2017-2018 Course Catalog & Student Handbook 
    Sep 20, 2021  
2017-2018 Course Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Barbering Diploma Program Fact Sheet

What is Barbering? The Barbering program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for careers in the field of barbering. Learning opportunities develop academic and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention and advancement. At the completion of the program, the student will receive a barbering diploma and participate in the State Barber Board Examination, which has the authority to grant a Barbering license.

Sample of report 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 Barbering, Diploma
Prerequisites Courses Diploma level proficiency is required in English, reading, and math. Please refer to course descriptions in the online catalog for specific prerequisites.
Length of Program Diploma: 4 semesters
56 Credit hours
Application Process Applicants to the Barbering 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, and take the ACCUPLACER test, if required.
Program Deadlines You may enter in the spring semester.
For more information, contact: Terra Womack, program director, TWomack@GwinnettTech.edu, 678-226-6627.
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 BusinessArtDesignTeam@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     10% growth $34,000 annual
  Barber Shop Managers     7% - 10% growth $34,820 annual