Normal program length is 3.5 months; 600 hours

This program gives the student the skills necessary to pursue a career as a Manicurist. Upon completion of this program, the student will receive a certificate of graduation. The student will be required to pass the State Licensing exam before they may be legally employed as a Manicurist.

Course Title  Credits Recommended
by State 
Actual
Credit Hours 
Manicuring and Pedicuring  7  210
 Application of Artificial Nails  5  150
Laws, Rules and Regulations   1  30

Management, Ethics, Interpersonal Skills & Salesmanship

 1  30

Disinfection, Sanitation, & Safety

 6  180

Total Credits & Hours

 20 600

Our course provides a minimum of 600 hours of training:

Safety, sanitation and sterilization shall be taught in each subject as it pertains to that subject.

A student shall spend a minimum of 600 hours in the study of Manicuring, which is learning the artful care of the hands, feet, and nails. These hours can be completed in less than three and one-half (3.5) months. Hours beyond three and one-half months are available for $12 per hour for each additional hour.

If a student’s particular circumstances deem it necessary to complete the program in a longer period of time than the given three and one-half (3.5) months, the student may arrange to do so at the discretion and with the approval of the Programs Director. The student must make arrangements with the Programs Director prior to the initial start of the program. The Programs Director reserves the right to approve or deny any student the option of completing his/her course of study in a longer period of time than what is standard.

To graduate, the student must have completed the hours required by the state of Colorado; all required written exams must be passed with a score of 90% or greater; all practical requirement sheets must be completed and returned to the office, and the student must pass the Practice State Board Examination with a score that would pass the Practical section of the state Board Examination. Furthermore, all tuition, fees and other expenses must be paid in full. All required paperwork must be included in a complete student file.

Description of Courses

Disinfection, Sanitation, & Safety

Instructor: M. Dunlop Graham

6 credits (180 credit hours) for Manicurist and Cosmetologist; 7 credits (210 credit hours) for Cosmetician/Esthetician. Course covers methods of cleaning, sterilization, safety precautions, introduction to bacteriology, classifications of bacteria, bacterial growth and bacterial infections, as well as OSHA regulations, MSD sheets, and safety on the job. Course also covers current rules and regulations of the Colorado Office of Barber and Cosmetology Licensure.

Manicuring and Pedicuring

Instructor: M. Dunlop Graham

7 credits (210 credit hours) for Manicurist and Cosmetologist. Course covers plain manicuring, oil manicuring, pedicuring, state board manicuring, theory of massage and related theory.

Application of Artificial Nails

Instructor: M. Dunlop Graham

5 credits (150 credit hours) for Manicurist and Cosmetologist. Course covers application of acrylic nails and nail wraps. Also covered are repairs and rebases.

Laws, Rules and Regulations

Instructor: M. Dunlop Graham

1 credit (30 credit hours) for all programs. Course covers Federal, State and local laws governing the practice of Cosmetology and Barbering. Also covers the state regulations enforced by the State Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists.

Management, Ethics, Interpersonal Skills & Salesmanship

Instructor: M. Dunlop Graham

1 credit (30 credit hours) for all programs. Course covers hygiene, visual poise, personality development, professional ethics, seeking and maintaining employment, salon management, payroll deduction, and preparation of employment opportunities.