Curriculum for Manicurist Course (400 Clock Hours)
The curriculum for students enrolled in a manicurist and pedicurist course shall consist of four hundred (400) clock hours of technical instruction and practical operations covering all practices of a manicurist and pedicurist. Technical instruction means instruction by demonstration, lecture, classroom participation, or examination. Practical operation means the actual performance by the student of a complete service on another person.
Such technical instruction and practical operations shall include:
- Total Theory Hours: 125
- Total Practical Hours: 275
- Total Hours: 400
Minimum Specified Practical Operations (Minimum number of Hands-on Practices needed):
Technical Instruction (Minimum Hours)
Additional training will be given in the following subject matter
Salon Mgmt., communication skills that includes professional ethics, salesmanship, decorum, record keeping, client service record cards and preparing a resume, employment development, modeling, desk and reception, and care and other subjects relating to Cosmetology field.
Manicuring Performance Objective
Acquire knowledge of laws and rules regulating California Cosmetology establishments’ practices, understand sterilization procedures, acquire the knowledge of general theory relative to manicuring, including anatomy, physiology, chemistry, and theory relative to practical procedures performed and acquire business management techniques common to manicurist.
Skills to be Developed
Use of proper implements relative to all manicuring, pedicuring, and artificial nails. Develop the knowledge to recognize the various skin conditions and disorders. Acquire knowledge of analyzing the hands and feet, prior to all services to determine any disorders. Develop the knowledge of safety precautions in use of manicuring, pedicure and artificial nails
Attitudes and Appreciations to be Developed
Be able to appreciate good workmanship common to manicuring, possess a positive attitude towards the public and fellow workers, appreciate honesty and integrity and have improved personality in dealing with patrons and colleagues.
Student’s academic performance is graded four times throughout the program, at the completion of: 200 and 400 clock hours. At each grading period, an average grade, in the scale of 0 to 100, will be calculated with the following weights:
- Theory exam scores count 40% toward the grade
- Practical Operations scores count 40% toward the grade
- Professionalism count 20% toward the grade
In addition, a student must successfully complete the minimum percentage of work at a scheduled evaluation times outlined below, allowing completion of the program within the established time frames not exceeding the 150% time frame.
Potential Occupation after Completion
Manicurist, Nail technician, Pedicurist
Requirements for Satisfactory Completion of Course
Shall have satisfactorily completed Theory and Operations required by Board of Barbering & Cosmetology with an average grade of “C” (70%) or better.
When a student has completed the required theory hours and practical operations in Manicuring with a GPA of “C’ (70%) or better he or she is awarded a diploma certifying his or her graduation. All tuition, fees and charges must be paid in full prior to the release of final papers. Students are assisted in completing the necessary documents to file for the appropriate Barbering and Cosmetology Examination.
Applicant must be 17 years of age or older and have completed the 10th grade, a manicuring license will be granted by the State of California only after the student has successfully completed and graduated from the Cosmetology course as described above and passed the Cosmetology Licensing Exam with an overall average of 75%.