Nail Technician

9-credit Technical Certificate

Nail technicians provide basic to comprehensive nail treatments to clients, creating a beautiful, customized and well-groomed look. Through the Nail Technician certificate, refine and advance cosmetology skills by exploring the art of nail technology and design in the College’s Style & Class Salon.

  • The 16-week certificate prepares students for the state licensing examination to practice as a manicurist.
  • Classes are held four evenings a week and Saturday mornings.
  • Credits earned in this certificate can be applied to the Cosmetology Technical Diploma program.

Required Courses

First Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 502-377 Nail Technician 14  
 502-397 Nail Technician 22  
 502-398 Nail Technician Guest Services3  
Total Semester Credits
+ (Proficiency Exam Available)
* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)

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Credit Transfer Opportunities

WCTC has agreements with local high schools and various four-year colleges and universities that enable students to transition more seamlessly from high school to WCTC to four-year colleges. Transcripted credit agreements provide high school students the opportunity to take WCTC courses at their high schools. Agreements with four-year colleges enable WCTC graduates in selected programs to transfer credits, often at junior-level standing. Agreements currently in place for this program are listed below.

There are no credit transfer agreements for this program at this time. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

UW-System Credit Transfer

If you are interested in attending a UW-campus, you should contact a transfer representative at the campus you plan to attend. You may also check credit transfer agreements between WCTC and the UW System to tell you which specific courses and general education classes may be accepted.

Important Cautionary Note:
This information is intended as a general description. Please verify the availability and details of the program that interests you with the transfer coordinator at the receiving institution.