Cosmetology, Nail Technician, Occupational Certificate

Program Information

Helping other people look and feel their best is one of the most fulfilling career paths you can take. A life in cosmetology gives you this kind of satisfaction. There is no better way to enter the field than at San Jacinto College. Look around the city and you will see that there is no shortage of businesses offering these services, and there are new ones opening almost daily. You could work anywhere, from neighborhood salons to high-end day spas, or follow your dream to open your own business.

The San Jacinto College Cosmetology Specialty programs include the Nail Technician Occupational Certificate program the College designed to provide the student with the basic manicuring skills and knowledge required to pass the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation Examination for licensing and to gain entry-level employment in a professional salon spa. Emphasis is on the application of all learned skills and theoretical knowledge in a simulated salon. All key aspects of the nail profession are addressed, including acrylic, fiberglass, and gel nail extensions.

Career Opportunities

Students completing a San Jacinto Nail Technician Specialty program may pursue careers as:

  • Manicurists,
  • Nail technicians,
  • Educators,
  • Platform Artists, and
  • Industry/distribution representatives.

Earning Potential

Skin Care Specialists: $21,167 per year1

Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists: $22,131 per year1

Manicurists and Pedicurists median salary: $22,123 per year1

For more information, students may contact North campus, 281-998-6150, x7168 or South campus, 281-998-6150, x3587.

Campus

North Campus

South Campus

Information

The College designed the Nail Technician Occupational Certificate program to provide students with the basic manicuring skills and knowledge required to pass the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation Examination for licensing and to gain entry-level employment in a professional salon. Emphasis is on the application of all learned skills and theoretical knowledge in a simulated salon. All key aspects of the nail profession are addressed.

Admission

For students in this program who may have a criminal background, please be advised that your criminal history could keep you from being licensed by the state of Texas. If you have a question about your background and licensure, please speak with your faculty member or Department Chair.

For more information about requirements, students may visit the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR): https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/cosmet/cosmet.htm.

Plan of Study

South and North campuses
6COSM-NAI

Plan of Study Grid
First TermCredits
CSME 1330 Orientation to Nail Technology 3
CSME 1531 Principles of Nail Technology I 5
CSME 1541 Principles of Nail Technology II 5
CSME 2430 Nail Enhancement 4
 Credits17
 Total Credits17

Verification of Workplace Competencies: Eligible for the Credentialing Exam – Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation Manicurist License Examination