Meridian Community College
910 Highway 19 N,
Meridian, MS 39307

Nail Tech Class

Meridian Community College offers a Nail Technician class for those students who are interested in pursuing a career working with nails.  This one semester class prepares students to care for nails with emphasis on hygiene, sanitation, customer relations, and salon management. For more information on this program read the gainful employment disclosure.

Per Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology, students are required to complete 350 clock hours (85 classroom theory hours and 265 supervised skill preparation and clinic work hours).  Upon successful completion of the program, the student will receive a certificate and is eligible to take the Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology Manicure/Nail Technician certification exam.

Prospective students must have either a high school diploma or their GED to enter into the program.

Meridian Community College offers a one semester, night-time program for Nail Technician certification. Class times are Monday – Thursday, 4:30 p.m. – 10:00p.m. and Friday, 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.


COV 1122

Cosmetology Orientation


COV 1245

Cosmetology Sciences I


COV 1622

Skin Care 1


COV 1522

Nail Care 1


COV 1722

Salon Business 1



Semester Hours


NOTE:  Students who lack entry-level skills in Math, English, Science, etc. will be provided related studies.