Our goal is to strive for: Customer satisfaction through research and development; in an atmosphere that fosters teamwork.  We also recognize the mission of Gadsden Technical College, and appreciate the commitment they've made to enable us to become self-sufficient individuals. 

Course Description

This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Human Services career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem- solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the Human Services career cluster.

The content includes, but is not limited to: communication, leadership, human relations and employability skills; safe and efficient work practices; Florida cosmetology law and rules; acquisition of knowledge of the nails specialist and the related chemistry; bacteriology, anatomy and physiology; and development of skills in performing the techniques required in the practice of nails specialist occupations.

Enrollment Requirements

  • Sealed/Official Transcript.
  • Must be at least 16 yeas of age.

Nails Specialty Curriculum

Program Structure

This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of one occupational completion point. Students must complete the core, or demonstrate the mastery of skills standards contained in the core, before advancing in the program.

The following table illustrates the postsecondary program structure:

OCPCourse #Course TitleLength
ACSP0016Manicure and Pedicure Specialist180 hours

Program Length

This program is 180 hours long. To complete this program students must earn Occupation Completion Points (OCPs) for courses and pass required FLDOE Business and Professional Regulation licensure exams.

Entrance/Exit Requirements

Reading, math, and language competencies are pre-assessed. There are no required basic skills grade levels for this program that must be met prior to program completions.

Enrollment Dates

Go to gadsdentech.org or call Student Services at (850) 875-8324.