Skip to main content
Browser not supported!
We recommend using a modern browser such as Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Apple Safari, or Mozilla Firefox.

Submitter's Information


Madeline Bettencourt


Assistant Professor


Inland Empire/Desert


Riverside City College

CTE Dean

CTE Dean's Name

Kristine DiMemmo

CTE Dean's Email

Log in to view CTE Dean's Email.

Program Details

Program Title


Submission Type

New Program

TOPs Code

Cosmetology and Barbering (300700)

Projected Start Date


Catalog Description

The Barbering curriculum consists of a minimum of, but not limited to, 1500 hours of instruction and requires a 2.0 average or higher in each  barbering course to earn 47.5 units of college credit and a Certificate of Completion in Barbering.  It prepares the student to qualify for the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology examination and the workforce.  Upon passing the state examination, the student will be issued a Barbering license by the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology.

Enrollment Completer Projections

Riverside City College projects 150 students to earn a certificate or degree in Barbering annually. 

Program Proposal Attributes

Program Award Type(s) (Check all that apply)
  • Certificate of Achievement: 16 or greater semester (or 24 or greater quarter) units (C)
Program Goal

The Barbering program prepares students for the workforce through the instruction of care and styling of hair, and care of complexion, including hygiene, customer relations, and salon management. In 2017, there were 10,326 Barbering group jobs in the Inland Empire/Desert Region.  Employment related to this group is expected to increase by 12% through 2022.  Regional employers will need to hire 7,434 workers during the five-year time frame to fill new jobs and to back fill jobs that workers are permanently leaving (includes retirements). 

Course Units and Hours

Total Certificate Units (Minimum and Maximum)


Units for Degree Major or Area of Emphasis (Minimum and Maximum)


Total Units for Degree (Minimum and Maximum)


Course Report

Program Requirements Narrative
(Y1 or S1)

Program Requirements

COS 1A-Intro to Cosmetology Level I

COS 1B- Intro to Cosmetology Level II

COS 1C- Cosmetology Business Concepts

COS 10A- Level I Hairstyling Concepts

COS 10B- Level II Hairstyling Concepts

COS 10C- Level III Hairstyling Concepts

COS 20A- Level I Chemical Texture Concepts

COS 20B- Level II Chemical Texture Concepts

COS 30A- Level I Haircutting Concepts

COS 30B- Level II Haircutting Concepts

COS 30C- Level III Haircutting Concepts

COS 30D- Level IV Haircutting and Barbering Concepts

COS 40A- Level I Haircoloring and Bleaching Concepts

COS 40B- Level II Haircoloring and Bleaching Concepts

COS 90A- Level I Clinic Floor Concepts

COS 90B- Level II Clinic Floor Concepts

COS 90C- Level III Clinic Floor Concepts

COS 95A- Barbering Theory Exam Readiness Concepts

COS 95B- Barbering Practical Exam Readiness Concepts

Supporting Documents

Upload Labor Market Information (LMI)

Inland/Empire Desert Regional Questions

Submission Details

Published at

05/07/19 - 03:20 PM



Return to Drafts

Please list the reason(s) for returning "Barbering". to Madeline Bettencourt's drafts. This message will be sent to

Comments, Documents, Voting


All Comments


Diann Thursby Super User   ·  05/13/19

Received regional recommendation at 5-13-2019 IEDRC Deans Meeting.