It is important that prospective students be aware of the physical demands that will be put on them in our profession.
Long hours on your feet, back strain performing such skills as shampooing, pedicures and helping elderly people from their chairs. Nail Technicians will require extensive arm, wrist and hand movement as well as respiratory problems may arise from inhaling chemical fumes from perms and hair color and Nail chemical. Skin rashes can occur from contact with chemicals used in our industry. Dry and chapped/cracked hands can result from shampooing clients over a period of time
Nail Instructors may experience some of the same demands, as well as long hours grading papers, test and lesson plans.
In addition, we maybe required to have an extreme amount of patience and tolerance with customers/students.
Cosmetologists’ work with many chemicals and should work in well ventilated area. Some services may necessitate the wearing of a mask and or protective gloves. Cosmetologist, Nail Technician and Instructors may come in contact with harsh chemicals and exposure to body fluids is likely.
It is recommended that you now train in the industry if you have any physical or mental issues that would not allow you to perform all of the necessary skills required to be successful.
Nail Technology is a career with many highs and lows within the profession. The 2007 Job Demand Survey (last printed) results as reported by NACCAS indicate that salons in Illinois average annual salary for a salon professional in Illinois are $38,646.00. This amount does not include tips and gratuities. The national average is $35,973. 70% of salons in the state are employer-owned, 13 % are booth rent and 17 % are a combination of both.
Cosmetologist Salary (United States)
The average wage for a Cosmetologist is $9.40 per hour.
Nail Instructors (United States)
A Nail Instructor earns an average wage of $15.45 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. A skill in Nail Technology is associated with high pay for this job.
Nail Technician Salary (United States)
Women comprise the majority of Nail Technicians in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $10.04 per hour on average. Lower pay rates hover around $7.83 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $15.56. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. One in seven report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and less than 10 percent collect vision insurance. Most Nail Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale’s salary questionnaire.
To be successful in our industry employers are looking for employees with a strong work ethic, good people skills, punctuality, takes constructive criticism and is a term player.
Access to records policy
The student and/or parent/guardian of a dependent minor will have the right to gain access to his/her files by qualified personnel. The institution will not release information about an individual student without the student’s and/or parent/guardian of dependent minors’ written permission.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 per pa (tittle S,USC,5726 is a Federal law designed to protect the privacy of a students education records. The law applies to all school which receives funds under an applicable program from the US Department of Education.
The FERPA gives certain rights to parents regarding there children’s education records. These right transfer to the student or former student who has reached the age of 18 or is attending any school beyond the high school level. Students and former students to who the rights have been transferred are called eligible students.
Parents or eligible student have the right to inspect and review all of the student education records maintained
Licensing Requirements for the State of Illinois
1500 hours of instruction in Nail Technology are required to qualify for examination for an Illinois Beauty Culture License. Length of time required to complete depends on course schedule selected.
350 hours of instruction in Nail Technology are required to qualify for examination for an Illinois Beauty Culture License. Length of time required to complete depends on course schedule selected.
500 or 1000 hours of instruction in Nail Technology Instructors are required to qualify for examination for an Illinois Nail Technology Instructors License. Length of time required to complete depends on course schedule selected.
625/500 hours of instruction in Nail Technology Instructors Program are required to qualify for examination for an Illinois Nail Technology Instructors License. Length of time required to complete depends on course schedule selected.
- ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Fair Practice Code -This institution in its admission, instruction and graduation policies, practices no discrimination on basis of sex, color, ethnic origin, race, creed, age, religion, financial status or country or area of origin or residence. Ms. Roberts Academy does not recruit students already attending or admitted to another school offering a similar program of study.
- Schedule Enrollment Appointment
- Submit copy of high school diploma from approved high School or G.E.D
- submit copy of stated issued Drivers License or State ID
- Complete an admissions enrollment application
- Submit $100.00 enrollment fee unless other wise agreed
- Put a minimum down payment on your kit of $300.00
- Sign a completed enrollment contract provided by the admissions representative.
- Discuss financing options with enrollment advisor
Financing must be pre-arranged.
Credit for Previous Education and Training for Students receiving GI Bill Benefits
Credit for previous education and training experience must be evaluated and may be granted. Such a grant of credit is at the discretion of Name of School. This credit will shorten the length and cost of the program proportionately. The school is required to maintain a written record of previous education and training experiences which indicates that credit has been given, where appropriate, by the school for noted experiences and provide evidence of the evaluation. Students need to present appropriate documentation to Ms Roberts Beauty Academy prior to the start of class to receive credit for prior education and training.
