Manicuring Program

This 19 week curriculum covers a minimum of 300 hours of instruction and training, which upon completion leads to a diploma that will enable the graduate to become licensed in Manicuring in the state of Wisconsin when State Board testing requirements have been attained.

The course of instruction is based on Milady’s Standard Nail Technology text. Our curriculum has been designed to provide students with a solid foundation in the fundamentals of manicuring (nail-technology), which is then expanded to provide our students with the extra knowledge and experience essential to effectively compete in the salons of the future.

Most manicuring courses have a THEORY segment in which fundamental concepts; principles and procedures are taught. In a classroom setting, the theory subject matter is introduced, as well as expanded upon and put into practice on practice fingers, student subjects and models. When the student is ready to apply this knowledge in an actual professional setting, the student is scheduled in the STUDENT SALON. In the Student Salon, actual clients receive the professional services of students under the supervision of licensed instructors as the students gain hands-on experience in a specific course area.


Theory Hours Practical Hours Wisconsin Aesthetics Subjects
(SOC Code 39-5094.00)
36 0 Laws and codes, Bookkeeping, Business Management, History and Ethics
10 25 Safety, Sanitation, Sterilization, First Aid and Bacteriology
24 10 Nail and Skin Disorders
18 8 Manicuring and Pedicuring, including Nail Enhancement
24 112 Anatomy and Physiology
12 0 Introduction to Advertising
7 14 Individual Student Needs and Electives
131 169 TOTAL HOURS 300

Theory: means training through the study of principles and methods.
Practical: means training through action or direct contact with a client or model other than a manikin.

Program Schedule

The daily class schedule consists of an average of a minimum of eight hours of instruction or practical training per day. Class hours are scheduled a minimum of 16 hours per week, meeting Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM. When the Student Salon is open to the public during evenings or on Saturdays, each student will be scheduled on nights and alternate Saturdays to facilitate their Student Salon clients. Additional hours will be available (not to exceed 48 hours in a given week and not to exceed eight hours in any given day) for those students who wish to accelerate their program, or make up hours they have missed.