Nail Technology - Somerville
NLT101D - Diploma Program
CIP Code: 12.0410
SOC Code: 39-5092
Day and Evening Programs
Program ObjectiveThe Nail Technology program prepares students for entry-level positions within the cosmetology industry. Nail Technicians play a valuable part in an emerging and growing field. New techniques develop as the needs of clients change, but the goal of helping a client look beautiful remains the same. Upon successful completion of this program, graduates are eligible to sit for the Nevada State Board of Cosmetology Nail Technician License. The program is designed to prepare students for careers like Nail Technician, product specialist, educator, manufacturer’s representative, image consultant and salon or spa owner.
Course DescriptionThis course is designed as an introduction to Nail Technology. The student will learn the basic fundamentals of nail technology. They will begin with Ecology to learn strict infection control and safety standards designed to protect themselves and their clients. They will review product knowledge for manicures and pedicures, while also learning five basic massage techniques. The student will then proceed with Natural Nail Services where they will study the steps of the basic manicure and pedicure. They will also review supplies and implements needed to perform the service. Students will also begin learning about paper wraps, silk and fiberglass wraps. Nail Physiology will give the student an understanding of the nail from the inside out. This module will also provide information on the composition and function of the skin.
Course DescriptionThis course is designed to introduce students to the art of Nail Enhancements. Students will learn the most common types of artificial nail systems. This module will provide information on the fundamentals of artificial nail systems and procedures. Students will learn services, such as Artificial Nail Prep, Sculptured Nails, and Tips with Acrylic. In addition to traditional sculpture, students will be introduced to Pink and White Acrylic using tips and forms as well. Students will also be instructed on the maintenance timelines for these various Nail Services. Rounding out this module will be the study of Anatomy which provides an understanding of cells, the skeleton, muscular and circulatory systems.
Course DescriptionThis course is designed to provide the student with knowledge and skill in the areas of Nail Technology. The student will learn pink and white sculptured as well as single gel overlay skills. Students will then move on to career essentials such as professional development and business basics. In this module, Salon Success will be studied to better understand salon business. Following Salon Success, the student will explore the fundamentals of chemistry and the chemistry of nail products such as monomers, polymers and gel systems. The module will round out this module with add on services for nails like exfoliation, masks, paraffin, aromatherapy, hot oil treatments and reflexology. Nail art and 3D applications will be taught so that students are able to add a special touch to any nail service they perform. Students will also gain an understanding of the law of color and the relationship between colors and the color wheel.
Course DescriptionThis course offers instruction in preparation for licensure and job placement. The student will prepare for written and practical mid-term and final examinations in mock settings. Assigned review sessions will help prepare students for the actual licensure and testing process. Regulatory laws, rules and regulations and school policies and procedures are required topics and serve as the foundation for professional compliance. Infection control procedures are identified along with fees, hours or credit requirements and other pertinent, related information.