Barber

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Downtown Campus

Jeff Olson
Instructor
253.680.7248

Jason Carroll
Career Advisor
253.680.7008

Location Downtown Campus

Hours Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

BarberBates Technical College has the only college barber program in the State of Washington in which students prepare to become licensed barbers while learning in a stand-alone program and working in an on-campus barber shop that serves the public. Students are evaluated on the performance of each competency of the curriculum to ensure readiness to meet state licensure requirements and enter the profession. Prior to program completion, each student must take and pass a comprehensive written and practical examination that includes theoretical concepts. The program also provides extended learning opportunities for persons previously or currently employed in related professions.

Note: The minimum age for licensure as a barber in the State of Washington is 17 years of age.

Program Length: Four quarters (approximate)

Certificate of Competency: 75 Credits

REQUIRED COURSEWORK CREDITS

BARB 110 Barbering Theory
BARB 111 Scalp and Hair Analysis
BARB 112 Shampooing
BARB 113 Decontamination and Infection Control
BARB 114 Introduction to Barbering
BARB 115 Safety/First Aid
BARB 116 Basic Haircutting Techniques
BARB 117 Customer Service
BARB 118 Applied Communications
BARB 120 Math for Barbers
BARB 121 Facial Hair
BARB 122 Barbering Applications
BARB 123 Intermediate Haircutting Techniques
BARB 124 Haircutting Applications
BARB 125 Applied Human Relations
BARB 131 Advanced Techniques
BARB 132 Advanced Applications
BARB 133 Cutting and Styling Methods
BARB 134 Cutting and Styling Applications
BARB 135 Hair Styling
BARB 136 Artificial Hair Services
BARB 137 Practical Applications*

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*This course may be substituted with a work-based learning component.