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2023 start dates

  • January 11, 2023
  • March 13, 2023
  • May 30, 2023
  • August 8, 2023
  • October 9, 2023

Kit & Supplies Pick-Up Event

Kit pick-up is always held the first day of the session.

Students are required to pick up kits and supplies in Room 108 at the time assigned to their level. 

Please Note: No additional pick-up dates will be scheduled. Failure to retrieve your kit could result in non-participation for the term.

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 note

Related Science (Health & Safety) is the only Cosmetology program course conducted online.

Barber, Cosmetologist, Esthetician, and Manicurist classes are conducted IN-PERSON ONLY.


Carmen Beck

805-579-6200 ext. 1610

Manicurist Certificate Program

SICE’s currently offers a 400-hour Manicurist Certificate Program in compliance with the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology’s regulations.  Our current program also meets all of the program requirements set forth by Senate Bill 803, which takes effect in January 2022.


about our manicurist 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. To complete the Manicuring Certificate program, students must complete 2 course levels, minimum of 400 hours and all required practical operations.*

*Subject to change per California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology Training Requirements

Prerequisite: Related Science (Health & Safety)

Course Fee: $1,050 per level

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


spring 2023


Beginning December 2022, the $55 fee for the Related Science Health & Safety prerequisite will be included in Level 1 core class tuition. The new fee structure for Level 1 core class will be as follows: 

Manicurist - Level 1: $1,105

Related Science Health & Safety is still a REQUIRED week-long, self-paced online course that must be successfully completed prior to beginning any core class (Barber, Cosmetologist, Esthetician, Manicurist). We now offer an optional in-person tutorial session on the first day of class that covers the basics of navigating Google Classroom. 

Related Science (Health & Safety) Dates: May 22 - 26, 2023

Days: Monday - Friday

Time: Self-paced

Location: ONLINE, plus additional assignments to be completed at home


Core Class Dates: May 30 - July 29, 2023

Days: Monday - Friday

Time: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

Room: 104

You must register by May 12, 2023. No exceptions will be made.



Dates: May 30 - July 28, 2023

Days: Monday - Friday

Time: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

Room: Salon

You must register by May 12, 2023. No exceptions will be made.