Barber

Cuts that make the grade.

The Bates barber school offers the most comprehensive, hands-on education in the field. Students prepare to become a licensed barber while learning, working and managing the business end of the college’s on-campus barber shop that serves the public.

Students learn clipper techniques, barber theory, basic and advanced techniques, styling, razor shaving, and more. In just four quarters, successful graduates will earn a certificate of competency and be prepared to test for the state license.

Contact Information:

Brandon Held, Career Advisor

Downtown Campus

7:30AM – 4:00PM

  • Get the skills you need for the career you want.

More about the program:

Bates Technical College has the only college barber program in the State of Washington in which students prepare to become licensed barbers while learning in a stand-alone program and working in an on-campus shop that serves the public. Students are evaluated on the performance of each competency of the curriculum to ensure readiness to meet state licensure requirements and enter the profession. Prior to program completion, each student must take and pass a comprehensive written and practical examination that includes theoretical concepts. The program also provides extended learning opportunities for persons previously or currently employed in related professions.  

Note: The minimum age for licensure as a barber in the State of Washington is 17 years of age.

Degrees & Certificates:

  • Associate of Applied Science: Barber
  • Certificate of Competency: Barber
  • CIP: 12.0402

Program Lengths:

  • AAS degree program length: 4-5 quarters
  • Certificate of Competency: 3-4 quarters

Faculty and Other Contact Information:

Sheron Rogers

253-680-7249

sheron.rogers@batestech.edu

Note: Information is accurate as of its original posting date. The college reserves the right to edit, change, or update information as needed throughout the year. Up-to-date information is available in Student Services.

  • Description:

    Plan Code: BARBAAPT

    • 4 quarter AAS
    • Maximum class size: 18
    • Student to teacher ratio: 18:1
    • Enrollment Point: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
    • This program is face-to-face
    • Day and evening courses available
    • Students will be required to purchase two (2) barbering kits included in tuition and fees

      General Education Requirements

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      *Note: COLL 101 fulfills either Communications or Humanities

      **Note: Students who have previously attended college or university may qualify to opt-out of the COLL 101 requirement. Please speak with your career advisor if you believe this may be an option for you. Students opting out of the COLL 101 course must take 5 credits from each of the three distributions: Communications, Quantitative, and Sciences/Humanities

      See a Career Advisor prior to choosing courses that meet general education requirements.

      Required Technical Core Courses:

      Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
      BARB107Advanced Applications10
      BARB108Barbering License Test Preparation11
      Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
      BARB105Barbering & Business Management10
      BARB106Client Practice & Application II11
      Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
      BARB103Advanced Barbering Principles10
      BARB104Client Practice & Application I11
      Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
      BARB101Barbering Fundamentals6
      BARB102Barbering Application Fundamentals6
      COLL101College Success5
    1. Description:
      • 4 quarter Certificate of Competency
      • Maximum class size: 18
      • Student to teacher ratio: 18:1
      • Enrollment Point: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
      • This program is face-to-face with web-enhancement
      • Day and evening courses available
      • Students will be required to purchase two (2) barbering kits included in tuition and fees

        General Education Requirements

        See a Career Advisor prior to choosing courses that meet general education requirements.

        Required Technical Core Courses:

        Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
        BARB101Barbering Fundamentals6
        BARB102Barbering Application Fundamentals6
        COLL101College Success5
        Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
        BARB103Advanced Barbering Principles10
        BARB104Client Practice & Application I11
        Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
        BARB105Barbering & Business Management10
        BARB106Client Practice & Application II11
        Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
        BARB107Advanced Applications10
        BARB108Barbering License Test Preparation11

      No eligibility requirements have been provided.

      Tuition and Fees

      At Bates, our tuition is affordable and there are options to help make it even easier to gain an education. Federal aid is available for many of our students. Scholarships are also available through the Bates Foundation.

      See if you qualify for other funding through our special funding programs with the Workforce Education office.

      • National Median Salary: $30,150
      • National Potential Annual Job Openings: 7,200

      This information is based on data from O*Net, captured on June 2021.

      No accreditation or related information have been provided.

      Learn more about this program's Advisory Committee.

      No forms have been provided.