Manicurist Program Course of Study   300 Clock Hours / CIP Code: 12.0410

Have you always wanted to become part of the nail artistry world?   As a licensed manicurist you have endless opportunities including a nail enhancement specialists, nail salon owner, or even a photo shoot nail artist!  With the ever growing demand of beautiful hands and feet you will experience the benefits of having a solid income, flexible hours, and enjoy making people love their hands and feet.

Enrollment Dates 2017:

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Our experienced instructors will ensure that you receive quality education that will encourage confidence in the art and science of beauty and help with the success of your career.  Included in this education is advance training from guest speakers, guest artists, product educators, and experts in specific fields.  The practical instruction and all areas where services are provided imitate the environment of a salon/spa and provide students exposure to that of working in a salon/spa.

Courses included in the program are: manicuring and pedicuring, nail enhancements such as acrylic, gel, and fiber glass wraps, safety and sanitation, and treatments and process.

There are many career opportunities and listed below are just a few examples available for the licensed professional

  • Manicurist
  • Nail Enhancement Specialist
  • Spa/Resort Nail Technician
  • Photo Shoot Nail Artist
  • Product Representative / Educator
  • Spa/Salon Owner
  • Instructor of Related Subjects
  • State Board Examiner, Member, and Inspector
  • Advertising
  • Guest Artist

Manicurist Course Syllabus 300 Clock Hours.

Clock Hour Description: A measure of time; 60 minutes in length.  The number of clock hours required of a student is based on state requirements.

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code:  39-5092 Manicurists and Pedicurists.

Clean and shape customers’ fingernails and toenails. May polish or decorate nails.

Illustrative examples: Nail Technician, Fingernail Sculptor.

For additional information related to this occupation visit O*NET.  This free database offers occupation-specific descriptors, including required skills, knowledge, abilities, education, and possible wage trends for this occupation.    http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/39-5092.00

Description:  Students will be trained in the basic manipulative skills of Manicuring including: technical skills; safety practices; professional appearance, work habits and attitudes; goal setting; communication; and job application skills.  These are all necessary to obtain licensure and for competency in job entry level positions in the Manicurist or a related career field.

Objectives: Upon completion of the course requirements, the determined graduate will be able to:

  • Project self-confidence, positive attitude, a professional appearance, pleasant personality and observe professional ethics.
  • Practice effective communication skills towards clientele, employer, and co-workers.
  • Perform all basic manipulative skills in the areas of manicuring, pedicuring, nail enhancements, massage, and safety and sanitation.
  • Utilize basic analytical skills to determine safe and proper use of implements and/or tools, products, disinfection specifications, and for the client’s overall health, wellbeing, and beauty of the nails.
  • Apply theory and practical information and related matter to assure sound judgments, decisions, and procedures.
  • Successfully complete the State Board Licensure Examination to obtain license and be prepared for entry-level employment in the State of Wisconsin.

To ensure continued career success, the graduate/licensed practitioner will need to continue to learn new and current information related to skills, trends, and methods for career development as a manicurists and related fields.

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