Nail Technician

Nail Technicians work exclusively on the hands and feet providing treatments to beautify finger and toenails. Students are trained in acrylic enhancements, UV/LED hard gel nail enhancements, gel polish, and nail artistry. Nail Technicians also perform relaxing manicures and pedicures to keep the nails healthy and beautiful. Nail Technicians are creative and must be focused while they perform services because nail enhancements are created with special attention to detail.

Nail Technicians must keep their client work area safe and their implements clean and disinfected. An important part of being a Nail Technician is customer service and always being professional. The Nail Technician Program includes instruction on professionalism and skills to work in the beauty industry.

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Darlene Durrant

Program Coordinator

  • Cosmetology
  • Program Hours: 300 hours
  • Campus Location: Lehi Main

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Shelley Merryweather

Program Coordinator

  • Cosmetology
  • Program Hours: 300 hours
  • Campus Location: Spanish Fork

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Megan "Mo" Eccles


  • Cosmetology
  • Program Hours: 300 hours
  • Campus Location: Lehi Main

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Cami Baker


  • Cosmetology
  • Program Hours: 300 hours
  • Campus Location: Spanish Fork

Certificates and Licensures

  • MTECH Program Certificate in Nail Technician

Students are prepared to sit for the State of Utah Nail Technician Certification Exam, which requires a social security number.

Program Snapshot

Registration Availability: Please see schedule section below.  Registration can be done online starting at 8:00 am on the date listed. Pre-registration will close at 5:00 pm the night before the scheduled registration date.

  Registration Eligibility: Adults and high school seniors. Juniors by exception. 

All juniors on the notification list will be notified the Wednesday prior to a start date of any open spaces for the Nail Technician Program. Notification will come by email and students will only be allowed to enroll in person - not through online registration. All space is on a first come first served basis.

  Program Length: 300 Hours.

  Times: Mornings, Afternoons and Evenings. See schedule details below.

  Locations: MTECH Lehi Main Campus and Spanish Fork Campus.

  Financial Aid Eligible: This program is not eligible for Financial Aid.

  Financial Aid Eligible: This program is eligible for Veterans Assistance.  +Learn More


  High School Students: Students must coordinate with home high school counselors prior to registration to coordinate start dates.

  Entrance Assessment: Students are required to take the MTECH Entrance Assessment and score a passing rate of: Math: 1: English: B or provide alternative documentation to prove competency. The Entrance Assessment is free and takes about an hour to complete. To learn more visit  

  New Student Orientation: Students must complete the brief MTECH New Student Orientation prior to the first day of class.  To learn more visit

 Pre-Registration Process: The following must be complete prior to registration:

  1. View the pre-registration program video found on the Nail Technician Program webpage
  2. Complete Pre-registration forms and requirements found on the Nail Technician Program webpage  
  3. Contact the campus-specific Cosmetology Program Coordinator with further questions (see contact information above)
Once the pre-registration documentation is submitted online, prospective students will have completed the pre-registration requirements and are eligible to register.  All registration dates are listed in the SCHEDULE section.

Pre-Registration Program Video

Pre-registration Forms

NOTE:  If a prospective student does not complete all requirements (Apply to MTECH, Complete Entrance Assessment, View informational video and submit pre-registration documentation) they will not be cleared to register.


The State of Utah Department of Professional Licensing (DOPL) requires a Social Security number in order to test and obtain licensing.


registration and Start dates for lehi and Spanish Fork campuses
  JUN. 2021 AUG. 2021 OCT. 2021 JAN. 2022 MAR. 2022

Registration Dates

03/16/2021 06/02/2021 8/18/2021 10/19/2021 01/19/2022

Start Date

06/01/2021 08/17/2021 10/18/2021 01/18/2022 03/21/2022


Day Class
(June, August and January Start Dates)

Lehi 104 7:30am-2:00pm Tues-Fri
  104 6:30am-3:00pm Sat
Spanish Fork 113 7:30am-2:00pm Tues-Fri
  113 6:30am-3:00pm Sat

Night Class
(October and March Start Dates)

Lehi 104 4:00pm-9:00pm


  104 6:30am-3:00pm Sat
Spanish Fork 113 4:00pm-9:00pm


  113 6:30am-3:00pm Sat

Tuition and Fees

Item Cost Notes
Registration Fee $40.00  
Facilities Fee $50.00  
Program Fees $1,159.00 Includes books, kits, State Board practical exam fee, State Board theory exam fee and State of Utah Licensure fee.
Tuition $630.00  
Pre-paid Leave Time $50.40  
Computing device with audio/video capabilities and online connectivity $0.00  A portion of the program will be done online. Students will be required to provide their own device with audio and video capabilities as well as their own internet connectivity. Students should be prepared to complete up to 8 hours of online learning each week they are in the Program.
total: $1,929.40  All tuition and fees are due at the time of registration.

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