Nail Technology: 600 hours
Learn how to perform manicures, pedicures, and artificial nail applications such as: acrylic, gel, fiberglass and silk wraps. Have the opportunity to create and use nail art as well as enhancement services to maximize earning potential!
Our beauty colleges are contemporary, practical, and offer accredited professional training programs. For your convenience, we have four Portland beauty schools located in Beaverton, Clackamas, Hillsboro and Tualatin. For those in Southern Oregon, we have beauty schools located in Springfield and Medford to give you flexible options for your cosmetology training!
The Northwest College School of Beauty teaching methodology is based on small groups of students. This allows for plenty of one-on-one instruction while giving students the benefit of group teaching and discussions.
The Nail program is performance-oriented. "Performance oriented" means students must not only complete their clock hours, but also complete all required academic courses and laboratory projects, perform practical operations in a simulated salon environment, pass written and practical examinations, and meet state safety and sanitation requirements.
Each learning module in the Nail program covers one subject, using the student text, review, instructor presentations and hands-on training. With the instructors' assistance in demonstrating and organizing the learning sequences, the student experiences a program of learning achievements.
Nail Technology Learning Modules:
- Artificial Nail Enhancements
- Nail Art
- Paraffin Treatments
- Cosmetology Business Concepts
- Simulated Salon Training and Experience
The nail technology course of study contains units of instructions in nail technology, safety and sanitation, and career development. Upon successful completion of this program, the graduate will be eligible to apply for the Oregon Board of Barbers and Hairdresser's examination for an Oregon license in nail technology. A certificate in Nail Technology allows you to work in such areas as a nail tech, nail artistry, manicuring, education, training, retail sales, platform work, salon management, shop ownership or corporate management.
This course can be completed in 15 to 30 weeks, based on contract schedule.
CIP - 12.0410; SOC - 39-5092.00