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Program Guide 20102012

Nail Technology
Part-time Certificate Program
Program Overview
Gain the fundamental skills and knowledge necessary to work as a nail technician. Prepare to become part of a growing industry and be on the leading edge of the fashion and trends in nail technology.

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion and graduation from the program, students will have entrylevel skills to work as a nail technician, specifically on clients’ hands and feet, giving manicures or pedicures, treatments or applying artificial products for nail enhancements. Graduates may work in any of the following settings or capacities: ■ Day spa, resorts, destination and cruise ship spas; ■ Hair salons; ■ Private business; ■ Sales and promotion.

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The Science Of Nail Care (NAIL 002) 56 hours
An introduction to the science of nail care. Topics include: microbiology and infection control; safety and first aid; basic anatomy and body systems in relation to nail care; fundamentals of chemistry and the chemistry of nail products; nail and skin physiology.

Nail Services (NAIL 003) 92 hours
An introduction to nail services, focusing on manicures, pedicures, artificial nails, add-on services, and nail art. Includes discussion of client service and care, procedures and techniques, supplies and equipment.

Program Goals

Participants in the program will: 1. Develop an understanding of both theoretical and practical concepts. 2. Develop skills through practical hands-on training. 3. Apply the theory through hands-on training. 4. Gain the formal training to work in the nail technology industry.

Practical Clinic (NAIL 004) 235 hours
Skill practice in a supervised clinic setting. May also include site visits, demonstrations, and other practical learning opportunities.

Admission Requirements
■ Grade 12, or equivalent, or mature student status. ■ Minimum of 17 years of age. ■ Successful completion of a Personal Profile. ■ Students may be interviewed by program staff and industry. Recommendations for Admission: ■ Good hand-eye coordination; In cases where there are more applicants than seats available, priority will be given to early applicants.

Program Format

The program is offered annually in Parksville. This 400 hour program is delivered on a part-time basis four evenings a week over a five month period.

Program Content

Career Essentials (NAIL 001) 17 hours
An orientation to nail technology as a career. Topics include: self-care; effective communication; professional conduct and ethics; career building; retailing; and business ownership.

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How To Apply
■ Complete the Vancouver Island University Application for Admission form and include original transcripts. ■ A one-time $35 application fee will apply for first time applicants of Vancouver Island University. ■ Once your application has been received the Admissions Office will send you a letter with the details on completing and submitting a Personal Profile. Once accepted, participants will receive a letter from the Admissions Office outlining fee payment procedures.

If you have applied for funding, it needs to be in place when you submit your application, so the deposit and final payment can be made on the dates required. If payments are not received by the deadline date, you will lose your place in the program. Full fees may be paid on the deposit date.

Financial Assistance

This program is not eligible for Student Loans.

Graduation Requirements

Start Date & Application Deadlines

Students must successfully complete the entire program to receive the certificate. Students are required to attend all scheduled classes, complete minimum clinic hours and examinations. If you do not meet the attendance requirements and grade requirements you will not qualify to receive the program certificate.

This program is typically offered in the Spring at the Parksville/Qualicum Centre. For specific Start Date(s) and Application Deadline(s), please check Information Sheet for upcoming delivery.

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Fees

Total Program Fees: Tuition: $ 5,950 plus Student Union and Activity Fees. Note: Fees are subject to change. Material Fees: Textbooks and Nail Technology kit which will include individual supplies and a uniform, approximately $1200. See information sheet for up to date information. Note: Fees are subject to change.

For more information, please refer to the Information Sheet and to our website at www.viu.ca/ccs/certificates, or contact the Centre for Continuing Studies toll-free at 1-866-734-6252.
The information contained in this guide is accurate at the time of printing. Vancouver Island University reserves the right to make such changes as necessary, including cancellation and adjustment of courses and changes in fees. Updated 2009/09/04

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About Vancouver Island University
Vancouver Island University is a comprehensive university for the central Vancouver Island region. The main campus is located in Nanaimo; regional campuses in Duncan, Powell River and the Parksville/ Qualicum area. More than 10,500 full-time and part-time students are enrolled in academic, career, technology, applied, and upgrading programs. In addition, 10,500 part-time learners are enrolled in continuing education programs.

About the Centre for Continuing Studies
The Centre for Continuing Studies at Vancouver Island University serves the education and training needs of thousands of lifelong learners in our region each year. The Centre seeks to expand learning opportunities for adults and to provide a welcome point of contact for business, industry, and individuals interested in accessing extensive educational resources. The Centre links Vancouver Island University with community groups to develop education and training programs for people of all ages for professional, occupational and personal skill development.

Nanaimo Campus 900 Fifth Street Building 310 Nanaimo, BC V9R 5S5 Tel: (250) 740-6160 Toll Free: 1-866-734-6252 Fax: (250) 740-6452 Email: ccs@viu.ca

Parksville/Qualicum Centre 100 Jensen Avenue East, Box 42 Parksville, BC V9P 2G3 Tel: (250) 248-2096 Toll Free: 1-866-734-6252 Fax: (250) 248-9792 Email: pqcampus@viu.ca

Cowichan Campus 222 Cowichan Way Duncan, BC V9L 6P4 Tel: (250) 746-3519 Toll Free: 1-888-747-3519 Fax: (250) 746-3584 Email: ccscowichan@viu.ca

Powell River Campus 3960 Selkirk Avenue Powell River, BC V8A 3C6 Tel: (604) 485-2878 Toll Free: 1-877-888-8890 Fax: (604) 485-2868 Email: julie.clarke@viu.ca

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