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Interested in a beautiful career that specializes in nails? The Nail Technician program is a perfect fit for those who want to tap into their creativity and develop a strong sense of design, and master technical abilities in nail design. As a CND & YOUNG NAILS school partner, you will be trained in the latest innovations and technologies to meet industry-standard nail services.
Our program focuses on personalized attention in a state-of-the-art facility so you get to learn and practice your trade in a realistic spa/salon setting and develop your marketing and communication skills that will help you obtain your first job, attract clients, and build your own business.
We’re proud to be offering a curriculum infused with technical training from an industry leader in nail esthetics and design.

How Long Will It Take?


Nail Technician | 600-hours

Depending on the schedule you choose, this program can be completed within:


  • 5 months (or 22 weeks) with a full-time schedule

  • 7 months (or 29 weeks) with a part-time schedule

  • 9 months (or 40 weeks) with a flex schedule




TPCA strives to promote a healthy balance between school and your personal life; this is why our academy runs on a 4-day workweek.


Schedules run from Wednesday through Saturday.

  • Full-Time (28 hrs/wk)
    9:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • Part-time (21 hrs/wk)
    9:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Is work or life matters getting in the way of your dream job? Our Flex-Schedule is an alternative to the schedules above. This schedule allows some flexibility to create your own schedule, so long as you complete 15 hours per week and fall within the Academy's hours of operation.

Training Breakdown:


As a future nail tech, dedicated instructors will guide you through three (3) phases, with each phase taking on more advanced techniques, building real-world skills, and confidence as you progress through the course.

Phase I:


This pre-clinical classroom training allows you to learn the fundamentals in a classroom setting, practicing techniques on mannequin heads and fellow classmates while a dedicated instructor guides you every step of the way. 


Phase II:


This phase is when most students find what services they are most passionate about. 

  • Practice on paying clients in a real, assimilated salon/spa environment

  • Improve your skills with the help of a dedicated instructor to eventually develop speed and work independently (under the supervision of your instructor) to start your career. 

  • Learn advanced techniques


Phase III:


  • Continue rendering services independently under the supervision of your instructor

  • Prepare a career portfolio

  • Prepare for the State Board Exam

Technical Areas Covered Include:


  • Manicures

  • Pedicures

  • Polish Techniques

  • Sculpting

  • Nail Art

  • Silk and fiberglass wraps

  • Massage Techniques

  • And much more!


How much will it cost me?


Program Costs 



Tuition $5,500

*Application Fee $100

Supply Fees $2,000

*Lab Fee $125

*TDLR Student Permit Fee $25

Financial Assistance Available to Those Who Qualify. Click Here for more information.

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