Nail Technician

Next class starts: May 31, 2022

View full schedule here.

Registration Eligibility: Adults & High School Seniors

High school students must be age 16 or older. Learn more.

Transfer Credit Opportunity

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

Locations

Lehi Main Campus
Spanish Fork Campus

100%

Graduation rate

92%

Job placement

$48,900

Avg. salary

When choosing to be a Nail Technician, you will prepare to enter into a fun and creative profession. Students learn to express their personal creativity as they perform nail services.

The Nail Technician program is a minimum of 300 hours and prepares students to take the State of Utah Nail Technician licensing exam. Students receive valuable experience focused on the importance of various nail services including sanitation, communication and skill. Successful students will provide a variety of services for their clients, including manicures, pedicures, nail art, acrylic nails and gel nails. As students develop the skill and passion for the nail industry and are successful in passing the State of Utah Nail Technician exam, they can work in a traditional salon, spa or independently in their own personal nail salon.

This program is eligible for Veterans Aid! Learn more

For more information, contact the Program Coordinator.
Darlene Durrant (Lehi)

ddurrant@mtec.edu

Shelley Merryweather (Spanish Fork)

smerryweather@mtec.edu

Adults and High School Seniors are eligible to enroll in this program.

Registration dates for Lehi and Spanish Fork campuses
SUMMER 2022 DAY START AUGUST 2022 DAY START OCTOBER 2022 NIGHT START JANUARY 2023 DAY START MARCH 2023 NIGHT START SUMMER 2023 DAY START
REGISTRATION DATE 03/22/2022 06/02/2022 8/17/2022 10/4/2022 01/04/2023 03/07/2023
START DATE 06/01/2022 08/16/2022 10/3/2022 01/03/2023 03/06/2023 05/30/2023

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 listed under snapshot.
  • 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
  • Students are required to take the MTECH Entrance Assessment and score a passing rate of: Math: 2: English: B or provide alternative documentation to prove competency. Please see testing center for requirements.
  • Basic computer and digital literacy skills required
  • All prospective students are required to visit the Nail Technician Program webpage to review all Nail Technician Program requirements.
  • The following must be complete prior to registration:
    1. Complete Pre-registration forms and requirements found on the Nail Technician Program webpage
  • 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
SECTION CAMPUS ROOM # START DATE END DATE START TIME END TIME DAYS
JUNE 2022-DAY
Lehi Main Campus 104 5/31/2022 NON TERM 7:30 AM 2:00 PM T-F
6:30 AM 3:00 PM Sat
Spanish Fork Campus 113 5/31/2022 NON TERM 7:30 AM 2:00 PM T-F
6:30 AM 3:00 PM Sat
AUGUST 2022-DAY
Lehi Main Campus 104 8/16/2022 NON TERM 7:30 AM 2:00 PM T-F
6:30 AM 3:00 PM Sat
Spanish Fork Campus 113 8/16/2022 NON TERM 7:30 AM 2:00 PM T-F
6:30 AM 3:00 PM Sat
OCTOBER 2022-NIGHT
Lehi Main Campus 104 10/18/2022 NON TERM 4:00 PM 9:00 PM M-Th
6:30 AM 3:00 PM Sat
Spanish Fork Campus 113 10/18/2022 NON TERM 4:00 PM 9:00 PM M-Th
6:30 AM 3:00 PM Sat
JANUARY 2023-DAY
Lehi Main Campus 104 1/3/2023 NON TERM 7:30 AM 2:00 PM T-F
6:30 AM 3:00 PM Sat
Spanish Fork Campus 113 1/3/2023 NON TERM 7:30 AM 2:00 PM T-F
6:30 AM 3:00 PM Sat
MARCH 2023-NIGHT
Lehi Main Campus 104 3/6/2023 NON TERM 4:00 PM 9:00 PM M-Th
6:30 AM 3:00 PM Sat
Spanish Fork Campus 113 3/6/2023 NON TERM 4:00 PM 9:00 PM M-Th
6:30 AM 3:00 PM Sat
JUNE 2023-DAY
Lehi Main Campus 104 6/6/2023 NON TERM 7:30 AM 2:00 PM T-F
6:30 AM 3:00 PM Sat
Spanish Fork Campus 113 6/6/2023 NON TERM 7:30 AM 2:00 PM T-F
6:30 AM 3:00 PM Sat
Program Hour: 300 Hours
TUITION /FEESCOSTNOTES
Registration Fee$40.00 
Facilities Fee$50.00 
Program Fees$1,159.00Includes books, kit and most materials.
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 
Subtotal$1,929.40 
Total$1,929.40
REQUIRED MATERIALSCOSTNOTES
Nail Technician Kit$0.00Included in Fees
Textbooks$0.00Included in Fees
State Licensure Fee$0.00Included in Fees
State Board Practical Exam$0.00Included in Fees
State Board Theory Exam$0.00Included in Fees
Computing device with audio/video capabilities and online connectivityvariesA 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 6 hours of online learning each week they are in the program.
Subtotal$0.00
  • MTECH Program Certificate in 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 and career 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
300 hours
Total cost
$1,930
Lehi Main Campus
Spanish Fork Campus
Program length
300 hours
Total cost
$1,930