# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Nail Technician I Course Description

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Nail Technician I (8692/36 weeks, 140 hours) Course Description

Course Description

Course Code:8692
Duration:36 weeks, 140 hours
Suggested Grade Levels:10–11

Students learn to manicure, pedicure, install, and maintain artificial nails, and apply concepts associated with bacteriology, sanitation, nail disorders, anatomy and physiology, and safety. Completion prepares students for the Virginia Board for Barbers and Cosmetology state licensing examination in Nail Technician.

Nail Technician students must satisfy a minimum of 150 hours of instruction to be eligible to take the Board for Barbers and Cosmetology licensing examination. Upon successful completion of the program, students may earn the Virginia Board for Barbers and Cosmetology license. For more information, see Superintendent’s Memo 072-17.

Career Clusters and Pathways

For federal reporting (choose one)

  • Human Services
    • Personal Care Services

Available Credentials

Upon completion of the course


Concentration Sequences

A combination of the course above and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses appropriate to their career pathways.

Check the course description for any course listed below, because some may have a prerequisite.