Nail Technician

Next class starts: August 15, 2024

View full schedule here.

Registration Eligibility: Adults & High School Seniors

High school students must be age 17 or older. Learn more.

Transfer Credit Opportunity

Credit hours for completing this program can be transferred to UVU. Learn more.

Locations

Lehi Campus - Building A
Spanish Fork Campus - Building A

90%

Completion Rate

71%

Placement Rate

The Nail Technician Program provides the skills needed to work in a beauty or nail salon, performing services such as manicures, pedicures and a nail enhancement.

Instruction consists of artificial nail techniques including wraps, tips, gel, sculptured acrylic nail, nail art, mechanical techniques, manicuring with hand and arm massage, pedicuring including massaging of the lower leg and foot sanitation and sterilization, bacteriology and salon safety, disorders of the nail and skin, professional ethics and salon management, and licensing laws and rules.

Upon completion of the program, students have the knowledge and skills needed to take the state written and practical examinations required for licensure.

This program is eligible for Veterans Aid! Learn more

For more information, contact the Senior Program Coordinators.
Employee photo Darlene Durrant
Darlene Durrant (Lehi)

ddurrant@mtec.edu

Employee photo Shelly Merryweather
Shelley Merryweather (Spanish Fork)

smerryweather@mtec.edu

Adults and high school seniors. High school students must be age 17 or older.

Registration dates for Lehi and Spanish Fork campuses
PRE-REGISTRATION OPENS:January 10, 2024March 6, 2024May 30, 2024August 19, 2024October 23, 2024January 8, 2025
PRE-REGISTRATION CLOSES:March 1, 2024May 24, 2024August 9, 2024October 18, 2024January 3, 2025February 28, 2025
NEXT START DATE:May 28, 2024August 15, 2024October 21, 2024January 6, 2025March 3, 2025May 27, 2025
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HOW IT WORKS

  • APPLY TO MTECH AND RECEIVE STUDENT ID NUMBER
  • FULFILL ALL ENTRANCE ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS
  • SUBMIT PRE-REGISTRATION FORM (a new form must be submitted for every selection date.  For every previous submission, students will earn additional opportunities to be selected.)  
  • If chosen, you will be notified via email on the registration date to confirm your placement.
  • If chosen as an alternate, you will be put on a waitlist and any students vacating their spot may enable you to register.
  • Each time you submit a pre-registration form and are not chosen, your chances will increase on the next selection/registration date.
  • All pre-registration forms must be submitted by 5:00 pm the Friday before the registration date. No submissions will be accepted after that date and time.
  • High School students must approve enrollment start and end dates with their High School Counselor before registering with MTECH
  • Satisfy Entrance Requirements with Testing Center.
  • Pre-Registration Form must be completed before each start date for lottery draw.
  • The State of Utah Department of Professional Licensing (DOPL) requires a Social Security number in order to test and obtain licensing as a Nail Technician
SECTIONCAMPUSROOM #START DATEEND DATESTART TIMEEND TIMEDAYS
MARCH 2024-NIGHTLehi Campus – Buildling A1043/4/2024Varies depending on completion of program requirements4:00 PM9:00 PMM-Th
6:30 AM3:00 PMSat
Spanish Fork Campus – Building A1133/4/2024Varies depending on completion of program requirements4:00 PM9:00 PMM-Th
6:30 AM3:00 PMSat
MAY 2024-DAYLehi Campus – Building A1045/28/2024Varies depending on completion of program requirements7:30 AM2:00 PMT-F
6:30 AM3:00 PMSat
Spanish Fork Campus – Building A1135/28/2024Varies depending on completion of program requirements7:30 AM2:00 PMT-F
6:30 AM3:00 PMSat
AUGUST 2024-DAYLehi Campus – Building A1048/15/2024Varies depending on completion of program requirements7:30 AM2:00 PMT-F
6:30 AM3:00 PMSat
Spanish Fork Campus – Building A1138/15/2024Varies depending on completion of program requirements7:30 AM2:00 PMT-F
6:30 AM3:00 PMSat
OCTOBER 2024-NIGHTLehi Campus – Building A10410/21/2024Varies depending on completion of program requirements4:00 PM9:00 PMM-Th
6:30 AM3:00 PMSat
Spanish Fork Campus – Building A11310/21/2024Varies depending on completion of program requirements4:00 PM9:00 PMM-Th
6:30 AM3:00 PMSat
JANUARY 2025-DAYLehi Campus – Building A1041/7/2025Varies depending on completion of program requirements7:30 AM2:00 PMT-F
6:30 AM3:00 PMSat
Spanish Fork Campus – Building A1131/7/2025Varies depending on completion of program requirements7:30 AM2:00 PMT-F
6:30 AM3:00 PMSat
MARCH 2025-NIGHTLehi Campus – Building A1043/3/2025Varies depending on completion of program requirements4:00 PM9:00 PMM-Th
6:30 AM3:00 PMSat
Spanish Fork Campus – Building A1133/3/2025Varies depending on completion of program requirements4:00 PM9:00 PMM-Th
6:30 AM3:00 PMSat
MAY 2025-DAYLehi Campus – Building A1045/27/2025Varies depending on completion of program requirements7:30 AM2:00 PMT-F
6:30 AM3:00 PMSat
Spanish Fork Campus – Building A1135/27/2025Varies depending on completion of program requirements7:30 AM2:00 PMT-F
6:30 AM3:00 PMSat
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Total hours: 300

