Barbering Program

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The Associate in Applied Science of Barbering Degree offers students hands on training in the art, skill, and science used in the barbering business. This includes the design of hair, facial shaving, chemical services for hair, installation of temporary hair pieces, salon operations, and barber license review. The program meets the standards of the Illinois Department of Finance and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) in total hours, teaching staff, equipment, facilities, libraries, and course content.

Students are required to complete a specific number of hours in the Barber College Salon. Once students have completed all coursework and laboratory hours, they are ready to sit for the licensure examination through the IDFPR. Students must be licensed in order to practice Barbering in Illinois.

The AAS in Barbering will give students the critical thinking skills and educational background to advance in the field of barbering.

 

Barbering Associate in Applied Science (BAR.AAS)

General Education Courses Credits
Semester 1 – Fall
BAR 101 Introduction to Barbering 2
BAR 102 Art of Barbering I 2
BAR 103 Salon Operations I 4
BAR 112 Art of Barbering II 2
BAR 114 Barber Styling 2
GROUP II Humanities Elective
Students earning an Associate degree must meet the requirement for coursework on improving human relations as defined in Public Act 87-581.
3
Semester 2 – Spring
BAR 113 Salon Operations II 4
BAR 202 Art of Barbering III 2
BAR 210 Chemical Services I 2
BAR 212 Advanced Barbering I 2
BAR 220 Chemical Services II 2

ENG 101

SPE 108

Composition & Rhetoric
OR
Oral Communication
3
Semester 3 – Summer
BAR 203 Salon Operations III 4

ENG 102

SPE 108

Composition & Research
OR
Oral Communication
3
Semester 4 – Fall
BAR 213 Advanced Salon Operations I 4
BAR 223 Advanced Salon Operations II 4
BAR 225 Barber Management 2
BAR 250 License Review 3
BUS 130 Starting Your Own Small Business 4
Semester 5 – Spring
GROUP III Social and Behavioral Science Elective 3
GROUP IV/V Math or Science Elective 3-4
Total Credit Hours 60

 

Barber Technician Certificate (BAR.CERT)

The Barber Technician Certificate offers students hands on training in the art, skill, and science used in the barbering business. This includes the design of hair, facial shaving, chemical services for hair, installation of temporary hair pieces, salon operations, and barber license review. The program meets the standards of the Illinois Department of Finance and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) in total hours, teaching staff, equipment, facilities, libraries, and course content.

Students are required to complete a specific number of hours in the Barber College Salon. Once students have completed all coursework and laboratory hours, they are ready to sit for the licensure examination through the IDFPR. Students must be licensed in order to practice Barbering in Illinois.

Semester 1 – Fall Credits
BAR 101 Introduction to Barbering 2
BAR 102 Art of Barbering I 2
BAR 103 Salon Operations I 4
BAR 112 Art of Barbering II 2
BAR 114 Barber Styling 2
Semester 2 – Spring
BAR 113 Salon Operations II 4
BAR 202 Art of Barbering III 2
BAR 210 Chemical Services I 2
BAR 212 Advanced Barbering I 2
BAR 220 Chemical Services II 2
Semester 3 – Summer
BAR 203 Salon Operations III 4
Semester 4 – Fall
BAR 213 Advanced Salon Operations I 4
BAR 223 Advanced Salon Operations II 4
BAR 225 Barber Management 2
BAR 250 License Review 3
Total Credit Hours 41