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Barber

Technical Diploma
School of Business
Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Program Code: 31-502-5


For Information: 414-297-MATC


Overview In compliance with the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services, this program prepares you to work in the barbering profession. You will learn shampooing, trimming, cutting and hair styling techniques, as well as shaving, beard trimming, hair coloring and chemical texture services. Upon completion of the 1,000-hour diploma program, you become eligible to take the state board licensing exam. MATC's Barber program can be completed in just two semesters.

Keys to your success in the Barber program are good interpersonal skills; effective speaking, listening and time management skills; and manual dexterity. An artistic sense and the ability to visualize styles are important. You must be able to work efficiently under pressure, and sell products and services.

For information about a Barber apprenticeship, contact the apprentice coordinator at 414-297-8054.


Career Outlook Employment prospects for licensed barbers are excellent. Many barbers are self-employed and they either own their business or lease booth space in a salon or barbershop. With additional training and experience you can become a manager, instructor, manufacturer's representative or platform/guest artist.


Program Learning Outcomes — Employers will expect you, as a new licensee, to:

  • Perform hair/scalp cleansing and conditioning services
  • Perform haircutting services
  • Perform shaving, lining and beard trimming services
  • Perform hairstyling services
  • Perform chemical texture services
  • Perform hair coloring and lightening services
  • Provide male facials
  • Adhere to Wisconsin state statutes
  • Adhere to professional attitudes


Preparation for Admission — The following are required for admission to the program:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment

 

Possible Careers:
Barber
Barber Educator/Instructor
Barber Manager
Platform Artist
Product Representative
Salon/Barber Shop Owner
Stylist
 


Related Programs:
Barber or Cosmetology Apprentice
Barber/Cosmetologist Instructor Certificate
Barber/Cosmetologist Manager Certificate
Cosmetology Technical Diploma
Nail Technician Certificate

 


Start Dates: August/January

Curriculum effective 2014-15.

EIGHT-WEEK TERMS

Credits

BARCOS-300

Shampoo and Scalp Treatments

2

BARCOS-336

Barber Theory 1

1

BARCOS-337

Barber Haircut 1

      2

BARCOS-338

Barber Chemical Services 1

      1

BARCOS-341

Shaving/Facials

      2

BARCOS-324

Business Skills for Barbers/Cosmetologists

1

BARCOS-344

Barber Theory 2

1

BARCOS-345

Barber Haircut 2 ‡

2

BARCOS-346

Barber Chemical Services 2

1

BARCOS-347

Barber Hairstyling 1

1

BARCOS-348

Introduction to Client Services ‡

1

BARCOS-319

Natural Hair Care and Braiding

1

BARCOS-318

Lightening and Wig Theory

1

BARCOS-320

Client Services 1 ‡

1

BARCOS-349

Barber Haircut 3 ‡

1

BARCOS-350

Barber Chemical Services 3 ‡

2

BARCOS-351

Barber Hairstyling 2 ‡

1

BARCOS-303

Men's Haircut 2

2

BARCOS-330

Business Management Skills for Barbers/Cosmetologists

2

BARCOS-323

Client Services 2 ‡

1

BARCOS-352

Barber State Board Review ‡

2

TOTAL CREDITS: 29

 

 

‡ Prerequisite required. 

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

For class times and locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

 

Page updated April 2014.