Course Outline – Cosmetology
Next Session Start Dates
Downers Grove, IL
Name of Course
Description of Course
Prior to students entering the student salon and providing services to the public, students are required to complete a minimum of 150 hours of Basic Training as listed below. Students may be required to complete additional assignments and or hours of training at the school’s discretion before being allowed to work in the student salon.
Each licensed cosmetology school shall provide a program consisting of a minimum of 1500 clock hours or a 50 credit hour equivalency (1 credit hour equals 30 clock hours) of instruction as follows:
a) Basic Training – 150 hours of classroom instruction in general theory and practical application shall be provided that shall include a minimum of the following subject areas:
tools and their use
understanding chemicals and use
types of hair
skin diseases and conditions
anatomy and physiology
b) Practical Chemical Application/Hair Treatment – 500 hours of instruction, which shall be a combination of classroom instruction and hands on experience, shall be provided in the following subject areas:
hair coloring, tinting and bleaching
hair and scalp conditioning
shampooing, toning and rinsing
c) Hair Styling/Hair Dressing – 475 hours of instruction in hair styling, which shall be a combination of classroom instruction and hands on experience, shall be provided in the following subject areas:
application of electrical/mechanical equipment
d) Shop Management, Sanitation and Interpersonal Relations – 200 hours of classroom instruction shall be provided in the following subject areas:
marketing and merchandising
emergency first aid
pertinent State and local laws and rules
personal grooming and hygiene
e) Esthetics – 85 hours of instruction shall be provided
f) Nail Technology – 55 hours of instruction shall be provided
g) Electives – 35 hours
h) Internship program is an optional part of the curriculum. Each licensed cosmetology school may choose to set up an internship program and shall follow the guidelines set forth in this subsection (h):
1) An internship program:
A) May be substituted for 150 hours of the 1500 hours as set forth in this Section.
B) May be part of the curriculum of a licensed cosmetology school and shall be an organized preplanned training program designed to allow a student to learn hair dressing, sanitation, safety and shop management, hair treatment, nail technology and esthetics under the direct supervision of a licensed cosmetologist in a registered salon.
2) A student in the internship program:
A) May participate in an internship program only after completing 750 hours of training with a minimum average grade of 80. A school may, however, set the average grade higher and set other standards that a student must meet to participate in the internship program.
B) May not spend more than 150 hours in an internship program.
C) May not be paid while participating in this internship program as it is a part of the cosmetology curriculum of the school.
D) May work a maximum of 8 hours a day and shall be required to spend 1 day a week at the school.
E) Shall be under the direct on site supervision of a licensed cosmetologist. Only 1 student shall be supervised by 1 licensed cosmetologist.
3) A licensed cosmetology school shall state clearly in the student contract that the school offers an internship program.
4) The licensed cosmetology school shall enter into a contract with the student, the registered salon and licensed cosmetologist. The contract shall contain all the provisions set forth in subsection (h)(2) of this Section and any other requirements of the internship established by the school. The contract shall be signed by the student, the school and the licensed cosmetologist. Any party to the contract may terminate the contract at any time.
(Source: Amended at 30 Ill. Reg. 9503, effective May 10, 2006)
Instructional Methods Used to Teach the Course
The teaching methods used to facilitate training in Cosmetology include, but are not limited to; lecture, and lecture/demonstration incorporating various teaching aids to increase student comprehension.