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Manicure / Nail Technology Cert





Manicurists clean and shape customers' fingernails and toenails and may polish or decorate nails. Students enrolled in the TVCC cosmetology programs gain experience in basic manipulative and theoretical skills necessary to become a licensed manicurist.


TVCC’s nail technology program is a one semester technical program. Students may enter the manicure/nail technology certificate during the fall semester of each year.

There is no special selection criteria for the manicurist certificate program.

The program is block scheduled on the Athens campus from 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday each fall semester.

Students enrolled in the manicure/nail technology certificate program will obtain a minimum of 600 clock hours to satisfy the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations (TDLR) requirements. These hours will be obtained by completing 450 hours of in-class instruction and 150 hours distance (online) education.

There is a $25 student permit fee to be paid to TDLR prior to the first day of class in addition to the regular TVCC tuition and fees.


NOTE: Criminal history MAY disqualify individuals from obtaining or maintaining ANY cosmetology certifications.

Texas law:

  • restricts the issuance of occupational licenses based on a license applicant’s criminal history; and
  • authorizes the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR), in some cases, to consider a person convicted, even though the person was only on probation or community supervision without a conviction.

Individuals who have been convicted of an offense or placed on probation might not be eligible for an occupational license issued by TDLR even after completing an educational or training program;


TDLR’s criminal history guidelines are available at and include restrictions or guidelines TDLR uses to determine eligibility for an occupational license; and individuals have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from TDLR, which is explained in more detail at


This program is NOT designed to transfer.




First Semester - Fall   

CSME 1430

Orientation to Nail Technology


CSME 1431

Principles of Nail Technology I


CSME 1441

Principles of Nail Technology II


CSME 1443

Manicuring & Related Theory



Total Semester Hours




Posted Date:
7/30/2018 12:13:11 PM