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Certificate of Completion (non-credit)


The Barbering Certificate of Completion is a 1,000‐hour program divided into four 250‐hour courses designed to prepare the student for the California State Board Barber Examination for state licensure and success as a Barber. Courses include both classroom instruction and laboratory practice. Upon successful completion of this program and passing of the California State Board Barbering Examination, graduates may be employed as Barbers, beard and facial hair groomers, hairdressers, hair coloring specialists, hair stylists, shaving specialists, receptionists, and cosmetic sellers and buyers. With continuing education and experience, licensed Barbers may find employment as salon managers or owners, manufacturers field representatives, demonstrators and lecturers, and laboratory technicians.

This program is offered on an open‐entry/open‐exit basis with a required minimum number of combined lecture/lab hours per week and a waiting list may be maintained for those students who desire to enroll. Students may attend on a part‐time or full‐time basis. Transfer students will be accepted on a space‐available basis providing they have not previously achieved more than 500 certified hours of training.

Students must be a minimum of 16 years of age to enroll in the barbering coursework. In accordance with the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology Business and Professions Code, the minimum qualifications for an applicant to sit for the licensure examination are that the applicant: (a) is not less than 17 years of age, and (b) has completed the 10th grade in the public schools of this state or its equivalent.

The program has a minimum requirement of 1,000 class/clock hours and a minimum number of theory and practical applications required by The California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology.

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