This educational option is a: Certificate of Completion
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: Joseph Montoya Campus in RB 104.
Some courses are not eligible for Financial Aid. Please check the list here when considering a course.
Completed High School diploma or equivalent.
Consult the Criminal Offender’s Employment Act.
Textbooks and Nail Technician Kit are available for purchase through the CNM bookstore.
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.
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.
Ten Year Rule for CTE Courses
Career and technical education courses in this program will qualify for credit for a period of ten academic years. Due to changing technologies, trends, and professional demands, courses completed ten or more years in the past will satisfy program requirements only if they are approved by the instructional school in which they were offered. Cohorted programs may have additional restrictions.