Cosmetology, Barber, Certificate of Technology


Program Information

San Jacinto College designed the Barber Conversion program (31 college credits/1,000 hours) to provide technical and practical instruction covering the art of barbering to include shaving, clipper cutting, men’s grooming, and men’s facials. The educational goal of the barbering course of study is to prepare for the state licensing examination and for profitable employment as a Class A barber. Students who successfully complete the barber curriculum are qualified to sit for the examination given by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

Earning Potential 

Barber: $35,1411


Source:, median annual salary, Gulf Coast region, 2022


North Campus

South Campus


Helping others look and feel their best is one of the most rewarding career pathways. The Barber program at San Jacinto College can offer students the opportunity to enter the barber industry. Our program gives students the training they need to become licensed by the state of Texas as Class A barbers. A look around the city will show that numerous opportunities exist to join the barber industry. Students could work anywhere from barber shops to dual barber/cosmetology salons and spas or can follow their dream to open their own business.

The San Jacinto College Barber program:

  • Is designed to prepare students with the technical skills and theoretical knowledge required for an entry-level position in the barber profession;
  • Offers students the opportunity to complete the 1,000 hours of required training to be eligible to take the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation Class A barber examination; and
  • Prepares students to be barber stylists to include shaving, men’s grooming, styling, and more. 

Plan of Study


Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First TermCredits
BARB 1402 Barber Styling I 4
BARB 1404 Introduction to Barber Styling 4
BARB 1442 Barber Styling II 4
Second Term
BARB 2502 Barber Styling III 5
BARB 2531 Advanced Barber Styling I 5
Third Term
BARB 2541 Advanced Barber Styling II 5
BARB 2432 Barber Law and Shop Management I 4
 Total Credits31

Capstone Experience: BARB 2432 Barber Law and Shop Management I. Verification of Workplace Competencies: Eligible for the credentialing exam - Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation Barber Exam.