39-5092 Manicurist and Pedicurist

300 Hours

Are you intrigued with nail art, self expression, or relaxation? Altoona Beauty School has a separate program related to the care of hands, feet and nails.

If you have a desire to work in the ever growing Nail Care Industry, our Nail Technician Program is for you! Our Nail Technician Program is designed to prepare the student in a knowledgeable background of various nail techniques, spa techniques and artificial nail enhancements.

The program focuses on the latest techniques as well as the use of products and equipment. Our additional one hundred hours of training allow the student to perfect their techniques and skills to immediately transition into the salon or spa upon graduation day. We use and train with a variety of professional product lines in our student salon. This will improve your professional skills and build confidence in becoming a successful nail technician.

2023 Nail Tech Class Schedule Starting Dates

Day Classes (15 weeks)

  • Apr 3, 2023      –    FULL
  • June 26, 2023
  • Sept 25, 2023
  • Jan 2, 2024

Completion of this course prepares the graduate to take a State Board Examination to become a licensed Nail Technician. Our Nail Technician Program also includes the following subjects:

  • Air Brushing
  • Plain Manicuring
  • Hot Oil Manicuring
  • Hot stone manicures
  • Sculptured Nails (Forms)
  • Sculptured Nail (Tips)
  • Electric drill usage
  • Repair Procedures
  • French Manicures
  • Pedicures
  • Hot stone pedicures
  • Hand and Arm Massage
  • Foot Massage
  • Nail Art
  • Paraffin Hand Treatments
  • Nail Wraps
  • Soak Off Nails
  • Gel Nails

Our Nail Technician Program is offered part time days or evenings. Students are able to complete the program in approximately 15 weeks. Please call for class start dates if interested in evening classes. The number of salons in the surrounding areas are in high demand of nail technicians. Altoona Beauty School will assist students with job placement opportunities. Get started in our Nail Technician Program call (814)942-3141 with any questions you may have.

Room & Board

$241 (dependent)
$1403 (independent)

Books & Supplies


Hours Breakdown
Hygiene, Bacteriology, Sterilization, Sanitation35 hrs
The Nail and Disorders50 hrs
Practice of Manicuring and Procedures80 hrs
Advanced Nail Techniques50 hrs
Anatomy and Physiology15 hrs
Salon Management40 hrs
State Laws, Rules and Regulations30 hrs
Total300 hours

Student Testimonials

  • The school offers a lot of support to their students. The staff is willing to help students to the best of their ability. The education is excellent, and the hands-on training far exceeded my expectations.

    Crystal J

    Great School! Super sad to go but very excited to begin my cosmetology career on my own. Thank you for everything you’ve taught me. I will cherish it & this school forever!

    Rachel K.