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Program Overview

​Barbering is the study and practice of professional care of the hair, skin and nails. The LATTC Barbering program offers training in hair styling and cutting; chemical treatments, waving, shaving techniques, hair cutting with clippers, razor, shears; skin care, manicures. The Barbering occupation is governed by stringent state laws which stipulate that all who enter the field must complete 1500 hours of instruction. The LATTC Barbering program is carefully designed to prepare students to pass the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology examination. This program integrates a mock state board exam to help familiarize the students with the examination procedures. By fulfilling the program requirements, students will have the knowledge and skills needed to successfully compete in the Barbering industry as barber stylists, barber salon managers, educators, make-up artists (both conventional and theatrical), product sales, manicurists and business owners.

Important Notes: All hours and operations on time cards are kept for five years per state requirements.

Please note regarding transfer hours: Transfer students with more than 300 hours from another Barbering program who have not received college level units from an accredited institution may not transfer into Los Angeles Trade Technical College. However, students who cannot transfer hours can start the LATTC Barbering program at the freshman level.


Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

Upon completion of the Certificate program, students are able to:

  • Execute barbering skills in compliance with safety and sanitation rules set forth by the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology using appropriate industry equipment and tools.
  • Apply fundamental barbering techniques established by the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology.
  • Implement a variety of business practices, such as customer service and marketing skills, applicable to the barbering industry.

Program Details

Award Title Award Type Required Course Units Total Major Units GE
Barbering C 48 48  

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