Nail Technician

Nail Technician

Certificate Description

Nail technicians work exclusively on nails and provide manicures, pedicures, acrylic nails & fills, nail wraps and gel nails to clients. Nail technicians usually work in clean, pleasant surroundings with good lighting and ventilation.

Good health and stamina are important; prolonged exposure to some nail chemicals may cause irritation, so protective clothing, such as plastic gloves or aprons, may be worn. Students will learn the why and how of the many services they will perform, which will give the students the experience and confidence to succeed!

The State of Utah requires a theory and practical exam for licensure. Students completing both the BATC nail technician competencies and 300 hours of training will be qualified to take the exams.

Class dates and times are published in the Food & Personal Services section of the Short-Term Class Schedule.

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Certificate Requirements

No assessment required prior to enrollment.

Individuals seeking the Nail Technician Instructor certificate must have both a Nail Technician license and departmental approval prior to enrollment.

Cosmetology Application Procedure for Instructor Training Certificates:

Candidates interested in the Cosmetology Instructor certificates will be considered for entry after completion/graduation from Cosmetology, Esthetics or Nail technician, after six months verified employment in a salon/spa and after the submission of a resume that includes three letters of recommendation: one employer recommend, one academic recommend from their Cosmetology or Esthetics or Nail technician instructor, and one character recommendation.

Candidate must also submit a copy of their current Cosmetology, Esthetics or Nail Technician license – current license must represent the instructor training that candidate is interested in for enrollment. After all items have been submitted, the candidate will be scheduled for a committee interview. The committee will be comprised of not less than three department instructors and two other individuals from either the private sector or from other departments at Bridgerland Technical College. Candidates who score 90 percent or better will be given a start date. Candidates who start the instructor training certificate(s) will sign an agreement contract that will specify expectations.

Employment Outlook

In recent years there has been increasing interest from the public in the care, health, and attractiveness of skin and nails. Continuing growth in the number of nail salons and full-service day spas will generate numerous job openings for manicurists, pedicurists, and skin care specialists. Nail salons typically specialize in providing manicures and pedicures. Day spas provide a full range of services, including beauty wraps, manicures and pedicures, facials, and massages.

When Can I Start?

Classes are offered quarterly, please refer to the Food & Personal Services section of the Short-Term Class Schedule

Is Financial Aid available for this course?


Can I make payments?

Students are required to pay tuition and fees at the time of registration.

Estimated Tuition & Fees

$665 - this is an estimate. Course fees may vary.

Pell Eligible: No

Estimated Monthly Payment:

Tuition is due upon enrollment.

Estimated Books & Supplies

Cost varies by specialization and/or electives chosen.

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Campus Locations

Brigham City Branch Campus

Quick Facts

Certificate Duration
4 months
Hours per Week
20 hrs/wk
Certificate Availability
Please refer to the Business/Marketing section of the Short-Term Class Schedule

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Hours of Operation

Logan Campus 

Student Services
Monday: 8 am - 4:30 pm (We will be open at 7:30 am on the first day of registration)

Tuesday: 8 am - 6 pm
Wednesday: 8 am - 6 pm
Thursday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Friday: 8 am - 4 pm
Sat/Sun: Closed

Brigham City Branch Campus 

In-Person Hours Brigham City Branch Campus
Monday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Tuesday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Wednesday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Friday: 7:30 am - 3 pm
Sat/Sun: Closed

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Main Office
1301 North 600 West
Logan, UT 84321

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