Our Barbering program prepares students in shaving, hair and scalp treatments, hairstyling techniques, coloring, chemical relaxers, facial massage/skin care, sanitation, laws, rules, and regulations.

Students prepare to take the state license exam through the Colorado Barber/Cosmetology Board and get to practice their skills and gain real world experience working with clients at Emily's Salon & Barbershop. Start your rewarding career as a barber today! 

Tuition for the Barbering program is approximately $8,148          Entry-level salary for Barbering is approximately $22,305 per year ($10.72 per hour)         The Barbering program takes 10 months to complete

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Learn more about career advancement, licensing and credit transferring for Barbering and other Creative Arts and Design programs with our CAD Road Map

2019–2020 Program Dates

Full-Time (daytime)

Start Date End Date Days Time Status
8/19/2019 5/27/2020 M–Th 7:30am–4:00pm Closed
11/13/2019 9/17/2020 M–Th 7:30am–4:00pm Closed
3/2/2020 12/17/2020 M–Th 7:30am–4:00pm Closed
6/3/2020 4/12/2021 M–Th 7:30am–4:00pm Delayed Start

Part-Time (evenings)

Start Date End Date Days Time Status
12/12/2019 4/15/2021 M–F 5:00pm–9:00pm Closed
5/20/2020 10/6/2021 M–F 5:00pm–9:00pm Delayed Start


2020–2021 Program Dates

Full-Time (daytime)

Start Date End Date Days Time Status
9/28/2020 7/8/2021 M–Th 7:30am–4:00pm Waitlist Closed
1/13/2021 12/1/2021 M–Th 7:30am–4:00pm Open
4/20/2021 3/1/2022 M–Th 7:30am–4:00pm Open

Part-Time (evenings)

Start Date End Date Days Time Status
11/9/2020 3/1/2022 M–F 5:00pm–9:00pm Open
4/28/2021 7/1/2023 M–F 5:00pm–9:00pm Open


Program Cost

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Earning Potential

Occupation Projected Job Growth 2014-2024 Entry Level   Mean Experienced
Barbers 25% 10.72/hr ($22,305/yr)


15.34/hr ($31,915/yr)

17.65/hr ($36,720/yr)

Wage information is based on 2017 data from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment Office of Labor Market Information

*Salary is not guaranteed and should be used as a guideline only. 

To what types of jobs do these skills apply?

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

What types of companies might hire me?

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

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Upcoming Related Events

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Trades Information Session
Time: 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Creative Arts Information Session
Time: 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Health Information Session
Time: 4:00pm to 6:00pm

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