If you are looking for a professional career where you can be your own boss, work with people, and show your style, Associated Barber College of San Diego is the place to start. We offer two comprehensive programs that prepare you to become a licensed barber. Our goal at Associated Barber College of San Diego is to provide you with techniques and methods that, with practice, you will gradually master on your way to new career as a Barber. You will be introduced to a new world of creative expression, technical skills, and human relation techniques that will continually evolve as you spend time working in the profession.

Our school offers two courses of Barber Instruction that include basic training needed to pass the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology examination. One course is for those with little or no experience in barbering and the other course is for those who have experience and are licensed by the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology.

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COURSES OFFERED

Clock Hours Hours Per Week Weeks* Award
Barbering 1500 40 37 1/2 weeks Diploma
35 43 weeks Diploma
30 50 weeks Diploma
Barbering Crossover 400 ** 40 10 weeks Diploma
25 16 weeks Diploma

** HOURS EXCEED STATE REQUIREMENTS

CLASS SCHEDULE

Our school is open for instruction Tuesday through Friday from 8:00am – 5:30pm and Saturday 8:00am – 5:00pm.

CURRICULUM:

 


BARBERING – 1500 CLOCK HOURS • C. I. P. #12.0402

COURSE OF STUDY

The course of study for students enrolled in the Barbering course shall consist of fifteen hundred (1500) clock hours of theory instruction and practical operations covering all practices constituting the art of barbering pursuant to Section 7316 of the Barbering and Cosmetology Act.  For the purpose of this section, theory instruction shall mean instruction by demonstration, lecture, classroom participation or examination; practical operation shall mean the actual performance by the student of a complete service on another person or mannequin.  Our institution uses direct method of instruction.

The course of study for the Barbering course is 1020 hours of practical training in and 480 hours of theoretical instruction.

The barbering course of study is designed to prepare students for the state licensing examination and for profitable employment as a barber.

 


 

DESCRIPTION OF STUDY PROVIDED

The Practical portion of the California Board of Barbering Examination primarily focuses on safe and sanitary services.  Students are taught the safety, usage and sterilization process for each implement and service in theory and practical services.  Each student must demonstrate that they are capable of performing the service in a safe and sanitary method.

All practical Services are taught by the following procedure:

  • Identify service to be taught
  • Read in textbook about the implements, sanitation and application of the service.
  • Students take a written test in Milady Text Book on practical service.
  • After successfully passing written test, a video is shown on the service
  • The service is performed and explained in a live demonstration by the instructor.
  • Student is then allowed to perform the service on a client and/or mannequin under the supervision of the instructor
  • Haircut/Hairstyles~  Students are showed a live demonstration and after completion of 200 hours in classroom theory, students are allowed to proceed to the practical floor to perform haircutting on client’s hair under supervision of instructor.  As the student progresses, they are taught different hair styles.  Short hairstyles, Medium Hairstyles, Long Hairstyles are included in the training.
  • Shaving~  The student is taught the safety and proper sanitation of the razor.  This included the proper preparation of the beard and the proper client protection which included draping.  The student first practices in a classroom setting on a mannequin to learn the 14 steps of the shave.  Once the student is proficient on the shave after a minimum of 40 hours of classroom instruction and the instructor will allow the student to perform a shave service on a client under instructor supervision.
  • Rest Facials, Curling, Waving, Coloring, Tinting, Relaxing and Processing~  The students are required to attend lectures, demonstrations and watch videos on the safe and sanitary performances of these services.  These services are all completed in a classroom setting on a mannequin prior to practicing these services on clients.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Practical Services Practical Hours Theoretical Hours
Haircuts 80 200 65
Hairstyling 240 420 65
Shaves 40 60 100
Scientific Rest Facials 20 20 20
Hair Curling and Waxing 20 30 10
Hair Curling and Bleaching 50 100 60
Permanent Waving and Chemical Straightening 105 110 40
Health and Safety 80 20
Business Skills 20
Disinfection & Sanitation 20
Anatomy & Physiology 15

COURSE OUTLINE

Each 1500 hour student is designated to a Phase Group as follows:


 

Phase 1 = First 5 weeks (80% attendance required)

Theory

Study Skills, History of Barbering, Professional Image, Microbiology, Infection Control and Safe Work Practices, Implements, Tools and Equipment, Treatment of the Hair and Scalp, Facial Massage and Treatments, Shaving and Facial Hair Design, Chemical Texture Services, Hair Coloring and Lightening.

Practical

Facial Massage, Shaving and Facial Hair Design, Chemical Waving, Hair Coloring and Lightening, Chemical Relaxing, Thermal Curling

 


 

Phase 2 = Five weeks to 999 hours

Theory

Anatomy and Physiology, Chemistry, Electric and Light Therapy, Properties and Disorders of the Skin, Properties and Disorders of the Hair and Scalp, Men’s Haircutting and Styling, Men’s Hair Replacement, Health and Safety for Haircare and Beauty Professionals Modules 1-9

Practical

Men’s Haircutting, Shaving and Beard Trimming, Chemical Waving, Hair Lightening, Color and Chemical Relaxing

 


 

Phase 3 = 1000 hours – 1500 hours

Theory – Review Textbook Chapters

State Board Preparation and Licensing, Job Search, Barbershop Management, Health and Safety for Haircare and Beauty Professionals Modules 10-16.

Practical

Facial Massage, Shaving and Facial Hair Design, Chemical Waving, Hair Coloring and Lightening, Chemical Relaxing, Thermal Curling, State Board Test Preparation and Drills

 


 

REQUIREMENTS FOR A SATISFACTORY COMPLETION OF THE COURSE

The student shall have completed Theory and Operations required by Bureau of Barbering & Cosmetology with a grade average of “C” (75%) or better.

