The Barbering program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for careers in the field of 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, skin care, reception, sales, and management. Successful completion of the program qualifies the student to receive a barbering diploma and participate in the State Barber Board Examination which has the authority to grant a Barbering license. This program is only offered in the evening/night time. (Program Length: 4 Semesters)
Prior to admission into the barbering diploma program students must take the ACCUPLACER test and score at or above the diploma level in addition to Gwinnett Technical College admission requirements.
View the Barbering Diploma Program Fact Sheet for additional information.
All barbering students are required to complete all essential general and technical core courses (ENGL 1010 or ENGL 1101 , MATH 1012 or MATH 1111 , EMPL 1000 , FYES 1000 ). These courses must be completed to obtain the Barbering diploma.
Barber graduates will be employable as a barber, salon/shop manager, or a salon/shop owner.
Regulations published by the U.S. Department of Education require institutions that participate in the Title IV student financial assistance programs to report certain information about students who enrolled in Title IV-eligible educational programs, two years earlier, that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE Programs). Click here to review current Gwinnett Technical College data for the Barbering diploma.