47 week course: Attendance is 37 ½ hours per week,7.5 hours per day and not less than 21 total hours in any one week. 1500 hours are to be completed 47 weeks from date classes began.
62 week course: Attendance is 27 1/2 hours per week, not less than 5 consecutive hours per day. A min 16 hours of attendance in any one week is required,, 500 hours are to be completed 61 ½ weeks from date classes began.
68.5 week course: Attendance is 22 hours per week, not less than 3 consecutive hours per day, as scheduled, day or evening. Student will attend not less than a total of 12 hours in any one week. 1500 hours are to be completed 68.5 weeks from date classes began
108 week course: Attendance is 16 ½ hours per week, not less than 3 consecutive hours per day, as scheduled, day or evening. Student will attend not less than a total of 12 hours in any one week. 1500 hours are to be completed 108 weeks from date classes began.
Additional schedules may be available.
1. a) Each student will be required to complete a minimum of 350 clock hours of instruction as follows:
1) Basic Training – 50 hours of classroom instruction in general theory practical application (i.e., practicing nail technology on the public) and technical application (e.g., practicing the technical application on mannequin fingers or on the fingers of another student) shall be provided in the following subject areas:
- A) History of nail care;
- B) Personal hygiene and public health;
- C) Professional ethics;
- D) Sterilization and disinfection;
- E) Bacteriology;
- F) Disorders of the nails;
- G) OSHA standards relating to material safety data sheets (MSDS) on chemicals;
- H) Chemicals and their use; and
- I) Technical applications of chemicals.
2) Related concepts – 15 hours of classroom instruction shall be provided in the following subject areas:
- A) Cells, metabolism and body systems;
- B) Theory of massage; and
- C) People skills.
3) Practices and Procedures – 255 hours of instruction, which shall be a instruction and clinical combination of classroom practical application, shall be provided in the following subject areas:
- A) Fabric procedures;
- B) Sculpting procedures;
- C) Light cured gels;
- D) Machines or apparatus used in nail technology;
- E) Manicures;
- F) Pedicures;
- G) Hand, arm and foot massage;
- H) Other procedures as they relate to nail technology; and
- I) Product knowledge as it relates to nail technology.
4) Business Practices – 30 hours of classroom instruction shall be provided in the following subject areas:
- A) The Act and this Part;
- B) Management;
- C) OSHA standards relating to chemical use; and
- D) Workers’ Compensation Act.
5) Ms. Roberts Academy does not participate in the Internship Program as an optional part of the curriculum.
at any point.
- b) A nail technology student is not permitted to practice on the public until he/she has successfully completed the 50 hours of general theory and practical application).
GRADING AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS FOR MS ROBERTS ACADEMY
It is the philosophy of Ms. Roberts’ Academy to require a higher standard during instruction, to achieve a higher degree of success on the state exams.
If a student fails one test and retakes it with a passing grade, the overall average will be adjusted.
If the student fails a test, the student may only take one retake per test after 7 days. The highest score will be used to determine the exam grade. Additional assignment maybe required to retake test. This will be at your instructor discretion.
Students are evaluated in the following areas:
- Quality of work
- Quantity of work
- Co-operation and dependability
- Work manner and personal appearance
- Related theory
Theory will be graded according to the following scale:
100-95 = A = Excellent
94-90 = B = Good
89-80 = C = Satisfactory
79-75 = D = Unsatisfactory
74-below = F = Failing
Related theory: A minimum standard of 80% accuracy is required in each subject. Students may take any test twice to improve a grade point average
The Final Exam – If a student fails this exam, the student must schedule a retake within 7 days. The student is allowed to take this test up to 3 times without additional charge. Each additional retake after the 3rd time or 1 week after the contract end date will require the student paid an additional fee of $50.00 per test. This fee is to be paid prior to the exam being administered.
State Exam – Must be passed with a minimum of 75%. If a student fails the exam 3 times the beauty school will provide tutoring class to assist in the retake of your exam. These classes must be set up with the director.
Incomplete or absences are entered as a 0 in the grade book. Students are required to make up theory assignments, examination or practical assignment if missed/or failed. These assignments can be made up during school. Test cannot be taken less 3 days apart. All work should be made up as soon as possible and is the responsibility of the student
- Exams/quizzes and projects are given throughout the course. These along with other homework assignments will be taken into consideration when forming a theory grade. A minimum of 80% is required for passing. It is a prerequisite that all work must be completed for a student to graduate.
