Nail Technician

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Program Information

  • Location: Downtown Milwaukee Campus, Mequon Campus
  • Pathway: Community & Human Services
  • Program Code: 30-502-4
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: Technical Diploma
  • Start Dates: August/January/June

About the Nail Technician Diploma

Learn the skills and knowledge needed to qualify to take the state manicurist license examination. You will develop professional skills in a salon-like setting.

Instruction includes nail and skin disorders, manicuring and pedicuring, safety and sanitation, anatomy and physiology, applicable laws, and business and record management.

Increases in nail care services in the last decade have led to solid, steady growth for this field.

Additional program details: Graduates of the MATC Nail Technician technical diploma program are eligible to take the state board examination. Graduates are required to pass the state board examination to obtain a license and to legally practice their profession in Wisconsin. 

Note: In addition to tuition and textbooks, students will need to purchase a tool/equipment kit.


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DETAILED PROGRAM INFORMATION

2022 CURRICULUM

Course Course Name Credits
BARCOS-340 Manicuring Theory 4
BARCOS-342 Manicuring Practicum 1‡ 4
BARCOS-343 Manicuring Practicum 2‡ 4

TOTAL CREDITS

12

‡ Prerequisite required. 

Students must complete BARCOS-340, BARCOS-342 and BARCOS-343 in conjunction. 

BARCOS-342 kit must be purchased at the start of the semester.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

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IMPORTANT DATES

Deadlines and important dates can be found on:
Cost & Aid Deadlines

Also, you can find dates and deadlines on the MATC Calendar

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

  • Perform nail services 
  • Practice safety and sanitation before, during and after services
  • Develop business practices for industry success

CAREER OUTLOOK

Increases in nail care services in the last decade have led to solid, steady growth. Women and men from all walks of life are seeking ways to enhance their personal and professional image, which includes having professional nail care services performed. Also, as chronic conditions such as diabetes and vascular disease increase, the demand for skilled nail and foot care technicians grows.

POSSIBLE CAREERS

Pedicurist
Advanced Nail Technician
Medical Nail Technician
Salon Manager
Salon Owner
Competition Nail Artist
Product Educator

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The applicant has graduated from high school or has attained high school graduation equivalency as determined by the Department of Public Instruction; is participating in a program approved by the Examining Board; or is at least 18 years old and meets the ability to benefit rule under 20 USC 1091 (d).

SCHOLARSHIPS

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ACCREDITATION

This program is in compliance with the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services, 4822 Madison Yards Way, Madison, WI 53705; 608-266-2112; https://dsps.wi.gov/Pages/Professions/Manicurist/Default.aspx

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Last updated: 01/13/2022