MT. VERNON, Ill. (Feb. 26, 2020) — The next generation of hairstylists needs teachers, and Rend Lake College is helping make that happen.
RLC is offering both Cosmetology and Barber Instructor courses for the Fall 2020 semester. These classes provide occupational certificates designed for people looking to teach barbering or cosmetology. The courses will also prepare students to take the Illinois Cosmetology Teacher licensure exam or the Illinois Barber Teacher licensure exam.
Already an experienced professional in these fields? RLC offers manageable classes for those looking to advance their career. A licensed barber with three years of practical experience would be required to complete 500 clock hours of instruction, per the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation guidelines. A licensed cosmetologist with two years of practical experience is also required 500 clock hours of instruction to complete the instructor program.
Interested in getting your teaching career started? Open registration for these courses begins March 23 for freshmen and March 9 for sophomores. Studio RLC will host it's annual "Open House" from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16 at the RLC MarketPlace in Mt. Vernon. Potential students can learn more at the Studio RLC Open House or contact Academic Advisement at 618-437-5321 Ext. 1266 or to enroll. In addition to these Instructor Programs, Studio RLC Cosmetology School will also be offering Cosmetology, Barber and Esthetics occupational certificate programs all beginning in the Fall of 2020. For more information on cosmetology, barbering or all the courses RLC has to offer, visit https://www.rlc.edu/studio-rlc or call 618-242-8459.