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Certificate of Completion (non-credit)


The Manicuring Certificate of Completion is a 400‐hour program divided into two 200‐hour courses designed to prepare the student for the California State Board Manicuring Examination for state licensure and success as a manicurist. Courses include proper use of instruments, equipment, personal hygiene, sanitation, common nail conditions, nail diseases, and the use of electrical tools. Principles of salesmanship and skills serving the public are emphasized. The California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology Act and Regulations are studied. At completion of 400 hours and passing the California State Board examination, students will be prepared as entry‐level manicurists. With continuing education and experience, licensed Manicurists may find employment as salon managers or owners, manufacturer field representatives, demonstrators and lecturers, instructors, and laboratory technicians.

This program is offered on an open‐entry/open‐exit basis with a required minimum number of combined lecture/lab hours per week and a waiting list may be maintained for those students who desire to enroll. Students may attend on a part‐time or full‐time basis. Transfer students will be accepted on a space‐available basis providing they have not previously achieved more than 200 certified hours of training.

Students must be a minimum of 16 years of age to enroll in the manicuring coursework. In accordance with the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology Business and Professions Code, the minimum qualifications for an applicant to sit for the licensure examination are that the applicant: (a) is not less than 17 years of age, and (b) has completed the 10th grade in the public schools of this state or its equivalent.

This program has a minimum requirement of 400 class/clock hours and a minimum number of theory and practical applications required by The California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology.

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