The mission of the Manicuring Program is to prepare the student for a career in the nail care and beauty field. Training includes all types of nail care, various types of nails, and nail techniques in three areas: General – 150 clock hours - Sterilization, sanitation and bacteriology, anatomy and physiology, state law, salon management, and ethics. Chemical – 100 clock hours – Product knowledge, ingredients and usage of materials, manicuring and pedicuring, EPA and OSHA requirements. Physical - 350 clock hours - Massage, manicuring, pedicuring, nail care, nail artistry, nail wraps, sculptured nails, nail tips, gel nails, and nail safety. Manicurists may work in salons or work independently within their own business or in cooperation and connection to a full service salon or spa. Manicurists are required to have a state license to work within the field. Student’s must meet Tennessee’s entry and licensing requirements by completing a licensed cosmetology or manicurist/nail technician college program. Educational attainment of 600 hours in the manicuring program qualifies a student to sit for the state board. Applicants must pass the state licensing exam.


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 6 Months
Clock Hours 600
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $2,170.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $928.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Manicurist Certificate600Certificate

Campus Locations

TCAT Hohenwald Main Campus
813 West Main St.
Hohenwald, TN 38462

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