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.

2024 Nail Tech Class Schedule Starting Dates

Day Classes (15 weeks)

  • Jan 2, 2024 – FULL
  • April 1, 2024 – FULL
  • July 1, 2024
  • Sept 30, 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 stone manicures
  • Acrylic Nails (Forms & Tips)
  • Dip Nails
  • 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 (Hard & Soft)

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.

Housing and Food (Living Expenses)

$241 (dependent)
$1403 (independent)

Books - Course Materials - Supplies - Equipment


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

  • This school has been more than amazing to me. You can really tell that the employees love their
    jobs and want the best education for everyone. I’m really glad I chose this school because I feel
    very confident with my knowledge and education along with the training procedures. I will
    absolutely recommend this school to potential students. Thank you for helping me begin my
    dream career!


    This school has given me so many opportunities. It has helped me one on one with many things
    I’ve struggled with. I would recommend this school and the staff to anyone who is interested or
    asks. The best education I could have asked for.
    Coming here was a great experience and about my disabilities which have me so much hope in
    working in the industry even while I am handicapped. Coach Becca was absolutely inspiring and
    is so dedicated to her students. I wouldn’t change a thing about my time spent here!!

  • Everyone was so helpful throughout my time here and was so kind to me dealing with outside
    responsibilities. I cannot than Jen enough for everything
    Awesome program! I don’t want to leave. Made great memories and met great people. Learned
    a bunch. I am very excited to start working. Becca is a great instructor- Thank you!!


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