Course Descriptions
 
Course NameCourse HoursCourse CreditsExternship/Clinical/ WBL CreditsTuition ($120/credirt)Course FeesIndustry Exam Fee
Nail Technician I12040$480.00$1,101.00$0.00
Nail Technician II Clinical9002$240.00$142.00$0.00
Nail Technician III9030$360.00$259.00$254.00
TOTALS:30072$1,080.00$1,502.00$254.00
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Upon registration, you will register and submit payment for the first course in the program. While not required, you may make a deposit, in person or online, for the full program upon registration to be held in your student account.
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Tuition/FeesCost
Tuition:$1,080.00
Application Fee: $0.00
Registration Fee:$40.00
Total Course Fees:$1,502.00
Required Materials:$80.00
Industry Exam Fee:$254.00
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Course-by-course cost breakdowns can be found on the “Courses” tab above. Upon registration, you will register and submit payment for the first course in the program. Fees and materials may be required upfront, while some may be paid later throughout the program. While not required, you may make a deposit, in person or online, for the full program upon registration to be held in your student account.
Required MaterialsQuantityNotes (ISBN numbers, etc)Cost
Nail Technician KitIncluded in FeesIncluded in Course Fees
TextbooksIncluded in Fees
State Board Kit Rental1This kit is required for the State of Utah Practical Exam. If kit is returned with all equipment student will receive a $40 refund. Does not include any consumable supplies to be returned$80.00
Computing device with audio/video capabilities and online connectivityA portion of some courses 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.$0.00
Total Cost of Required Materials$80.00
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  • MTECH Program Certificate in Nail Technician
  • Prepared to take the State of Utah written and practical exam for a license as a Nail Technician

At MTECH, you will join an exclusive group of graduates who benefit from a commitment to excellence shared by everyone at the school. From instructors who deliver a relevant, industry-driven curriculum to academic counselors focused on ensuring you have the tools you need to succeed, we all share the same goal: your success as a student.

It is really important that students keep the scheduled times and hours for the program they signed up for. Saturdays are required, and students will not be able to toggle between days and nights.

We have great kits that includes elegant glass acrylic and hard get kits. You will also recieve basic manicure and nail are tools, including a LED lamp and e-file.

Students will learn acrylic and hard gel nail enhancements, gel polish, and nail art. Other basic nail procedures will also be taught.

Nail Technician

Program length
4 months
Total cost
$2,956
Lehi Campus - Bldg. A
Spanish Fork Campus - Bldg. A
Program length
4 mos
Total cost
$2,956
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Course Descriptions

Nail Technician I
This course will explore the history of nail history, basic anatomy, skin and nail structure and growth, as well as recognize and prevent infections. You will study the fundamentals of manicures, pedicures, nail tips and wrap application, acrylic(s), gel(s), polish and their applications. You will then demonstrate these procedures using the current techniques and electrical equipment of the profession. Discuss the importance of communicating effectively with clients and of conveying a professional image. Students must meet industry and State standards in safety and sanitation.
Employment Preparation
Students will learn about business, employment, professionalism, sanitation, safety standards and creating a professional portfolio and resume.
Advanced Nail Technique
This course requires practice in current nail trends, advanced nail art, nail shaping and techniques.
Professional Development
In the Professional Development course, students will build on the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare for application on the clinic floor. Students will prepare to pass the State of Utah licensure exams.
Nail Technician II Clinical
This course builds on the foundation skills learned in Nail Technician I and provides additional instruction in nail art techniques. While in this course you must fulfill all the requirements of an industry employee in performing a number of nail services. In addition, you will study work ethics, time management skills and essential business skills, licensing and laws.
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