Tuesday – November 12, 2019

Barber (2019-2020)

Technical Diploma
School of Business / Human Services Career Cluster

Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Program Code: 31-502-5


For Information: 414-297-6395
Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 414-297-MATC

This program is in compliance with the State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services, 1400 East Washington Avenue, P.O. Box 8935, Madison, WI 53708; 608-266-2112.


Overview —  To enter the barbering profession, you will learn shampooing, trimming, cutting and hairstyling techniques, as well as shaving, beard trimming, hair coloring and chemical texture services. MATC's Barber program can be completed in just two semesters.

This 1,000-hour diploma program is in compliance with the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services. When you complete the program, you become eligible to take the state board licensing exam.

Keys to your success in the Barber program are good interpersonal skills; effective speaking, listening and time management skills; and manual dexterity. An artistic sense and the ability to visualize hairstyles are important. You must be able to work efficiently under pressure, and sell products and services.


For information about the Barber apprenticeship program, contact the apprentice coordinator at 414-571-4743.

 

Career Pathway — This program is being developed as a pathway. Contact an MATC advisor for information. 


Career Outlook — Employment prospects for licensed barbers are excellent. Many barbers are self-employed and they either own their business or lease booth space in a salon or barbershop. With additional training and experience you can become a manager, instructor, manufacturer's representative or platform/guest artist.


Program Learning Outcomes

  • Apply safety and sanitation procedures
  • Adhere to the current Wisconsin administrative codes and statutes for barbers
  • Demonstrate interpersonal skills for success
  • Identify hair and scalp disorders
  • Perform haircutting services
  • Demonstrate shaving and other facial hair removal techniques
  • Perform male facial procedures
  • Perform texture services
  • Perform hair color services
  • Demonstrate hairstyling and finishing techniques

 

Admission Requirement

  • A high school diploma or GED

 

Possible Careers

Barber Barber Manager
Platform Artist Product Representative
Stylist Salon/Barber Shop Owner
Barber Educator/Instructor  


Related Programs
Barber or Cosmetologist Apprenticeship
Cosmetology

 

Start Dates: August/January

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements. 
Eight-Week Terms
( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students.

 

COURSES

Credits

   
(1)

BARCOS-300

Shampoo and Scalp Treatments ‡

2

   
(1)

BARCOS-336

Barber Theory 1

1

   
(1)

BARCOS-337

Barber Haircut 1

2

   
(1)

BARCOS-338

Barber Chemical Services 1

1

   
(1)

BARCOS-341

Shaving/Facials

2

   
(1)

BARCOS-324

Business Skills for Barbers/Cosmetologists

 

1

   
(1)

BARCOS-344

Barber Theory 2 ‡

 

1

   
(1)

BARCOS-345

Barber Haircut 2 ‡

 

2

   
(1)

BARCOS-346

Barber Chemical Services 2 ‡

 

1

   
(1)

BARCOS-347

Barber Hairstyling 1

 

1

   
(1)

BARCOS-348

Introduction to Client Services ‡

 

2

   
(2)

BARCOS-319

Natural Hair Care and Braiding ‡

 

1

   
(2)

BARCOS-318

Barber Theory 3 ‡

 

1

   
(2)

BARCOS-320

Client Services 1 ‡

 

1

   
(2)

BARCOS-349

Barber Haircut 3 ‡

 

1

   
(2)

BARCOS-350

Barber Chemical Services 3 ‡

 

2

   
(2)

BARCOS-351

Barber Hairstyling 2 ‡

 

1

   
(2)

BARCOS-353

Barber Haircut 4 ‡

 

2

   
(2)

BARCOS-330

Business Management Skills for Barbers/Cosmetologists

 

2

   
(2)

BARCOS-323

Client Services 2 ‡

 

1

   
(2)

BARCOS-352

Barber State Board Review ‡

 

2

   


TOTAL CREDITS: 30

‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

For class times and locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

 

Page updated April 2019.