Successful completion of the Nail Technology program prepares the graduate to take the West Virginia State Board examination necessary to obtain an entry level position as a manicurist or nail technician.
Evaluations of attendance and academic progress will be made cumulatively at approximately 200 hours and 400 hours or upon completion.
Nail Technology Program 400 Hours (30 hours per week for 13 weeks)
COURSE PURPOSE: To give students a broad knowledge of both the science and art of manicuring, and be able to use the knowledge as a foundation to be successful in that profession. Students will develop his/her physical dexterity and manipulative skills and develop loyalty and enthusiasm for the profession. Successful completion of the West Virginia Manicurist Program prepares the graduate to take the WV State Board examination that is necessary to obtain a license for an entry – level position as a manicurist.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Manicuring is the cosmetic treatment of the hands, feet, legs, arms and nails. The purpose of the cosmetic treatment is to improve the appearance of the hands, legs, arms, feet and nails. The student will learn a variety of skills in this program including manicures, pedicures, application of acrylic nails as well as decorative nail art. Practical performance demonstration and practice are employed in conjunction with the study of theory.
Subject | Hours Required
General Professional Information
Practical: 0 | Theory: 100
The Science of Nail Technology
Practical: 10 | Theory: 64
Practical: 80 | Theory: 12
The Art of Nail Technology
Practical: 113 | Theory: 21
Total hours 400
INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS: The methods of lecture, demonstration, drill, role-play, discussion, handouts, assignment sheets – job sheets, audio/visual aids, student participation, question and answer, and textbook/workbook will be used. All areas integrate theory so that the student will receive practical experience concurrently with theoretical knowledge at all levels of training in order that the students meets the State requirements for examination and the International Beauty School’s educational requirements prior to graduation. All areas include safety precautions and procedures pertaining to subject matter.
TEACHING STRATEGY: International Beauty School utilizes chalkboards, audio visual aids, and live models whenever possible. We strive to present new material in a manner to which the student may relate while giving special attention to slow learners. International Beauty School also encourages questions while explaining new words, terms, techniques, implements, and equipment. Students are required to take notes and participate in demonstrations.
STUDENT ACTIVITY: Requires note taking drills, role-play, discussion, homework, and reading assignments, with hands on practice sessions and performance of laboratory services, as well as examinations/evaluations in practical and theory.
Registration Fee: $100
Tuition For Complete Program: $3,900
(Tuition includes all books and supplies)
We offer flexible payment plans as well as financial aid for those who quality.
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Classes are offered full-time, Tuesday through Saturday, 8:30am – 3:15pm
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With a 72% placement rate, many of our students have been placed in professional salons. International Beauty School offers resume development, salon business classes, and job placement services.
Compliance with the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR 668.6) governing the Administration of Higher Education Act Title IV program funds requires the following disclosures for each school, by program, SOC (Standard Occupational Classification Code), and CIP (Classification of Instructional Program) Code. You can access the occupational profile by clicking on the link below.
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Credential Level: 01 Undergraduate Certificates
On-time completion rate is 73%
The median loan debt is $4,223
The licensure rate is 81%
The International Beauty School uses the Milady Standard Nail Technology Text Book
Text: ISBN-13: 978-1-4283-4124-1