Manicuring Program 200 Clock Hours
We offer Full time day (32.5 hour per week) and a Part time (3 hours per day/15 hours per week) program. Our objective is to prepare students to pass the Ohio State board licensing exams, as well as give students the tools they need to enter into an occupation. The main textbook used in our program is the Milady Standard Nail Technology Textbook, Study Guide and exam Review. You will also be given a current copy of the statutes and regulations for Ohio. Additional reference materials are available.

Full time: 32.5 hours per week; Monday – Friday 9:00am-4:00pm.
Part time: 3 hours per day/15 hours per week; Monday – Friday 9:00am-4:00pm.

Instructional Methods & Curriculum
Our programs are taught using the Milady books, work books, and study guides, and Milady reviews. Instructors will use methods of lecture, visual aids, practical demonstration and interactive activities. Students will demonstrate their knowledge through practical, clinical and theory exams.

Grading procedures
Tests are graded based on a percentage score (0%-100%). 75% is the minimum score to pass. 0%-74% receives a failing grade. 75%-100% receives a passing grade. Incomplete or 0 grades will not be issued for any unit of study. Students must pass each unit of study with a minimum of 75%. In the event that you do not pass a quiz, exam or practical, you will be required to retake it until you achieve a passing score.

Numerical grades are considered according to the following scale:
93-100 Excellent
85-92 Very Good
75-84 Satisfactory
74 and below Unsatisfactory – Failing

Occupations Available – Manicuring, Manicurist, Nail Artist, Platform Artist.


Infection Control & Principles/Practices

  • Bacteriology
  • Dispensary Requirements &Operations


  • Bones, Muscles &Systems
  • Nervous System
  • Joints,Cartilage
  • Ligaments of the Hand, Arm, Foot & Leg


  • Client Health Issues & Pre-Screening
  • Preparation
  • Manipulations (Hand/Arm, Feet/Legs)
  • Relaxation Treatments

Nail Care Procedures &Practices

  • Safety Precautions
  • Basic & Advanced Manicures
  • Basic & Advanced Pedicures
  • Polish Application Techniques
  • Structure of the Nail
  • Diseases, Disorders, and Conditions (Hand, Arm, Foot &Leg)


  • Compounds and Mixtures
  • Nail Enhancement Composition
  • Ingredients
  • Nail Cosmetics

Nail Enhancements

  • Application Procedures
  • Artificial Nail Structure
  • Preparation
  • Application
  • Removal
  • Nail Repairs

Specialized Equipment

  • Curing Methods
  • Drills/ Advanced Tools
  • Safety & Effects

Salon Operations & Communication Skills

  • Salon Operation & Management (Sales/Consultation/Career Development/Professional Image)
  • Communication Skills(Listening Skills/Product&Service Education/Consultation)

Cosmetology Laws & Rules

  • Ohio Administrative Code/ Ohio Revised Code/ Inspection & Enforcement
  • Continuing Education / Policies & Procedures
  • Human Trafficking (1 Hour)

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