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Massachusetts Barber / Styling Program Course Outline

1000 Hour Program

This course is designed to teach students all aspects of Barber/Styling. Barber/Styling refers to the performance of those techniques and arts, such as haircutting, styling, shaving, massage, facial treatments, and the trimming of facial hair. Which make up the major services performed by a Barber/Stylist.  This program is measured in clock hours, where the student receives one clock hour for every hour in class.

Total Cost (including all fees and taxes)

$15,560.94*

Format

Classroom theory is conducted daily to provide students with the fundamental knowledge they need to progress through the practical, hands on training received in the clinic. Instructional methods that maybe used include; transparencies, handouts, diagrams, videos and slides.

Textbook

Milady's Standard Professional Barbering Book

Milady’s Standard Professional Barbering, 5th Edition, Copyright © 2011.

Goal

The Barber Styling program is designed to train students in all the skills and knowledge necessary to pass the apprentice exam required by the Massachusetts State Board of Barbering. With this knowledge, the student will be able to perform all of the clinical skills needed to function effectively in today’s Barber Shop.

Grading Procedure

Academic Progress is measured in both practical and written work. There is no effect on Satisfactory Progress for incomplete, repetitions, and non-credit remedial work. Practical Work is evaluated on a PASS/FAIL system for the first 30% of a student's Course Hours, the remaining 70% is evaluated by using the Grading System below.

Grading System

Percentage

Grade

90%-100%

Above Average

A

80%-89%

Average

B

70%-79%

Below Average

C

Below 70%

Failing

F

Written Exams are evaluated by using the above Grading System, which is used throughout the life of each course of study. Any exam, which is graded lower than 70%, may be subject to a re-take exam.

Course Content

Units of Instruction

Hours

Classroom theory

160

Tapered & Styled haircutting

400

Hair Styling

20

Permanent waving

90

Honing & Stropping

10

Shampooing

10

Scalp Treatment & Scalp Manipulations

15

Facials

15

Hair coloring

75

Mustaches & Beards

20

Shaving

50

Sanitation, sterilization & bacteriology

80

Chemical hair relaxing

40

Light therapy

5

Shop management

10

Total Hours

1000

GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION

This institution provides training in recognized programs that prepare the students to “gainful employment”.   A recognized occupation is defined by a Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code established by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) or an Occupational Information Network O* NET-SOC code established by the Department of Labor.

Alexander Academy is licensed by the Division of Professional Licensure Boards of Cosmetology and Barbering, Accredited by NACCAS and approved for Title IV funding.

Barber CIP Code: 12.0402

Program Length: 10 Months

Program Costs*:

Tuition  $ 14,000.00
Kit  $      995.00
Books  $      300.00
Reg Fee  $      100.00
Smock  $        80.00
Taxes  $        85.94
Total Cost  $ 15,560.94

On-Campus Room and Board: Not Available

TOTAL COST*    $15,560.94

* The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change.

What financing options are available to help me pay for this program?

Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional financing plans.

The median amount of debt for program graduates is shown below:

How long will it take me to complete this program?

The program is designed to take 10 months to complete.

Of those that completed the program in 2013-2014, 92% finished in 10 months.

What are my chances of getting a job when I graduate?

The job placement rate for students who completed this program is 92%.