COS828 - Advanced Nail Enhancement Techniques

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Subject Title
Advanced Nail Enhancement Techniques

Subject Description
This subject provides students with the knowledge and skills to perform advanced nail enhancement techniques using a variety of professional nail applications and products. Current trends will be covered while paying special attention to maintaining industry standards

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Recognize nail irregularities, diseases, and common nail fungus.
  1. Explain a variety of nail repair and nail enhancement application.
  1. Demonstrate proper maintenance and removal of nail enchantment application,
  1.  Demonstrate a variety of creative nail art designs such as French, marbleizing, drawing, stringing and 3D creations.
  1. Demonstrate proper procedures and precautions for applying light cured gels using forms, over tips and to natural nails.
  1. Maintain a neat work station and ensure proper sanitization to industry standards
  1. Apply glitters, bouillons, nail art chips into creative designs using both colour light cured resins and regular nail lacquers
  1. Assess structures of the nail, nail types, nail forms and tips.
  1. Exemplify a professional image.

Essential Employability Skills
Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

COS825MANICURE/PEDICURE, or equivalent

Topic Outline

  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Nail
  • Sanitization and Infectious Control
  • Disorders of the Nail
  • Client Information Forms
  • Professional Image
  • Implements and Procedures Nail Enhancement 
  • Implements and Procedures for Nail Art Techniques
  • Nail Repair
  • Gel Removal
  • Product Use and Chemical Composition

Mode of Instruction
Lectures/discussions, practical demonstrations and practical lab sessions

Prescribed Texts
Milady's Standard Nail Technology & Exam Review;  McCormick, Delmar Thomson Learning

Required Supplies
Students will be required to supply linens and lab coat. To be discussed in class.

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation

Class attendance and participation 10%
Quiz 10%
Practical Test (x2) 20%
Written Test (theory) (x2) 20%
Final written exam (theory) 20%
Practical exam 20%

Approved by: Lisa Somers