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Barber School

The Barber Training Full-time Day Program is a 15-17 month program. Students will attend school from 8 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The Barber Training Part-time Day Program is an 18-20 month program. Students will attend school from 8 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Barber Training Program provides the skills necessary to become a professional barber! The program will prepare the students for the North Carolina Board Exam which will result in an apprentice license. The successful student will be qualified to work in an entry-level position in a barbershop or related business. After at least one year of on the job training, another exam is given by the Barber Board to issue a Registered Barber License.

What to Expect
The intro to barber school will be a new venture for some, and a lot of times one may not know what to expect. Hopefully, this will give you a bird’s eye view into this new journey for you and resolve any myths or misguided preconceptions you may have.

First on the list, one may think that coming to barber school you get a set of clippers and right away you begin cutting hair. Well in most cases this is not true. The first thing you will get coming into barber school will be a textbook, student workbook, and exam review book.

There are a lot of basics to cover and understanding to gain before we turn you loose with the clippers. So at minimum, it could be one to two months before you are cutting hair. We call this process of building our foundation. As with everything, you know if you build a good foundation you will have a more solid and structured finished product.

During this time you will develop an understanding of the history of barbering, professional image, tools and implements, bacteriology, sterilization, sanitation, and disorders of the skin just to name a few.

In the course of barbering, there is a lot of information to learn at a fast pace. In this course, you will test every week, so it will require you to pay close attention in class with reading and study time outside of class.

In our particular program class participation is required, as well as a stringent set of rules and guidelines to be followed. We adhere to a strict dress code that is enforced, and all share responsibilities in keeping our environment clean, sanitation is a big part of what we do. We want to play our part in helping you become that professional you desire to become.

You will learn so much more than cutting hair, we help to develop and fine-tune life skills, integrity, and accountability.

If you are the person that feels you already know how to cut hair, and you just need to pass the time so you can get your license, this may not be the program for you. We want individuals that are open to learning, and not just wanting to become a great barber, but a better all-around individual that will be successful in this business.

Now that you have taken a peek into what we are about and how our program is run, you can make a better decision as to whether this is the right program or career field for you.

In closing, barbering is a great profession, and the possibilities are unlimited. It’s all up to you; in this field, you choose your own destiny. You can choose to be among the greatest or the least of the greatest in the industry.

  • Student Permit: $25 (due at registration). Payable with credit/debit card to NC Board of Barber Examiners
  • Tuition: $185 per course (due at registration). 4 courses projected will be a total of $740
  • Insurance: $15 (due at registration.) Due each fiscal year
  • Barber Student Kit: Approximately $815. This kit contains equipment that you will carry with you to your first job. (must be purchased prior to the first day of class)
  • Books: $275 (must be purchased prior to the first day of class).
  • The total cost to purchase books, kit, and initial application, tuition, and insurance total approximately $1,118. The total cost for the entire program will total only approximately $1,700. This is an excellent price for learning a new career!
Pre-Registration Dates
Full-Time Day Class
Pre Registration for the next Full-Time class will start on October 14, 2019, and end when all seats are filled or two weeks prior to the start date. The start date for this class is set for January 9, 2020. **We can not hold seats, and registration for this class cannot be done before this date**

Part-Time Day Class
Pre Registration for the next Part-Time class will start on March 2, 2020, and end when all seats are filled or two weeks prior to the start date. The start date for this class is set for April 20, 2019. **We can not hold seats, and registration for this class cannot be done before this date**

Registration Location
Register at the downtown campus at 502 N. Front Street. 5th-floor room U550 of the Union Station building. Please pay attention to the registration date and times for the program you are registering to prevent an unnecessary trip.

Items Needed on Day of Registration

  • Copy of High School Diploma or GED
  • $200 Payable in Cash/Credit Card/Check or Money Order for School Registration Fee
  • $25 Student permit fee payable by Debit/Credit Card (cannot be paid in cash) This fee is “non-refundable”
Registration Requirements
**Registration for the barbering program is not available online and must be done in person.**

  1. Completed “Application to Enroll in Barber School”(only available at the barber school), including $25.00 student permit fee payable with debit/credit card only. NOTE: Effective October 1, 2016, the NC State Board will no longer require students to obtain FBI background checks for student permits prior to registration. Instead, the board will be conducting their own FBI background checks through a private vendor.
  2. Completed CFCC Continuing Education Registration Form. Registration form must be accompanied by $200 which includes the tuition fee of $185 for the first course and the insurance fee of $15.
  3. Students must bring proof of High School graduation or GED. A copy of the diploma or transcripts must be provided to NC Barber Board.

