Program Description

The Nail Technology Certificate program is designed for learners to study basic nail terminology, skin anatomy, nail growth, disorders and diseases. Learners will practice hand and foot nail care. While developing manicuring skills in a salon-like setting, safety and infection control will be followed to state regulations. Learners will provide customer service, business management and product control.

Upon successful completion of the program learners will qualify to take the Wisconsin Manicurist License Examination.

*This program is coming soon pending approval from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). You may still apply and be accepted into the program, contingent upon official program approval.

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Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.

at Wausau

* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.


Graduates will be able to…

  • Polish and decorate nails
  • Clean and shape customer fingernails and toenails


Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:

  • Nail Technician
  • Manicurist
  • Fingernail Technician
  • Nail Artist
  • Pedicurist


The Nail Technology Certificate is a 7 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.


* College 101 (10-890-165) is not part of the program credit requirements but is a College Requirement for graduation that must be passed with a “C” or better.

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Admissions Process

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We’ll review your application and let you know if we need anything else. If you’re all set, your acceptance letter will be mailed to you.