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PROFESSIONAL BARBER TRAINING COURSE

A Solid Foundation

Our nationally accredited barbering program provides students with instruction in modern barber theory and hands-on practical skills training.  Students will receive business management and customer service training in order to further distinguish them from their industry peers.  Graduates of our program will possess a diverse skill set and business acumen that will open up many new potential career opportunities in the barbering and hair care industries.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

BARBERING

PROGRAM NAME

Program Length: 1,500 Clock Hours

DAYTIME CLASS

FULL TIME COURSE

Course Length:  43 Weeks
Weekly Course Schedule: 35 Clock Hours
Daily Class Length:  7 Clock Hours

Daily Class Schedule:  9:00am - 4:30pm, Tuesday - Saturday

MORNING CLASS

PART TIME COURSE

Course Length:  75 Weeks
Weekly Course Schedule: 20 Clock Hours
Daily Class Length:  4 Clock Hours

Daily Class Schedule:  9:00am - 1:00pm, Tuesday - Saturday

EVENING CLASS

PART TIME COURSE

Course Length:  75 Weeks
Weekly Course Schedule: 20 Clock Hours
Daily Class Length:  5 Clock Hours

Daily Class Schedule:  5:00pm - 10:00pm, Tuesday - Friday

INSTRUCTORS

FACULTY

  1. Program Director:  Rashun Garris

  2. Program Advisor:  Anthony Gibson

  3. Classroom Instructor:  Antonio Rivers

  4. Teaching Assistant:  Keith Hale

  5. Teaching Assistant:  Tierra Rivers

TEXTBOOKS

TRAINING MATERIAL

  1. Textbook: Milady Standard Barbering Textbook 6th ed (E-Book)- Printed Access Card ISBN-13: 9781337298902

  2. Workbook: Milady Standard Barbering Student Workbook - ISBN 1305100662

  3. Exam Review: Milady Standard Barbering Exam Review - ISBN 1305100670

OBJECTIVES

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

  1. Professionalism:  Students will utilize ethical business practices when conducting business and act with a sense of personal integrity.  Students will dress professionally in accordance with modern industry standards.

  2. Business Acumen:  Students will use sound judgement and exercise fiscal discipline to make informed business decisions.

  3. Critical Thinking:  Students will be able to make decisions based upon logic, reason, and thorough analysis.

  4. Communication Skills:  Students will be able to communicate with clients, peers, and other professionals using the correct industry terminology.

  5. Practical Skills:  Students will be able to demonstrate mastery of the practical hands-on skills utilized by industry professionals.

CURRICULUM

PROGRAM OUTLINE

Our program curriculum is approved by the SC Board of Barber Examiners, the state licensing agency, for use in approved barber training programs. The weblink where this information can be found is as follows: http://www.llr.state.sc.us/POL/Barber/index.asp?file=pub.htm.


  1. Hygiene & Good Grooming = 45 Clock Hours
        a. Hair
        b. Nails
        c. Skin
        d. Posture

  2. Professional Ethics = 30 Clock Hours
        a. Ethical Conduct
        b. Proper Attitude

  3. Bacteriology, Sterilization & Sanitation = 35 Clock Hours
        a. Types of Bacteria
        b. Methods of Sterilization

  4. Implements = 8 Clock Hours
        a. Introduction & Proper Use

  5. Shaving = 10 Clock Hours
        a. Fundamentals & Preparation

  6. Men’s Haircutting = 450 Clock Hours
        a. Fundamentals
        b. Implements
        c. Preparation
        d. Tapered Cuts
        e. Clipper Cuts
        f. Clipper Techniques
        g. Shear-over-comb
        h. Thinning
        i. Facial Types
        j. Modern Trends

  7. Cutting & Styling Curly/Over-Curly Hair = 150 Clock Hours
        a. Hair Structure
        b. Special Problems
        c. Cutting Techniques

  8. Mustaches & Beards = 15 Clock Hours
        a. Designs
        b. Cutting Techniques

  9. Shampooing & Rinsing = 50 Clock Hours
        a. Methods 
        b. Positions
        c. Shampoo Types

  10. Hair & Scalp Treatment = 35 Clock Hours
        a. Recommended Treatments
        b. Massage Methods

  11. Facial Treatment = 15 Clock Hours
        a. Massage Theory
        b. Benefits & Results
        c. Procedures & Nerves

  12. Razor Haircutting = 45 Clock Hours
        a. Men & Women
        b. Principles
        c. Types of Razors
        d. Safety Protocol

  13. Hair Waving & Curling = 50 Clock Hours
        a. Blow Drying
        b. Curling Iron Techniques

  14. Permanent Waving = 150 Clock Hours
        a. Men & Waving
        b. Types of Perms
        c. Sectioning & Blocking
        d. Special Problems
        e. Aftercare

