Expand your career skills with noncredit training

Study the anatomy and physiology of the hand and arm, nail composition and disorders, uses of implements and cosmetics in conjunction with manicuring techniques, nail repair, French manicure, professional ethics, salon management and state law issues. This hands-on class includes time spent in NSCC’s Salon, which is open to the public.

Our 100 clock hours will prepare you to sit for the Massachusetts state licensing exam. This program is also designed, upon completion, to be eligible to use credit for prior learning to save time and money on NSCC’s 1000-clock-hour Cosmetology Certificate, which fulfill the requirements for the Massachusetts Cosmetology License.

Program Requirements

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Program Length: Multiple courses
Payment: Visa, MasterCard, Discover cards, check or money orders accepted


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Ways to Register

By Phone 978-236-1200 | Monday  Friday | 9:00am  5:00pm

By Mail – Send a completed registration form to:

North Shore Community College
Enrollment & Records Office
1 Ferncroft Road, Danvers, MA 01923

By Fax – Fax a completed registration form to 978-762-4015

In Person –Visit NSCC’s Lynn or Danvers Enrollment Center to enroll in person

Next Steps

Next Steps

If you have interest in continuing your education, learn about other Professional Education or academic programs in NSCC’s Personal Services Pathway.

Get in touch

For more information, please contact NSCC's Professional Education Division.

Phone: 978-236-1200


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State and federal government eligibility

Workforce Individual Training Program-eligible


North Shore Community College is an accredited public institute of higher education where all are welcome and each is challenged. NSCC is accredited by NECHE, the New England Commission of Higher Education.

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