Nails Technician

The Curriculum for students enrolled in a Nails Technician Course at the Bonnie Joseph Academy of Cosmetology and Barbering consists of 300 hours where students will learn the basics of business management, general sciences and everything they need to know about natural nail manicures and pedicures.

Students who choose the Utah Nail Technician Curriculum will learn about the artificial nail techniques used including: wraps, nail tips, gel nails, sculptured acrylic nails and nail art, along with pedicures and massaging the lower foot and leg. Here is how the courses in the Nails Technician Curriculum are divided:

Pre-Clinical 30 hrs.

  • Personal, client and salon safety
  • Aseptic techniques and sanitary procedures
  • Sterilization methods and procedures
  • Health risks to the nail technician

Business Management 20 hrs.

  • Regulatory agencies and tax laws
  • Business and salon management
  • Developing a clientele
  • Professional image
  • Professional ethics
  • Professional associations
  • Public relations
  • Advertising
  • Legal issues
  • Malpractice liability
  • Tax laws

General Sciences 80 hrs.

  • Human immune system
  • Diseases and disorders of the nails and skin
  • Bacteriology
  • Sanitation/Sterilization
  • Decontamination
  • Infection control
  • Tools and equipment for the nail technician
  • Analysis of the skin
  • Physiology of the human body; including skin and nails
  • Limited chemical exfoliation including pre-exfoliation consultation, post-exfoliation treatments and chemical reactions
  • Chemistry for the nail tech
  • Anatomy

Elective topics 20 hrs.

  • Cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • First Aid
  • Nutrition, exercise, reflexology, etc.

Clinical/Practical 120 hrs

  • Natural nail manicures and pedicures
  • Artificial nail techniques including: wraps, nail tips, gel nails, sculptured acrylic nails and nail art
  • Pedicures and massaging the lower foot and leg

Utah examination review for Estheticians 30 hr 


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Program Disclosure Information for:
Bonnie Joseph Academy of Cosmetology & Barbering
Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist
Program Level - Undergraduate certificate
Program Length - 10 weeks