2022-2023 Course Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Feb 08, 2023  
2022-2023 Course Catalog and Student Handbook

Barbering for Cosmetologists Fact sheet

What is Barbering for Cosmetologists?

The Barbering for Cosmetologist Technical Certificate allows the student who holds a current Master Cosmetology license to receive additional training that will qualify the student to take the examination for Barbering.  Learning opportunities develop academic and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes specialized training in safety, sanitation, hair treatments and manipulations, haircutting techniques, shaving, skincare, reception, sales, and management. The curriculum meets state licensing requirements of the Georgia State Board of Barbering. The program graduate receives a Barbering diploma and is employable as a barber, salon/shop manager, or salon/shop owner.  At the completion of the program, the student will receive a technical certificate of credit and participate in the State Barber Board Examination, which has the authority to grant a Master Barbering license.

Sample of reported job titles: Barber, Salon/Shop Manager, Salon/Shop Owner

  • Specialized training in safety and sanitation
  • Specialized training in hair treatments and manipulations
  • Specialized training in haircutting techniques, shaving, and skin care
  • Specialized training in reception, sales, and management
Diploma Technical Certificate of Credit
Prerequisite Courses Valid Georgia Master Cosmetology License

Semester Program


Minimum Age Requirement

 Spring semesters

18 years of age at the start of program

First Suggested Classes
Application Process

Applicants to the Barbering for Cosmetologist Program must meet all admission requirements; complete an application; and pay the application fee. Individuals apply to Gwinnett Technical College at gwinnetttech.edu, submit all transcripts from high school and previous college work, submit valid Georgia Master Cosmetology license, and take the ACCUPLACER test, if required.

Program Deadlines Fall semester.
For more information, contact: Florence Williams, program director, Fwilliams@GwinnettTech.edu, 678.226.6386
For admission and enrollment, contact: Enrollment Support Center in Building 100 at the Lawrenceville campus, or Building A at the Alpharetta-North Fulton campus, or email PPS-Team@gwinnetttech.edu

Quick Facts

(This data was compiled from onetonline.net and oureverdaylife.com.)

  Title Outlook Median Pay
  Barbers 9% - 13% growth $25,760 annual
  Barber Shop Owners 9% - 13% growth $34,000 annual
  Barber Shop Managers 9% - 13% growth $34,820 annual

Gwinnett Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Lisa Richardson, Title IX, and Section 504 Coordinator, 5150 Sugarloaf Parkway, Building 100, Room 407, Lawrenceville, GA 30043, 678-226-6691, LRichardson@GwinnettTech.edu.