***Please note: Students must satisfy any unpaid fees to CFCC, before registration. Flags on the student record will cause the registration to be denied.

An interview with the instructor is required before registration. Bring your questions! He is in the classroom all day so most phone calls are returned at the end of the day. Monday through Thursday between 10:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. are good times to stop by. The address of the barber school is 108 Walnut Street. We are on the downtown campus near the corner of Front and Walnut street in the “Z” Building

If you have any questions, or if I can be of any further assistance, let me know. I look forward to hearing from you.

Student Information

Any student admitted to CFCC Barber School will make sure that the instructor has the correct name, address, phone numbers, and emergency contact information on file in the event it becomes necessary to contact the student or if an emergency occurs.

Dress Code
Daily attire for male students is a white collared shirt, black or navy blue pants, the necktie will be provided by the school. Daily attire for female students is black or navy blue skirt/dress, or pants, white, black or navy blue blouse/ top. Proper footwear for all students can be all black or brown dress shoes. Sneakers can be worn if they are “ALL BLACK” to include any writing, designs or logos to include soles. Males: Shirts must be tucked in and neckties are worn neatly, no earrings or headgear permitted. Females: Skirts should be long enough to meet the knee when sitting. No strapless tops, halter tops, or spaghetti strap tops allowed. No sandals, flip-flops, open-toe shoes, or crocs. Pants must be properly secured on your waist.

Female earrings should not be larger than a quarter size, for safety reasons no other body piercings should be visible male or female.

Long necklaces should be secured inside your shirt, two rings, one bracelet, and one watch are permitted.
Students must practice good hygiene, be neat in appearance and dress, hair and beards must be neatly trimmed, no strong perfumes or fragrances should be worn that could become disruptive.

Barber jackets must be clean and worn as a top garment zipped or buttoned up neatly at all times while clocked in.

For clarification on dress code please ask Instructor. Any student not dressed accordingly will be asked to leave and correct dress.

CFCC Barber School uses books approved by the NCBBE. The books are as follows.

  • Milady’s Standard Professional Barbering, 6th Edition Milady ISBN-13: 978-1-305-10055-8
  • Milady’s Standard Professional Barbering, Workbook ISBN-13: 978-1-305-10066-4
  • Milady’s Standard Professional Barber, Exam Book ISBN-13: 978-1-305-1-0067-1

All students are required to have their books upon entering CFCC Barber School. All books are “Non-Refundable”.

Required Tools
Students are required to purchase kits through an agent chosen by the school to ensure the correct materials are received and their materials are consistent with what is deemed necessary for proper instruction. Students are required to have kits purchased prior to their given start date.
Rules and Regulations
At the beginning of each course, students are handed a list of rules and regulations that are signed and placed in their files. Their signature indicates they understand what is expected and understand there are consequences for their actions and accept the consequences. The Barber School tries to stick to a no excuse method due to the severity of their responsibility as becoming a professional licensed via the State of North Carolina to engage in serving the public. Procedures which are non-negotiable are as follows:

  • ID cards are required to be worn at all time on school premises
  • Smocks are required to be worn on-premises and zipped up at all times
  • Profanity is prohibited
  • No student is allowed to leave the premises for break or lunch without clocking out
  • Phone calls should be made/ returned on authorized breaks. It is a violation of the NCBBE regulation for a student to take a break without being clocked out.
  • CFCC is a non-smoking facility. Students who smoke must leave the premises completely to smoke. Students cannot smoke in their own vehicle on college property. College property includes any facility owned or rented by the College.
  • Lack of professional ethical conduct
  • Students are to follow all safety and practical procedures

Barbering is a profession that requires the practitioner’s conduct to function at an optimum level. Students are expected to follow a code of professional conduct and ethics.

Cape Fear Community College Barber School will not tolerate a student’s disrespect of self, fellow students, customers, NCBBE representatives, educators, or any other CFCC staff.

Cape Fear Community College Barber School is certified by the North Carolina State Board of Barber Examiners. The Board reserves the right to inspect any time during the facility’s hours of operation. The Board has fines that will be bestowed upon the school if certain rules are not followed. Please be advised that any fine received by the school that is caused by a student not following rules will be the sole responsibility of that student.

Attendance Policy
Attendance and participation in class are required. Students are responsible for all content covered during class regardless of whether or not present. There are no excused absences and once a student reaches the minimum number of absences the student is subject to being removed from the program.