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"Erwin Technical Center will produce quality, productive team members for the workforce and for the community."


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" Erwin Technical Center will:  *Empower students to take ownership of their education; *educate students to be highly-trained, productive members of society; and *provide an environment for the achievement of higher education, focusing on technology, job preparation and personal growth."


James Rich



David D. Suarez, Ed.S.

Assistant Principal for



Donna C. Brooks, Ed.D.

Assistant Principal for






Barbering I120402 (Full-Time)


 AvailabilityMeeting TimesTotal Cost / Startup CostsDay / EveningDetails
View this ClassOctober 21, 2014 Monday-Thursday (5 pm-9:30 pm)
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View this ClassJanuary 5, 2015 Monday-Thursday (5 pm-9:30 pm)
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Course Info

19 Months (1200 Clock Hours)
Barbering 2 - 6 Months (300 Clock Hours) Valid with Cosmetology license

Monday-Thursday; 5:00 pm-9:30 pm
(Summer schedule subject to change.)

Program Standards:
Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) scores: 9 in Reading, Language, and Math.  


Program Description
The Barbering program covers training in many aspects of hair and skin care. Specialized hair training includes cutting, mustache/beard trimming and designing, styling, permanent waving, relaxing, coloring, lightening, and reconditioning treatments. 
Students receive the education and experience necessary to take the Florida State Board of Barbers Examination and enter the workforce as a competent, confident barber. 

Instruction in men’s skin care will prepare the student to perform facials and to educate clients concerning personal skin care.

Students enrolling in the Barbering 2 program must have: A) A valid Florida Cosmetology license with recent work experience or B) have completed Erwin's Cosmetology program within the past two years and have a valid Florida Cosmetology license or C) an active valid Cosmetology license and recent work experience.

Book and Supply Information
The following books and supplies are required for this program. All items listed on the fee sheet (see link below) are available at the Erwin Technical Center Bookstore. The ISBN number is located after each textbook. For the most current fee sheet, please contact the Student Services Office, Financial Aid Office or our Bookstore. 

Barbering Books and Supplies for April 2013 Class

Barbering Books and Supplies for October 2013 Class

Employment/Career Opportunities
Graduates are qualified to take the Florida State Board of Barbering Examination. Students are licensed to work in any salon in Florida upon successfully passing the examination.

Salaries for graduates usually start at 40-50% commission and average from $17,000-$25,000 per year. Source:  Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation, Labor Market Statistics

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the major attractions to a barbering career?
Helping others look and feel better, building others' self-esteem, lucrative opportunities, business ownership.

What are graduates qualified to do in the field of barbering?
Licensed barbers in the state of Florida can engage in any of the following practices when done for remuneration and for the public: shaving, cutting, trimming, coloring, shampooing, arranging, dressing, curling, or waving the hair or beard; or applying oils, creams, lotions, or other preparations to the face, scalp, or neck, either by hand or by mechanical processes.

Which part of the program is most difficult?
Some students are challenged by learning the many technical terms while most students learn the practical areas with ease.

Will I need to purchase additional equipment and supplies after I graduate?
Yes, however, most supplies are included in the kit students purchase during the program. Graduates may want extra items such as brushes, combs, etc. once they are working in the field.

At what point should I start my own business?
First, gain experience as a barber in order to build a good client base. Two important considerations are having good financial credit for loans and a good location for a successful salon. Other considerations include employees, equipment, cost of rent, and utilities.

What is the difference between Barbering and Cosmetology?
Cosmetology focuses more on hairstyling and chemical services, while Barbering focuses more on men's haircutting, facial shaving and beard/mustache design. However, the curriculums are very similar.

Is job placement available upon graduation?
Advisory committee representatives and teachers provide students with guidance and recommendations.

How can I learn more about this career field?
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Transferable credit inquires should be directed to the Barbering Program Advisor, at 813.769.5180 ext 239.