EMCC Catalog 2023-2024 
    
    Apr 20, 2024  
EMCC Catalog 2023-2024

Barber/Stylist Technical A.A.S

Location(s): Golden Triangle Campus (Mayhew)


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The Barber/Stylist postsecondary instructional program is a three-semester program that prepares individuals to cut, color, perm, shampoo, and style hair. Students are also instructed on the proper techniques for facial massaging and shaving. Special attention is given to hygiene, safety, skin, scalp diseases, and equipment sterilization. Included is the study of sales, business management, laws governing the profession of barbering, and customer relationships. Instruction qualifies students for the MS State Board of Barber Examiners certification examination.

Program Requirements:

Mississippi laws governing the profession of barbering require completion of not less than 1500 hours of study at a barbering school approved by the MS State Board of Barber Examiners to become qualified to receive a certificate of registration to practice barbering. The academic requirements may be satisfied by successfully completing three semesters of study and with documentation of a high school diploma or GED.

The curriculum for Barber/Stylist is based upon data collected from curricula guides, state board documents, input from the business community, and a revision team. The listing of tasks from these sources served as baseline data for the development of this curriculum. The task list used in this curriculum is based upon the following assumptions:

  1. In all areas, appropriate theory, safety, and support instruction will be provided for each task. It is essential that all instruction include use of the appropriate equipment needed to accomplish certain tasks. It is also assumed that each student will receive instruction to locate and use current reference materials from publications which present manufacturers’ recommended or required specifications and procedures for doing the various tasks.
  2. The individual program should have detailed, written evaluation standards for each task covered in the curriculum. Learning progress of students should be monitored and evaluated against these stated standards. A system should be in place which informs all students of their progress throughout the program.
  3. It is recognized that individual courses will differ across the technical programs. The development of appropriate learning activities and tests will be the responsibility of the individual program.
  4. These standards require that tasks contained in the list be included in the program to validate that the program is meeting the needs of the business community.

*73-5-12: Any cosmetologist who can read, write and speak English and has successfully completed not less than fifteen hundred (1500) hours in an accredited school of cosmetology, and holds a valid, current license, shall be eligible to take the barber examination to secure a certificate of registration as a barber upon successfully completing six hundred (600) hours in a barber school approved by the Board of Barber Examiners.

To receive the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in barber/stylist, a student must complete all of the required technical-certificate courses AND a minimum of 15 semester hours of general education core courses. The courses in the general education core may be spaced out over the entire length of the program so that students complete some academic and career technical courses each semester.

General Education Core


15 Total Hours


**Students who lack entry-level skills in math, English, science, and so forth will be provided related studies.

Associate of Applied Science Degree


  • Technical Certificate 48 Semester Hours
  • Instructor Training Certificate (optional) 28 Semester Hours
  • General Education Core Courses 15 Semester Hours
  • Total Semester Credit Hours for the Associate of Applied Science Degree 63 Hours Minimum

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