Barbering – Diploma Program

CIP CODE 12.0402
SOC Code 39-5011
Clock Hours: 1500
Program Length in Months*: 15 months
Day & Evening Classes*: 60 weeks
*Program length may vary depending on schedule.
Instruction offered in English


The curriculum includes a total of 1500 hours of theory and practical applications. The course content covers both basic and advanced phases of Barbering Hairstyling. The subjects covered in a sequential order include the following: Haircutting, Shaving, Sanitation and Hygiene, Massaging, Shampooing, Facials, Shop Management, Laws and Regulations, Hair Coloring, Hair Relaxing, Hairpieces, Hair Waving and Hair Styling. This course prepares the student for entry-level employment as a Barber/Stylist


The curriculum for students enrolled in the Barbering program consists of six hundred (1500) clock hours of technical instruction and practical operations covering all practices constituting the art of barbering. Technical instruction means instruction by demonstration, lecture, classroom participation, or examination. Practical operation means actual performance by the student of a complete service on another person or mannequin.


Our primary goals are to provide a quality educational system that prepares students to pass the State Board examination and gain employment within their chosen field of study. Our quality educational system includes an outstanding facility, experienced and competent instructors, and a curriculum developed through years of experience and expertise.


The objective is to develop in the student the practical skills, theoretical knowledge, and professional attitudes necessary for success in the skin care profession and to qualify and equip the student to pass the California State Board Licensing Examination.

Technical instruction and practical operations shall include:

1100 Hours of Technical & Practical Training in Hair Dressing
Hairstyling 65 240
Permanent Waving and Chemical Straightening 40 105
Hair Coloring and Bleaching 60 50
Hair Cutting 20 80
200 Hours of Technical & Practical Training in Shaving
Preparation and performance 100 40
200 Hours of Technical Instruction in Health and Safety
Law & Regulations-BBC Act and BBC rules and regulations 20
Health & Safety Considerations 45
Disinfection & Sanitation 20
Anatomy & Physiology-human anatomy, human physiology 15


When a student has completed the 1500 hours, the required theory hours and practical operations in Barbering, with a GPA of “C” (75%) or better, he or she is awarded a diploma certifying his or her graduation. The school will assist the student in completing the necessary documents to file for the appropriate State of California Barbering and Cosmetology Board examination. All institutional charges must be paid in full prior to graduation.


Applicable students are eligible for examination given by the state, provided they have completed the selected course. Academy programs meet or exceed the minimum requirements prescribed by the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology. Each exam applicant must have a current driver’s license or I.D. and Social Security card, be 17 years of age, and have completed the 10th grade or equivalent. Proof of training will be released to the appropriate licensing and certification agencies upon completion of the program when all academic and financial requirements have been met.