Manicuring training program

The Manicuring diploma program offered at Dorsey School of Beauty provides students with the opportunity to obtain a basic understanding of manicuring techniques that include plain manicure, nail art, oil manicure, nail repair, and artificial nail application treatments. The Manicuring program features a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on training in our on-campus beauty clinic.  A nail technician is an individual who considers himself or herself to be a people person.  Manicurists and Nail Technicians enjoy working with their hands and take pride in seeing to it that the work they do is done well.  Are you looking to pursue an exciting career that allows you to interact with people, increase their happiness, and help them feel good about themselves and improve the way they look? If so, a career as a manicurist or nail technician may be right for you.

Manicuring training program – Michigan career training

By the end of the program, each graduate will have had the opportunity to obtain the knowledge and experience that is designed to prepare them to enter this exciting profession. The Manicuring program totals 400 clock hours and consists of two courses: MANI101 Manicuring I (200 hours) and MANI102 Manicuring II (200 hours).

The Manicuring diploma program is offered at the following Dorsey School of Beauty campus location:

Training in this program includes:

  • Basic instructions in manicure techniques, nail technology, and manicure shop management.
  • A Manicuring Student Kit, which contains various items used in the industry, as well as textbooks – are all provided by Dorsey School of Beauty.
  • The opportunity for students to receive hands-on training (while supervised) in our on-campus beauty clinic where they will be able to provide services to the public who may be charged for the services rendered by students.
  • Dorsey School of Beauty (located at the Taylor Campus) is institutionally accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences, Inc. (NACCAS).

Manicuring Diploma Program

Manicurist / Nail Technician Career Outlook

Career opportunities for those trained and licensed in manicuring include manicurist, platform manicurist, salon owner, nail technician director, theatrical nail technician, manufacturer’s representative, beauty products supervisor, beauty magazine columnist, and beauty supply salesperson. Jobs in this field can be found in private, chain, and department store salons and other beauty-related businesses. According to the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of manicurists and pedicurists is projected to grow 12% from 2016 to 2026, which is faster than the average for all occupations.a In addition, according to the State of Michigan DTMB, Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives, employment of manicurists and pedicurists is projected to grow 9% from 2014 to 2024.b

Additional Program Information

To learn more about the Manicuring program at Dorsey School of Beauty,  contact us.

What is the total cost of the Manicuring program?

The tuition and fees for a student to complete Dorsey School of Beauty’s 400-hour Manicuring training program within the normal timeframe of 17 weeks (for day students) or 21 weeks (for evening students) currently totals $2,995. The tuition cost includes books and supplies (as published in the school catalog), but the total tuition may change based on a student’s decision to change career programs, extend training, withdraw, or interrupt training for any reason. To calculate the total cost of education, including indirect costs of room and board, personal expenses, transportation costs and loan fees associated with the cost of attendance, go to the Dorsey Schools Cost of Attendance page.

Dorsey School of Beauty Manicuring program Equipment and Books

The tuition for the Manicuring program includes the necessary textbooks along with a Manicuring Student Kit, plus items such as nail polish, acrylic supplies, and other manicuring instruments.Dorsey School of Beauty will furnish all necessary materials and supplies to senior students who perform work on patrons. All equipment, materials, and supplies not included in the student kit are the property of Dorsey School of Beauty.

Manicuring/ Nail Technology Career Information:

For more information about a Manicuring career, please visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s O*NET website. The Standard Occupational Code (SOC) for this career is 39-5092 and the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code for this program is 12.0410. Additional career information specific to the State of Michigan can be found at the Career One Stop website, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. When visiting the website, navigate to the browse occupations page, type “Manicurists” in the key word search box, and then continue to select the State of Michigan.

The Manicuring program is a short-length program not eligible for Title IV funds, and is therefore not classified by the Department of Education as Gainful Employment programs which require these disclosures.

Taylortown School of Beauty operates as Dorsey School of Beauty and/or Dorsey Schools (Taylor Campus location).


aBureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Manicurists and Pedicurists, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/personal-care-and-service/manicurists-and-pedicurists.htm (visited November 23, 2017).

bMichigan DTMB, Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives, Long-Term Occupational Employment Projections (2014-2024) Michigan Statewide, Manicurists and Pedicurists (SOC Code: 39-5092), http://milmi.mt.gov/Portals/137/publications/projectionsdata/LongTerm_OccupationalProj_2024_MI.xlsx (visited July 11, 2016).