Project Description

Become a Licensed Nail Technician.

300 hour program | full and part time options

Our Nail Technology program prepares students with critical knowledge and skills to enter the exciting beauty industry as a licensed Nail Technician through the Cosmetology Association of Nova Scotia. Licensing is a mandatory requirement to practice Nail Technology within the province of Nova Scotia.

The ideal candidate for this profession will possess creativity, artistic ability, passion for beauty and an enjoyment interacting with people. The key focus of the program is to teach students through creative theory delivery and practical demos. Students will learn both theoretical and practical applications in relation to spa manicure and pedicures, and various types of nail enhancements with specific attention to proper sterilization, infectious control in compliance with Health Canada and Cosmetology Association regulations.

Our facility has a full service professional salon/spa onsite for students to attain real life work experience to ensure job readiness the minute you complete the program.

Nail Technology program to become a licensed nail tech

Topics You Will Learn Include

  • Manicure / Pedicure

  • Spa Manicure / Pedicure

  • Gel Polish Application

  • French Polish Application

  • Nail Product Chemistry

  • Basic Electricity

  • Nutrition

  • Skin Science

  • The Art of Client Communication

  • UV & LED Gel Nail Ehancements

Intake Dates

  • Fall 2021
  • Winter 2022
  • Spring 2022

Program Outline

  • Orientation and Career Planning
  • General Sciences
  • Skin Sciences
  • Manicuring
  • Pedicuring
  • Artificial Nails


Total Pricing: $5,566


  • tuition
  • professional kit
  • books (printed and online)
  • CANS admin and licensing fee

Grants and funding available, contact us for more details.

Entrance Requirements

  • completed application form accompanied by $100 non-refundable application fee
  • successful interview
  • high school diploma, successful completion of an approved post secondary program, GED, or successful completion of approved test (contact us for details)
  • copy of transcript for last grade achieved
  • resume