Nail Technician (non-credit)
Nail Technicians care for the skin and nails of the hands and feet. Nail Technicians provide manicures, pedicures, hand and foot massages, skin care for the hands and feet, and nail repairs. Career options include being a nail technician in a spa, salon, or med-spa, working with a podiatrist, and nail artist for the fashion industry, movies and television. With additional education nail technicians can go on to become a certified Podologist or earn a bachelor’s degree in Podology. With today’s aging population these specialties will be in high demand.
The Nail Technician program includes the following:
- General Sciences: anatomy, physiology, infection control, skin and nail structure and growth, nail diseases and disorders, and chemistry and electricity as it relates to nail technology.
- Nail Care: manicuring, pedicuring, massage, electric filing, nail tip s and wraps, artificial nail enhancements and nail art.
- Business Skills: ethics, communication, sales, and owning your own business.
- History of nails and more.
Students will be required to perform services on the public in our supervised SPA clinic setting.
Please be aware that students with previous convictions may find it difficult to secure employment within this field.
Students must be 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED to enroll in this course. Students who participate in this program are required to have the ability to perform multiple body movements including range of motion of extremities to maneuver in small spaces to complete tasks. Student must have finger dexterity and be able to sit, stand, stoop and bend for lengths of time. Sufficient physical endurance is required to complete assigned work and/or projects in clinical practice.
Licensure for Nail Technicians is not required in CT. This program meets all requirements to apply for a Massachusetts Nail Technician license, if students choose.
This program is CT SNAP approved.
This 4-month program includes 100 hours of classroom instruction and clinical instruction.
Salaries vary depending on the level of skills each technician achieves and if they work full-time or part-time. According to Nail Magazine’s 2014-2015 The Big Book, industry statistics show the average nail technician earns around $645 per week plus tips and any additional income earned from retail sales. Nail technicians have a solid career outlook.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for nail technicians is expected to increase from 2014-2024 by 11%.