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Manicuring Program

Please call for information on class starts for this program 260-483-2466.

This is a basic course consisting of a minimum of 600 clock hours of training as required by the Indiana Board of Cosmetology. It includes the following minimum curriculum. A student who completes this course and successfully passes a state board examination will be prepared to enter into the salon as a manicurist or nail technician.

Manicuring Course Hours

The State of Indiana requires 450 hours in order to obtain a license in Manicuring. To better prepare the student for the work force in this field Rudae’s has added hours to the program to better educate the student in the areas of Manicuring, Pedicuring, Sanitation and Nail Techniques.

Discretionary: 40 hrs
Salesmanship: 20 hrs
Sanitation: 55 hrs
Anatomy and Disorders: 25 hrs
Laws: 10 hrs
Nail Techniques: 260 hrs
Manicuring: 100 hrs
Pedicuring: 60 hrs
Chemistry: 10 hrs
Electric File: 20 hrs

Total Curriculum Hours: 600

Manicuring Program Cost

600 Hours Tuition@ $9.40 per hour: $5,640.00
Registration fee: $100.00
Application fee: $100.00
Kits/Books/Supplies: $1,507.00
Technology Fees: $249.00
Total Cost: $7,596.00
iPad with kit: $329.00
Total Cost with iPad: $7,925.00

On-Campus Housing: Not Offered

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* The fee for our student kit, books, and mannequin is non-refundable after they have been issued to the student. An extra fee will be charged to all Manicuring students who fail to complete their 600 hours of training within the allotted contract dates. This charge will be applied only after the contract ending date. An administration fee of $150.00 will be charged to any student who discontinues prior to graduation with the exception of extenuating circumstances.

Class Schedules For Manicuring

20 Hours Per Week Night Program: 7.5 Months
Monday – Friday 5:30pm – 9:30pm

30 Hours Per Week Night Program: 5 Months
Monday – Friday 3:00pm – 9:30pm

Consumer Information:
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) name and code for Cosmetology is: 39-5092.00 Manicurists and Pedicurists. Please visit the Department of Labor’s website at the following link to obtain information on this field of occupation.

Along with the Department of Labor the National Center for Education Statistics provides data concerning cosmetology under the following CIP code: 12.0410. Use this code at the following link.

You can also access statistical data about our schools on the College Navigator website at the following link.

Pre-Enrollment Information

Manicuring Program:
This campus did not have any graduates of the program to base rates on during 2021.

According to the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences, Inc. based on our Annual Report our official rates for all programs are:

Completion Rate: 79.55%
Employment Rate: 78.57%
Licensure Rate: 92.54%

Physical Demands of this profession are:
Long work shifts on your feet. Work hours include weekends and evenings.
You may not get a break or lunch hour. Because of the repetitiveness of some movements, Carpel Tunnel is a possibility.
You work with hazardous materials such as: cleaning products, perms, bleaches, color and other chemicals.
Also, while you are in school, it will make a financial demand such as: Lunches, Child care, & Fuel for transportation.

Safety Requirements
Use proper ventilation to draw air away from you. Some fumes are harmful.
Have a designated smoking area.
Store products in closed containers and prevent spills and leakage. Store products in adequately ventilated area with moderate temperatures. Containers must identify product.
Have a proper first aid kit readily available.
Know the location of your inspected fire extinguishers and how to properly use them.
Discard materials properly.
Minimize your exposure to hazardous chemicals.
Isolate the chemical mixing to one area such as a dispensary.
Use personal protection equipment such as gloves, eye protection and dust masks.

Indiana Licensing Requirements

Manicuring: Each student must complete the following:

  • Complete 450 clock hours of training.*
  • Complete the State practical book requirements
  • Satisfactorily pass all written tests with a 75% or higher.
  • Pass all practical exams with a 75% or higher.
  • Pass the school final written exam with a 75% or higher.
  • Satisfy all financial responsibilities to the school.

*Rudae’s School of Beauty Culture requires additional hours for the Manicuring program over what is mandated by the state of Indiana. This is so that Rudae’s can provide additional education in areas the college feels is necessary to better prepare our students for work in the salon environment. See above for the complete breakdown of course hours, this information is also provided to each student during orientation.

Compensation that a successful graduate may reasonably expect.

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics employment and wage statistics last compiled in April 2023, manicurists in the United States earn an hourly wage falling somewhere between $11.22 and $21.72.
Annual salaries range from $23,330 to $45,180. A full-time manicurist earns a median income of about $14.97 per hour, or $31,130 over the course of a year (2080 hours).

Regulatory Oversight Restrictions

The State of Indiana requires that each student obtain a license from the State to become employed in Indiana. For information on factors that may prevent a student from obtaining such a license please visit the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency website.

Please refer to the State of Indiana Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners Licensure Laws and Regulations: