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COS - 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.

This program is NOT designed to transfer.

Recommended Course Sequence:

Degree Type - CERT
TSI NOT Required

Manicure/Nail Technology is offered on the Athens Campus

Some instruction and course work is provided online

TVCC's nail technology program is 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 blocked 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 regular TVCC tuition and fees.


Semester One - FALL Credit Hour
CSME 1430 Orientation to Nail Technology 4
CMSE 1431 Principles of Nail Technology I 4
CSME 1441 Principles of Nail Technology II 4
CSME 1443 Manicuring & Related Theory 4
  SCH 16


Posted Date:
8/1/2019 3:38:32 PM