Please Note: This program is only available in the Westbrook Maine campus at this time.
Manicuring is about more than Nail Tech. It's about making people feel special through pampering and nail art. Whether it's your primary service, your specialty or an addition to other skills you already have, it's both fun and valuable for your career.
Spa Tech Institute has created a unique approach to helping clients attain optimal nail care treatment. This program represents the future of Nail Technicians in the Spa Industry. You learn not only how to work with state of the art technology but also how to build a strong nail tech business that creates loyal customers who come to you on a regular basis.
By using the latest gel products developed by OPI, you will be able to apply your artistic skills in new ways that clients will love. And even more importantly you will learn the OPI marketing techniques that create a successful business.
Manicuring Program Information
SOC CODE 39-5092-00
This course of study prepares the student for complete care of hands, nails, manicure license and entry level employment as a manicurist-pedicurist. Upon completion of required hours and passing with 75% in all subjects, student will graduate and receive a certificate of completion in manicuring. A state exam is required for licensing. Subjects included:
Professional ethics 15 hours
Hygiene\Bacteriology\Sterilization and Sanitation 15 hours
Study of Nail & Disorders 15 hours
Manicuring\Pedicuring\Artificial Nails 100 hours
Study of Skin & Disorders 15 hours
Anatomy & Physiology 20 hours
First Aid 5 hours
State Law 15 hours
Hours required for graduation 200 hours
Payment Plan (No financial aid offered for manicuring course)
- $50 Application fee (non refundable after 3 business days)
- 25% Down payment (prior to start.)
- Balance of payment required before graduation.
Consumer Information Required by the US Department of Education
Final regulations published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2010, [75 FR 66665 and FR 66832], by the U.S. Department of Education (the Department), require institutions that participate in the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (the HEA), to report certain information about students who enrolled in Title IV-eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE Programs). Those regulations also provide that institutions must disclose to prospective students certain information about their GE Programs. Finally, the new regulations require an institution to notify the U.S. Secretary of Education (the Secretary) if it wishes to add additional GE Programs to its list of Title IV-eligible programs. All of these requirements are effective July 1, 2011.
In order to be eligible for funding under the Title IV programs, an educational program must lead to a degree (associate, bachelor's, graduate, or professional) or prepare students for "gainful employment in a recognized occupation." In addition, virtually all programs - degree and nondegree - offered by proprietary institutions must prepare students for "gainful employment in a recognized occupation."
CIP and SOC Codes and Links
|Program Group||Nail Technician
|Training Description Link||Manicuring|
|Occupational Description Link||Manicuring|
|Program Group||CIP||Training Description Link||SOC Code||Occupational Description Link|
The CIP Code Descriptions can be found at http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/cipcode/search.aspx?y=55 and the SOC Code Descriptions can be found at http://www.bls.gov/SOC/ if you would like to do additional research into the training and occupational outlook.
Employment Related Links
It’s important as you review the employment information to remember that these occupations have a lot of self-employed individuals and that they are cash businesses that include tips and product sales. The information from the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics may not properly account for the actual income and employment outlook due to these issues. It’s recommended that you talk to people who have been successful in the profession to find out more about these careers.
The following links and information are used as a reference to aid you in your decision around your educational choices. It is grouped by occupational category to assist you in learning more. Go to http://www.bls.gov/oco/ and http://www.onetonline.org/ for additional information on employment and enter the codes listed above.