RECOMMENDED TEXT (not included in tuition)

  • Milady’s Standard Barbering 6th Edition Textbook ISBN# 9781305100558
  • Milady’s Standard Barbering Student Workbook 6th Edition ISBN# 9781305100664
  • Milady’s Standard Barbering Exam Review 6th Edition ISBN# 9781305100671

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

•     Completed 1500 clock hours
•     Required theory hours and practical operations with a GPA of 75% or better
•     Successfully pass a simulated mock State Board Exam
•     Fulfill all of his/her financial obligations in full

When above graduation requirements are met, the student will be awarded a diploma certifying his/her graduation and a Proof of Training Document. Students are assisted in completing the necessary documents to file for the appropriate Board of Barbering & Cosmetology License Exam.

REQUIREMENTS FOR STATE EXAMINATION

In order to receive compensation for barbering services provided in the state of California individuals must be licensed by the State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology. Graduated students are eligible for the examination after they have submitted the following to the Board of Barbering and Cosmetology:

•     A completed Application for Exam.
•     School sealed Proof of Training document from this course
•     Copy of Valid, government issued photo ID

COST OF STATE EXAMINATION / LICENSE

The exam fee to take the Barber test is $125.00 (Pre-Apply fee is an additional$9.00). Graduates must pass the state issued Barber examination in order to be issued a California license. Barber state examinations are conducted in Glendale (South) and Fairfield (North), California. Students must pay their own traveling expenses.

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

A barber license will be granted to the applicant by the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology after the student has successfully passed the State written exam at 75% or higher and the State practical exam at 75% or higher.

Please download our catalog for more information: School Catalog

BARBER CROSSOVER – 400 CLOCK HOURS • CIP 12.0403 (Hours Exceed State Requirements)

COURSE OF STUDY

The Barber Crossover course of study is designed to prepare a licensed Cosmetologist for the Barber state license examination and for profitable employment as a barber.  The course of study for students enrolled in the Barber Crossover Course shall consist of four hundred 400 clock hours (hours exceed State requirements) of theory instruction and practical operations covering all practices constituting the art of barbering pursuant to Section 7316 of the Barber and Cosmetology Act.  For the purpose of this section, theory instruction shall mean instruction by demonstration, lecture, classroom participation or examination; practical operation shall mean the actual performance by the student of a complete service on another person or mannequin.  Our institution uses direct method of instruction.

The course of instruction in the practical phases of barbering required for a student enrolled in a 400 hour course shall cover not less than 90 hours of theory.  The Barber Crossover course student will have their own Phase 1 Group.  All classes are taught by licensed instructors with many years of experience.

 


 

COURSE OUTLINE

Each 400 hour student is assigned to a Phase I Group

Phase 1 = 0-400 hours (Hours Exceed State Requirements)

Practical Services Practical Hours Theoretical
Haircuts 80 95 20
Shaves 40 40 110
Scientific Rest Facials 25 15 5
Health & Safety – Laws & Regulations 20
Modules 1-16 – Health Safety 60
Disinfection & Sanitation 20
Anatomy & Physiology 15

Theory:

State Board Preparation and Licensing, Health and Safety for Haircare and Beauty Professionals Modules 1-16.

Practical

Men’s Haircutting, Shaving, Facial Massage, Shaving and Facial Hair Design, State Board Test Preparation and Drills

REQUIREMENTS FOR A SATISFACTORY COMPLETION OF THE COURSE

The student shall have completed Theory and Operations required by Bureau of Barbering & Cosmetology with a grade average of “C” (75%) or better.

RECOMMENDED TEXTS (NOT INCLUDED IN TUITION)

Milady’s Standard Professional Barbering Textbook (ISBN 9780538457644)
Student Workbook (ISBN 9781435497139)
Exam Review (ISBN 9781435497122)

A student in this course should have access to their Cosmetology text book for reference. We supply a binder with worksheets that will be sufficient for the curriculum.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

•     Completed 400 clock hours
•     Required theory hours and practical operations with a GPA of 75% or better
•     Successfully pass a simulated mock State Board Exam
•     Fulfill all of his/her financial obligations in full

When above graduation requirements are met, the student will be awarded a diploma certifying his/her graduation and a Proof of Training Document. Students are assisted in completing the necessary documents to file for the appropriate Board of Barbering & Cosmetology License Exam.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Barber Crossover Students are allowed to receive their Proof of Training Document at the time that they complete 200 Clock Hours, successfully pass all written and practical exams at 75% or higher and have paid the tuition balance in full. At that time, we will assist the student in applying for their State Exam.

REQUIREMENTS FOR STATE EXAMINATION

In order to receive compensation for barbering services provided in the state of California individuals must be licensed by the State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology. Graduated students are eligible for the examination if their California Cosmetology license is valid and after they have submitted the following to the Board of Barbering and Cosmetology:

•     A completed Application for Exam.
•     School sealed Proof of Training document
•     Copy of Valid, government issued photo ID

COST OF STATE EXAMINATION / LICENSE

The exam fee to take the Barber test is $125.00. Graduates must pass the state issued Barber examination in order to be issued a California license. Barber state examinations are conducted in Glendale (South) and Fairfield (North), California. Students must pay their own traveling expenses.

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

A barber license will be granted to the applicant by the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology after the student has successfully passed the State written exam at 75% or higherand the State practical exam at 75% or higher.

Please download our catalog for more information: School Catalog