Barbering Program

COURSE OUTLINE - BARBERING (SOC 39-5011, CIP # 12.0402) (1,000 HOURS)

The curriculum for students enrolled in a Barbering program shall consist of one thousand (1,000) 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 the actual performance by the student of a complete service on another person or on a mannequin. The practical training shall include performance of the following minimum practical operations:


Minimum Technical Instructional Hours

Minimum Practical Operations

Health and Safety - 100 hours:
Including instruction on hazardous substances, chemical safety, safety data sheets, protection from hazardous chemicals, preventing chemical injuries, health and safety laws and regulations, and preventing communicable diseases; including Board Approved Health and Safety Course (B&P 7389(s)), which includes instruction on hazardous substances, basic labor laws, and physical and sexual assault awareness.


Disinfection and Sanitation - 100 hours:
Including instruction on disinfection procedures to protect the health and safety of consumers as well as the technician and proper disinfection procedures for equipment used in establishments.



Chemical Hair Services - 200 hours:
Including but not limited to instructions on coloring, straightening, waving, bleaching, hair analysis, predisposition and strand tests, safety precautions, formula mixing, and the use of dye removers.



Hairstyling Services - 200 hours:
Including but not limited to instructions on arranging, blow drying, cleansing, curling, dressing, hair analysis, shampooing, waving, and nonchemical straightening, and hair cutting, including the use of shears, razors, electrical clippers and trimmers, and thinning shears, for wet and dry cutting



Shaving and Trimming of the Beard - 200 hours:
Including but not limited to instructions on preparing the client’s hair for shaving, assessing the condition of the client’s skin, performing shaving techniques, applying aftershave antiseptic, following facial services, and massaging the face and rolling cream massages.



Additional Training - 200 hours:
Including but not limited to instructions on basics of chemistry, anatomy and physiology, electricity and light therapy. Shall also include the following subjects: Salon management including retail sales, record keeping, client service record cards, basic tax information relating to booth renters, independent contractors, employees, and employers. Communications skills including professional ethics and decorum and any additional subjects deemed of practical value such as résumé writing and job interviewing techniques.



Instructors will be utilizing various instructional methods including, but not limited to, on-site education, hands-on education, textbooks, videos, study guides, and lectures. If utilizing Distance learning, instructors will also incorporate a combination of Zoom, Milady MindTap, and pre-recorded classes.



  1. Learn the proper use of implements relative to all barbering services.

  2. Acquire the knowledge of analyzing the scalp, face, and hands before all services to determine any disorders.

  3. Learn the procedures and the terminology used in performing all barbering services.

ATTITUDES AND APPRECIATION'S TO BE DEVELOPED: Be able to appreciate good workmanship common to barbering, possess a positive attitude towards the public and fellow workers, appreciate honesty and integrity and have improved personality in dealings with patrons and colleagues.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS: Once the student has completed their program's required clock hours, and completed the required theory hours and practical operations with a minimum grade average of 70%, he or she is awarded a diploma certifying his or her graduation from the school.

STATE LICENSING REQUIREMENTS: Qualifications to take the Board of Barbering Cosmetology (Board Exams):

GRADING SYSTEM: Students are evaluated on a regular basis on theory, practical and clinical work. The evaluations are measured on a standard percentile basis and the percentage equated to a letter grade. At the end of each evaluation period, each student will meet with an instructor to be given their Satisfactory Academic Progress Evaluation results. Student will then acknowledge results by student signature on Satisfactory Academic Progress Evaluation form and copies maintained in their student file. This evaluation form reflects the overall Attendance and Academic progress of the student. Students must maintain a "C" (70%) average to maintain satisfactory academic status. The system detailed below is the system utilized in the school.

90% - 100%A.....Excellent
70-100 POINTS= Satisfactory

80% - 89%


0- 69 POINTS

= Unsatisfactory

70% - 79%


0% - 69%


BOOKS: Milady Standard Professional Barbering- 6th Ed : Textbook, Theory Workbook, and Exam Review

Barber Student Kit:

1 Milady Workbook, Textbook, Exam Review.
1 Health & Safety Exam Booklet
1 Barber Jacket
1 Carrying Case
1 Mannequin Head w/Stand
2 Mannequin Head
1 Cordless Clipper/Trimmer Set
1 Cordless Clipper
2 Clipper
1 Trimmer
1 Mirror
1 Grooming Kit
1 Box Latex Gloves
1 Dbl. Foil Shaver
2 Styling Cape
1 Flat Top Comb w/lever
1 Metal Duckbills
1 Spray Bottle
1 Finishing Comb
1 Carbon Comb Set
1 8” Styling Combs
1 Flat Top Comb
1 Neck Duster
1 Tint Kit
1 Beard Grooming Brush
1 Scissor Set
1 Comb Set
1 Fade Comb
1 Blowdryer

Once the kit items have been issued to the student, they become the responsibility of the student. Kit supplies may vary due to manufacture availability



La Quinta Campus - Main Campus

79450 Highway 111
La Quinta, CA 92253
Tel: (760) 772-5950
Fax: (760) 772-1295

Hemet Campus- Branch Location

3643 W. Florida Ave.
Hemet, CA 92545
Tel: (951) 769-0675
Fax: (951) 769-0803