Curriculum for Barbering Course (1,500 Clock Hours)
The curriculum for students enrolled in a barber course shall consist of fifteen hundred (1,500) clock hours of technical instruction and practical operations covering all practices constituting the art of barbering pursuant to Section 7316 of the Barbering and Cosmetology Act. Technical instruction means instruction given by demonstration, lecture, classroom participation, or examination. Practical operation shall mean actual performance by the student of a complete service on another person or mannequin. Such technical instruction and practical operations shall include:
Total Hairdressing Hours: 1100
Total Health and Safety Hours: 200
Total Shaving Hours: 200
Minimum Specified Practical Operations (Minimum number of Hands-on Practices needed):
510 Hair Styling
450 Permanent Waving & Chemical Bleaching
440 Hair Coloring & Bleaching
530 Hair Cutting
110 Disinfection and Sanitation
85 BBC Health & Safety Course
300 Shaving Preparation and Performance
Barbering Performance Objective
1. Acquire knowledge of laws and rules regulating California’s Barbering establishments’ practices.
2. Acquire the knowledge of sanitation and sterilization as related to all phases of hair, skin, and nails.
3. Acquire knowledge of general theory relative to cosmetology including anatomy, physiology, chemistry, and theory.
4. Acquire business management techniques common to barbering.
Skills to be Developed
Learn the proper use of implements relative to all barber services. Acquire the knowledge of analyzing the scalp, face, and hands prior to all services to determine any disorders. You will learn the procedures and terminology used in performing all barber services.
Attitudes and Appreciations to be Developed
Be able to appreciate good workmanship common to barbering, possess a positive attitude towards the public and fellow workers, appreciate honesty and integrity and have improved personality in dealings with patrons and colleagues.
Student’s academic performance is graded four times throughout the program, at the completion of: 400, 800, 1200 & 1350 clock hours. At each grading period, an average grade, in the scale of 0 to 100, will be calculated with the following weights:
1. Theory exam scores count 40% toward the grade
2. Practical Operations scores count 40% toward the grade
3. Professionalism count 20% toward the grade
Requirements for Satisfactory Completion of Course
Shall have completed Theory and Operations required by Board of Barbering & Cosmetology with a grade average of “C” (70%) or better.
When a student has completed the required theory hours and practical operations in Barbering with a GPA of “C” (70%) or better he or she is
awarded a diploma certifying his or her graduation. All tuition, fees and charges must be paid in full prior to the release of final papers.
Students are assisted in completing the necessary documents to file for the appropriate Barbering and Cosmetology Examination.
Applicant must be 17 years of age or older and have completed the 10th grade. A Barber license will be granted by the State of California
only after the student has successfully completed and graduated from the Barbering course as described above and passed the licensing exam
with an overall average of 75%.