Manicuring Course Overview

Students can expect to complete this program in three months if they attend full time and are in satisfactory progress.

Course Objectives

The objective of our Manicuring Course (SOC Code 39-5092) is to acquaint students with all aspects of nail technology in order to provide them with the well-rounded background they need to become successful nail technicians.  The Manicuring course is designed to prepare students for the state-licensing exam and for entry into the professional nail industry.

Course Description

Students will learn the important aspects of sanitation and disinfection; the basics of all nail services, as well as product application and techniques.  Also included is the artistic side of nails, namely nail art, In addition, students will receive preparation for the state licensing examination, which must be passed in order to practice in the profession.

The Manicuring Course consists of 350 hours of theoretical and practical instruction.  Subject matter covers manicures, pedicures, nail diseases and disorders.

Total Clock Hours = 350


Instructional Methods

Within the course students will be taught through audiovisual presentations, lectures, demonstrations, practical hands-on experiences, questions and answer sessions, discussions, and written and practical testing.

Grading and Evaluation Procedures

Students are evaluated and tested based on their technical skills and theoretical knowledge.  The evaluation of progress is administered through written tests and practical exams.  Students are required to take all exams and complete all assignments within the course curriculum and described and/or assigned.  Written exams are graded on a point system that is then converted to a percentage.  The converted percentages will be used when determining the grade average.  Practical exams are graded with a pass/fail system. Students receive a pass/fail on specific criteria know as Elements.  Each passed Element within a practical exam will receive a point. Points are then tallied and issued a percentage score based upon total number of Elements covered.  All students are required to pass all phases/segments in order to move on to the next phase/segment.  Exams may be timed in order to assess the student’s timing and efficiency against the standards in the beauty industry.

Grading Scale

The grading scale is based on percentages.  Letter grades are not issued.  Scores of 85% to 100% are considered to be satisfactory (passing).