The Manicuring Concepts Certificate prepares individuals to provide professional cosmetic services in nail shops, salons, resorts, casinos and other related industry establishments. This includes courses in nail care, nail design, structure of nail, diseases of nail, disorders of nail and other cosmetic services, safety and sanitation, management, customer service, and preparation for practicing as licensed manicurists in the state of California. Courses in applicable professional labor laws and regulations in the manicuring industry, physiology, anatomy, electricity and ergonomics are also covered in depth. Emphasis is placed on passing state licensing exam and industry entry skills.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:
- Deduce valid conclusions, compare viable techniques and apply principles in preparation of the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology practical and written exam.
- Identify and analyze concepts leading to synthesis of theory for the state board written exam. Produce a business plan and portfolio.
- Demonstrate entry level skills in a clinic laboratory setting.
- Demonstrate workplace behaviors (soft skills) necessary for success in the cosmetology industry.
|Required Courses (24-41 units)||Units|
|COS-1A||Introduction to Cosmetology Level I||3|
|COS-1B||Introduction to Cosmetology Level II||3|
|COS-1C||Cosmetology Business Concepts||1|
|COS-80A||Level I Nail Care Concepts||2|
|COS-80B||Level II Nail Care Concepts||3|
|COS-80C||Level III Nail Care Concepts||4|
|COS-90A||Level I Clinic Floor Concepts||1-8|
|COS-90B||Level II Clinic Floor Concepts||2-8|
|COS-90C||Level III Clinic Floor Concepts||4-8|
|COS-99A||Manicuring Theory Exam Readiness||0.5|
|COS-99B||Manicuring Practical Exam Readiness||0.5|
This Program Pathway will allow a full-time student to complete this program in 18-24 months. For students who require a part time pathway, please see a counselor for more information.