Mar 01, 2024  
2023-2024 CNM Catalog, Volume 55 
    
2023-2024 CNM Catalog, Volume 55

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.

See Recommended Sequence of Courses

Educational Option Information

  • 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.

Approximate Costs of this Educational Option

Financial Aid Considerations

Special Requirements

Completed High School diploma or equivalent.

Felony Conviction

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.

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.

Program Requirements


Minimum Credit Hours Required to Complete Certificate: 17