Barbering - BA12

Offered at the Following Campuses

  • Ben Hill-Irwin Campus
  • Valdosta Campus

Program Overview

The Barbering program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for careers in the field of barbering. Learning opportunities develop academic and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes specialized training in safety, sanitation, hair treatments and manipulations, haircutting techniques, shaving, skin care, reception, sales, and management. The curriculum meets state licensing requirements of the Georgia State Board of Barbering. The program graduate receives a Barbering diploma and is employable as a barber, salon/shop manager, or a salon/shop owner.

Entrance Requirements

*Submit a completed application and application fee;    
 
*Be at least 16 years of age;     

*Submit official high school transcript or High School Equivalency transcript;      
 
*Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;   
  
*Present acceptable SAT or ACT scores taken within the last 60 months, or acceptable COMPASS or ASSET scores taken within the last 60 months. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.

PROGRAM BEGIN DATES

*This is an evening program offered on the Valdosta campus beginning every semester.

 **This program will begin on the Ben Hill-Irwin campus in Fall 2014.**

Course Overview

Credit Hours
General Core Courses (8 hours)

Prereqs: Diploma Level Reading and Writing Scores OR READ 0097 and/or ENGL 0097 w/ a "C" or better

Coreqs: None

Emphasizes the development and improvement of written and oral communication abilities. Topics include analysis of writing, applied grammar and writing skills, editing and proofreading skills, research skills, and oral communication skills.

Prereqs: Provisional Admission

Coreqs: None

Emphasizes human relations and professional development in today's rapidly changing world that prepares students for living and working in a complex society. Topics include human relations skills, job acquisition skills and communication, job retention skills, job advancement skills, and professional image skills.

Prereqs: Diploma Level Math Scores OR MATH 0090 w/ a "C" or better

Coreqs: None

Emphasizes the application of basic mathematical skills used in the solution of occupational and technical problems. Topics include fractions, decimals, percents, ratios and proportions, measurement and conversion, formula manipulation, technical applications, and basic statistics.
Occupational Courses (44 hours)

Prereqs: Provisional Admission

Coreqs: None

Introduction to Barber/Styling Implements is designed to give an overview of the barbering profession. Students are also taught the fundamentals of each barber/styling implement. Emphasis will be placed on the maintenance and care of each implement. Topics include: Barbering history, personality development, professional barbering ethics, and professional barbering image, safety, and reception and telephone techniques, nomenclature, types and sizes, proper use and care, and maintenance.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

Introduces fundamental theories and practices of bacteriology, sterilization, sanitation, safety, and the welfare of the barber/stylist and patron. Topics include: sterilization, sanitation, safety, bacteriology, and Hazardous Duty Standards Act compliance.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

Introduces the theory and skills necessary to apply basic haircutting techniques. Safe use of haircutting implements will be stressed. Also introduces the fundamental theory and skills required to shampoo hair. Laboratory training includes shampooing a live model. Topics include: preparation of patron, haircutting terminology, safety and sanitation, implements, and basic haircutting techniques, shampoo chemistry, patron preparation, and shampoo procedures.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

Continues the theory and application of haircutting techniques and introduces hairstyling. Topics include: introduction to styling, client consultation, head and hair analysis, style cutting techniques, and implements for style cutting and tapering techniques.
BARB
1040
2

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

Introduces the theory and skills necessary to prepare and shave a patron. Simulated shaving procedures will precede practice on live models. Topics include: patron preparation, beard preparation, shaving techniques, once-over shave techniques, and safety precautions.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

Develops knowledge of the function and care of the scalp, skin, and hair. Emphasis is placed on the function, health, and growth of these areas. Topics include: cells, skeletal system, muscular system, nervous system, circulatory system, and related systems.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

Introduces the fundamental theory of color, predispositions tests, color selection, and color application. Presents the application of temporary, semi-permanent, and permanent hair coloring products. Topics include: basic color concepts, skin reactions, the color wheel, color selection and application, mustache and beards, coloring products, safety precautions and tests, mixing procedures, color selection and application.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

Introduces the chemistry and chemical reactions of permanent wave solutions and relaxers. Provide instructions in the applications of permanent waves and hair relaxers. Precautions and special problems involved in applying permanent waves and relaxers will be emphasized. Application of perms and relaxers on live models is included. Topics include: permanent wave techniques, safety procedures, chemical relaxer techniques, and permanent wave and chemical relaxer, application procedures on manikins, timed permanent wave, timed relaxer applications, safety precautions, and Hazardous Duty Standard Act.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

Continues the theory and application of haircutting and styling techniques. Topics include: elevation and design cutting, introduction to hairpieces, blow-dry styling, and thermal waving and curling, advanced haircutting and styling; use of clippers, shears, and razor; hair chemical texturizing/styling; permanent waving/styling; shaving techniques; and beard trimming.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

Introduces the theory, procedures, and products used in the care and treatment of the skin, scalp, and hair. Provides instruction on the theory and application of techniques in the treatment of the skin, scalp, and hair; and introduces the theory and skills required in massaging the face, preparing the patron for facial treatment, and giving facial treatments for various skin conditions. Benefits of facial treatments and massage will be emphasized. Emphasis will be placed on work with live models. Topics include: treatment theory, basic corrective hair and scalp treatments, plain facial, products and supplies, disease and disorders, implements, products and supplies, diseases and disorders, corrective hair and scalp treatments, facial procedures and manipulations, and safety precautions, theory of massage, preparation of patron for massage, massage procedures, facial treatment, types of facials, and facial treatment benefits.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

Provides experience necessary for professional development and completion of requirements for state licensure. Emphasis will be placed on the display of professional conduct and positive attitudes. The requirements for this course may be met in a laboratory setting or in a combination of a laboratory setting and an approved internship facility. Topics include: haircutting/styling, hairstyling texturizing, shaving, beard trimming, thermal waving, hairpiece fitting and styling, safety precautions, and licensure preparation.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

Emphasizes the steps involved in opening and operating a privately owned cosmetology salon or barber/styling shop. Topics include: planning a salon/shop, business management, retailing, public relations, sales skills, client retention, and entrepreneurship.
Choose One of the Following (3 hours)

Prereqs: Program Admission

Coreqs: None

This course is designed to assist the learner to acquire skills necessary to achieve academic, personal, and professional success and to improve student retention. Areas of importance include Getting off to a Good Start, Learning and Personality Styles, Time and Personal Financial Management, Stress Management and Wellness, Studying and Test Taking Skills, Communication Skills, Career Planning and Goal Setting, Computer Applications/Technology Skills and Employability/Professional Skills.

Prereqs: Program Admission

Coreqs: None

This course provides an introduction to computer applications for the development of analytical and problem-solving workplace skills. The course introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Topics include file management, word processing software, database software, spreadsheet software, and presentation software skill development. The course also introduces terminology related to computer hardware, computer networks, and social and ethical concepts.

 

Barbering Student

Related Program Options:

Barbering for Cosmetologists
Esthetician
Shampoo Technician TCC

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Advisors

Kristy Henderson
Department Chair for Professional Services/Cosmetology Program Coordinator
Office: 117
Phone: (229) 468-2044
Email:
Campus: Ben Hill-Irwin Campus

Tabitha Wilcox
Cosmetology Program Coordinator
Office: Berrien Hall, Room 366
Phone: 229-333-2104 ext, 3026
Email:
Campus: Valdosta Campus