board of Cosmetic Arts–Manicuring licensure exam. Additionally, the certificate includes two courses in business to prepare graduates for employment or to open their own business.


Catalog Program Information
Manicuring/Nail Technology Certificate (C55400)


Manicuring Program Cost (for adult students only)


Cosmetic Arts Physical Requirements


Employment Opportunities
Hotel/Cruise Line
Nail salons and spas


Vivian Easterling, Administrative Assistant
(704) 878-4372