Barbering, Vocational Certificate

Program Information

Vocational Certificate - Code 121800 - Catalog 2023/2024

Dee Gay, Chair, 386-506-4452,

Program Mission, Description, and Outcomes


Daytona State College will develop and encourage future leaders in the barbering industry. We shall develop their skills and critical thinking abilities, enhancing knowledge of innovations in the industry.


This program is comprised of 900 hours of instruction consisting of both theoretical and practical training. Students will practice on mannequins and clients of the barbering program to develop and refine the skills used and taught in the barber class. Instruction is given in the fundamental knowledge behind the skill. Upon completion of the barber program requirements, a certificate will be awarded and graduates are eligible to take the State Licensure Board Examination for a Barber Stylist License.


Graduates of the program will be able to:

  1. Complete all skills and techniques as required by State Board in the following categories: FL Law, Hair Structure and Chemistry, Haircutting and Styling, Shampooing, Chemical Procedures, Shaving, Beard and Mustache Trimming.

  2. Demonstrate in a classroom setting, the theory and skill based training for safe and efficient work practices based on Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards and the Department of Business and Professional Regulations.

  3. Develop a professional image, business standards and employability skills to satisfy a diverse population.

  4. Apply critical thinking skills to solve problems that may arise in the barbering industry.

Financial Aid

This program is eligible for federal financial aid and Bright Futures Scholarship Program.

Financing Options: All students are encouraged to apply for federal and state student financial assistance by visiting FAFSA at For more information on grants, loans and work programs available please visit the Office of Financial Aid webpage at Students are also encouraged to apply for one of the many Daytona State College Foundation scholarships offered each semester. For more information see:

Approximate Additional Costs

Program Tuition and Fees*: $2,467.20
 Access Fee: $34.80 ($1.16 per credit)
 Assessment Fee: $34
 Lab Fees: $919.86
 Textbook Estimate (new): $275

Students may purchase other supplies ranging in price from $350 to $450 depending on brand selection and items purchased.


*In-state tuition only: out-of-state tuition will be higher.

Additional Admission Requirements

Students who do not have a standard high school diploma/GED may be eligible for admission, on an alternative basis, to this program if they meet the following criteria:

  1. Take the Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System (CASAS) for Career & Technical Education (CTE) English and Math skills and achieve specified minimum scores.

  2. Meet with a counselor/advisor for placement test evaluation to receive advice on course selection and registration.

  3. Students who do not have a standard high school diploma/GED cannot receive student financial aid.


The following information is required by federal regulations to be provided to students for all vocational and certificate programs.  Additional information on any career, job, or salary potential can be found at For additional career information, please see:

39-5012.00 Hairdressers, Hairstylists and Cosmetologists Bright Outlook

39-5091.00 Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance

39-5092.00 Manicurists and Pedicurists

39-5094.00 Skin Care Specialists


Program Length:  The typical length of this program is two (2) semesters (30 weeks) for a full-time student. The Florida Education and Training Placement Information Program (FETPIP) placement rates for this program are unavailable at this time.

CIP Code (6 digits) - 12.0402 Barbering

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Program Specific Courses

COS0013LBarbering I Lab


COS0512LBarbering II Lab


COS0561LBarbering III Lab


COS0571LBarbering IV Lab




CSP0003LCosmetology Bridge Lab - Introduction to Cosmetology


CSP0003L: To be eligible for this course, you must already possess a valid Barber license.



Sample Program of Study

1st Semester

COS0013LBarbering I Lab


COS0512LBarbering II Lab



2nd Semester

COS0561LBarbering III Lab


COS0571LBarbering IV Lab



Note: Sequence of courses may vary. Check catalog course descriptions for requisite requirements.