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Nail Care Technology

at Ridgewater College

Program Details

  • Award: Certificate
  • Credits: 16
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

This program prepares individuals to perform manicures, pedicures and create artistically designed nails using the latest materials and techniques. Our curriculum includes pre-clinical coursework using the leading educational systems in the nail industry. Students acquire the knowledge and skills to care for nails and to create nail applications. Skills are perfected using state-of-the-art equipment in Ridgewater College�s Salon and Day Spa. Licensing requirements include completing 350 hours of education in a licensed school setting, along with quota amounts, practical experience, and written exams. Upon completion of the program, the students will have completed all necessary requirements for licensure through the Minnesota Board of Cosmetologist Examiners.

Program Locations

  • Ridgewater College, Willmar 56201

Labor Market Information

  • Manicurists and Pedicurists

  • Median wage: $11.17/hour-Well below the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
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Ridgewater College
Ridgewater College
2101 15th Ave NW Willmar, MN 56201 Toll-Free: (800) 722-1151 Local: (320) 222-5200 TTY: (800) 627-3529