Nail Technology
The purpose of the Nail Technology program is to provide accessible, quality educational opportunities that will provide individuals with the knowledge, technical skills, and attitudes necessary to obtain entry-level employment in the nail technology profession. The certificate program is designed to produce graduates who, when licensed, are prepared for entry-level careers as manicurists, nail technicians, nail artists, or receptionists. Program graduates will be competent in the technical areas of manicuring, pedicuring, artificial nail applications, and nail design. Reid State Technical College will accomplish program objectives by providing students with comprehensive technical training in the core area of nail technology. The program is carefully constructed to provide the student with skills and knowledge required for the Alabama Board of Cosmetology licensure examination. The occupational skill preparation should meet the Alabama Board of Cosmetology recognized skill standards. The college will ensure program quality through internal certification of graduate competencies and external licensure of graduates and program approval by the Alabama Board of Cosmetology.

The philosophy and purpose of the Nail Technology program is consistent with that of the governing institution.

National estimates for this occupation:
Median hourly wages in May 2008 for manicurists and pedicurists including tips and commission are $9.46. The middle 50 percent earned between $8.08 and $12.00. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $7.46, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $15.66. The annual estimated earnings are between $15,500 and $32,600.

State (Alabama) estimates for this occupation:
Median hourly wages in May 2008 for manicurists and pedicurists including tips and commission are $8.84. The middle 50 percent earned between $7.76 and $9.87. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $6.70, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $14.99. The annual estimated earnings are between $13,900 and $31,200.

Program Outcome Objectives
  1. Program graduates will be proficient in communication, computation, and interpersonal skills.
  2. Program graduates will be technically proficient.
  3. Program graduates will be able to obtain licensure by the Alabama State Board of Cosmetology.
  4. Program graduates will be successfully employed in the field.
  5. Employers of program graduates will be satisfied with their education and training.
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Evergreen, AL 36401

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