Barbering (C.C.)

The Barbering Career Certificate (C.C.) program is designed to qualify students for employment upon successfully passing the Florida Barber License Examination. Students are paired with instructors who believe in a team approach that is flexible and understanding of individual needs which enable each student to reach their full potential and the achievement of success. A theoretical and practical hands-on approach is given to all aspects of barbering. This approach not only prepares the student for the state licensure examination but will also prepares them for successful entry into the workforce.


Degree: Career Certificates (C.C.)
Credit Hours: 900 Clock/ Contact hours
Online Program : No
Program Code: 5622
Financial Aid Eligible : No

  barbering@fscj.edu
  (904) 766-6702


Program Learning Outcomes

In addition to classroom instruction, Barbering program students provide client services as part of the hands-on curriculum. All services are completed by the students under the supervision of an instructor who is also a licensed barber.

Barbering is a program that requires 900 contact hours and can be completed in 8 months or approximately two terms. Students have the option of attending the day or evening program. Attendance for this program is state mandated; therefore, before you begin the application process, please ensure that you will be able to attend 100% of the course.

  • Day classes meet Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. during the Fall and Spring. No classes are held on Saturday.
A minimum grade of C or higher must be achieved in all professional coursework.

Career Options

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, overall employment of barbers is projected to increase 11 percent from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations. The need for barbers and hairdressers will stem primarily from population growth, leading to greater demand for basic hair care services. In addition, an increased demand for hair coloring, hair straightening, and other advanced hair treatments is expected to continue over the projections decade.

Certifications/Licensing

After successfully completing the program, students are qualified to take the barbering examination given by the Florida State Board of Barbers at myfloridalicense.com/DBPR/barbers. Licensing and certification for immediate employment in the field are obtained by passing this examination.

Program Notice

Adult Basic Skills are a major criterion in a student’s completion of the program. In order to earn the Career Certificate, students must achieve or surpass the designated exit score(s) on an approved adult basic skills assessment or qualify for a waiver. Visit fscj.edu/assessment/available-assessments for program exit scores. College Assessment and Certification locations and information can be found at fscj.edu/assessment. For students who do not meet the required program exit scores and need assistance in order to meet the exit requirement(s), the College offers remediation through tutoring, referral to online resources and/or completion of Academic Skills Building (ASB) coursework in Mathematics and Reasoning Through Language Arts. Students interested in this program should be advised by the instructor or Program Manager before enrolling in coursework.
Adult Basic Skills are a major criterion in a student’s completion of the program. In order to earn the Career Certificate, students must achieve or surpass the designated exit score(s) on an approved adult basic skills assessment or qualify for a waiver. Visit fscj.edu/assessment/available-assessments for program exit scores. College Assessment and Certification locations and information can be found at fscj.edu/assessment. For students who need assistance in order to meet the exit requirement(s), the College offers remediation through tutoring, referral to online resources and/or completion of Academic Skills Building (ASB) coursework in Mathematics and Reasoning Through Language Arts.

To meet the minimum requirements for consideration and acceptance to the Barbering program, students must:

  1. Complete a Florida State College at Jacksonville application.
  2. Submit one of the following:
    a. An official (unopened) High School completion transcript (no diplomas); or
    b. An official copy of GED® test scores (a copy will be made and the original returned to the applicant). Note: Florida State College at Jacksonville transcripts can be unofficial. Transcripts from outside colleges must be official (unopened).
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