  15. Men’s Hairpieces = 25 Clock Hours
        a. Fitting
        b. Types of Hairpieces
        c. Service

  16. Disorders of the Skin, Scalp & Hair = 35 Clock Hours
        a. Diseases
        b. Treatment

  17. Anatomy & Physiology = 10 Clock Hours

  18. Shop Management = 35 Clock Hours

  19. Retailing = 35 Clock Hours

  20. Licensing Laws = 5 Clock Hours

  21. History of Barbering = 5 Clock Hours

  22. Orientation & Introduction of School Staff/Policy = 5 Clock Hours

  23. Honing & Stropping = 8 Clock Hours

  24. Chemical Hair Relaxing = 40 Clock Hours
        
    a. Introduction
        b. Chemical Processing
        c. Safety Precautions

  25. Hair Coloring = 90 Clock Hours
        
    a. Temporary
        b. Permanent
        c. Semi-Permanent
        d. Application & Lightening

  26. Electricity & Light Therapy = 5 Clock Hours
        
    a. Usage
        b. Precautions

  27. Chemistry = 90 Clock Hours
      
     a. Product Knowledge
        b. Organic & Inorganic Chemistry
        c. Hair & Skin Chemical Reactions

  28. Testing = 24 Clock Hours

    Total Training Hours = 1,500 Clock Hours


GRADUATION

PROGRAM COMPLETION

​Top of the Line Barber College will grant a diploma of graduation when students meet the following requirements:

  1. Attendance: Complete the 1500 clock hour course within the maximum time frame allowed according to school policy.

  2. Academic: Pass all written & practical evaluations with a minimum score of 70%.

  3. Practical: Students must make an attempt to complete all practical assignments given by the instructor.

  4. Administrative: Complete an exit interview with a school official in order to receive his/her transcript.

  5. Testing: Complete a test application with school official and submit the testing fees and required documentation. Students will receive notification from the SC Board of Barber Examiners confirming their test date.

  6. Financial: Student must resolve all financial obligations to the school.

Certificate Awarded
Upon graduation, students will receive a diploma certifying that he/she has successfully graduated from Top of the Line Barber College and does not imply that the student has been licensed. The SC Board of Barber Examiners issues all barber licenses. As such, students will receive their professional license upon successful completion of both components of the licensing examination.

INSTITUTIONAL OUTCOMES

PROGRAM STATISTICS

​School officials are required to maintain detailed records of the school’s outcome statistics. The outcome statistics tracked are completion/graduation rate, licensure rate & placement rate. The following performance statistics are based upon the last 3 years 2018, 2019 and 2020 academic years (January 1 - December 31). This means that school officials used records of students enrolled during this time period to calculate the school’s performance in several areas.

2020 Institutional Outcomes Disclosure
The 2020 Institutional Outcomes rates will be published after November 30, 2021, once the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences ('NACCAS') has approved our 2020 Annual Report.  This webpage will be revised to reflect the approved outcome rates. 

Graduation Rate: TBD - The National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences ('NACCAS'), has not reviewed/approved this institution’s graduation rate.  The graduation rate will be published, and this section will be updated upon NACCAS’ approval.
Placement Rate: TBD - The National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences ('NACCAS'), has not reviewed/approved this institution’s placement rate.  The placement rate will be published, and this section will be updated upon NACCAS’ approval.
Certification Rate: TBD - The National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences ('NACCAS'), has not reviewed/approved this institution’s certification rate.  The certification rate will be published, and this section will be updated upon NACCAS’ approval.

2019 Institutional Outcomes Disclosure
Total Students in 2019 Cohort = 19

Graduation Cohort: 13/19
Graduation Rate: 68.40%

NACCAS Standard: 50.00%

Outcome:  NACCAS Standard Met


Placement Cohort: 11/13
Placement Rate: 84.60%

NACCAS Standard: 60.00%

Outcome:  NACCAS Standard Met

Licensure Cohort: 5/6
Licensure Rate: 83.30%

NACCAS Standard: 70.00%

Outcome:  NACCAS Standard Met

2018 Institutional Outcomes Disclosure
Total Students in 2019 Cohort = 11

Graduation Cohort: 7/11
Graduation Rate: 63.63%

NACCAS Standard: 50.00%

Outcome:  NACCAS Standard Met


Placement Cohort: 6/7
Placement Rate: 85.71%

NACCAS Standard: 60.00%

Outcome:  NACCAS Standard Met

Licensure Cohort: 4/5
Licensure Rate: 80.00%

NACCAS Standard: 70.00%

Outcome:  NACCAS Standard Met