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Manicurist day Program Start Dates

Fall 2020

October 12, 2020

Manicurist evening/sat program start dates

Simi Institute does not offer an evening manicurist program at this time.

Crossover Program

Students must provide at least one valid California State Cosmetology, Barber, Esthetician, or Manicurist License in order to enroll in our crossover programs.


Please email Brooke Johnson for more information.

Manicurist Certificate Program


Manicurist Certificate Program

Simi Institute's Manicurist Certificate Program teaches the fundamentals of nail technology. Students will take a series of courses to learn procedures for manicuring, pedicuring, nail tips, nail enhancements, gels, massage, paraffin wax, and advanced nail art. A culminating state board class will prepare students for the passage of the written and practical California Cosmetology State Board Manicurist Licensure Exams. All of our students are provided with a course schedule that allows them to efficiently complete all operations and hour requirements set forth by the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology. Our Manicurist Certificate Program can be completed in approximately three levels. Students must complete all practical operations and at least 400 course hours for graduation.

Prerequisite: Related Sciences 1 & 2

Course Fee:  $1,050 per level

Note: We currently do not offer an evening/weekend Manicurist Certificate Program.

Fall 2020 Cohort

Start Date: October 12, 2020


Level: 1

Days: Tuesday - Thursday

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Level: 2

Days: Tuesday - Thursday

Time: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm; Salon shifts arranged with instructor


Level: 3

Days: Friday

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm; Salon shifts arranged with instructor