Alison Whisnant

Manicuring Instructor

Manicuring and Nail Technology

Manicuring certificate provides students with competency-based knowledge and hands-on fundamentals associated with nail technology. Course work includes instruction in all phases of professional nail technology, business/computer principles, product knowledge and other related topics. Upon successful completion graduates will be prepared to take the North Carolina State Board licensing Exam.

Where Do Graduates Work in McDowell County and Western NC?

Nail Technician, Salon Owner, Nail Tech Educator, Retail Consultant, etc.

Graduates are able to work in various salons/spas located throughout McDowell County and Western NC as well as opening their own salon.

Why Choose this Program?

Becoming a Nail Technician allows you to work as an independent contractor and set your own hours. This career allows you to express yourself through art.

If you have a passion for manicures, pedicures, beautiful nails and the creative art of beautifying hands and feet, a professional nail technician career may be perfect for you.

Typical Salary (Entry-Level)

Salaries in this field vary on a wide range, it depends on the graduates commitment to work and how quickly a clientele is built.

Cosmetology - Manicurist/Nail Technology
C55400 – Certificate Program Recommended Semester Schedule

Fall or Spring First Year

  • BUS 110 Introduction to Business
  • CIS 110 Introduction to Computers
  • COS 121 Manicure/Nail Technology I
  • COS 222 Manicure/Nail Technology II