Barber Certificate (pending ICCB approval)

The Barber Certificate offers students a comprehensive education in the art and science of barbering. Students will gain skills in haircutting, shaving, styling, chemical techniques, facial hair design, and shaving.

The Barber certificate requires 50 credit hours, equivalent to the 1500 clock hours required by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to apply for the Illinois Licensed Barber examination.

Program Prerequisites

Program Prerequisites:

  • must be able to speak and understand English
  • must read at a college level, as demonstrated by course equivalency or concurrent enrollment in RHT 099 or test at college level Reading

Program Outcomes

Program Outcomes:

  1. Communicate professionally in the workplace.
  2. Develop an employment portfolio.
  3. Demonstrate technical proficiency in hair cutting and styling, chemical services, product usage, skin services, and shaving.
  4. Create personalized haircuts that suit the client’s preference, style, and facial features.
  5. Practice decontamination and infection control procedures
  6. Prepare to successfully pass the Illinois Licensed Barber exam.

Barber Program Information Session

By attending an information session, you will learn what is expected of you as an applicant
as well as the functionality of the program. Please register through our form below.

Barber Program
Information Session Registration

Department Information



Additional Information

  • TBD

Contact Information

Christopha Cox
Health Careers Information Specialist
Office: H-134
Phone: (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3474
  Nicholas Cobb
Program Chairperson
Office: H-103
Phone: (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3487