Tuesday – November 21, 2017

Barber (2017-2018)

Technical Diploma
School of Business / Human Services Career Cluster

Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Program Code: 31-502-5


For Information: 414-297-6395
Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 414-297-MATC


Overview —  To enter the barbering profession, you will learn shampooing, trimming, cutting and hairstyling techniques, as well as shaving, beard trimming, hair coloring and chemical texture services. MATC's Barber program can be completed in just two semesters.

This 1,000-hour diploma program is in compliance with the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services. When you complete the program, you become eligible to take the state board licensing exam.

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 hairstyles are important. You must be able to work efficiently under pressure, and sell products and services.


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

 

Career Pathway — New programs are under development for this pathway; contact an MATC advisor for information. 


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.

View gainful employment data about this program


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

Related Programs
Barber or Cosmetologist Apprenticeship
Bilingual Barber/Cosmetologist Apprenticeship
Cosmetology

 

Start Dates: August/January

Curriculum effective 2017-18. 

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements. 
( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students.

EIGHT-WEEK TERMS

Credits

   

(1)  BARCOS-300

Shampoo and Scalp Treatments ‡

2

   

(1)  BARCOS-336

Barber Theory 1

1

   

(1)  BARCOS-337

Barber Haircut 1

2

   

(1)  BARCOS-338

Barber Chemical Services 1

1

   

(1)  BARCOS-341

Shaving/Facials

2

   

(1)  BARCOS-324

Business Skills for Barbers/Cosmetologists

 

1

   

(1)  BARCOS-344

Barber Theory 2 ‡

 

1

   

(1)  BARCOS-345

Barber Haircut 2 ‡

 

2

   

(1)  BARCOS-346

Barber Chemical Services 2 ‡

 

1

   

(1)  BARCOS-347

Barber Hairstyling 1

 

1

   

(1)  BARCOS-348

Introduction to Client Services ‡

 

2

   

(2)  BARCOS-319

Natural Hair Care and Braiding ‡

 

1

   

(2)  BARCOS-318

Barber Theory 3 ‡

 

1

   

(2)  BARCOS-320

Client Services 1 ‡

 

1

   

(2)  BARCOS-349

Barber Haircut 3 ‡

 

1

   

(2)  BARCOS-350

Barber Chemical Services 3 ‡

 

2

   

(2)  BARCOS-351

Barber Hairstyling 2 ‡

 

1

   

(2)  BARCOS-353

Barber Haircut 4 ‡

 

2

   

(2)  BARCOS-330

Business Management Skills for Barbers/Cosmetologists

 

2

   

(2)  BARCOS-323

Client Services 2 ‡

 

1

   

(2)  BARCOS-352

Barber State Board Review ‡

 

2

   


TOTAL CREDITS: 30

 

 

 

‡ Prerequisite required. 

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.


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

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

 

Page updated April 2017.