Manicuring/Nail Technology

A career as a Nail Technician can offer individuals the chance to feel pride and satisfaction in what they do. Opportunities are endless for nail professionals, from working in a salon to owning your own nail spa. As a licensed Manicurist you would be able to offer creative, relaxing and beautifying manicure and pedicure services to your clients.

The Manicuring/Nail Technology curriculum provides competency-based knowledge, scientific/artistic principles, and hands-on fundamentals associated with the nail technology industry. The curriculum provides a simulated salon environment which enables students to develop manipulative skills. Course work includes instruction in all phases of professional nail technology, business/computer principles, product knowledge, and other related topics.

It is our goal to provide you with the knowledge needed to take the North Carolina Cosmetology State Board Licensing Exam and upon passing be licensed and qualify for employment in beauty and nail salons, as a platform artist, and in related businesses.

What Students Learn

Students successfully completing the Manicuring/Nail Technology Program will be able to:

  • Pass NC Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners Written and Practical Manicurist Licensure Exam
  • Successfully transition into a career in Manicuring/Nail Technology
  • Demonstrate professionalism in the work place as well as basic and advanced techniques in nail technology.
  • Implement OSHA/safety and infection control procedures in a work environment.

Mission Statement

To ensure maximum student learning in all classes, programs, and extracurricular activities, and to do so in a manner that is both fair and respectful to students, faculty, staff, and to other organizational units internal and external to the institution.


Central Carolina Community College Cosmetic Art Program locations are licensed schools under the North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners.

Please Note:
Curriculum guides are for students enrolled during the current academic year. Students enrolled in a previous academic year should visit the Program Evaluation link in Self-Service to find the required list of courses for graduation. For assistance, consult your advisor.