PLCC now offers individuals seeking to build a dynamic career in the Nail Technology and Esthetics industry a unique option. This dual licensure program will help prepare students to obtain credentials as both Nail Technicians and Estheticians with The Ohio State Cosmetology and Barber Board.
Students will complete an 800-hour curriculum that provides advanced training in manicuring, pedicuring, artificial nail enhancements, skin care practices, makeup application, hair removal, anatomy, safety, chemistry, and infection control practices.
Students may qualify to participate in internships throughout the program. In addition to working in a salon or spa, licensed Nail Technicians and Estheticians are in high demand throughout the travel industry and in various physician’s offices. Students will gain experience in salon operations and build skills that they can apply to their careers as independent contractors.
Tuition includes classroom materials, supplies, exam preparation, and The Ohio State Cosmetology and Barber Board manicuring and Esthetician exams. Please note these are two separate exams offered on two separate days.
Class Dates: 08/24/2020- 06/10/2021
Schedule: Monday – Thursday: 9AM – 3PM
Course Length: 800 hours
Currently Accepting Applications For Fall 2021 Start
Test-optional Admissions Policy Statement
Effective May 8, 2020, Portage Lakes Career Center will be operating under a test-optional admissions policy* for the following programs: Cosmetology, Spa Technician, Esthetics, Nail Technician, EKG and Phlebotomy Technician, Automotive Technician, HVAC-R Technician, Welding Technology, and Plumbing Technologies.
With the ACT WorkKeys Assessment currently unavailable, PLCC feels that students should still be given the opportunity to secure enrollment for the upcoming school year and has, therefore, modified its admissions requirements to a test-optional policy.
Students looking to enroll in the above-listed programs can now opt to submit an official high school or GED transcript to be reviewed. Team members will grant student placement only after evaluating the transcript and determining that it meets all criteria for admission. Students who still wish to test in order to be considered for program enrollment may do so once testing and normal operations resume.
*PLEASE NOTE: This test-optional policy DOES NOT APPLY to the Practical Nursing program. Students hoping to enroll in that program MUST test.