Bates 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: Three or four quarters (approximate)
Certificate of Competency: 75 Credits
BARB 110 Barbering Theory
*This course may be substituted with a work-based learning component.