Nails Specialty

Department of Human Services

 

The Nails Specialty Program trains students for employment as registered nail specialists. During the course, students receive hands-on, clinical experience in MTC’s on-campus nails salon. The course includes instruction in safety and proper sanitation, manicuring, pedicuring, application of nail enhancements, art techniques, and more.

 

Steps to Enrollment Apply now

240, approximately four months (17 weeks)

Tuition is approximately $1,422, plus books and fees (PDF)

MTC Main Campus

Supplemental Packet (PDF)

Tuition is approximately $1,362, plus books and fees (PDF)

Program Highlights

STARTING SALARIES

Vary, ranging from:

$17,000 to $46,360*

*Based on local industry information.

Employers

  • Hair Cuttery
  • Mild to Wild Hair Design
  • Smart Styles
  • Hair Plus
  • Salon Ennovy
  • Johnson’s Total Image

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

Nails Specialty Master Plan of Instruction
(PDF – opens in a new window)

  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Acrylic & gel applications
  • Nail Art
  • Professional ethics
  • Professional development & entrepreneurship
  • Florida cosmetology laws, rules, and ethics

INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS

State of Florida Nails Specialty Certification

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Salons
  • Spas
  • Sales / Product Representative
  • Trainers/Instructors
  • Traveling Platform Artists
  • Cruise Ships
  • Resorts
  • Spas
  • Entrepreneur

81%

COMPLETION RATE*

84%

PLACEMENT RATE*

100%

LICENSURE RATE*

Business Advisors

  • Allison Wilkinson | Therapeutic Touch Aesthetics & Body
  • Denise Souko | Absolutely Beautiful you
  • Ivy Hong | Ivy Nails and Spa
  • Nicole Vizzini | Escape Salon/Spa
  • Peggy James | Perfect 10 Salon Co.
  • Rachel Healy | Nails Envy
  • Robbin Wilkinson | Licensed Aesthetician
  • Tamika Gadson | Nails By Tamika

Steps To Enrollment

  • Step 1

    Complete & Submit Online Application.

  • Step 2

    Submit paperwork to Student Services at the MTC campus. Provide copies of two officially recognized proofs of residency, copies of Driver’s License, and the Supplemental Program Packet. Pay $20.00 non-refundable application fee. (Application Completed)

    SUPPLEMENTAL PACKETS VARY – Attending an Information Session may be required for acceptance into the program.

  • Step 3

    Financial Aid application – www.fafsa.gov
    Complete FAFSA application and provide a Student Aid Report (SAR). MTC school code: 031039

  • Step 4

    You will be notified by program department of acceptance. You will be notified by Financial Aid of estimated funds available. (Registered)

  • Step 5

    Pay fee and/or sign enrollment document to complete enrollment process in Student Fees.
    Seat in scheduled program is confirmed after Student Fees is completed. (Enrolled)