The objective of the program is to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to become a certified nail technician. The course is recognized and aligned with expectations of The Cosmetology Association of New Brunswick (CANB) and is intended to provide students with the opportunity to develop the technical skills through classroom and salon-like experiences. As a graduate, you can find work in spas, beauty salons or cruise ships. You can become a buyer or distributor, nail technician instructor or even have your own business.

The Medes College Nail Technology Program provides hands-on training to become an expert in the Beauty Industry. In 360 hours of theoretical and practical training our nail Technology Program consists of Manicures, Pedicures, Artificial Nails and Business Development. Students will gain the skills and training they need to start their successful careers.

Our nail tech course is popular not only among youth in Moncton, Dieppe and Riverview. Each year we're welcoming students from Bathurst, Campbellton, Edmundston, Grand Falls and the entire province of PEI.


Winter nail technician course session: January 6 - April 21, 2020
Duration: 15 weeks   (360 hours)

Mondays and Tuesdays: from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Summer nail technician course session: June 1 - August 20, 2020
Duration: 12 weeks   (360 hours)

Mon, Tue, Wed: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thu: 8:00-12:30
(Early July, Wed: 12:00-21:00)
Nail School Admission Requirements:
  • Standard Admission: Grade 12 diploma OR successful completion of the General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
  • Mature Admission: At least 21 years of age with grade 10
Certification:
  • CANB Certification
  • Medes Nail Technology Diploma
  • Brisa Nail Enhancement Certificate

Nail Tech Course Outline

ORIENTATION

  • History and Career Opportunities in Nail Technology This chapter will focus on the cosmetics and skincare practices of earlier cultures and the changes in skin care and grooming in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. You will learn the career options available to licensed nail technicians.
  • Life Skills — After completing this chapter, the student will have the knowledge on the principles that contributes to personal and professional success as well as the concept of self-management. The characteristics of a healthy, positive attitude and the attributes of a strong work ethics will also be covered, as well as ethics and time management techniques.
  • Your Professional Image — This module is designed to introduce students to the professional hygiene, proper postures and movements.
  • Communicating for Success — The objective of this chapter is to understand the golden rules of human relations and the importance of effective communication. The students will learn how to conduct a successful client consultation and to handle delicate communications with clients and co-workers.

GENERAL SCIENCE

  • Infection Control The student will be introduced to the types and classifications of bacteria, types of disinfectants and how they are used. The student will learn the differences between sterilization, disinfection and sanitation as well as the importance of sanitation for the health and safety of your clients and for themselves.
  • General Anatomy and Physiology — This chapter teaches you the importance of anatomy, physiology and histology for a nail technician. The student will become familiar with cells, their structure and their reproduction, tissues found in the body as well as the main body systems and their basic functions.
  • Skin Structure, Growth and Nutrition — This module will provide the awareness of the skin structure and composition as well as the conditions and disorders and will teach the student to recognize diseases that should not be treated in the salon. They will also be able to identify and explain the benefits of proper nutrition
  • Nail Structure and Growth — This objective of this module is to understand nail growth. The student will be able to identify and explain the structure and composition of the nail.
  • Nail Disorders and Diseases — This module will provide the awareness of nail conditions and disorders and will teach the student to recognize diseases that should not be treated in the salon.
  • Basics of Chemistry — The module introduces the student to basics of chemistry. The structure, properties and differences between organic and inorganic will be discussed as well as the pH scale.
  • Nail Product Chemistry — Simplified Training to the CND nail product will be given. The student will understand cosmetics ingredients, their functions as well as product safety.
  • Basics of Electricity — The student will acquire knowledge of the basics of electricity and will learn about the four types of electrotherapy.

NAIL CARE

  • Manicure course — After completing this chapter, the student will have the knowledge and practical skills to perform a complete manicure, to identify the tools required and demonstrate safe and correct handling. They will be able to exhibit the proper setup of a table, identify the different nail shapes while incorporating sanitation and disinfection requirements.
  • Pedicure course — After completing this chapter, the student will have the knowledge and practical skills to perform a complete pedicure, to identify the tools required and demonstrate safe and correct handling. They will be able to exhibit the proper setup of a table, identify the different nail shapes while incorporating sanitation and disinfection requirements.
  • Artificial Nail — The student will have the knowledge and practical skills to perform gel nail enhancement, shellac and nail design art. An introduction to acrylic nails will be demonstrated.

BUSINESS SKILLS

  • Seeking Employment — This chapter will provide knowledge on what is needed to be successful in a service profession, it will prepare the student for passing the licensing exam and prepare them for employment.
  • On the Job — This module will provide students with information about their employment possibilities and the responsibilities related to each position.
  • The Salon Business — This chapter is designed to prepare the student with the qualities necessary to be successful when you are going into business for yourself and knowing the importance of keeping accurate business records. the student will also have the knowledge of the basic principles of selling products, the purpose of effective salon advertising and knowing the importance of understanding client value and how effective easy to build a clientele.

CANB BY-LAWS

  • This chapter will focus on the by-laws of the Cosmetology Association of New Brunswick.
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* Note: The Medes College reserves the right to change course curriculum, schedule, fees or to postpone classes if they needed.

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