Completion Rate Information
The completion rate information gives the student an opportunity to understand the expected time for completion of a program. The department of education guidance on completion information includes “On-Time Completion”. The definition of On-Time Completion is not clearly defined by the US DE. In a Dear Colleague Letter http://ifap.ed.gov/fregisters/FR102910Final.html it’s states as follows:Therefore, to minimize burden on institutions while providing meaningful information to prospective students, an institution must calculate an on-time completion rate for each program subject to the gainful employment provisions by: (1) Determining the number of students who completed the program during the most recently completed award year. (2) Determining the number of students in step (1) who completed the program within normal time, regardless of whether the students transferred into the program or changed programs at the institution. For example, the normal time to complete an associate degree is two years. The two-year timeframe would apply to all students who enroll in the program. In other words, if a student transfers into the program, regardless of the number of credits the institution accepts from the student's attendance at the prior institution, the transfer credits have no bearing on the two-year timeframe. This student would still have two years to complete from the date he or she began attending the two-year program. To be counted as completing on time, a student who enrolls in the two-year program from another program at the institution would have to complete the two-year program in normal time beginning from the date the student started attending the prior program. (3) Dividing the number of students who completed within normal time in step (2) by the total number of completers in step (1) and multiplying by 100. With regard to the commenter who believed that a student could not miss a single day of classes to complete a program on time, we note that under Sec. 668.4(e) a student can be excused from attending classes. Under this section, a student may be excused for an amount of time that does not exceed the lesser of (1) any thresholds established by the institution's accrediting agency or State agency, or (2) 10 percent of the clock hours in a payment period. Absent any State or accrediting agency requirements, for a typical payment period of 450 clock hours a student could miss 45 hours. In the commenter's example of a 1,500 clock hour program, the student could miss 150 hours and still complete on time for this requirement. Also, under Sec. 668.41(a), normal time for a certificate program is the time published in the institution's catalog and that time may include make-up days. So, an institution could schedule make-up days, as part of normal time, to enable students who missed classes to complete the number of hours required for State licensing purposes.
Institutional Completion, License and Placement Rates
It’s very important to the school that you fully understand the institutional completion, license and placement rates for the school as reported to the US DOE. These figures are updated on an ongoing basis as part of the school’s reporting process so the rates may change depending on the time of the year you look at the rates.
The individual school rates can be found at the following online resource.
Westbrook Campus: http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?q=spa+tech&;;;s=ME&id=445629
Please Note: The Westbrook, Maine massage, polarity and aesthetics program information was lost by NCES when the Portland campus was moved to Westbrook and the two entities were combined. We are in the process of getting the combined information restored.
Consolidated from NACCAS Annual Report
The following information is part of a specific group of Spa Tech Institute Schools with a Main Campus in Westbrook, ME and Additional Locations in Ipswich, Plymouth and Westboro, MA. Differences in tuition are noted by campus and program where applicable. The completion and placement rates are based on the NACCAS annual report.
Completion, License and Placement Rates for 1/1/09-12/31/09 taken from NACCAS annual report calculation:
Completion Rate: 79.07, Licensure Rate: 98.45 Placement Rate: 83.25
Listed below is the Tuition and Fee Schedule as of 6/1/2012. Changes in tuition, fees, books and supplies will be posted as they occur. The changes will only apply to programs that start after the effective date of the new pricing and will not affect currently enrolled students. These charts reflect all approved Title IV eligible programs offered by Spa Tech Institute campuses in the states of Maine and Massachusetts.
|Program||Clock Hours||Tuition||Fees*||Books & Supplies Kit||Total|
*Fees: The only fee is the non-refundable application fee which covers the administrative costs of processing an application and doing preliminary Financial Aid processing.
Median Debt by Program
"Median Loan Debt" reflects the median loan debt incurred by students who completed the program, between July 1, 2009, and June 30, 2010, including Title IV program loans, private educational loans and institutional financing plans.
|Program||Title IV Loans||Private Loans||Institutional Financing|
Net Price Calculators for various campuses.
The Net Price Calculators are rough calculations of the total cost of your education, including factors such as if you are living at home or on your own, cost of transportation and other expenses. These calculations are based on a computation supplied by the Department of Education. These calculations are based on the largest program at the campus. Your actual cost may vary depending on the program you attend as well as the schedule you choose. The calculators can be found by going to the following links:
Employment Related Links
The following links and information is used as a reference to aid you in your decision around your educational choices. It is grouped by occupational category to assist you in learning more. Go to http://www.bls.gov/oco/ and http://www.onetonline.org/ for additional information on employment and enter the codes listed above.