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Curriculum for Manicuring 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:
300 Hours of Technical Instruction and Practical Training in Nail Care
100 Hours of Technical Instruction and Practical Training in Health and Safety
Manicuring Performance Objectives: 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.
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
Student’s academic performance is graded two times throughout the program, at the scheduled 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
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%
Potential Occupations after Completion: Manicurist, Nail technician, Pedicurist
Graduation Requirements: When a student has completed the required theory hours and practical operations in Manicuring with a 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).