Barbering

Diploma
Residential
English

Program Description

The Barbering Diploma Program offers the student the knowledge, skills, and attitude to gain entry-level employment as a barber. The program is designed to prepare graduates for the Florida Licensure in Barbering.

DISCLAIMER: In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this program is temporarily delivered 100% online. When the Florida Commission for Independent Education’s approval for temporary distance education ends, the remainder of the program will revert to in-person teaching on campus.
For more information, please see the catalog or speak with a school representative.

Possible Employment Opportunities *

  • Barber Shop Owner
  • Beauty Supply Administrator
  • Barber
  • Platform Artist

Credential Earned

Barbering Diploma

Duration of the Program

12 Months | 1,200 quarter credits
Total Contact Hours: 1,200
Lecture Hours: 400
Lab Hours: 800

Core Courses

Core Fundamentals - Barbering

Florida law and ethical case studies are topics discussed in the course. In addition, this course introduces the study of bacteriology and infection control procedures necessary for the safe practice of hair cutting. Topics include microbiology, practical infection control, sterilization and monitoring, chemical disinfectants, aseptic technique, infectious diseases, OSHA standards, and first aid. Students will receive four (4) hours of HIV/AIDS awareness training. Upon completion, students would be able to understand infectious diseases, disease transmission, infection control procedures, biohazard management, and OSHA standards. This course also features the historical background of barbering and its evolution process. The dress code, makeup, behavior and attitudes of the future professional are fully discussed. Basic men’s haircutting techniques are also demonstrated and practiced. This course displays the step-to-step chemical process when handling perms and “reverses” for different types of hair with the purpose of achieving a transformation of the client. In this course, students will study hair composition, including its structure, growth, distribution, color, and development. Hair loss and other scalp conditions and treatments are also discussed. The student will obtain practical experience on scalp treatment application, according to individual conditions. The student will learn hair coloring theory to produce changes and special effects in the hair.

Design Elements and Principles - Barbering

This course is aimed at the development of practical haircutting skills to conform to individual customer’s physical profile. Parting, thinning, layering, outlining, elevation, finger and shears, shears over comb, and clipper, are among the techniques covered to achieve a tapered men’s hairstyle. In this course, students will study hair composition, including its structure, growth, distribution, color, and development. Hair loss and other scalp conditions and treatments are also discussed. The student will obtain practical experience on scalp treatment application, according to individual conditions. The course provides students with the manipulative skills needed to perform facial treatments according to the facial skin conditions. The psychological effects caused by face conditions and treatment are emphasized. Other activities are face shaving, and beard and moustache styling. The course also covers manual blow-dry techniques, such as hair brushing and irons, in order to create special effects using a hair blower.

Advanced Barbering

In this part of the program the student will work with the development of skills to be used for several types of haircuts, especially those designed for children, basic types for ladies, and bangs, always keeping in mind the customer’s physical profile. The student will practice haircuts with clippers, focusing on their correct operation. The focus is on using the adequate materials and products that benefit the client. The student will also learn the procedure for chemical hair relaxing and understand the difference between hydroxide relaxers and other relaxers. This course will also focus on the study of bacteriology and infection control procedures necessary for the safe practice of barbering. Topics include microbiology, practical infection control, sterilization and monitoring, chemical disinfectants, aseptic technique, infectious diseases, OSHA standards, and first aid. The student will learn hair coloring theory and mixture procedures to produce changes and special effects in the hair.

Master Your Barbering Career

This course is aimed the the development of practical haircutting skills to conform to the individual customer’s physical profile. Parting, thinning, layering, outlining, elevation, finger and shears, shears over comb, and clippers, are among the techniques covered to achieve a tapered men’s hairstyle. In addition, the student will work with the development of skills to be used for several types of haircuts, especially those designed for children, basic types for ladies, and bangs, always keeping in mind the customer’s physical profile. The student will practice haircuts with clippers, focusing on their correct operation, with the inclusion of a 90 degree elevation haircut, razor haircut, and thinning techniques. The correct operation and maintenance of the indicated instruments for hairstyling are given serious importance among the manipulating techniques to be acquired. Throughout the course, legal and ethical, safety, hygiene, and sterilization techniques are enforced. Finally, the student will learn hair coloring theory and mixture procedures to produce changes and special effects in the hair.

Campuses Available

Admission Requirements

High school diploma or a recognized equivalent

Barbering Program

Applicants for the barbering program must be at least sixteen years of age as of their scheduled graduation date from the program. This requirement is established in consideration of §476.114(2) (a), Fla. Stat. (2010).

Possible Employment Opportunities *

  • Barber Shop Owner
  • Beauty Supply Administrator
  • Barber
  • Platform Artist

* These examples are intended to serve only as a general guide of possible employment opportunities. There are many factors that determine the job an individual may obtain and Florida Technical College cannot guarantee its graduates any particular job. Some positions may require a license or other certifications. We encourage you to research the requirements for the particular position you desire.

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