Barbering

This program is designed to prepare students for the Virginia Board for Barbering Licensing Examination. In year one, students study in a clinical lab setting, using mannequins and live models for manipulative practice. The program emphasizes safety and sanitation, communication, and management skills. To be eligible for Barbering 2, a student must earn a final grade of 80% or higher in Barbering 1 and no more than 4 CCTC absences. A lab fee, uniform and kit are required. The kit must be ordered by July 1 to be available for the first day of school. In year two, students apply their knowledge of barbering skills in a clinical lab setting, using mannequins and live models for manipulative practice. Advanced students with their own transportation and good attendance may be able to work at professional barber shops in the area. To be eligible to take the Virginia Board of Barbering Licensing Examination, students must pass both years of Barbering and have all competencies completed. The Board requires students to provide 2 forms of Government-issued form of identification.

Desirable Aptitudes

  • Excellent attendance

  • Good interpersonal skills and positive attitude

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time

Credential & Licensing Opportunities

  • Virginia Board of Barbering Licensing exam

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