Begin a New Career in Cosmetology at Miller-Motte College’s Nail Technology Program in Wilmington!

Do you love keeping up with the latest trends in the fashion and beauty world? A career as a Nail Technician may be right for you. If you’re interested in a career helping people look and feel their best, Nail Technology** training can teach you the best methods to keep nails beautiful, fashionable and healthy. Our campus serves students from Wilmington, Leland, Carolina Beach, Burgaw and Hampstead.

In as few as 3 months, you can earn a Certificate in Nail Technology and start a new career in a growing field. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a growth rate of 16% by 2022, so you can complete your Nail Technician training with confidence that there will be job openings in your field.


We provide our graduates with Career Assistance.


We’ll help you every step of the way making enrolling simple and stress-free.


Projected job growth 2012 - 2022*

What Will Nail Technician Training Give You?

At Miller-Motte College, we strive to give you the best educational experience possible. Our qualified instructors will teach you the proper skills and techniques so you can give your future clients the highest quality care and service. Our school spa will even give you the opportunity to train and interact with real clients! You'll graduate knowing about nail design and you will be eligible to take your State Board Licensing Exam.

Here are just a few of the courses you’ll take in our Nail Technology Program:

  • Nail Technology Laboratory: This course gives you hands-on experience in applying nail tips, creating nail art and giving manicures and pedicures.
  • Nail Technology I: In this course, you’ll get an overview of basic Nail Technology concepts. You’ll learn how to interact with clients and provide a proper nail consultation, as well as safety measures such as sterilization, hygiene and infection control.
  • State Board Preparation: This course will prepare you to obtain your license, covering state requirements, documentation and more.

Download our Course Catalog to see a complete list of course offerings.

Career Paths in Nail Technology

Through the Nail Technology program at Miller-Motte College, you’ll gain the knowledge and hands-on experience to pursue a variety of professions, including:

Platform Artist

If you have an eye for design, you should consider becoming a Platform Artist. Platform Artists don’t just sell nail products; they travel the country educating Nail Technicians on the latest trends in nail art and general nail care. If you want a chance to show off your artistry at conferences and other events, this is the career path for you!

Manicurist and Pedicurist

As a Manicurist and Pedicurist, you’ll clean, shape, polish and decorate clients’ fingernails and toenails, and you’ll use a variety of infection control and safety techniques to keep client’s nails healthy and looking beautiful.

Nail Product Salesperson

Nail Product Salespeople combine business knowledge and nail care skills into a successful career. You’ll establish relationships with clients as you recommend products and educate them on proper nail care and design techniques.

Get Started Today — We Make It Easy!

We at Miller-Motte College believe everyone deserves access to quality career training, which is why our application process is so simple. Just call us at 800.705.9182 to get started. Our Admissions Representatives will walk you through the entire process. Click here to request more information on our career training programs online.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Manicurists and Pedicurists,
on the Internet at (visited August 15, 2015).


**This program is not eligible for Title IV funding.