SOC Code: 39-5011 CIP CODE: 12.0402
1200 Clock Hours
This Barber program of study is designed to train men and women to become barbers and will provide the students with training which will include sanitation, shampooing, hairstyling, hair shaping, hair coloring, permanent waving, hair relaxing, facials, shaving and Florida State Laws.
To train and prepare men and women to pass the State Board examination in order to receive a barber’s license and be employed in the barber/hair styling field.
Proof of High School Diploma or GED.
Student must be at least 16 years of age to take the State Board Examination for Barber.
The curriculum is based on as many hours of theory and practical instruction as each subject requires in order for the student to obtain the necessary knowledge and skills. It also includes the designated hours for clinical experience and the minimum services necessary to acquire the skills and the experience to perform a professional service.
Barber Classes offered are bilingual (English/Spanish).
|Total Hours and Services||1200||1170|
|BAR-00-03||Shampooing & Rinsing||80||100|
|BAR-00-04||Scalp Treatments & Color Rinses||30||30|
|BAR-00-05||Hair Coloring & Bleaching||75||100|
|BAR-00-12||Shaves or Mustache & Beard Trims||70||50|
Barber Program Course Descriptions
The course numbering system reflects the program and level of courses. Acronyms are used to identify the program while the numbering system reflects the level of program. For Example, INS-00-01 is Instructor Training (INS) 00-01 level of course.
The student understands the importance of the barber profession, its job opportunities, the barber program and licensing requirements. The student is taught Florida State statutes that regulate the Barber profession.
The student is taught how bacteria affects public health and the way to prevent infection, learn and practice methods of personal, public and clinic hygiene and safety, the proper sanitation of shampoo bowls and work stations, as well as practicing daily disinfection of implements.
Proper techniques of shampooing hair are taught. The students learn the different types of shampoos, selection of proper shampoo based on client’s need, shampooing and rinsing techniques, and the use of conditioners and cream rinses after shampooing. The student practices on manikins and other students in the classroom, and then on the clinic floor under the supervision of the instructor.
Scalp treatments including massages, hair conditioners and scalp conditioners are taught. The student practices proper methods of scalp treatment and applications of hair care rinses.
The students receives instruction on the theory of colors and lights, classification of hair coloring, preparation and application of permanents, semi-permanents, rinses and bleaches, and special problems related to hair coloring and bleaching. The students develop and perfect their skills with practice on manikins as well as on customers.
Students will learn about the history of permanent waving, modern permanent waving chemistry, the physical and chemical actions of permanent waving lotion on the hair and permanent techniques.
The student will learn the elements and principles governing the art and science of hair sculpture, concepts, lines and geometric forms. Students are taught and practice three basic haircuts: solid, layered, and graduated forms. The students have adequate practice to master their hair shaping techniques by working on customers under the supervision of an instructor.
The student will be taught different blow drying techniques.
Students are taught how to perform a client consultation and preparation for massage, massage techniques and massage procedures, classification and mastery of massage movements.
Students are to define organic and inorganic chemistry, define matter and its states, describe the properties of elements, compounds, and mixtures, define PH, chemistry of water and applied chemistry to cosmetics.
Students understand the reasons why men purchase hair pieces, what materials are used in the manufacturing of hair pieces, and the different types of hair pieces available. Students are also instructed on the fitting and cutting of hair pieces and the correct cleaning methods.
Students will learn the utilization of different tools for shaving, bacteriology and sanitation for application of shaving cream and instruments. The student learns and practices the technique of shaping mustaches and beards for different facial forms. Sculpture concepts, lines and geometric forms are studied.
Students are taught the purpose of chemical hair relaxing, the identification of basic products used in chemical hair relaxing processes and the basic steps. Students will learn to how to perform a chemical blow out, safety precautions and procedures.
Barber Program Information
|Tuition and Fees||Barber Program||Timeframe|
|A Clock hour is defined as a minimum of 50 minutes of supervised instruction and a ten minutes break.|
|Tuition||$13,000.00||1200 Clock Hours|
|Registration fee||$100.00 (non-refundable)||48 Weeks/12 Months Full Time|
|Books and Equipment||$1,700.00 (non-refundable)||60 Weeks/15 Months Part Time|
Method of Payment
The school offers financial aid help to those who qualify.
- Completion of 1,200 hours of theory, practice and clinical services including Monday through Saturday clinical practice.
- Completion of the minimum amount of services required by the program, as specified in the Curriculum.
- Passing a final practical and written clinical test with 75 % or higher.
- Meeting all financial obligations to the School or signing a Financial Agreement with the School, which both the school and the student deem fair and reasonable.
Diploma is awarded upon satisfactory completion of all requirements for graduation.
Graduates of the Cosmetology, Barber, and Nursing, (AS) programs must take a licensure exam in order to work in the field. Below you will find corresponding licensure examination information.
Barber Program Graduates
The State Board of Barbers will issue the license after satisfactorily passing the State Board practical and written examination. Graduates must be a minimum of 16 years of age to take the State Board Examination for the Barber profession.
It is necessary to submit the following to apply for the State Board examination:
- Application Form (fully completed and signed)
- For the licensing fee and practical examination, the fees will vary according to the type of license.
- 1 Photograph
- Money order in the amount of $246.00 for restricted barber license payable to DBPR; Money order in the amount of $228.00 for full barber license
- A fee of $25.00 applicable towards your HIV/AIDS certification.