BARBERING II Course No. 8741
2 years – 6 credits – Advanced Career Education (ACE) Center at Hermitage
State Course Title: Barbering
Barbering is the study of hair, scalp, and skin. Students study and prepare in a clinical lab setting, using mannequins and live models for manipulative practice. The program emphasizes safety and sanitation, communication, and management skills. Related areas of study include psychology, ethics, and professional image. Competency completions prepare the students to work or apprentice in a local barbershop or beauty salon.
In the second year, students apply their knowledge of barbering skills in a clinical lab setting, using mannequins and live models for manipulative practice. The program emphasizes the management of a barbershop or beauty salon. Competency completions prepare the students for the Virginia State Licensing Exam. The cooperative education method is available for this course. Students combine classroom instruction and supervised on-the-job training in an approved position with continuing supervision throughout the school year.
Students have the opportunity to become certified in the following area(s):
Virginia State Board Barbering License
The median hourly wage for barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists was $10.95 in May 2012. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $8.11, and the top 10 percent earned more than $20.39.
The median hourly wages for occupational specialties for barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists in May 2012 were as follows:
- $12.06 for Barbers
- $10.91 for Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics