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Manicurist Certificate Program



About Our Manicurist Program

Our Manicurist Certificate Program teaches the fundamentals of nail technology. Students will take a series of courses to learn procedures for manicuring, pedicuring, nail tips, nail enhancements, gels, massage, paraffin wax, and advanced nail art. A culminating state board class will prepare students for the passage of the written and practical California Cosmetology State Board Manicurist Licensure Exams. All of our students are provided with a course schedule that allows them to efficiently complete all operations and hour requirements set forth by the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology. To complete the Manicuring Certificate program, students must complete 2 course levels, minimum of 400 hours and all required practical operations.*

*Subject to change per California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology Training Requirements

Prerequisite: Related Science (Health & Safety)

Summer 2024 - Daytime

The $55 fee for the Related Science Health & Safety prerequisite is included in Level 1 core class tuition.

Related Science Health & Safety is a REQUIRED week-long, self-paced online course that must be successfully completed prior to beginning any core class (Barber, Cosmetologist, Esthetician, Manicurist). We now offer an optional in-person tutorial session on the first day of class that covers the basics of navigating Google Classroom. 


Related Science (Health & Safety) Dates: July 29 - August 3

Days: Monday - Friday

Time: Self-paced

Location: ONLINE ONLY, plus additional assignments to be completed at home

Core Class Dates: August 5 - October 5

Days: Monday - Friday

Time: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

Room: 104



Dates: August 5 - October 5

Days: Monday - Friday

Time: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

Room: Salon



Spring 2024 - Evening / Saturday


Related Science (Health & Safety) Dates: July 29 - August 3

Days: Monday - Friday

Time: Self-paced

Location: ONLINE ONLY, plus additional assignments to be completed at home

Core Class Dates: August 5 - October 6

Days: Monday - Thursday, Saturday

Time: M-Th: 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm; Sat: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

Room: 104

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Course Fees

Level 1: $1,105 (includes $55 fee for Related Science prerequisite course)

Level 2: $1,050

Start Dates

  • January 9, 2024
  • March 11, 2024
  • May 28, 2024
  • August 5, 2024
  • October 7, 2024

Kit & Supplies Pick-Up Event

Kit pick-up is always held the first day of the session.

Students are required to pick up kits and supplies in Room 108 at the time assigned to their level. 

Please Note: No additional pick-up dates will be scheduled. Failure to retrieve your kit could result in non-participation for the term.

Crossover Program

Students must provide at least one valid California State Cosmetology, Barber, Esthetician, or Manicurist License in order to enroll in our crossover programs.


Carmen Beck

805-579-6200 ext. 1610