Nail Technician

Consider a career as a nail technician.


If you are creative and enjoy socializing, consider a career as a nail technician. The best part, there’s no need to go to an expensive beauty school because Harford Community College offers a Nail Technician Program.

Approved by the Maryland State Department of Education, the program prepares students for the state required examination to become a licensed manicurist.  Consisting of three parts, the program begins each fall and finishes in June.  The estimated cost of the program is $2,045.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in the field is estimated to grow by 10% over this decade. Median hourly wages for manicurists and pedicurists, including tips, in Maryland are $12.04.

Required Classes:

Nail Technician I – Fall Semester
Nail Technician II – Spring Semester
Nail Technician III – Spring Semester

All textbooks for Continuing Education & Training classes are available at the College Store located in the Student Center.

Contact for additional information or to be added to the waiting list. For certification requirements, call the Maryland State Board of Cosmetology at 410-230-6320 or

Occupational data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Manicurists and Pedicurists.