Nail Technician - CP

College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

About This Certificate

The Nail Technician Certificate of Proficiency is designed to help students prepare for and pass state certification tests and licensure administered by the state of Utah.

Students who complete the certificate will be prepared to create their own small business or work in the salon and spa settings. Courses for the certificate may not be taken on a pass/fail basis.

For career minded, self-motivated students with a passion for creativity in nail design. We offer a solid foundation from experienced professionals who teach current trends supported by the fundamental basics of Nail Technology.

What You Will Learn

USU Eastern’s Nail Technician Certificate of Completion blends theory with valuable hands-on instruction to master the skills to become a Licensed Nail Technician.

Students develop technical skills and are held to high standards. Students in the program benefit from 100% face to face instruction and small class sizes. Students are educated in all services needed to become a successful Nail Technician. Including but not limited to manicures, pedicures, a variety of current polishes, acrylic nails, wraps, dips, polys, and hard gel nails.

All graduates of the Nail Technology program have well rounded perspectives of all current testing requirements and implementation of emerging nail techniques. They are prepared to apply and obtain a job in the Nail Technology field.

Career And Outcomes

Career Opportunities

  • Nail Technician
  • Business Owner
  • Mobile Manicurist
  • Salon and Spa Nail Artist
  • Retail and Consultant for Nail products
  • Nail Technician Educator



We will build on your goals and experiences while working together to design an individualized semester-by-semester plan. Your personalized plan will help you see a path from where you are now on to graduation. Even if you are unsure of the major you would like to pursue, we can help with resources and ideas.

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*This degree is available at various USU locations.

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