Type of Award
PSAV - Post Secondary Adult Vocational Certificate
The program includes theory and barber experience in hair styling, hair cutting, hair coloring, permanent waving and hair relaxing, salon management, shaving and skin care services. In addition, coursework covers barbering law, ethics and other technical information related to the field.
Instruction is designed to prepare the student to successfully pass the Florida Barbering License exam. Upon passing the examination, the student will become a licensed barber.
The 1200-hour program consists of ten required courses. The curriculum builds upon knowledge and skill sets from each previous course. Thus, a student cannot take two courses simultaneously. Each course must be completed and passed before enrolling in the next required course.
Program Learning Outcomes
For detailed information, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/learningoutcomes/Program-Learning-Outcomes.
No high school diploma or GED is required. Students must:
- Complete an online Application for Admission, located at www.palmbeachstate.edu/admissions/Admissions-Applications.aspx.
- Take the TABE exam if not exempt from TABE testing. To determine if you are exempt,
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All applicants are encouraged to complete the federal FAFSA application for financial aid.
Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program.
Students must pass the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) with the following minimum scores: Reading: 9; English: 9; Mathematics: 9; or qualify for TABE exemption.
All financial responsibilities must be satisfied.
1,200 Clock hours; 40 weeks
The program is offered at the Belle Glade campus.
For More Information
Contact Dr. Gloria McAllister, Program Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org, (561) 993-1187.
To see when the course is offered, click the course number. To see a course description, click the course title.
|Required Courses||Clock Hours: 1,200|
|COS0150||Introduction to Barbering||120|
|COS0151||Hair Shaping 1 for Barbers||120|
|COS0152||Hair Shaping 2 for Barbers||120|
|COS0153||Chemicals for Barbers||120|
|COS0154||Hair Color for Barbers||120|
|COS0155||Salon Management for Barbers||120|
|COS0156||Shaving and Skin Care for Barbers||120|
|COS0415||Advanced Hair Design for Barbers||120|
|COS0157||Salon Practice 1 for Barbers||120|
|CSP0158||Salon Practice 2 for Barbers||120|
|Total Program Clock Hours: 1,200|
After completing this program and obtaining a license, students may seek employment as a barber in barber shops, beauty salons, spas, department stores, resorts, cruise ships, nursing homes and other residential care facilities.
For more information about graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other related information,
Career Path Notes
Students may choose to take continuing education courses in the barbering field.
For more information about employment opportunities including job outlook and salary information visit:
Occupational Outlook Handbook: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/
O-Net Online: http://online.onetcenter.org/