The Manicuring curriculum consists of a minimum of, but not limited to, 350 hours of instruction and requires a 2.0 average or higher in each manicuring course to earn 24 units of college credit and a Certificate of Completion in Manicuring. It prepares the student to qualify for the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology examination and workforce. Upon passing the state examination, the student will be issued a manicurist license by the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology.
Riverside City College projects 150 students to earn a certificate or degree in Manicuring.
The Manicuring program prepares individuals for manicuring/nail care occupations through the instruction and care of the hands and feet, including hygiene, customer relations, and salon management. In 2018, there were 3,500 jobs in the manicurist occupational group in the inland Empire/Desert Region. This occupational group is projected to increase employment by 11% by 2023. Employers in the region will need to hire 2,447 workers over the next five years to fill new jobs and back fill jobs that workers are permanently vacating (including occupational transfers and retirements).
(Y1 or S1)
COS 1A-Intro to Cosmetology Level I
COS 1B- Intro to Cosmetology Level II
COS 1C- Cosmetology Business Concepts
COS 90A- Level I Clinic Floor Concepts
COS 90B- Level II Clinic Floor Concepts
COS 90C- Level III Clinic Floor Concepts
COS 80A- Level I Nail Care Concepts
COS 80B- Level II Nail Care Concepts
COS 80C- Level III Nail Care Concepts
COS 99A- Manicure Theory Exam Readiness Concepts
COS 99B- Manicure Practical Exam Readiness Concepts
Diann Thursby · 05/13/19
Received regional recommendation at 5-13-2019 IEDRC Deans Meeting.