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(760 Hours – 25.33 Credits)

Studio nail — beautician polishing female nails

According to the Colorado State Barber and Cosmetology Act: “Manicuring” means any one act or practice, or combination of acts or practices, when done for direct or indirect payment of when done without payment for to public generally. “Manicuring” includes, but not limited to, the filing, buffing, polishing, cleansing, extending, protecting, wrapping, covering, building, pushing, or trimming of nails of any other similar work upon the nails of any person by any means, including the softening of the hands, arms, ankles, or feet of any person by use of hands, mechanical or electrical apparatus or appliances, cosmetic or chemical preparations, antiseptics, lotions, or creams or by massaging, cleansing, stimulating, manipulating, or exercising the arms, hands, feet, or ankles of any person. Manicuring also include waxing or the use of depilatories on the leg up to the knee, and the waxing or the use of depilatories on the arm up to the elbow.

The Curriculum of the Manicurist Program includes six hundred twenty five (760) Contact hours or 26 Credits of technical instructions and practical operations covering all practice of a Manicurist / Pedicurist. Technical instruction means instruction by demonstration, lecture, classroom participation, or examination. Practical operation means the actual performance by the student of a complete service on another person

Law, Rules, and Regulations Course                                                                 1 Credit Hr

Disinfection, Cleaning & Safe Work Practices Course                                 6 Credit Hrs

Skin, Nail Histology, Physiology, & Disorders Course                                  1 Credit Hr

Manicuring & Pedicuring Course                                                                   7 Credit Hrs

Application of Artificial Nails                                                                        5 Credits Hrs

Management, Ethics, Interpersonal Skills & Salesmanship                       1 Credit Hr

Hair Removal Course                                                                                      3 Credit Hrs

Clinical Shadow                                                                                              1.33 Credit Hrs

Manicurist Performance Objectives:

  • To successfully acquire the knowledge of the Laws and Rules regulating Colorado Cosmetology Establishment practice;
  •  To successfully acquire the knowledge of disinfections and sterilization procedures;
  • To successfully acquire knowledge of the general theory relative to manicuring, including Anatomy, physiology, chemistry, and theory relative to practical procedures performed;
  • To successfully acquire business management techniques which are common to the manicurist

Manicuring Program Tuition and Fees:

Tuition                                           = $ 3550

Registration Fee                            = $ 50

Text Books / Equipment                 = $ 500

Courses Description

Theory Hrs





Credit Hrs

1. Law, Rules, and Regulations Course 6 24 30 1.0
2.  Disinfection,   Cleaning & Safe Work Practices Course 42 168 210 7.0
3. Skin, Nail Histology, Physiology, &   Disorders Course 6 24 30 1.0
4.  Manicuring   & Pedicuring Course 42 168 210 7.0
5.   Application of Artificial Nails 30 120 150 5.0
6.   Management, Ethics, Interpersonal   Skills & Salesmanship 6 24 30 1.0
7.   Hair   Removal Course 18 72 90 3.0
8.   Clinical   Shadow 40 40 1.33
TOTAL 144 616 775 25.33


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