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.