Nail Program | Approved for students using GIBill® | State Requirement Nail Technology Course (350 hours)

Full Campus (Hands-on in-person)


To develop student's personal and professional potential to offer high-quality service that will be sought after by both clients and employers. To train students in the theory and techniques using a balanced blend of theoretical and practical knowledge while preparing them to seek gainful employment as a nail technician or in a related field. This includes but is not limited to manicures, pedicures, acrylic nails, gel nails, nail wrap, nail art, and other techniques and treatments taught in the program. To offer training that is equivalent to and exceeds state-recognized curriculum. To prepare students for state board exams by providing accurate information about the rules and regulations as well as the process of registration and testing.


This course requires 350 hours (detail hours below). It covers the theoretical knowledge of Nail Technology that will become the foundation for applying mechanical skills. The combination of experience and skill is a vital part of becoming a licensed Nail Technician. Materials will also include the basic state laws, which govern the Nail Technician student and the practicing Nail Technician (The course approved by the State of Hawaii).


Theory (100 hours):

  • Milady’s Standard Nail Technology
  • Milady’s Standard Nail Technology workbook

Practical Application (250 hours):

  • Manicuring (French/Paraffin wax)
  • Pedicuring
  • UV Gel Polish
  • Nail Wraps
  • Basic Acrylic Nails (Fill and Tip/Sculpture)
  • Basic Nail Art (Hand painting)
  • Massage Techniques
  • Basic Salon Customer Service and Clinic

(350 Hours)

Hand-on in Person 
(350 Hours)
Full Time (Campus)7 hours/day, 50 days = 350 hours9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Lunch 12-1pm)
Part Time AM (Campus)3 hours/day, 117 days = 350 hours9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Part Time PM (Campus)4 hours/day, 88 days = 350 hours1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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