CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2018/2019 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Nail Technician I (8692/36 weeks, 140 hours)

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.

All tasks are considered essential statewide and are required of all students.

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Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Personal Qualities and People Skills

  1. Demonstrate positive work ethic.
  2. Demonstrate integrity.
  3. Demonstrate teamwork skills.
  4. Demonstrate self-representation skills.
  5. Demonstrate diversity awareness.
  6. Demonstrate conflict-resolution skills.
  7. Demonstrate creativity and resourcefulness.

Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Professional Knowledge and Skills

  1. Demonstrate effective speaking and listening skills.
  2. Demonstrate effective reading and writing skills.
  3. Demonstrate critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
  4. Demonstrate healthy behaviors and safety skills.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of workplace organizations, systems, and climates.
  6. Demonstrate lifelong-learning skills.
  7. Demonstrate job-acquisition and advancement skills.
  8. Demonstrate time-, task-, and resource-management skills.
  9. Demonstrate job-specific mathematics skills.
  10. Demonstrate customer-service skills.

Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Technology Knowledge and Skills

  1. Demonstrate proficiency with technologies common to a specific occupation.
  2. Demonstrate information technology skills.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of Internet use and security issues.
  4. Demonstrate telecommunications skills.

Examining All Aspects of an Industry

  1. Examine aspects of planning within an industry/organization.
  2. Examine aspects of management within an industry/organization.
  3. Examine aspects of financial responsibility within an industry/organization.
  4. Examine technical and production skills required of workers within an industry/organization.
  5. Examine principles of technology that underlie an industry/organization.
  6. Examine labor issues related to an industry/organization.
  7. Examine community issues related to an industry/organization.
  8. Examine health, safety, and environmental issues related to an industry/organization.

Addressing Elements of Student Life

  1. Identify the purposes and goals of the student organization.
  2. Explain the benefits and responsibilities of membership in the student organization as a student and in professional/civic organizations as an adult.
  3. Demonstrate leadership skills through participation in student organization activities, such as meetings, programs, and projects.
  4. Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards.

Demonstrating Safety, Sanitation, and Disease Control

  1. Identify emergency first aid procedures.
  2. Comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines.
  3. Identify the causes, symptoms, and means of prevention of occupational health risks.
  4. Demonstrate ability to locate and interpret Safety Data Sheets (SDS).
  5. Follow safety precautions in use and care of tools, equipment, and supplies.

Exhibiting Professionalism and Workplace Ethics

  1. Demonstrate a professional image.
  2. Demonstrate correct posture and physical poise.
  3. Follow practices and procedures related to workplace ethics.

Cleaning and Sanitizing Implements, Equipment, and Facilities

  1. Clean implements with hospital-level disinfectants.
  2. Clean counter top, workstations, and equipment with hospital-level disinfectants.
  3. Sanitize towels.
  4. Apply antiseptic to skin of client and technician.

Understanding the Health and Science Concerns of Nail Technology

  1. Explain the importance of bacteriology in the nail technology profession.
  2. Describe the main categories of microorganisms.
  3. Describe the importance of anatomy and physiology as they pertain to nail technology procedures and client safety.
  4. Identify the parts and composition of the skin.
  5. Identify nail and skin disorders and diseases commonly encountered by nail technicians.
  6. Identify nail disorders and how they can be serviced by a nail technician.
  7. Describe the differences between pseudomonas aeruginosa (commonly known as mold) and fungus.
  8. Identify the structure and growth of the nail unit.

Managing the Use of Chemicals

  1. Demonstrate chemical product knowledge.
  2. Use lacquers.
  3. Use solvents.
  4. Use adhesives.
  5. Use primers.
  6. Use catalysts.
  7. Identify problems that could arise from chemical reactions.
  8. Identify signs and treatment of chemical overexposure.
  9. Dispose of chemicals according to Safety Data Sheets (SDS).
  10. Comply with state regulations regarding chemical supplies.

Providing Nail Salon Services

  1. Perform basic manicures.
  2. Perform basic pedicures.
  3. Demonstrate polishing techniques.
  4. Assure service consistency.
  5. Apply nail tips.
  6. Apply nail wraps.
  7. Apply acrylic sculptured nails.
  8. Apply acrylic overlay nails.
  9. Remove acrylic nails.

Performing Daily Salon Operations

  1. Answer telephone.
  2. Make appointments.
  3. Consult with clients.