This major is subject to space availability and pre-requisite approval.
This major prepares students to become licensed nail technicians who provide manicures, pedicures, nail coloring, and nail extensions to customers. Students receive classroom instruction on composition, disorders and diseases of the nails and skin as well as hands-on training in the basic fundamentals of manicures and pedicures, artificial nails, and nail art. Included are salon development and cosmetology laws, rules, and regulations. To obtain state licensing, students must complete 600 hours of instruction and pass the Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology written and practical exams. High school students may spend additional hours in training beyond the school year to meet state licensing requirements and for program completion within one year.
Applicants must complete a Southern Tech Application for Admission. Additional information and applications are available at the Southern Tech campus and online at www.sotech.edu. Enrollment for this career major is open to partnering High Schools (juniors/seniors) and Adults.
High School Student: Free. Adult Student (in-district): $3.00 per hour; Adult Student (Out-of-District): $6 per hour; and Adult Student (Out-of-State): $9 per hour. Additional costs may include books, supplies, and miscellaneous fees.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Financial aid and scholarships are available for qualifying students.
|Cosmetology Laws, Rules & Regulations||40|
|Introduction to Nail Technology||40|
|Nail Structure: Composition, Disorders & Diseases||60|
|Estimated time to complete (Full Time)||.57 years|
|Estimated time to complete (Half Time)||1.14 years|
Certifications and/or Credentials
► Nail Technician
Certifications may vary by Program and are subject to change without notice.
Adults (Half Time) 8:00-11:00 AM or 12:30-3:30 PM; Adults (Full Time) 8:00-11:00 AM and 12:30-3:30 PM; High School Students 8:15-11:00 AM or 12:45-3:30 PM (students are encouraged to attend 8:00-8:15 AM or 12:30-12:45 PM for curriculum enrichment).
The following list is associated with the approved SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) for this program and does not necessarily represent immediate opportunities; additional training may be required for some options listed.
Manicurist, Nail Technician, Pedicurist – Approximate Pay Potential: $7.92-16.15/Hour. (source: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/39-5092.00):
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