Cosmetic Arts - Career & College Promise

Career & College Promise –
Manicuring/Nail Technology Program

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Degree Options



Semesters to Complete

(two 8-week minimesters)

Estimated Total Cost of Program


Average Tuition per Semester


Textbook and Supply Cost


*Review textbook cost and supply fees with your high school, payment plan options are available.


Required Classes

COS-121, COS-122

Hours Required for Licensure Exam Eligibility


More Information

Nail technicians perform manicures, pedicures and other beauty procedures to clients’ fingernails and toenails. These processes involve removing polish, cleaning, trimming, filing and buffing nails. They may also work to reduce calluses and massage and moisturize hands and feet. In addition to these services, technicians also discuss the various nail treatments with clients and recommend nail and skin care products.

The manicuring/nail technology program provides competency-based knowledge, scientific/artistic principles, and hands-on fundamentals associated with the nail technology industry. The curriculum provides a simulated salon environment which enables students to develop manipulative skills.

Graduates should be prepared to take the North Carolina Cosmetology State Board Licensing Exam, and upon passing, be licensed and qualify for employment in beauty and nail salons, as a platform artist, and in related businesses.

For additional resources regarding the Manicuring/Nail Technology program course plans and degree offerings, visit the Rowan-Cabarrus Catalog & Student Handbook.