Barbering Certificate Program Coming to Campus this Fall

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Triton College has announced its new Barber Certificate Program, designed to offer students a comprehensive education in the art and science of barbering. The program will begin enrolling students for the 2024-2025 academic year, offering a curriculum that combines hands-on training with academic instruction. The Barber Certificate requires 50 credit hours, equivalent to 1,500 clock hours required by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Once students complete the program, they will be eligible for the Illinois Licensed Barber Examination, according to Cobb. With a full course load, Cobb estimates it will take students 14 months to complete the certificate program. He will teach Monday through Thursday in a new state-of-the-art barbering facility on the Triton College campus. The facility is fully-equipped barbering labs that simulate a real-world barbershop environment. Cobb graduated from Jett College of Barbering, Memphis, Tennessee, in 2008. After working in the field, Cobb became an instructor. He attended the Memphis Institute of Barbering for certification. Information about Triton College’s Barber Certificate Program is available at

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