New barber program debuts at the Houston Community College

“The program also provides our communities with a viable option to develop and enhance their economic standing.”

Houston Community College, one of the country’s largest singly-accredited, open-admission, community colleges has announced a debut of a new Barber Program to its popular Consumer Arts & Sciences Center of Excellence. In a press release made available to The Guardian, Beginning in the fall 2018 semester, the college will offer a three-semester curriculum that will lead to a level II barber certificate and qualify students to take the Texas Department of License and Regulation Barber Exam. The move is inline with its mission of providing relevant workforce curriculum, the release indicated.

Dr. Anthony Hancock, Dean of the Consumer Arts & Sciences Center of Excellence

Based on demographic and workforce necessities, bringing the Barber Program to HCC’s Central Campus invokes a philosophy that would grow this department to serve more pupils, amplify the faculty, and increase HCC’s scholastic delivery and engagements. According to Anthony Hancock, dean of the Consumer Arts & Sciences COE, “The Barber Program creates more opportunities to serve students who may wish to open their own business.” Dr. Hancock added, “The program also provides our communities with a viable option to develop and enhance their economic standing.”

The Barber program provides the student with the opportunity to further develop their skills in hair cutting technique using shears, razor, and clippers. In addition, students will gain experience and practice in the use of various implements for cutting hair, and their effects on the outcome of the style. Furthermore, students in this program master the use of blow dryers, thermal irons, and the various styling tools such as brushes and combs to complete styling services. They practice the process of chemical texture services for the hair such as chemical hair relaxing and permanent waving products and procedures, including the practice of all safety and sanitation guidelines.

According to HCC, the growing Texas population is creating an increasing need for skilled individuals capable of using shears, razors, clippers and other tools to cut and style hair. The need for certified barbers in the state is projected to grow by about seven percent between now and 2020.

The Barber Program will be located in the HCC Central College’s J.B. Whiteley Building, 1301 Alabama Street.

The Consumer Arts & Sciences Center of Excellence provides technical design, fashion, food, culture, costume, beauty, interior and kitchen design training through its eight award-winning arts and degree or certificate programs. Houston Community College (HCC) is composed of 15 Centers of Excellence and numerous satellite centers that serve the diverse communities in the Greater Houston area by preparing individuals to live and work in an increasingly international and technological society.

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