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Curriculum for Advanced Manicuring Course (600 Clock Hours)

The curriculum for students enrolled in an Advanced Manicuring course shall consists of 600 clock hours, which include 140 hours of technical instruction (lecture, demonstration, classroom, and/ or examination) and the following minimum numbers of specified hands-on practical operations:



The minimum combined total clock hours of 600, include the technical instruction phase and opportunity for the student to acquire the necessary skills through practical applications developed under the supervision of the school’s instructors.


Description of the Course (D.O.T. # 331.674-010, CIP Code 12.0410, SOC Code 39.5092):
This is a specialty course covers all aspects of Manicuring and Pedicuring. Successful completion of this course and successful completion for the State Program Examination and Licensure, will allow the graduate Manicurist to perform all skills as Manicuring, Pedicuring, Acrylic Nails, Nail Tip Applications, Nail Wraps and Repairs.

Definition of Terms
Technical Instruction, mean instruction by demonstration, lecture, classroom participation, studying textbooks (Milady) and related materials, the writing of outlines, classroom use of audio and visual film, tapes, slides and examination.
Practical Operations, means the actual performance by the student of complete services on another person or a mannequin hand with fingers.

Instructional Techniques and Methods
Students will attend regularly scheduled theory classes for lecture daily, read assigned chapters of their textbooks (Milady), must take and pass assigned tests with a grade point average of 70% (C) or better. The student will learn the technical techniques and methods of performing, manicuring, pedicuring, nail wraps and repairs, application of acrylic nails, application of nail tips, safety and sanitation requirements, reception desk duties, professionalism, ethics, personal grooming, dress, employer-employee, relationships, personal and business ethics, customer relations and communication skills.
Technical instruction will be provided to students in each skill prior to the student actually performing services (practical operations) to a client.
Each unit of instruction is divided into six levels of instruction,
(1) Theory classes, (lectures and demonstrations)
(2) Theory testing (written and oral)
(3) Practical operations demonstrations,
(4) Practical operations on mannequin or another person,
(5) Complete operations performed on another person and
(6) Performance reviews (progress evaluations).

 Advanced Manicuring Performance Objectives: Acquire knowledge of laws and rules created by the California Program of Barbering and Cosmetology. Understand sterilization and sanitation procedure. The licensed Manicurist will be prepared to seek profitable employment as a manicurist specialist, pedicurist, salon manager, salon owner, products demonstrator or nail artist. They will be versed in all areas of Manicuring.

Educational Goals: The Advanced Manicuring course of study is designed to prepare students for the state licensing examination and for profitable employment, as a manicurist specialist, product demonstrator or nail artist.

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.

Additional training will be given in the following subject matters: The student will learn additional information pertaining to professional ethics and personal hygiene to meet the employment standards of the industry. Professional Ethics, Hygiene and Grooming, Salesmanship, Record Keeping, Sanitation Duties, Desk and Lab Assignments, Salon Management and Ethics, Resume Development, Job Search, Job Interview

Grading Procedure
Student’s academic performance is graded two times throughout the program, at the scheduled completion of: 300 and 600 clock hours. At each grading period, an average grade, in the scale of 0 to 100, will be calculated with the following weights:
1. Theory exam scores count 40% toward the grade
2. Practical Operations scores count 40% toward the grade
3. 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.


Graduation Requirements
When a student has completed the required theory hours and practical operations in Advanced Manicuring with a 53 GPA of “C” (70%) or better including a final exam, he or she is awarded a diploma certifying his or her graduation. Students are assisted in completing the necessary documents to file for the appropriate Barbering and Cosmetology Examination.
There is no requirement for internships or externships.

Licensing Requirements
Applicant must be 17 years of age or older and have completed the 10th Grade, 400 hours in an approved School and passing of a California State or National Interstate Council (NIC) Written and Practical examinations with a minimum score of 75 (out of 100).


10301 Garvey Ave #200
S. El Monte, CA 91733
Phone: (626) 350-1195
Fax: (626) 350-4307