Barbering Program

Barbering1,350 clock hours

Length: 1,100 clock hours, approximately 12 months. (Plus 150 hours safety and sanitation and 100 hours in career development = 1,350 hours.)

Description: Barbering is the study of hair and its associated structures, hair and scalp diseases and disorders, as well as sculpting (cutting), styling (wet and thermal), shampooing and conditioning, wiggery, and barbering.

Format: Students progress through the course in four levels: freshman, sophomore, junior and senior. To progress from one level to the next, students must complete the required hours, required operations, written evaluations and practical evaluations for each level. Students are also required to maintain satisfactory academic progress.

Freshman level is six weeks and is spent in a classroom setting, where students learn the basics in all areas of barbering. In addition to hair cutting techniques, each three-week block also includes customer service and safety and sanitation. Students are given written and practical evaluations at the end of each segment.

After successful completion of 6 weeks of freshman classes, students are assigned to the clinic floor to begin practice and practical skills and customer service skills.

In addition to the above classes, students also attend theory and state board review classes in  preparation for senior written and practical exams for state licensing. Students will participate in other classes as assigned.

Our methods of instruction include lecture, demonstration, and labs. The materials used are Standard Milady Course Outline and Teacher Guide, whiteboard, Power Point presentation, textbooks, and standard commercial visual aids.

Course Goals

  1. To qualify to take the Health Licensing Office written exam that covers the subjects of hair shaping (cutting), hair design, shampooing, and styling.
  2. To identify scalp diseases and disorders.
  3. To perform tasks of Barbering in a proficient manner that will support the graduate in employment.
  4. To have an awareness of personal self worth, pride and professionalism.

Units of Instruction

Shampooing, Rinses, Conditioners & Draping 50
Chemistry, Anatomy & Physiology 30
Hair Styling 300
Hair Shaping (cutting) 500
Implements & Equipment 25
Skin & Scalp Disorders 40
Cutting, Trimming, Beard & Mustache & Shaving 50
Electricity 10
Esthetic Structures 40
Discretionary 55
Safety & Sanitation 150
Career Development 100
Total Training Hours 1,350

Textbook Disclosure

2011, 5th edition
ISBN 13: 978-1-4354-9715-3

ISBN 13: 978-4354-9713-9

2011, 5th edition
ISBN 13: 978-1-4354-9712-2

General School and Course Information

Grading Procedures and Scale

Student grades will be based on theory assignments, theory exams, practical assignments and practical exams. Students must achieve a grade of C (75%) or better to be considered acceptable according to the following grading scale:

Grading Scale
A 90% to 100% Superior
B 80% to 89% Excellent
C 75% to 79% Satisfactory
F 74% or less Unsatisfactory


Hourly Breakdown of All Courses


Program Hair Esthetics Nails Safety & Sani. Career Total
H + E + N 1,450 250 350 150 100 2,300
H + E 1,450 250 150 100 1,950
H + N 1,450 350 150 100 2,050
H 1,450 150 100 1,700
E + N 250 350 150 100 850
E 250 150 100 500
N 350 150 100 600
B 1,100 150 100 1,350
C 1,000
 H = Hair Design, E = Esthetics, N = Nails Technology, B = Barbering, C = Cadet Instructor

All courses (except Cadet Instructor) each contain the required units of 100 hours of Career Development and 150 hours of Safety and Sanitation. If you have already completed one or more of the courses and want to return to complete another subject, you must complete at least the following hours, plus have an evaluation of your prior hours to credit to the Career Development and Safety & Sanitation requirements:

Gainful Employment

The occupational outlook for cosmetology careers is very promising. The salon industry continues to grow and continues to employ large numbers of professionals. In the latest national survey conducted for the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences, there were 1,682,641 professionals employed in the nation’s 370,250 beauty salons, barber shops, skin care salons and nail salons. New employees were difficult to find. Approximately 3 out of every 4 salon owners that looked for new employees reported difficulty in finding new applicants. Recent trends indicate a steady demand for licensed professionals in the industry.

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