Barbering Diploma (BA12) Diploma
The Barbering program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for careers in the field of barbering. Learning opportunities develop acqademic and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes specialized training in safety, sanitation, hair treatments and manipulations, haircutting techniques, shaving, skin care, reception, sales, and management. The curriculum meets state licensing requirements of the Georgia State Board of Barbering. The program graduate receives a Barbering diploma and is employable as a barber, salon/shop manager, or a salon/shop owner.
Occupationally specific courses:
Days: Fall, Spring semester
Evenings: Check with Admissions office for availability
Program admission requirements:
Minimum Test Scores
|ACCUPLACER NEXT GENERATION –
High School diploma or equivalent required for admission.
Credits required for graduation: 56
Beginning Spring 2022 (January 2022), ALL FIRST TIME college students will be required to take the College Success (COLL 1020) course.
|Basic Skills Courses 8
|ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English I
Emphasizes the development and improvement of written and oral communication abilities. Topics include analysis of writing, applied grammar and writing skills, editing and proofreading skills, research skills, and oral communication skills.
|EMPL 1000Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development
Emphasizes human relations and professional development in today's rapidly changing world that prepares students for living and working in a complex society. Topics include human relations skills, job acquisition skills and communication, job retention skills, job advancement skills, and professional image skills.
|MATH 1012Foundations of Mathematics
Emphasizes the application of basic mathematical skills used in the solution of occupational and technical problems. Topics include fractions, decimals, percents, ratios and proportions, measurement and conversion, formula manipulation, technical applications, and basic statistics.
|Occupational Courses 48 credits
|BARB 1000Introduction to Barber/Styling Implements
Introduction to Barber/Styling Implements is designed to give an overview of the barbering profession. Students are also taught the fundamentals of each barber/styling implement. Emphasis will be placed on the maintenance and care of each implement. Topics include: Barbering history, personality development, professional barbering ethics, and professional barbering image, safety, and reception and telephone techniques, nomenclature, types and sizes, proper use and care, and maintenance.
|BARB 1010Science: Sterilization, Sanitation and Bacteriology
Introduces fundamental theories and practices of bacteriology, sterilization, sanitation, safety, and the welfare of the barber/stylist and patron. Topics include: sterilization, sanitation, safety, bacteriology, and Hazardous Duty Standards Act compliance.
|BARB 1022Haircutting and Shampooing I
This course introduces the theory and skills necessary to apply basic haircutting techniques. safe use of haircutting implements are stressed. The course also introduces the fundamental theory and skills required to shampoo hair. Laboratory training includes shampooing a live model. Topics include patron preparation, haircutting terminology, safety and sanitation, implements, basic haircutting techniques, shampoo chemistry, and shampoo procedures.
|BARB 1024Haircutting and Shampooing II
This course introduces the theory and skills necessary to apply basic haircutting techniques. Safe use of haircutting implements are stressed. The course also introduces the fundamental theory and skills required to shampoo hair. Laboratory training includes shampooing a live model. Topics include patron preparation, haircutting terminology, safety and sanitation, implements, basic haircutting techniques, shampoo chemistry, and shampoo procedures.
|BARB 1030Haircutting/Basic Styling
Continues the theory and application of haircutting techniques and introduces hairstyling. Topics include: introduction to styling, client consultation, head and hair analysis, style cutting techniques, and implements for style cutting and tapering techniques.
Introduces the theory and skills necessary to prepare and shave a patron. Simulated shaving procedures will precede practice on live models. Topics include: patron preparation, beard preparation, shaving techniques, once-over shave techniques, and safety precautions.
|BARB 1050Science: Anatomy and Physiology
Develops knowledge of the function and care of the scalp, skin, and hair. Emphasis is placed on the function, health, and growth of these areas. Topics include: cells, skeletal system, muscular system, nervous system, circulatory system, and related systems.
|BARB 1060Introduction to Color Theory/Color Application
Introduces the fundamental theory of color, predispositions tests, color selection, and color application. Presents the application of temporary, semi-permanent, and permanent hair coloring products. Topics include: basic color concepts, skin reactions, the color wheel, color selection and application, mustache and beards, coloring products, safety precautions and tests, mixing procedures, color selection and application.
|BARB 1072Introduction to Chemical Restructuring of Hair
This course introduces the chemistry and chemical reactions of permanent wave solutions and relaxers. It provides instruction in the application of permanent waves and hair relaxers. Precautions and special problems involved in applying permanent waves and relaxers will be emphasized. Application of perms and relaxers on live models is included. Topics include permanent wave techniques, safety procedures, chemical relaxer techniques, and permanent wave and chemical relaxer, application procedures on manikins, timed permanent wave, time relaxer applications, safety precautions, and Hazardous Duty Standard Act.
|BARB 1074Advanced Chemical Restructuring of Hair
This course builds on the Introduction to Chemical Restructuring of Hair course to address advanced theory and practice relating to the chemistry and chemical reactions of permanent waves and hair relaxers. It provides continuing instruction in the precautions and special problems involved in the application of permanent waves and relaxers. application of perms and relaxers on live models is included. Topics include permanent wave techniques, safety procedures, chemical relaxer techniques, application procedures on manikins, timed permanent wave, timed relaxer applications, and Hazardous Duty Standard Act.
|BARB 1082Advanced Haircutting and Styling I
This course continues instruction in the theory and application of haircutting and styling techniques. Topics include: elevation and design cutting, introduction to hairpieces, blow-dry styling, thermal waving and curling, advanced haircutting and styling; use of clippers, shears, and razor; permanent waving and styling; shaving techniques and beard trimming.
|BARB 1084Advanced Haircutting and Styling II
This course continues instruction in the theory and application of haircutting and styling techniques. topics include: elevation and design cutting, introduction of hair pieces, blow-dry styling, thermal waving and curling, advanced haircutting and styling; use of clippers, shears, and razor; permanent waving and styling, shaving techniques and beard trimming.
|BARB 1090Structures of Skin, Scalp, Hair and Facial Treatments
Introduces the theory, procedures, and products used in the care and treatment of the skin, scalp, and hair. Provides instruction on the theory and application of techniques in the treatment of the skin, scalp and hair; and introduces the theory and skills required in massaging the face, preparing the patron for facial treatment, and giving facial treatments for various skin conditions. Benefits of facial treatments and massage will be emphasized. Emphasis will be placed on work with live models. Topics include: treatment theory, basic corrective hair and scalp treatments, plain facial, products and supplies, disease and disorders, implements, products and supplies diseases and disorders, corrective hair and scalp treatments, facial procedures and manipulations, and safety precautions, theory of massage, preparation of patron for massage, massage procedures, facial treatment, types of facials, and facial treatment benefits.
|BARB 1100Barber/Styling Practicum and Internship
Provides experience necessary for professional development and completion of requirements for state licensure. Emphasis will be placed on the display of professional conduct and positive attitudes. The requirements for this course may be met in a laboratory setting or in a combination of laboratory setting and an approved internship facility. Topics include: haircutting/styling, hairstyling texturizing, shaving, beard trimming, thermal waving, hairpiece fitting and styling, safety precautions, and licensure preparation.
|BARB 1110Shop Management/Ownership
Emphasizes the steps involved in opening and operating a privately owned cosmetology salon or barber/styling shop. Topics include: planning a salon/shop, business management, retailing, public relations, sales skills, client retention, and entrepreneurship.
|COMP 1000Introduction to Computer Literacy
Introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include an introduction to computer terminology, the Windows environment, Internet and email, word processing software, spreadsheet software, database software, and presentation software.
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