The Nail Technology program is designed to prepare students to take the national certification exam. Nail Technology students receive training in the art and science of the care and beautification of nails. The course of study includes instruction in diseases and disorders, chemistry, biology and anatomy, and physiology of the arms, hands, and feet. Manicures, pedicures, tips, sculptures, and wraps are incorporated by means of theory and practical application on both mannequins and live models. Also included is the course of study is salon planning and management. Forty hours of classroom instruction are required before students receive practical, hands-on opportunities to apply skills.