- Unit exams are given to prepare for your final (optional)
- Final Exam- Prior to the end of the Nail Technology course a final exam in theory will be given. All test and projects must be complete, and tuition paid prior to the administration of the final. It is a 400 question multiple choice tests. It is also a prerequisite before a student is allowed to take the State Board Examination. All students must pass this exam with an 80% or better.
- State Board Examination – Each student is registered to take the state board exam upon completion of the 1500 hour program. Fees for this examination are listed on the first page of your contract. The State Board examination is a 100 multiple choice question test. The must be passed with and 75% or better to qualify for licensure in the State of Illinois
Practical and laboratory work will be graded as follow
5 = A = Excellent
4 = B = Good
3 = C = Satisfactory
2 = D = Unsatisfactory
1 = F = Failing
A reasonable amount of practical work will be required monthly. The beauty school will provided written expectations of the levels that students are to achieve by the end of the month. If this work is not complete the students will be given an incomplete.
In addition when students are on the clinic floor a record is to be kept on all work accomplished by the student. The work is to be graded by an instructor and these grades, along with classroom work, are to be used when grades are calculated. If the student is not current with their practical work he/she will receive an incomplete for the grading period.
Mock/Final Practical Exams will be given on practical work completed in that period. Students will not be allow to take Final Exam until all tuition payments are made. If a student fails this exam the student must reschedule. If the student fails the test a 2nd time the highest grade will be used. All students will have the opportunity to review their final exam. If a student is required to retake the Mock State Board Exam more than 3 times, a fee of $50.00 will be charged each additional retake.
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS AND DIPLOMA
A diploma/transcript is issued to each student who has met the following requirements:
- Completed 1500 hours of Cosmetology, 350 hours Nail Technology, 1000/500 Cosmetology Instructors, 625/500 of Nail Technology Instructors.
- Maintained not less than 80% average on all required written examinations.
- Completed all practical goals (including sanitation).
- Taken and pass all written and practical finals with and 80%
- Retired all financial obligations to the school unless otherwise agreed in writing
NAIL TECH PROGRAM
350 HOUR PROGRAM CAN BE COMPLETED IN 12 WEEKS,
14.5 WEEKS, 18 WEEKS OR 22 WEEKS
NAIL INSTRUCTORS PROGRAM
IS A 625/500 HOUR PROGRAM AND CAN BE COMPLETED IN
19/15.5WEEKS, 25/20 WEEKS, 34/27 WEEKS, 38/31 WEEKS
All students are required to complete the program on time, however when that is not possible addition fee will be incurred in accordance to your contract agreement.
Students that do not complete the hours as stated in your contract do not have a grace period. Any hours not completed at the end of the contract will be charge at a rate of $10.00 per hour to complete and must be paid in advance at the last day of the contract unless previously arranged in writing.
Students have a grace period of 1 month after the contract end date to complete all Practical and Written requirement. An additional fee of $10.00 per hour will be charged for all Practical and Written requirements. An additional fee of $10.00 per hour will be charged for all Practical and Written requirement taken after the 1 month period. There will also be a 50.00 fee to take the Final Practical Exam after the 1 month grace period.
Ms. Roberts’ Academy will process the paper work to register each student for the state board once they have completed the above requirements for an additional fee of $50.00
In addition, to take their state board exam they will need a copy of current driver’s licenses. The cost of the state exam is the student responsibility. Current cost $180.00 (change without notice)
Ms. Roberts does aid students in seeking employment. Students desiring assistance with job placement need to notify the school office that such assistance is needed. The school cannot, and does not guarantee job placement but will make every effort to assist each student in locating a position in the career they have chosen.
Ms. Roberts’s Academy offers large, well equipped classrooms, locker facilities, student lounge and large spacious clinic area for practical experience.
Ms. Roberts’ Hillside is a well-equipped location with 2 clinic floors, 3 spacious classroom areas. We have recently updated our facility is conveniently located near public transportation Pace 310 Pace 313 & 317 with I290 & I294 express exits.
NAIL INSTRUCTORS 625 HOUR PROGRAM
Registration Fee………………………………………………….$ 100.00
Tuition, Books , Uniform……………………………….…….$ 200.00
Total Program cost……………………….…………………….$ 4000.00
Scholarships/and payment plans are available to those who qualify
NAIL INSTRUCTORS 500 HOUR PROGRAM
Registration Fee………………………………………………….$ 100.00
Tuition, Books , Uniform……………………………….…….$ 200.00
Total Program cost……………………….…………………….$ 2500.00
Scholarships/and payment plans are available to those who qualify