Barbering Career Major - Overview


man receives haircut from barber
Career Major Length
1500 hours
Who Can Enroll
M-Th 3:00-10:00pm
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Average Oklahoma Salary
$15-$20 per hour, plus gratuities

The barber program is designed for students that would like to obtain an Oklahoma Barbering License from the Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering. The curriculum includes 1500 hours of technical instruction and practical skills covering barber practices that will properly prepare students for an entry level career as a licensed barber. Students will learn basic manipulative skills on shaving, haircutting, styling, advanced barbering services, the science and safety of barbering, and the business of barbering. Such criteria will properly prepare students to pass the State Board Examination and to prepare for successful employment as a barber. 

Career Major Length
1500.00Total Hours
Course Title
Orientation of Barbering
The Science of Barbering
Basic Barbering Services
Advanced Barbering Services
The Business of Barbering
Hair Cutting & Styling

Helpful Attributes and Abilities

  • Reading and math skills at the 8th grade level or above
  • An artistic touch and a high degree of manual dexterity
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to get along with others
  • Ability to endure standing for long periods of time

Required Prerequisites

  • Minimum of an 8th grade education and 16 years of age with documentation of student’s date of birth
  • An employment authorization card or a social security number is required for this program due to licensure requirements
  • English proficiency test for those who speak English as a second language
  • Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology registration; $5.00 fee required

Student Organizations

Industry Accreditations

Metro Tech Accreditations

  • Oklahoma Board of Career and Technology Education (OBCTE)
  • Oklahoma State Board of Education (OSBE)