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Learn the principles of nail technology that prepare you for a career as a licensed nail technician or manicurist in this growing industry.

What will I learn?

Find your niche in the growing field of nail care. When you’re selected into JCCC’s Nail Technology program, you’ll be trained to exceed expectations and deliver top-notch nail services to your clients. The hands-on classroom and salon clinic experience will prepare you for industry success as a licensed nail technician.

You’ll get instruction in natural nail manicures and pedicures. You’ll learn about the artistic application of nail enhancements, including acrylics, fabric wraps, gels and gel polish. In addition, you’ll receive instruction in sanitation, diseases, disorders and conditions of the nails, and business practices.

Build the technical and soft skills you need to successfully pass your Kansas State Board of Cosmetology Manicurist licensure written and practical exams.

Why JCCC?

Our experience:

  • Program offered during the Summer semester only, as a full-time program.
  • Small class sizes, with a maximum of 8 students.
  • Instructors are licensed practitioners and highly trained in the latest techniques.
  • Valuable real-world experience at JCCC’s full-service salon.
  • Program internationally recognized by Pivot Point, a leader in beauty education curriculum.

Our commitment to your success:

  • Complete your education in 1 semester (approximately 10 weeks).
  • Program provides 350 contact hours and 16 credit hours.
  • Get career advice, support to overcome test anxiety, and help writing an effective résumé through our student resources.
  • Serving others is part of our philosophy; every April the salon is exclusively open to the Down Syndrome Guild and offers free hair, skin and nail services for prom.

Our affordability:

On average, JCCC is half the price of other metro cosmetology schools.

Learn more about the Nail Technology program at our information sessions.

This is a selective admission program. See how to apply

Metro salon and spa owners are seeking JCCC-trained nail technicians. With today’s focus on looking and feeling healthy, the nail services industry is one of the fastest growing in the country. Jobs for licensed nail technicians are expected to grow by 10 percent by 2028, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Once you earn your license you will be equipped to work as an independent consultant or in a:

  • Salon
  • Nail salon
  • Day spa
  • Resort

Need help with career decisions? Visit the Career Development Center.

Money matters. JCCC is working hard to make tuition affordable for you.

Here’s what we offer:

Nail Technology Program Costs

Books, Kit and Uniform

Purchase all books, kit and uniform items prior to the first day of class. All amounts are subject to change without notice. Kit prices may vary as they are based on product availability; supply cost totals listed below are estimates. Totals for books, kit and uniform do not include tax. Sales tax is added at the time of purchase. Uniform cost covers 3 pairs of scrubs. Dress code also requires closed-toe shoes (not provided).

Apprentice License Requirements

JCCC School of Cosmetology must follow the rules and guidelines set by the Kansas Board of Cosmetology. Students who are enrolled in a Cosmetology, Esthetics, or Nail Technology program must hold a current apprentice license issued by KBOC to earn the required contact hours for professional licensure. Apprentice license applications are completed during orientation on the first day of class. The following items are required on the first day of class:

  1. $15 application fee payable by credit or debit card
  2. Current government issued photo ID (driver’s license, state issued ID or military ID)
  3. Social Security card (the name on your application, ID and Social Security card must match exactly)

Failing to provide all required documents and valid forms of ID by the first day of class will mean dismissal from the program. Additional information regarding apprentice license requirements can be found online at: www.kansas.gov/kboc.

Note: Costs are approximate and subject to change. 

Apprentice License $15
Nail Technology Kit $357
Nail Technology Books $142
Uniform $78
Total $592