Nail Technician - 027
This program is designed for individuals wishing to work in one of the fastest growing areas of the beauty industry. Through theory and practical application you will advance your knowledge and experience, as preparation for employment or starting your own business. Some areas of study include sanitation and hygiene, diseases and disorders, massage techniques, artificial applications, nail art, client care and business procedures.
Also available as a day-time program! The Aesthetics, Applied Cosmetics and Nail Technician Certificates are also offered as day-time programs. Placement is limited. Special approval is required before registering for day-time courses.
View courses available this term under Program of Studies. You do not need to apply to begin this program, simply ensure you meet the admission requirements (listed on the Admission & Registration tab) and then you may register for any available courses.
Admission & Registration
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) OR 19 years of age or older.
- Successful completion of Secondary School English or equivalent.
You do not need to apply to begin this program. Start by ensuring you meet the admission requirements listed above and then register for the courses listed in the Program of Studies when they are offered. Some courses have prerequisites, so please check the Program of Studies for details. Find out how to register for a course.
Program of Studies
The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the current academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education - Interdisciplinary, Creative, Media and Business
Click on the Course number or Course title for more information on each course.
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A selection of courses are available each term. Courses that are currently not available (N/A) for registration may be offered in the future – check back frequently.
|Register||Course number||Course title||Course Hours|
|N/A||ASTH10006||Manicure Pedicure Care and Techniques||39.00|
|N/A||ASTH10007||Spa Manicure and Pedicure Applications||39.00|
|N/A||ASTH10008||Sculpted Nail Enhancements||39.00|
|N/A||ASTHWS905||Gel and Acrygel Applications||39.00|
|N/A||MRKT10043||Business and Marketing for the Cosmetic Industry||39.00|
Select 1 from the next 2 courses
|Register||Course number||Course title||Course Hours|
|N/A||ASTHAES02||Aesthetics Skin Care 1||39.00|
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Frequently Asked Questions
In the midst of completing the Nail Technician Certificate program, Stephanie Visser of Smithville, Ontario was formulating a business plan to open a mobile nail service .“I was looking for mobile nail services but couldn’t find any in my area,” she says. “That’s when I thought to myself this would be a great business to try.”
Stephanie graduated in 2016 and is currently operating her own business, Nailed It! Mobile Spa Service. Her business idea has been met with great success—bookings for Stephanie’s services are usually three weeks in advance. She’s also expanded the business to include providing services for birthday parties and group events, as well as offering children’s services.
Completing the certificate program was no small feat for Stephanie, in fact, she says she almost didn’t finish the program. Certain mandatory courses were only offered during the day and Stephanie wasn’t able to attend these courses due to other commitments. Understanding that CE students balance competing life priorities, the college is able to provide flexible study options. “They accommodated my schedule by offering the remaining courses in the evening,” she says. “This allowed me to finish the program and earn my certificate.”
Based in the Niagara Region, Stephanie says her services help people in the community, too. “I go directly to the client so the accessibility they may require is not an issue,” she says. “A client can have their nails done in the comfort of their own home.”
Stephanie never thought she would be an entrepreneur. “The Mohawk Continuing Education catalogue arrived in my mailbox one day and I found a program that really interested me,” she says. Today, Stephanie is the owner of a thriving business and couldn’t be happier with what she’s achieved for herself with her Mohawk College Certificate.
Industries of Employment
- Hair Salons
- Freelance Nail Technician
For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: www.jobbank.gc.ca/home