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Cosmetology Program

The KACC School of Cosmetology provides the training necessary to become a licensed cosmetologist in the State of Illinois.  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. 

 The Cosmetology program is under the instruction of professional cosmetologists. KACC’s licensed teaching professionals follow curriculum, rules and regulations established by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. This program provides for 1500 hours of training (The minimum number of hours necessary to apply for a cosmetology


Students have the opportunity to use this course as a “stepping stone” to complete licensure requirements.  The program includes two full school years, Saturday hours, thirty days of summer session as well as optional Thursday evening hours.  The opportunity is there for students to graduate following completion of their second summer session.  This, of course, is dependent upon their attendance .Hours toward completion may only be earned when at KACC.


Unlike any other high school program, the thirty-day summer sessions following both their junior and senior years are mandatory.  The curriculum offered at KACC during the summer program is not offered throughout the traditional school year – it is only available in the summer.


Note: Students who enroll in Cosmetology during their senior year of high school are welcome to return to KACC following graduation to complete this two-year program as an Adult Student. Tuition is charged on an hourly rate of $12.00 per hour.

Cosmetology Phase I

First-year Phase I students receive instruction in both theory and practical application in professional development, salon ecology, trichology, design decisions, hairstyling, women’s haircutting, electricity and sanitation.  Don’t worry – you will still be working with clients in our salon too!

Cosmetology Phase II

During the second year, Phase II students will build upon the knowledge and skills attained in year one and continue working both in the classroom and gain hands-on experience with customers in our salon. Students develop skills in the areas of skincare, hair chemistry, natural nail care, artificial nail care, hair color,
permanent waving/chemical straightening and salon business procedures and processes. 

Industry-Standard Certifications
Cosmetology License: Upon successful completion of this program, students will have an opportunity to take the IL State Cosmetology License Exam


Cosmetology Kit - These kits meet industry standards and are sold to students at KACC's Cost. 

Additional Costs

Tuition and Kit Fees: 

Phase I Fall:                $155.00 Textbook and

                                         Basic Kit $115.00


Phase I Summer:         $365.00 Tuition and   Nail/Skincare Kit $235.00









Phase II Fall:              $465 Advanced Kit

                                        (or  $625 Salon Pro Kit)


Phase II Summer:         $365 Tuition Only


$465 or $625




Please Note:  Fees must be paid prior to the beginning of each of the 4 sessions listed above.  No enrollment will be complete, nor hours earned until all fees are paid.  Tuition and Kit fees are subject to change at any time based upon vendor fees for the required supplies. 






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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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