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How does clock hour education work?
The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation requires 1500 clock hours of instruction. No exceptions, if you miss a day, you must make up the hours and work for that day. As a high school student, each year you will seek to acquire 750 clock hours by clocking in and out on time with your kit issued badge. Private students may choose 1500 hours for earlier graduation.
Are there enough hours available in the calendar each year to reach 750 or higher?
Yes, there are well over 750 clock hours available each year. High school students will attend four hours per day, and two Saturdays per month. Private students will choose from two available schedules. The IDPFR allows 150 clock hours of internship with a licensed Cosmetologist. This can aid you should something prevent your attendance and cause you to lose hours. You may also attend extra Saturdays. You are given a calendar showing available hours and holiday closures. Be advised this calendar is subject to change.
Is there a payment plan?
High school students must pay the one-time lab and kit fee, and the first-year portion of tuition at enrollment. GAVC students do not have additional tuition. (See Financials-Tuition page for your school.) The second-year tuition is due before the first day of classes begin the second year. Private students should contact FCI to discuss tuition payment options at 815-942-2668 or firstname.lastname@example.org
What do I wear?
You are expected to wear regular street clothes with closed toed shoes. Hair neat. You will be given a kit issued knee length black smock to wear each day. Your clothing will be covered and protected by your smock.
If I am in high school, how do I get to FCI?
You must have your own transportation to and from school. As class begins many students' carpool. Be advised, if you chose to carpool daily, get costs for gasoline etc. established with your ride or the person riding with you, BEFORE you begin carpooling. Do not expect a ride for free. Do not expect your passenger to pay all expenses for your car. Find a fair arrangement in advance. FCI is not responsible for transportation.
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519 Franklin Street, Morris, Illinois 60450, United States
Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday - 9-2
Salon clinic is open Tuesday through Friday 8:15-3
FCI follows the public school calendar. We are closed for all school holidays and closed for summer break.