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Nail Technician Program at Clover Park Technical College (CPTC)

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  • FAFSA School Code: 005752
  • Phone: (253) 589-5800

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  • Phone: (253) 589-5548

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  • Phone: (253) 589-5660

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Nail Technician Program

The nail technician program at Clover Park Technical College prepares students for a career in a beauty salon, spa, or heath resort. The program focuses on shaping fingernail and toenails and applying polish and cosmetics to nails. Program courses include: manicuring theory, skin anatomy, nail growth and disease, sterilization and sanitation, equipment and table maintenance, nail shaping and polishing, cream application and extremity massage, nail sculpture and design art, customer care, laws and regulations, and business practices. Get more details below including other Washington colleges that offer nail technician program.

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Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Nail Technician program at Clover Park Technical College, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Manicurists and Pedicurists

  • Description:

    Clean and shape customers' fingernails and toenails. May polish or decorate nails.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, manicurists and pedicurists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 16.7% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 1,270
      • Average Hourly Rate: $12.52
      • Average Annual Salary: $26,040
    • Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division
      • Average Hourly Rate: $12.19
      • Average Annual Salary: $25,350

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).