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Cosmetology Program

The KACC School of Cosmetology provides the training necessary to become a licensed cosmetologist.  While earning hours toward licensure, students have the opportunity to acquire the skills needed in order to perform services on customers in our full-service salon, which is open to the public. 

First-year students receive instruction in both theory and practical application in professional development, salon ecology, chemistry, trichology, design decisions, hairstyling, haircutting, chemical texture, hair color and sanitation.  Don’t worry – you will still be working with clients in our salon too!

Unlike other high school programs, students continue through the summer until mid-July continuing to work within the salon while studying anatomy and physiology, electricity, nail technology and esthetics as they relate to cosmetology, while earning more of those hours toward licensure.  Summer session is NOT an option.  The curriculum offered in the summer is not offered during the regular Fall-Spring school session. In order to meet standards for licensure, both summer sessions must be attended.

During the second year, students will build upon the knowledge and skills attained in year one and continue both classroom and hands-on experience with customers in our salon, in the areas of shampooing, make-up, facials, hair treatment, hairdressing and hair shaping, hair chemistry, manicuring, pedicuring, sculpture nails, and permanent waving/chemical straightening. 

The Cosmetology Program is under the instruction of professional cosmetologists, licensed to teach the Cosmetology program under the rules and regulations established by the Department of Professional Regulation. The program provides for 1500 hours of training which, is the minimum requirement needed in order to take the State Board Exam for licensing.  This includes two full school years, Saturday hours, the summer session between junior and senior year, as well as the summer session following high school graduation school. 


Students are responsible for purchasing an equipment kit for the first year, second year, and for the summer program.  The items provided in the kit are required to progress in the class. Fall Kit fees first and second year, are due on or before the first day of class.  Kit fees and tuition for the summer sessions are due no later than the first part of May (Specific Dates are announced in March of each year).  These kits meet industry standards and are sold to you at our cost.  Payment plans are not offered, however, we accept credit card payments.  Summer session is NOT an option.  Summer curriculum is required in order for student to qualify to take State Licensure Examination. Students will not be enrolled nor will they be able to earn hours toward their Cosmetology license until appropriate fees are paid. 


*Kit Fees and Summer School Tuition: 

  • Equipment kits for first year, second year and summer programs
    • First-Year - $230 kit fee
    • First-Year Summer – Tuition $350, plus Summer Kit fee of $170
    • Second-Year Kit Fee is $140.00
    • Second-Year Summer Tuition is $350 – No Summer Kit Fee

Students who choose to participate in competitions may also need to purchase additional mannequins, supplies, pay for entry fees and travel costs.

*Kit fees and Tuition are subject to change due to product price increases.




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Kankakee Area Career Center4083 N 1000 W Road

PO Box 570Bourbonnais, IL 60914

815-939-4971Fax: 815-939-7598

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