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Students in the Nail Technician program learn 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

$45.00 Adult college admission fee
$40.00 Annual high school student fee
$851.70 Student tuition and fees **
$1,137.33 Estimated books and materials *
$18.00 Certificate Processing Fee
Paid upon program completion

Financial Aid

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Nail Technician
Course Class Start Class End
NAIL 1506: Nail Technician II 03/05/20 04/20/20
NAIL 1406: Nail Technician I 03/11/20 05/05/20
NAIL 1506: Nail Technician II 03/18/20 05/04/20
NAIL 1506: Nail Technician I 05/06/20 06/30/20

Admission Requirements

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

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent (adult students only)
  • 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)

Accuplacer Next Generation Reading Score: 237 - 300
Alternate Documenation

— No Math Assessments for this program —
  • 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’s 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

Academic agreements are used to identify comparable courses or pathways between educational institutions. This allows students to receive credit at a receiving institution without having to duplicate courses recently completed and to continue their education between schools. In order to receive credit for course work included in these agreements, students must provide a transcript to the receiving institution with a grade “B” or better in the designate course(s). Any additional requirements are stated below.


72%Placement Rate

100% Licensure Rate

Program Faculty

Andrea Blonquist
High School Diploma, Certification from Salt Lake Community College

Janet Lee
Associate's Degree from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh

Casie Kennedy
High School Diploma, Certificate from Roy High School

Jennifer Christman
High School Diploma, Certificate from Davis Applied Technology College

Kelsie Iman
High School Diploma, Certificate from Marinello School of Beauty

*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.

Davis Technical College

Enrollment Steps


Complete college application and pay enrollment fee


Complete placement assessments


Enroll in program


Meet with Financial Aid Department (if appropriate)


Pay tuition and fees


Purchase nail technician kit, cosmetology apron, name tag, textbook, and workbook


Start classes