Barbering (BAR) is a 51 semester hour program combining class-room theory with hands-on practice in the laboratory.  Requirements for the certificate of completion include four academic courses totaling 12 semester hours and all required career technical courses. Students can also earn stackable short term certificates and industry certifications.1 The program prepares individuals to shave and trim facial/neck hair and beards, cut/style hair, give facial/scalp massages, apply cosmetic treatments, and obtain licensure.


  • Certificate
    • Barbering

  • Short Term Certificate
    • Barbering Fundamentals
    • Business Management
    • Chemical Texture Services

Industry Certification
National Career Readiness Credential

Estimated Program Length

Award Length Credit Hours
Short Term Certificate 1 semester 9
Certificate of Completion 3 semesters 51

Required Program Courses

Course Title Credit Hours
BAR109 Bacteriology and Sanitation 3
BAR110 Orientation to Barbering 3
BAR111 Introduction to Barbering Lab 3
BAR112 Science of Barbering 3
BAR113 Fund. of Barbering Applications 3
BAR114 Barbering and Styling Lab 3
BAR115 Cutting and Styling Techniques 3
BAR120 Properties of Chemistry 3
BAR121 Chemical Hair Processing 3
BAR130 Marketing & Business Management 3
BAR133 Styling and Management Lab 3
BAR132 Styling and Design 3
BAR143 State Board Review 3

Required Academic Courses

Course Title Credit Hours
DPT100 Introductory Computer Skills I 3
ENG100 Vocational Technical English 3
MAH101 Introductory Mathematics I 3
SPC103 Oral Communication Skills 3

Elective Courses

Course Title Credit Hours
BAR181 Special Topics in Barbering 1
BAR187 Special Topics in Barbering 3

Electives may be offered to meet a student’s personal educational goals or for instructional purposes.


Program Contact

Ms. Connie Barnett, Instructor
Draper Instructional Service Center

Mr. Hayward Duncan, Instructor
Donaldson Correctional Facility

Ms. LaTonya Porterfield, Instructor
Main Campus

This is a “Live Work” program.

Occupational Data*

Physical stamina is important for barbers as they are on their feet all day. Most work in shops or salons, many have a large and loyal client base. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, continuing demand for personal care services will result in new jobs nationwide and employment is projected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook