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Nail Technician


Nail Technician

Duration: 1 semester plus 4 week work term
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Faculty: Health & Personal Care
Certification: Diploma of Vocational Education

Program Description

The Nail Technician program will initiate students into one of the most fascinating industries in the country. People with a sense of creativity, visual perception, good human relations, and communications skills will be attracted to this occupation. Students develop nail technician skills in the classroom and a simulated salon setting. The Nail Technician program provides exposure to many aspects of the industry including sterilization and sanitation, manicures, pedicures, artificial nails, acrylic nails, gel nails, wraps (fibreglass), nail art, manicures, pedicures and the use of the electric file.

Program Courses

  • Bacteriology and Decontamination
  • Spa Management
  • Manicures and Pedicures
  • Artificial Nails
  • Nail Art
  • Spa Customer Service
  • Standard First Aid
  • Work Term

Employment Opportunities

Upon successful completion of the Nail Technician program, graduates are qualified to work in a variety of areas. Many Nail Technicians aim to become self-employed. Some technicians own their own salon, or rent out space in a salon. Others may choose to run a mobile business, which involves visiting customers’ homes. Thus, depending on circumstances or specific hiring practices nail technicians could work alone, or in a salon with other technicians, beauticians, hairstylists, or therapists.  

Entrance Requirements

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