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Students can call 561-868-3980 or visit the PBSC Counseling Center website.

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Nails Technician

Please join us for a free Program Information Session

March 12, April 9 or May 14. 2018

4:00 - 5:00 pm 

ETD Building - Room 108

Lake Worth Campus


Fall Term evening classes begin August 23, 2018
Early registration:  April 24, 2018
Open registration: May 2, 2018


Spring Term evening classes begin February 2019
Early registration:  October 9, 2018
Open registration:  October 15, 2018


This 240 hour PSAV course is designed to provide competencies in manicuring and pedicuring and in applying artificial nails and nail wraps, and to prepare the student for employment as a registered nail specialist.

The state licensing exam is administered onsite. In demand topics include:

  • Acrylics
  • Gels
  • Shellac

On the Lake Worth campus, this course is offered in the evenings, and accepts students in August and February. Availability is limited due to small class sizes.

Cosmetology, facial and nail services are open to the public and PBSC community for Salon pricing - Employee pricing.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What do I have to do to enroll in the Nail Technician program?

  • Apply at
  • There is a one-time $40.00 application fee
  • This program does not qualify for financial aid.
  • Attend an information session (optional, but recommended). They are held at least three times every semester.
  • Sign up for classes

2. What is the schedule for the Nail Technician program?
This program is offered only during the evening. New classes begin in February and August. Students are in class Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00pm-10:00pm and will complete this program in approximately six (6) months.

3. What is the cost of the program?
The in-state tuition is approximately $718, Non-Florida is approximately $2669.

4. Are uniforms/books/kit required?
Yes, a purple scrub top over a matching purple or black scrub pants may be purchased from the Palm Beach State College Bookstore - Lake Worth campus.  No sandals or open toe shoes allowed. Do not purchase a Nail Kit at the Bookstore. In the first week of class, the instructor will review nail supplies necessary to purchase during the program (approximately $100).The ISBN for the book is 9781285080475 and the cost is approxmately $150. The PBSC Bookstore will price match from reputable book sources.

Contact Info

Cherri McKinnon  561-868-3851

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