Barbering Program

The Barber Program includes coursework in treatment of hair and scalp: shampooing, hair cutting, hair styling, shaving, hair coloring, permanent waving and chemical relaxers, facial massage and treatments, sanitation procedures, salon management, laws, rules and regulations. Training is the combination of theory and clinical training achieved through a practical setting with students working on clients in Emily Griffith's Barber Shop. Students completing the program will be prepared to take the Colorado State License Examination. Students returning to Emily Griffith Technical College, or transferring from another school, in order to complete the Barbering Program, and if the initial start date for the program was five years or more, only 25% of credit earned will be accepted.

Why consider becoming a barber?

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Work in a barber shop or salon

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Open your own business

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Complete classes and start earning in one year

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Interact with clients every day and meet new people

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Work in a creative industry

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Stay at the forefront on the fashion industry

What's the average pay for barbering jobs?


  • Hourly Pay = $9.17
  • Annual Salary = $19,070


  • Hourly Pay = $16.35
  • Annual Salary = $34,018

What types of jobs can I choose?

  • Barber 
  • Barber shop owner 
  • Color specialist 
  • Instructor
  • Platform artist 
  • Product representative 
  • Retail sales 
  • Stylist

What types of companies can I work for?

  • Aerial 
  • Cost Cutters 
  • Fantastic Sam's 
  • Great Clips
  • Independent salons 
  • Nexus 
  • R. Stafford 
  • Super Cuts

Program Details

2014 - 2015 Program Dates:

  • Full-Time (a.m. and p.m.):
    • 8/25/2014 – 7/1/2015
    • 12/8/2014 – Approximately November 2015
    • 4/8/2015 – Approximately March 2016

Class Hours:

  • Full-Time: M-Th, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


  • Qualified Federal Financial Aid Program
  • Total Contact Hours: 1,196
  • Total Credit Hours: 57.00
  • Estimated Program Cost: $7,157 plus books and materials
  • The estimated costs are for reference only. Exact prices will be assigned during the registration process.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office: 720-423-4744
Financial Aid Fax: 720-423-4903
Hours: M-W 8am-6pm; TH-F 8am-3pm

Note: Not all programs qualify. Please click on the Cost tab to see if your program qualifies.

Need more information?


Thursday, April 24, 2014
Farewell to the Block Party
Time: 10:00am to 2:00pm
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Student Workshop: Metric System
Time: 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Phlebotomy Information Meeting
Time: 3:00pm to 4:00pm

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From our students...

My teachers, class and program are great they all come together as one.


Tyrone Chavez
Barbering Student

From our teachers...

I love my students and teaching them new things.

Lisa Fladen
Barbering Instructor