COURSE CODE: 8744

Master Barber II (Two-year Program)

SCED Code: 19002
Virginia Extended Description: 2YII
Suggested Grade Level: 11, 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
Hours: 420
OSHA Compliance Required?: Yes
CTSO: SkillsUSA

In this advanced course, students build on their theoretical foundation of general sciences and practices in barbering to increase proficiency in hair cutting and styling on live models, with attention to professionalism, client consultation, safety, and infection control. Students are trained on safe chemical processes related to chemical texture services and advanced hair coloring techniques. They also develop artistic skills with wigs and hair additions. An advanced business management unit focuses on creating a barbershop business plan. Completion of this course prepares the student for the Virginia State Licensing Exam.

Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.

Notes

Barbering students must satisfy a minimum of 840 hours of instruction in a two- or three-year coherent sequence of courses to be eligible to take the Board for Barbers and Cosmetology licensing examination. Upon successful completion of the program, students may earn the Virginia Board for Barbers and Cosmetology license. For more information, see Superintendent's Memo 075-16 (https://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2016/075-16.shtml) and Superintendent's Memo 072-17 (https://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2017/072-17.shtml).

Class Size Regulation

The Virginia Administrative Code regulates the class size for this course. For additional information, see 8VAC20-120-150, "Maximum class size," or contact the Virginia Department of Education Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education at cte@doe.virginia.gov.
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Course Sequences

A combination of this course and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses, is a concentration sequence. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses based on their career pathways. A program completer is a student who has met the requirements for a CTE concentration sequence and all other requirements for high school graduation or an approved alternative education program.

Career Clusters

Pathway Occupation
Personal Care Services
  • Barber
  • Cosmetologist
  • Master Barber

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