A Polished Career


Love all things nails? TCL can help you make a career of it.

NEW for the fall 2022 semester, this 18-hour certificate program is designed to teach basic nail care, various nail additions, repair wraps, sanitation procedures and basic salon management practices.

You’ll be set for a career as a nail technician, manicurist/pedicurist, salon manager, salon owner, product educator, a distributor and consultant.

This program will be offered during the evenings, Monday through Thursdays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Classes cover basic procedures and business aspects of real and artificial nails.

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  • Quick Facts


    HANDS-ON

    Learn by actually practicing the skills you’ll need on the job.

    FLEXIBLE

    Evening classes allow you to go to class after work.

    FAST-TRACK

    Finish in just two semesters!


    CERTIFY YOUR SKILLS

    Upon successful completion of all program coursework, students will have accumulated the minimum 300 clock hours required by the South Carolina Board of Cosmetology to become eligible to test for state licensure.


    PROGRAM COST

    Tuition: 18 credits x $214 per credit = $3,852.

    Remember, this is before S.C. Lottery Tuition Assistance and other financial aid, which could drop your costs by more than half. In fact, after financial aid, many students attend for free. See more about paying for TCL.

    *Based on Fall 2022 in-state, in-service-area tuition. Your actual cost may differ. Does not include fees, books and other costs. Qualifications vary.

    WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING


    “TCL’s cosmetology program was perfect in guiding me to my dream business.”

    Takiya Smith

    Graduate & Entrepreneur

    TCL Cosmetology Students provide instructor-supervised cosmetology services to the community. The Salon is located in building 10 at the Beaufort Campus. Take a look at the menu of services, prices and appointment information.

    FAQS & ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    Important Eligibility Requirements

    To be eligible for SC Nail Technology Licensure, individuals must:

    • Be a Permanent US Resident or US Citizen
    • Have earned a High School Diploma or GED or 10th grade education and be at least 16 years of age.

    Program Prerequisites

    Program Perquisite(s): RDG 100, ENG 100, MAT 032. Qualifying scores on SAT, ACT, Accuplacer placement test or Multiple Measures

    Other Resources

    Program Dean


    Laura Dukes

    Dean, Business and Industrial Technologies

    843-525-8235

    Beaufort Mather Campus, Bldg. 14, Rm. 118

    Instructors


    Libby DeLoach

    Cosmetology Program Director

    843-525-8320

    Beaufort Mather Campus, Bldg. 10, Rm. 222

    Erin Hancock

    Cosmetology Instructor

    843-525-8313

    Beaufort Mather Campus, Bldg. 10, Rm. 237