Pearl River Community College

Barber-Styling Program

Program Information

Location(s) of Program: Poplarville Campus

Brief Description of Program: The Barbering-Stylist Program is a 12-month program of study designed to prepare an individual to become a licensed barber.

Essential Requirements of a person in this career field: Applicants must be 18 years of age by program completion. Complete current immunization record. Official high school transcript indicating date of graduation or an official GED equivalency transcript. Copy of high school diploma. ACT scores 14 math and 16 in reading or be able to take the TABE exam 9 math and 10in reading

Instructor Contact Information for the Program:

Possible Careers in this Program: Barber-Stylist, Shop owner or manager

What a student can expect from a career in this field: According to the US Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook, when compared to other jobs in the U.S. the Barber-Stylist occupation is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, as fast as the average for all occupations. The need for Barbers will stem from an increasing population, which will lead to greater demand for basic hair care services.

Possible earnings of jobs in these career field: The median hourly wage for Barbers was $12.38 in May 2016 with an annual earnings of $25,750.40.

Mission of Program: The primary purpose of the Barbering Course is to train the student in the basic manipulative skills, safety judgments, proper work habits, and desirable attitudes necessary to achieve
competency in entry-level job skills, obtain licensure, and obtain gainful employment in the field of barbering or related career fields.

Goals of Program: All states require barbers to be licensed. To qualify for a license, candidates are required to graduate from a state-approved barber program and then pass a state exam for licensure.