Pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges for a Spring 2021 start.

The Barbering Certificate is designed to provide the students with a quality education in the Barbering field and prepare the students to pass the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation Examination for licensing. The Barbering Certificate covers all areas of barbering including hair cutting, shaving, and shop management. Part-time students may complete the program within approximately 24 months.

Completion of Barbering courses BARB 1307  through BARB 2444  with a grade of “C” or better will prepare and allow the student to acquire the credit and clock hours of instruction necessary to be eligible to take the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations Examination for licensure in Texas.

The goal of the program is to provide students with the skills and the theoretical foundation to be exceptional barbers.

There is a limit on the number of students who can be in the program each semester. All courses are designed for the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations Examination for License in Texas.

Admission Requirements

  1. To be permitted into the Certificate Program, applicants must provide the Barber program coordinator with proof of a High School Diploma or GED Certificate.
  2. Transfer applicants must meet with the Barber program coordinator to determine course placement. Students must bring unofficial transcripts when meeting with the program coordinator.
  3. Applicants must be in good physical health.
  4. Upon acceptance into the Program, applicants must provide and meet all Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation requirements.

Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for a certificate (Barber), students must have completed each of the Barber-related courses with a “C” or better. Students who do not meet this requirement may retake courses to meet graduation requirements. Students are trained and prepared to take the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation Examination located in cities throughout Texas.

Effective September 1, 2017, HB 1508 amends the Texas Occupations Code Section 53 that requires education providers to notify potential or enrolled students that a criminal history may make them ineligible for an occupational license upon program completion.  Program specific information will be provided in course syllabi.

Full-Time Schedules

Certificate - Barber

Full-time Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1Semester Credit Hours
BARB 1307 Introduction to Hair Design 3
BARB 1404 Introduction to Barber Styling 4
BARB 1402 Barber Styling I 4
BARB 1442 Barber Styling II 4
 Semester Credit Hours15
Semester #2
CSME 1543 Manicuring and Related Theory 5
BARB 2402 Barber Styling III 4
BARB 2431 Advanced Barber Styling I 4
BARB 2432 Barber Law and Shop Management I 4
 Semester Credit Hours17
Semester #3
BARB 2441 Advanced Barber Styling II 4
BARB 2444 Barber Law and Shop Management II 4
 Semester Credit Hours8
 Total Semester Credit Hours40
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