The objective of the Barbering program is to teach future Barbers the fundamentals of cutting, styling, hair coloring, shaving, skin care, nails, budgeting, inventory management, and safety judgements. This course prepares graduates to pass the State Board exam, become a licensed Barber and begin working in the industry. Upon satisfactory completion of the Barbering program, the graduate will receive a Diploma.
The State of Georgia requires 1500 clock hours for graduation and testing in Barbering. During the first 280 hours, the student will be in the Core phase of the program. The students’ time in Core (beginner) is spent in the classroom understanding theory via lecture, demonstrations, practice on mannequins, and evaluations. The students will also experience guest speakers and field trips during Core. Upon completion of 280 hours, and provided that the student has submitted all assigned work as well as maintained all grade and attendance levels, the student will transition to the Advanced portion of the program and be permitted to practice on guests on the barbering floor. The students’ time during the Advanced portion of the program will be spent on practical work, additional advancement lectures, class projects, subject reviews, as well as barbershop management techniques. Guest speakers, fieldtrips, career readiness, and professionalism are also significant components during the Advanced phase of the program.