Program Overview

The 300 clock hour Advanced Manicurist program is 10 weeks that has instructor led classroom and clinical training as well as practical hands-on application. Individuals who enroll in this program will learn to perform nail care, spa pedicures, business development, wellness and retail knowledge. Upon completion, students will have the skills to seek employment as a nail care specialist, nail salon manager or owner.


The Advanced Manicurist is a 300 clock hour course. Teaching methods will include lecture, demonstrations, PowerPoint and visual aids. Students may be required to have a working laptop at school. Throughout the designed program, students will transition from mannequin hands to customers. However, students must first successfully complete all requirements before being permitted to deliver safe, effective treatments for the skin and nails. Students will learn the latest techniques, and develop an upbeat, cheerful attitude with strong communication skills. Students should understand that education does not end when the program is over.Advanced Manicurists are required to do continuing education and license renewal every two years.


Class Size - Minimum -3 Students / Maximum -12 Students

Student / Instructor Ratio - Apex Academy 25:1 / OSBC 25:1



Tuition and Fees

Students are required to purchase a supply kit designed by Apex Academy. All items must be ordered directly from Apex Academy.

Advanced Manicurist = TOTAL: $3,100.00

Registration- $100.00



Kit Fees- $400.00(Advanced Manicurist students are required to pay a Registration Fee of $100 at the time of sign up AND make a deposit of $400 at Enrollment Meeting).


Other Costs

 -State Board Kit - $30

-School Supplies: Notebook Paper, Pens, Pencils, Black Permanent Marker, Index Cards, Flip Flops, Trapper/Binder, Locker Lock, Headphones, Laptop .

-Outside Fees (not owed to the School)

Smock from Professional Image in Richland Mall

Black Scrub Pants

State Board Exam Fee


Program Schedule

3 Month Program (first 80 hours will include all bookwork and introduction to skills)


All students will attend full time:



8:00 am - 4:00 pm



8:00 am - 4:00 pm



12:00 pm - 8:00 pm



8:00 am - 4:00pm



8am - 2:00pm (first Saturday of the month)


Start Dates

Advanced Manicurist classes start on the following months - March and June

1788 West Fourth Street

Ontario, Ohio 44906


Phone: 419-709-8512

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