Course Catalog

Barber II - BI31 Technical Certificate of Credit


Campus Locations: Valdosta

Purpose: The Barbering program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for careers in the field of barbering, with the exception of chemical applications.

Curriculum: The program emphasizes specialized training in safety, sanitation, hair treatments and manipulations, haircutting techniques, shaving, facials, reception, sales, and management. The curriculum meets state licensing requirements of the Georgia State Board of Barbering.

Careers: Barber, Salon/Shop Manager, or a Salon/Shop Owner Upon receiving barbering licensure, employable as a barber, salon/shop manager, or salon/shop owner.

Requirements:

  • Submit a completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or High School Equivalency transcript or college transcripts showing successful completion of 60+ semester credits or 72+ quarter credits
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable
  • Present acceptable ACCUPLACER, ACT, ASSET, COMPASS, PSAT, or SAT scores or GED score of 145 or higher or have one of the following: an associate degree or higher or have a HOPE GPA of 2.6 after the completion of 10th grade. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.

Start Terms:

  • Both the Day and Night programs begin each Fall and Spring semester on the Valdosta campus.
Gainful Employment Information
Curriculum Outline (36 hours)
Occupational Courses 36
BARB 1000

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture -3 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): None 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.

3
BARB 1010

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 2 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 3 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): None 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.

3
BARB 1022

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 1 Lab 2 - 2 Lab 3 - 3 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): None 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.

3
BARB 1024

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 1 Lab 2 - 2 Lab 3 - 3 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): None 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.

3
BARB 1030

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture -1 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 6 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): None 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.

3
BARB 1040

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture -1 Lab 2 - 2 Lab 3 -3 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): None 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.

3
BARB 1050

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture -3 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): None 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.

3
BARB 1082

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 0 Lab 2 - 2 Lab 3 - 6 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): None 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.

3
BARB 1084

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 0 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 9 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): None 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.

3
BARB 1090

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture -1 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 6 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): None 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.

3
BARB 1100

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 0 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 9 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): None 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 a 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.

3
BARB 1110

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture -1 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 6 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): None 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.

3
Faculty
Advisor

Barbering Program Coordinator
Valdosta Campus

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