Manicurist – Course Outline (600 Hours)
CIP Code – 12.0410

  • A. Procedures (320 Hours)
  • B. Bacteriology, Sanitation, and Safety (100 Hours)
  • C. Professional Practices (80 Hours)
  • D. Arms and Hands (70 Hours)
  • E. Orientation, Rules, Laws and Preparation (15 Hours)
  • F. Equipment, Implements, and Supplies (15 Hours)

Manicurist Tuition

Tuition $9,000
Textbooks and Kit $1,325
Application Fee $100
Total Cost $10,425

Cost of attendance amounts are estimates only and are used in determining financial aid.  The school does not charge students for cost of attendance items.  For actual cost of attendance amounts, please schedule an appointment with a financial aid administrator.

Food & Housing $403 (Dependent) $1044 (Independent)
Transportation $329
Misc/Personal $299 (Dependent) $561 (Independent)

Manicurist Admission Requirements

1. Be at least 17 years of age;
2. Have completed the 7th grade;
3. Possess a high school diploma or GED.

Licensing Requirements

To be eligible for an operator, esthetician or manicurist license, an applicant must:

1. Submit a completed license application on a department-approved form;
2. Pay the applicable license fee under §83.80;
3. Be at least 17 years of age;
4. Have obtained a high school diploma, or the equivalent of a high school diploma, or have passed a valid examination administered by a certified testing agency that measures the person’s ability to benefit;
5. Have completed the number of curriculum hours required under TDLR §83.21in a licensed beauty culture school:
a. 1000 hours of operator instruction; or
b. 1000 hours of operator instruction in a licensed beauty culture school and 500 hours of related high school courses prescribed by the department in a vocational cosmetology program in a public school; or
c. 750 hours of esthetician instruction; or
d. 600 hours of manicurist instruction; and
6. Pass a written and practical examination required under §83.21.

Types of Employment

  • Independent Nail Technician
  • Beauty Supply Distributor
  • Product Consultant/Representative
  • Product Educator
  • Salon/Shop Management
  • Instructor

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 Manicurist Course Schedules

Tuesday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Tuesday through Friday from 5:00 PM to 10:30 PM