Excellence – it’s a well-known tradition at Gem City College School of Horology. We offer training in three areas that will give you immediate recognition as a qualified craftsman with skills that are in demand!


Gem City College Cosmetology Training features a large clinic for customers, dispensary, classrooms, and the appropriate atmosphere for the learning and practice of Cosmetology. Students will learn skills in haircutting, nails, perming, color, salon management, and other areas.

Welcome to Gem City College

Specializing in horology and cosmetology

Gem City College is located at 700 State Street, Quincy, IL 62301. Persons wishing to make comments should either write to the Executive Director of the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education, 7840 Roswell Road Bldg. 300, Suite 325, Atlanta, GA 30350, or submit their comments through the Council’s website. Persons making comments must provide their names and mailing addresses.


The Constitution of the State of Illinois states: “a fundamental goal of the People of the State is the education of all persons to the limits of their capacities.” The College is a part of the system of post-secondary and higher education institutions established to fulfill this mandate. It is the mission of Gem City College to offer its students specialized training leading directly to careers in business, industry, government or self-employment.

Programs are designed to meet the changing needs of the business as well as a diverse student population. It is the policy of the College to offer equal educational opportunities to qualified persons regardless of race, religion, age, sex or physical disability.