Nails Specialty Program

Nail Technician cleaning, cutting, shaping, and painting nails

Manicurists and pedicurists clean, shape, and beautify fingernails and toenails.


Manicurists and pedicurists work exclusively on the hands and feet, providing treatments to groom fingernails and toenails. A typical treatment involves soaking the clients’ hands or feet to soften the skin in order to remove dead skin cells. Manicurists and pedicurists apply lotion to the hands and feet to moisturize the skin. They also may shape and apply polish to artificial fingernails. Manicurists and pedicurists use a variety of tools, including nail clippers, nail files, and specialized cuticle tools. They must be focused while they perform their duties, because most of the tools they use are sharp. Keeping their tools clean and sanitary is important.

Career Opportunities:

  • Manicurists
  • Pedicurists

Employment Outlook:

Employment of manicurists and pedicurists is projected to grow 33% from 2020 to 2030.


The average wage for this career in Florida is $13.78 hourly or $28,660 annually.

Completion Requirements:

The entire program is 180 hours. Students can earn a certificate at the completion of the following Occupational Completion Points (OCPs):

OCP AManicurist and Pedicurist:180 Hours
Total Hours: 180

Location & Course’s Schedule:

Nail Specialty is available at the following school (s):

The English Center
Monday - Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Monday - Thursday from 3:45 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Lindsey Hopkins Technical CollegeMonday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:40 p.m.
Robert Morgan Educational Center & Technical CollegeMonday, Wednesday, Thursday from 4:45 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
South Dade Technical CollegeMonday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Contact Information at the Location: 

Additional information can be provided by student services:

The English Center
(305) 445-7731
Cecilia Castillo
Juan R. Gonzalez
Ext. 2708
Ext. 2708
Lindsey Hopkins Technical College
(305) 324-6070
Patricia Estiverne
Sandra Hawkins
Jacques Lucien
Rose Jasmin
Ext. 7089
Ext. 7129
Ext. 7039
Robert Morgan Educational Center & Technical College
(305) 253-9920
Mirtha Silverang
Maria Ruiz
Kathy Pearson
Irene Montoto
Ext. 2145
Ext. 2147
Ext. 2159
Ext. 2150
South Dade Technical College
(305) 247-7839
Oscar de LeonExt. 2111



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