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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

$2,000

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

$1,259

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

Certificate Processing Fee

$18

Paid upon program completion

Financial Aid

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Nail Technician

Training Schedules:

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 (Download/Print Assessment Requirements)

Transcripts for prior academic learning or assessments (such as college or high school), may waive some or all of the admission requirements. Copies should be provided to the Assessment Center. Refer to page 2 of the program Admissions Requirements to see if you qualify. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable in most cases. Once you have paid your application fee, you may email your transcripts to the Assessment Center for review or bring them with you when you are ready to enroll in a program.

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 MATH (Arithmetic)
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.
  • Students should complete at least 50% of the total program course requirements while enrolled at the college. Exceptions may be reviewed and approved by the Director of Student Services

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

91%Placement Rate

100% Licensure Rate

Program Faculty

  • FT Andrea Blonquist
  • Nail Technician License
  • High School Diploma, Certification from Salt Lake Community College
  • 801-593-2492
  • FT Janet Lee
  • Associate's Degree from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh
  • 801-593-2492
  • 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.