This course is a combination of classroom instruction and laboratory opportunities that will develop academic and professional knowledge, as well as the skills required for job acquisition, retention and advancement, integrating technology and common core academics. The curriculum is designed to give an overview of the barbering industry, licensing and the opportunities for professional growth. The program emphasizes training in safety, sanitation, shaving, hair cutting, reception and sales, and will create opportunities for small business ownership.
Students who successfully complete this 500-hour course will be eligible to sit for the New York State Licensing Exam. Participants must be at least 17 years of age to take the New York State Barbering Licensing exam. Students may be able to receive American Heart Association’s CPR& and First Aid Certification.
Upon completion of this course, students will be qualified to seek entry-level positions in the personal care and barbering industries, while allowing for continued personal academic and professional growth. Students will be able to work as barbers, start their own barbering business or participate as a sales representative in the barbering industry.
• Neat & Complete Barber Shop
• New Paru Haircutters
Current college agreements include:
• Mercy College
Course available: Grades 11 or 12
Course length: 1 or 2 years
Credits: Up to 4 CTE credits a year
Earning high school credits: Students completing this 2-year course may receive up to 8 CTE credits OR distributed credits:
0.5 credit Career and Financial Management
1.0 credit English
This course supports New York State
CDOS Credential requirement