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C259
Nail Technology (NAILS)
OCC 
Program Overview:
Nail Technology students will receive basic training in regards to personal and public hygiene, ethics, sterilization and disinfection, and OSHA standards. Classroom instruction will also cover subject areas including cells, metabolism and body systems, the theory of massage, Illinois state laws, and management practices. Clinical training will focus on manicures, pedicures, fabric and sculpting procedures, light cured gels, and massaging of the extremities.

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Semester 1
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SU2017
FA2017
COS 1261
Nail Technology I
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This course examines the history and life skills needed to be a successful nail technology professional, the basics of anatomy and physiology, along with the principles of infection and sanitation. Topics included are professional image, skin and nail structure and growth, and nail disorders and diseases. Also discussed are the basics of chemistry, specifically related to nail products and the essentials of electricity and equipment safety.

COS 1262
Nail Technology II
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This course focuses on manicure and pedicure practices, rules and regulations. Topics include infection and infection prevention, proper use of salon instruments, the practice of aromatherapy and massage techniques, electric files, and nail tips and wraps.

Term Total
8
Semester 2
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SU2017
FA2017
COS 1263
Nail Technology III
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This course examines the use of monomers, polymers and UV and LED gels. The focus is on the science, application and art of using these products in the nail technology profession.

COS 1264
Nail Technology IV
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As the final course in the nail technology program sequence, this course examines the application of the knowledge and skills in the workplace. Topics include seeking employment, transitioning from school to work, and operating a salon.

Term Total
8
Program Total
16


We recommend that you contact an advisor before enrolling in any degree, certificate, or transfer program to ensure all requirements are met including total hours associated with transfer courses.

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