Students in the Nail Technician program study and perform manicures, pedicures, and nail enhancements. This program trains students in the principles of proper infection control and sanitation, basic nail technology, and understanding chemicals used in artificial enhancements and gel nails. Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to take the Utah State Nail Technician licensure exam. You will not be able to work in this profession in Utah unless you have a Social Security Number.

Cost Summary

Program Cost Estimate

$2,100

Includes: Tuition (@ 310 hours), Fees and Course Materials. Some elective courses may have additional fees and/or materials that are not calculated in this summary.

High School Cost Estimate

$1,295

Tuition is free for high school students, however there are some fees and materials that they may be responsible for at the beginning or during the program

  • Annual Fee: $40
  • Other Program Fees: $55
  • Textbooks/Textbook Bundle: $147
  • Workbook: $76
  • Scrubs/Uniform: $25
  • Supplies/Tools/Equipment: $952
  • Licensure: +$240 — NOT required for graduation, but needed to work in Utah
Certificate Processing Fee

$18

Paid upon program completion

Financial Aid

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Admission Requirements

This program is open to qualified high school and adult students who meet the following program requirements:

  • ADULT STUDENTS: Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: Must be at least 16 years of age AND be in 11th or 12th grade
  • Pass Davis Tech program Complete the Davis Tech Placement Assessments

Many programs have guidelines, checklists, and post-admissions requirements: Critical Program Information.


Placement Assessment Requirements

Transcripts for prior academic learning or assessments (such as college or high school), may waive some or all of the admission requirements. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable in most cases. You may upload documentation in your application under the Assessment section.

READING REQUIREMENTS
Accuplacer Next Generation Reading Score: 237 - 300
Alternate Documentation
MATH REQUIREMENTS
— No Math Assessments for this program —
PREPARATION AND STUDY
Sample Questions for the Accuplacer Math and Reading Assessments can be found here:
Next Generation Accuplacer READING
  • High school students do not need to complete placement assessments unless specifically required by the program
  • Placement testing is waived for students with a Davis Tech Certificate of Completion at an equivalent level or higher, or an associate degree or higher from a regionally accredited college.

Certifications & Credentials

Davis Technical College Credentials

  • Davis Technical College Certificate of Program Completion

Available Licensing/Certifications

  • Nail Technician License (State of Utah)

Transfer Options

The following academic agreements are available to students in the Nail Technician program. In order to receive credit for course work included in these agreements, you must provide a transcript to the receiving institution.

Please be aware that some agreements require you to complete the entire program before they will transfer credit. Please contact your instructor at Davis Tech if you have questions.

This program is eligible to transfer credits towards an AAS degree to the following institutions:

Outcomes

94%Placement Rate

100% Licensure Rate

Program Faculty

  • FT Janet Lee – Lead Faculty
  • Associate's Degree from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh
  • 801-593-2492
  • FT Whitney White
  • PT Aubrey Felix
  • Certificate from Davis Technical College
  • PT Cindee Bennett
  • Diploma

*NOTE: Textbook and material costs are based on Davis Tech’s bookstore prices at the time of publication and are subject to change. There are no charges associated with personal data collection and processes or verification of student identity.

**High School Students: High school students are exempt from student tuition and fees. While high school students are not required to purchase textbooks, they are required to purchase personal and consumable learning resources and materials.