The Cosmetology program meets the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation standard requirements pertaining to faculty qualifications, equipment, facilities, course content and contact hours. Entrance into the program is granted fall and spring semesters following a screening process. A total of 1,500 consecutive hours is required for completion of the program. In addition to tuition and service fees, cosmetology students will purchase a uniform, manikins, cosmetology kit, and workbooks. Students will have the opportunity to attend off campus cosmetology seminars. To secure an Illinois Cosmetology license, each student is required to take a computerized Illinois state board examination upon completion of the curriculum. See career track program (310) Cosmetology Track when selecting a major. Contact the Director of Cosmetology at (217) 234-5343 for more information regarding the screening process.