Nail Specialty


180 hr Program Enrollment Fees and Requirements


Program Objective

The objective is to develop a basic knowledge of the nail and its disorders. To develop techniques to manicure, pedicure and apply artificial nails.

Program Description

McDougle Technical Institute offers the blend of theoretical instruction, classroom practice and actual service to the public. Students are scheduled for class to obtain theory as well as practice and clinic time is scheduled so students perform services for the public. This will allow the student to demonstrate skillful, safe applications using good work habits. Students will be able to pass a school exam to receive a Florida specialty registration (license).

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Program Components

Duration: 7.5 weeks/full-time students 11 weeks/part-time students.

Transfer hours accepted on a case by case basis(Transcript Evaluation Fee $100 must be paid prior to enrollment)

Flexible Class Schedules

Classes start every Monday




Acrylic Nail Specialist

Retail Specialist

Salon Manager

Day Spa Stylist

Salon Owner

Product Educator

Platform Artist


Students may enroll in all classes with a high school diploma, GED or by passing a Wonderlic Basic Skills Test. High School Students may enroll with permission, in writing, from the secondary school in which they are enrolled. At the time of enrollment in the Program, be prepared to submit the following items:

  • Submit identification and/or proof of age documents (Driver’s License, Passport, Student ID, Birth Certificate)

  • Social Security Card (Students may still enroll without a SS# but a SS# is required for licensure)

  • Submit High School Diploma, GED or Schedule ATB test ($25 Testing Fee must be paid prior to enrollment)

Nail Specialty Tuition

Kit and Books

Registration Fee
(Registration Fee is non-refundable)

*$500.00 Distance Education Fee
(*$500.00 Distance Education Fee If enrolled in Nail Specialty Hybrid Program)

Down Payment

Tuition ($10.00 per clock hour)
Kit and Books
Registration Fee
(Registration Fee is non-refundable)


Scholarships and Payment Plans are available to those who qualify.

Payments start as low as $99 per week

*$500.00 Distance Education Fee if enrolled in Nail Specialty Hybrid Program.

Programs and fees are subject to change at any time.

  • Approved for Veterans Training
  • Approved for MyCAA Scholarship program
  • Approved by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to accept non-immigrant students’ applications
  • Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education
  • Internationally Accredited by ITEC
  • Nationally Accredited by NACCAS

MTI Pompano Beach -Florida School License # 6403
Pompano Beach Citi Centre
1955 N. Federal Highway #207
Pompano Beach, FL 33062

MTI Pompano Beach -Florida School License # 4433
Pompano Beach Citi Centre
1901 N. Federal Highway #201
Pompano Beach, FL 33062
Florida School License # 6403

MTI Gainesville -Florida School License # 6525
Oakwood Commons Shopping
6250 NW 23rd St. Suite #14
Gainesville, FL 32653

Puttin On the Tips -Florida School License # 2151
2620 SW 17th Rd #700
Ocala, FL 34471

Not all programs are accredited and not all programs are offered at each location.