Nail Technician

This is a basic course consisting of a minimum of 600 clock hours of training as required by the Indiana Board of Cosmetology. It includes the following minimum curriculum. A student who completes this course and successfully passes a state board examination will be prepared to enter into the salon as a manicurist or nail technician.


Course Hours

The State of Indiana requires 450 hours in order to obtain a license in Manicuring. To better prepare the student for the work force in this field Rudae's has added hours to the program to better educate the student in the areas of Manicuring, Pedicuring, Sanitation and Nail Techniques.


Anatomy & Disorders
Nail Techniques
Electric File

Total Curriculum - 600


Manicuring Program Cost:

On Campus Housing: Not Offered


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* The fee for our student kit, books, and mannequin is non-refundable after they have been issued to the student. An extra fee will be charged to all Manicuring students who fail to complete their 600 hours of training within the allotted contract dates. This charge will be applied only after the contract ending date. An administration fee of $150.00 will be charged to any student who discontinues prior to graduation with the exception of extenuating circumstances.


Gainful Employment Disclosure--Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist

Gainful Employment Disclosure--Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor


Class Schedules For Manicuring


20 Hours Per Week Night Program (Fort Wayne Campus): 7.5 Months
Monday - Friday 5:00pm - 9:00pm


30 Hours Per Week Night Program (Fort Wayne Campus): 5 Months
Monday - Friday 3:00pm - 9:30pm


30 Hours Per Week Program (Kokomo Campus): 5 Months
Tuesday - Saturday 9:00am - 3:30pm


Consumer Information:

The U.S. Department of Labor's Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) name and code for Cosmetology is: 39-5092.00 Manicurists and Pedicurists.
Please visit the Department of Labor's website at the following link to obtain information on this field of occupation.


Along with the Department of Labor the National Center for Education Statistics provides data concerning cosmetology under the following CIP code: 12.0410. Use this code at the following link.


You can also access statistical data about our schools on the College Navigator website at the following link.


To help you make an informed decision about whether to sign up for any of our programs, we want you to know that, according to the latest information:


The Completion, Placement, and Licensure rates for this program as submitted to our accrediting agency; the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences in our Annual Report are as follows:


The Combined Rates for both campuses and all programs for 2012:

Completion: 82.24%

Placement: 73.60%

Licensure: 96.69%


Fort Wayne Campus:

90.00% or 9 of the 10 students in this program scheduled to graduate in 2012 went on to graduate;

66.67% or 6 of the 9 students that graduated in that year have found jobs in the industry; and

100% or 8 of the 8 students of the program taking the state board exam in 2012 passed the examination.


Kokomo Campus:

This campus had no graduates at the time of this annual report.


On-Time Completion Rates for Each Schedule (per campus):


This rate is based solely on students that were able to complete the program within the number of months that the program is designated to take to complete. It does not factor in Approved Leave of Absences or other circumstances that prevent the student from graduating on time.


Fort Wayne Campus:
Combined Completion for all Schedules (2011/2012 award year): 0.00%


Kokomo Campus:
This campus had no graduates during the 2011/2012 award year on which to base the completion rate.


Indiana Licensing Requirements
Manicuring: Each student must complete the following:


  1. Complete 600 clock hours of training.
  2. Complete the State practical book requirements
  3. Satisfactorily pass all written tests with a 75% or higher.
  4. Pass all practical exams with a 75% or higher.
  5. Pass the school final written exam with a 75% or higher.
  6. Satisfy all financial responsibilities to the school.


The State of Indiana requires that each student obtain a license from the State to become employed in Indiana. For information on factors that may prevent a student from obtaining such a license please visit the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency website.

Please refer to the State Board of Cosmetology Licensure Laws and Regulations: