At a Glance:

Advisor:
Walker: Tammy Livingstone
Tammy Livingstone, Program Director & Instructor of Cosmetology
Office: 207b
Phone: 706-764-3583
Email:
Campus: Walker County Campus
Department: Cosmetology, Public Service Technology

Credentials

Diploma, Walker Technical Institute, State of Georgia Master Cosmetology License

Nail Technician (NT11)

Offered at the Following Campus

  • Walker County Campus

Program Overview

The Nail Technician program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for careers in the field of Nail Technician. Learning opportunities develop academic and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes specialized training in safety, sanitation, state laws, rules, and regulations, nail diseases and disorders, skin and nail care, and work ethics. The curriculum meets state licensing requirements of the State Board of Cosmetology. Program graduates receive a Nail Technician certificate and are employable as a Nail Technician.

Gainful Employment Information

Course Overview

Credit Hours
Required Courses (20 hours)
Introduces fundamental both theory and practices of the cosmetology profession. Emphasis will be placed on professional practices and safety. Topics include: state rules, and regulations; state regulatory agency, image; bacteriology; decontamination and infection control, chemistry fundamentals, safety, Hazardous Duty Standards Act compliance, and anatomy and physiology.
Provides training in manicuring, pedicuring and advanced nail techniques. Topics include: implements, products and supplies, hand and foot anatomy and Physiology, diseases and disorders, manicure techniques, pedicure techniques, nail product chemistry, safety precautions and practices, and advanced nail techniques (wraps/tips/acrylics).
COSM
1120
3
Emphasizes the steps involved in opening and operating a privately owned salon. Topics include: law requirements regarding employment, tax payer education / federal and state responsibilities, law requirements for owning and operating a salon business, business management practices, and public relations and career development.
COSM
1180
5
Provides additional experience in Manicuring and Pedicuring techniques required of applicants for state licensure. Emphasis is placed on performance, using live models in an actual or simulated occupational setting. Topics include: manicure, nail repair, artificial nails, pedicure, nail art, reception, dispensary, advanced/new techniques, documentation, customer service skills, safety precautions, federal/state agency compliance, and state board foundation prep.
COSM
1190
5
Provides nail care experience on live models. Emphasis will be placed on the display of professional conduct and positive attitudes. The appropriate number of applications required by the state board of cosmetology in theory and service credit requirements for this course. Emphasis is placed on performance, using live models in an actual or simulated occupational setting. Topics include: manicure, nail repair, artificial nails, pedicure, nail art, electric drill, reception, dispensary, advanced/new techniques, documentation, customer service skills, safety precautions, federal/state agency compliance, and state board comprehension.