Mar 05, 2021  
2018 - 2020 CNM Catalog, Volume 50 
2018 - 2020 CNM Catalog, Volume 50 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

Nail Technician, Certificate of Completion

School of Health, Wellness & Public Safety (HWPS)

To provide theory and practical skill development in the career field as a nail technician.

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Educational Option Information

  • This educational option is an: Certificate of Completion
  • This educational option can be completed: Completed in 2 terms – 18 weeks of nail technology
  • This educational option is designed for: A certificate in nail technology and licensed nail technician upon passing state board examination and receiving licensure from New Mexico Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists.
  • This educational option can be started: The nail technology program accepts new students every Fall term and Spring term.
  • Primary course location: One more Summer at South Valley Campus and Upon Fall of 2018 nail technology will be at the Joseph Montoya Campus in J building.

Approximate Costs of this Educational Option

Financial Aid Considerations

Special Requirements

Completed High School diploma or equivalent.

Felony Conviction

Contact Patrick Gomez, student advisor for any information pertaining to this at 505-224-4000 ext. 51659.  Consult the Criminal Offender’s Employment Act.

Additional Supplies

Textbooks and Nail Technician Kit are available for purchase through the CNM bookstore.

Educational Opportunities

Upon graduation the student will receive a certificate in nail technology, with an option to continue working towards a cosmetology license and receive an associates degree in applied science.

Career Opportunities

The student may contact New Mexico Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists for the opportunities available to a nail technician. Consult the New Mexico Labor Board.
What are the prospects for employment for this educational option?

Nail technicians may work in the industry as a manicurist, nail technician on a cruise ship, employment with a product manufacturer as an educator, or own/operate a salon.


Certificate of Completion in Nail Technician 17 Credit Hours