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Nails Specialty (5702)

Vocational Certificate Program


This program is for those students seeking certification in manicuring/pedicuring and nail extension. A certificate of completion enables students to qualify for state licensure in this specialty area.

The 240-contact hour specialty program which includes classroom theory and laboratory practice, requires daily attendance. This program is offered during the evening hours. Classes are scheduled Monday through Thursday, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at North Campus. For information call 766-5559.


This is a selective access program that admits students in the fall, spring and summer terms. To be eligible for this program students must score at ninth grade levels or higher in reading, mathematics and language on the state mandated Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE). Students scoring below these levels will be required to take the appropriate basic skills classes to assist in meeting these minimum levels. Applicants for the school of cosmetology and barbering are evaluated for admission on a ranking scale of 10-5. Position on the scale is determined by the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) score. The TABE must be taken prior to applying for either the cosmetology, barbering or nail specialist program. The official score is submitted with the application for admission. While not required for admission, credit will be given for related work experience and completion of high school or the high school equivalency degree as follows: .25 points per full year up to four years for work experience, .5 points for high school diploma and .25 points for completion of the high school equivalency degree.

Related work experience must be documented by former employer(s) on company letterhead stating term of employment and job duties. Official transcripts and GED® test scores, when applicable, must also be provided at the time of application.

GED® and GED Testing Service® are registered trademarks of the American Council on Education (ACE). They may not be used or reproduced without the express written permission of ACE or GED Testing Service. The GED® and GED Testing Service® brands are administered by GED Testing Service LLC under license from the American Council on Education.

Professional Courses
Course Number and Title
Contact Hours
*VPI 0100 Reading Skills  
*VPI 0200 Mathematical Skills  
*VPI 0300 Language Skills  
CSP 0010 Cosmetology Specialist Nails 

*Students who have satisfactory test scores are not required to take these courses.
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