520 Front Street, Tyler, Texas 75702 | Admissions: 903.596.7860

Manicurist; 600 Clock Hours

The Star College Manicurist Program provides the student with an exemplary foundation courses to begin working as a nail technician. The Manicuring Program is a preparatory theory and laboratory course developed to provide instruction for the development of manipulative skills, technical knowledge, safety and sanitary practices. These skills will prepare you for entry into the manicuring field. Manicurist training is governed by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations. Graduating students will pass both Texas State Examinations (written and practical) for all courses. The school laboratory, or clinic floor, is equipped comparable to cosmetology salons.

Manicurist classes begin the first Monday of February, May, August, and November.

Employment Opportunities

Licensed Manicurist provides an individual to become employed as:

  •  Manicurist
  • Pedicurist
  • Nail Technician
  • Nail Artist
  • Salon Owner
  • Manufacturer’s Rep
  • Guest Artist


The course is a combination of lecture, demonstration and student participation. Written tests are administered after each unit of instruction. Instruction will be supplemented with guest artists, visual and audio aids, and other instructional techniques and materials.

The first 60 hours are spent in concentrated, intensive training referred to as Freshman Nail Tech Department; (licensing regulations prohibit students from performing services on the clinic floor until 10% of the applicable course length is completed.) Students are required to perform a specific number of practical exercises on models/manikins, pass a proficiency examination, and a practical floor examination before their admission to the floor and are eligible to be promoted to the Senior Nail Tech Department.

Senior Nail Tech students (400+ hrs) will demonstrate their knowledge of cosmetology theory by passing two (2) written exit exams, a practical exit examination, and demonstrate and incorporate problem solving skills with scheduled client practices and practice refining professional client and coworker relationships with minimal supervision to help with the transition from school to the salon.