Nail Technician-High School Career Major - Overview

Nail Technician-High School

Nail Technician-High School
Career Major Length
600 hours
Who Can Enroll
Juniors & Seniors
M-F 7:25 -10:25A &/or 11:25A-2:25P
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Average Oklahoma Salary
$10/hr plus gratuity

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. Salon development and cosmetology laws, rules, and regulations are also included. 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 major completion within one year.

Career Major Length
600.00Total Hours
Course Title
Introduction to Nail Technology
Nail Structure: Composition, Disorders & Diseases
Artificial Nails
Nail Art
Salon Development
Cosmetology Laws, Rules & Regulations

Helpful Attributes and Abilities

  • Reading and math skills at the 8th grade level or above
  • A positive attitude
  • Good communications skills
  • Good eye-hand coordination
  • Ability to relate to people in a caring empathetic manner
  • Ability to endure standing or sitting for long periods of time

Required Prerequisites

  • Minimum of an 8th grade education and 16 years of age with documentation of student’s date of birth
  • English proficiency test for those who speak English as a second language(Adult)
  • Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology registration; $5.00 fee required
  • An employment authorization card or a social security number is required for this program due to licensure requirements.

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