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Nails Specialty

Career Cluster: Human Services 

Florida Department of Education Curriculum Framework | Gainful Employment Disclosure Brochure – English | Folleto – Español


This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Human Services career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning, and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the Human Services career cluster.

The content includes, but is not limited to, communication, leadership, human relations, and employability skills; safe and efficient work practices; Florida cosmetology law and rules; acquisition of knowledge of the nails specialist and the related chemistry; bacteriology, anatomy and physiology; and development of skills in performing the techniques required in the practice of nails specialist occupations.

Additional information relevant to this Career/Technical Education (CTE) program is provided at the end of this document.

Regulated Programs

A student completing the Nails Specialty program is prepared for employment as a licensed manicurist and pedicurist. Instruction is designed to qualify students for employment upon successfully obtaining Nails Specialty Certification.

Certificate Of Completion

A certificate of completion is issued to program completer’s who obtain all Occupational Completion Points (OCP’s) and obtain licensure from the State of Florida.

Course Number: CSP0015
Occupational Completion Point: A 
Manicurists And Pedicurists – 240 Hours – SOC Code 39-5092

After successfully completing this program, the student will be able to perform the following:

01.0 Identify career opportunities.
02.0 Demonstrate the importance of health, safety, and environmental management systems in organizations and their importance to organizational performance and regulatory compliance. 
03.0 Employ safe, sanitary, and efficient work practices.
04.0 Demonstrate language arts knowledge and skills. 
05.0 Demonstrate mathematics knowledge and skills. 
06.0 Demonstrate science knowledge and skills. 
07.0 Explain the importance of employability skill and entrepreneurship skills. 
08.0 Demonstrate leadership and teamwork skills needed to accomplish team goals and objectives. 
09.0 Demonstrate personal money-management concepts, procedures, and strategies. 
10.0 Describe the importance of professional ethics and legal responsibilities. 
11.0 Describe the roles within teams, work units, departments, organizations, inter-organizational systems, and the larger environment. 
12.0 Use information technology tools. 
13.0 Solve problems using critical thinking skills, creativity, and innovation.
14.0 Use oral and written communication skills in creating, expressing and interpreting information and ideas. 
15.0 Demonstrate the practice of performing manicures and pedicures and applying artificial nails/nail wraps along with identifying the proper procedure and application of chemicals.

Laboratory Activities

Laboratory activities are an integral part of this program. These activities include instruction in the use of safety procedures, tools, equipment, materials, and processes related to these occupations. Equipment and supplies should be provided to enhance hands-on experiences for students. 

Special Notes

Please refer to 61G5-22.015 F.A.C. for specific hours of instruction in the indicated theory items, as well as the required number of services students must complete the program.

Planned and supervised instructional activities must be provided through one or more of the following: (1) directed laboratory experience, (2) student projects, (3) placement for the experience.

Points & Grade

The following grading scale will apply to all courses within the program: 90 -100 A | 80 – 89 B | 70 – 79 C | 60 – 69 D | 59 or less F

Total Program Cost

$2.56 per Hour + Materials + Fees (In-State Career / Technical Education Program Rate) 
$10.25 per Hour + Materials + Fees (Out-of-State Career / Technical Education Program Rate)