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Submitter's Information


Madeline Bettencourt


Assistant Professor


Inland Empire/Desert


Riverside City College

CTE Dean

CTE Dean's Name

Kristine DiMemmo

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Program Details

Program Title


Submission Type

New Program

TOPs Code

Cosmetology and Barbering (300700)

Projected Start Date


Catalog Description

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.

Enrollment Completer Projections

Riverside City College projects 150 students to earn a certificate or degree in Manicuring.

Program Proposal Attributes

Program Award Type(s) (Check all that apply)
  • Certificate of Achievement: 16 or greater semester (or 24 or greater quarter) units (C)
Program Goal

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).

Course Units and Hours

Total Certificate Units (Minimum and Maximum)


Units for Degree Major or Area of Emphasis (Minimum and Maximum)


Total Units for Degree (Minimum and Maximum)


Course Report

Program Requirements Narrative
(Y1 or S1)

Program Requirements

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

Supporting Documents

Inland/Empire Desert Regional Questions

Submission Details

Published at

05/07/19 - 02:42 PM



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Diann Thursby Super User   ·  05/13/19

Received regional recommendation at 5-13-2019 IEDRC Deans Meeting.