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Palm Beach State College

College Catalog 2019-2020

Palm Beach State College

Barbering PSAV

Barbering  (5395)

Type of Award
PSAV - Post Secondary Adult Vocational Certificate

Program Website

Program Description
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
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Admission Requirements
No high school diploma or GED is required. Students must:

 All applicants are encouraged to complete the federal FAFSA application for financial aid.

Completion Requirements
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.

Program Length
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, (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

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Employment Opportunities
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.

Gainful Employment
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Career Path Notes
Students may choose to take continuing education courses in the barbering field.

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