Nail Technician

Nail Technician

Certificate Description

Nail technicians work exclusively on nails and provide manicures, pedicures, acrylic nails & fills, nail wraps and gel nails to clients. Nail technicians usually work in clean, pleasant surroundings with good lighting and ventilation.

Good health and stamina are important; prolonged exposure to some nail chemicals may cause irritation, so protective clothing, such as plastic gloves or aprons, may be worn. Students will learn the why and how of the many services they will perform, which will give the students the experience and confidence to succeed!

The State of Utah requires a theory and practical exam for licensure. Students completing both the BATC nail technician competencies and 300 hours of training will be qualified to take the exams.

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Certificate Requirements

No assessment required prior to enrollment.

Individuals seeking the Nail Technician Instructor certificate must have both a Nail Technician license and departmental approval prior to enrollment.

Cosmetology Application Procedure for Instructor Training Certificates:

Candidates interested in the Cosmetology Instructor certificates will be considered for entry after completion/graduation from Cosmetology, Esthetics or Nail technician, after six months verified employment in a salon/spa and after the submission of a resume that includes three letters of recommendation: one employer recommend, one academic recommend from their Cosmetology or Esthetics or Nail technician instructor, and one character recommendation.

Candidate must also submit a copy of their current Cosmetology, Esthetics or Nail Technician license – current license must represent the instructor training that candidate is interested in for enrollment. After all items have been submitted, the candidate will be scheduled for a committee interview. The committee will be comprised of not less than three department instructors and two other individuals from either the private sector or from other departments at Bridgerland Technical College. Candidates who score 90 percent or better will be given a start date. Candidates who start the instructor training certificate(s) will sign an agreement contract that will specify expectations.

Employment Outlook

In recent years there has been increasing interest from the public in the care, health, and attractiveness of skin and nails. Continuing growth in the number of nail salons and full-service day spas will generate numerous job openings for manicurists, pedicurists, and skin care specialists. Nail salons typically specialize in providing manicures and pedicures. Day spas provide a full range of services, including beauty wraps, manicures and pedicures, facials, and massages.

When Can I Start?

Bridgerland Technical College is open year round. Most programs are open-entry, which means you can start the program at the first of every month as long as there is space available in the program. Because of demand, some programs have waiting lists to get in to the program. Please contact Student Services for information on those programs with waiting lists and defined starting dates.

Is There Financial Aid?

Bridgerland Technical College participates in a variety of assistance programs that aid students in covering the costs associated with enrollment in full-time certificate programs. The Financial Aid Office provides information for grants, scholarships, and VA education benefits. Bridgerland Technical College does not participate in or endorse any loan program. The Financial Aid Office is located at the Main Campus, 1301 North 600 West, stop by anytime or call (435) 750-3279, (435) 750-3114, or (435) 750-3204 for more information.

How much does a program Cost? Can I make payments? Are all tuition and fees due upfront?

Most programs take about one year to complete. Each individual program page has tuition and fee amounts listed. Students can be setup on a payment plan and make payments each month (due on the 1st).

Estimated Tuition & Fees

$665 - this is an estimate. Course fees may vary.

Pell Eligible: No

Estimated Monthly Payment:

Tuition is due upon enrollment.

Campus Locations

brigham: Brigham Campus

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Quick Facts

Certificate Duration
4 months
Hours per Week
30 hrs/wk
Certificate Availability
High School Students: Not Available

Adult Students: M - Th: 3pm - 8pm See the Class Schedule in the downloads section for dates and times.

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Hours of Operation

Logan Campus 

Student Services
Monday: 8 am - 4:30 pm (We will be open at 7:30 am on the first day of registration)

Tuesday: 8 am - 6 pm
Wednesday: 8 am - 6 pm
Thursday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Friday: 8 am - 4 pm
Sat/Sun: Closed

Brigham Campus 

In-Person Hours Brigham City Campus
Monday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Tuesday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Wednesday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Friday: 7:30 am - 3 pm
Sat/Sun: Closed

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Main Office
1301 North 600 West
Logan, UT 84321

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Local: 435-753-6780
TDD: 800-346-4128
Fax: 435-752-2016