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Cosmetology – Certificate



Certificate of Achievement

The Cosmetology Program is designed to give students thorough training in the arts, skills, and applied sciences that deal with adornment through care and treatment of the hair, nails, and skin.

What You Can Do

Graduates are prepared for licensure by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation-Division of Professional Regulations, State of Illinois, upon passing the Illinois Cosmetology examination. This qualifies the graduate for employment.


  • Barber
  • Hairstylist/Hairdresser
  • Cosmetologist
  • Salon Owner
  • Salon Manager,
  • Manicurist/Pedicurist/Nail Technician
  • Sales Representative

Earning Potential

View the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook for Hairstylists at Barbers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists : Occupational Outlook Handbook: : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (

Modes of Instruction
Learn more about the modes of instruction offered at John A. Logan College.

Program Details

00COS 0056


ORI 100College 1011
COS 101Cosmetology Theory I 13
COS 111Cosmetology Laboratory 111


COS 102Cosmetology Theory II 15
COS 112Cosmetology Laboratory II 111
*COS 260 Cosmetology Review (Spring Only) is an optional refresher course to meet IDFPR licensure requirements.


COS 113Cosmetology Laboratory III 14
COS 114Cosmetology Internship Program 12

Total Hours for Degree40

  1. Students must maintain a “C” in all cosmetology courses. ↩︎

The Cosmetology Certificate is a minimum of 40 credit hours. Please use our Tuition and Fees page to calculate your approximate cost.

*Students will be responsible for additional classroom materials and tools.

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John A Logan College is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission. For more information on programs with specialized accreditations please visit Programs with Specialized Accreditations – John A. Logan College (

The JALC COS program meets licensure requirements in the state of Illinois.

Higher education institutions and the U.S. Department of Education share a common goal: to support students in educational programs that lead to state licensure, enabling them to fulfill the educational requirements necessary for employment in their chosen field. According to U.S. Department of Education regulations 34 CFR 668.14(b)(32), starting July 1, 2024, all institutions must disclose whether the curriculum for Title IV-eligible programs designed or advertised as leading to professional licensure or certification required for employment meets state educational requirements where a student is located. Disclosure is required regardless of a program’s modality. Academic programs that provide a path to optional, national, or industry certifications do not require disclosure.

John A. Logan College strives to ensure that information regarding educational requirements for licensure or certification is up to date; however, state requirements may change. Beyond educational requirements, state licensure boards may require applicants to complete professional examinations, background checks, years of professional experience, residency requirements, jurisprudence exams, and other training.

The new U.S. Department of Education regulations, 34 CFR 668.14(b)(32) require colleges to assign programs leading to licensure to one of two categories; “Yes, meets state requirements” or “No, does not meet state requirements.”

John A. Logan College’s educational programs are designed to meet licensure requirements in the state of Illinois regardless of the modality of instruction. The programs listed below meet educational requirements for professional licensure or certification for that occupation in Illinois:

  • Associate Degree Nursing (ADN)
  • Cosmetology (COS)
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
  • Massage Therapy (MAS)

John A. Logan College cannot guarantee licensure in other states. State laws, regulations, and policies governing professional licensure may change at any time. The decision to grant a license or certification is the purview of the state. Only state licensing agencies or boards can determine whether an academic program meets or partially meets educational requirements for licensure. John A. Logan College cannot guarantee an individual’s attainment of any professional licensure or certification, in any field, in any state. At this time, per regulations, the College must assign, “No, does not meet requirements” in states other than Illinois.

Students are encouraged to contact the appropriate state licensing authority directly to determine if John A. Logan College’s program meets the educational requirements for licensure before beginning the program. Many John A. Logan College licensure program graduates have successfully transferred into careers and obtained licensure in states other than Illinois.

John A Logan offers a seamless transfer to the next step in your educational journey for many of our programs. Our academic programs prepare you for what you will need to transfer to a four-year college or university. When you have selected the college where you would like to transfer, it is important to review their specific admission and course requirements. John A Logan College has many articulation agreements with various colleges.

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  1. Graduates will demonstrate advanced technical skills in a range of cosmetology services, including hair cutting, styling, coloring, skincare, nail care, and make-up application.
  2. Graduates will effectively communicate with clients to assess their needs, preferences, and desired outcomes. While upholding the highest standards of professional, ethical conduct, and client confidentiality, fostering trust and respect within the industry and among clients. They will demonstrate active listening and clear communication to provide tailored services.
  3. Graduates will adhere to strict safety and sanitation protocols to ensure the well-being of clients and maintain a clean, hygienic salon environment in compliance with industry standards.

Cosmetology Faculty Contact

Connie Robinson

Connie Robinson

Professor of Cosmetology

Phone: (618) 985-2828 Ext. 8242
Office: D211