Barbering Manatee Technical College

Program Content: The Barbering program prepares students for employment as licensed barbers. Instruction includes theory and practical experience with guest artists and an active clinic. Course content includes safety, salon management, anatomy, bacteriology, hair relaxers, shaping and styling, hair and skin disorders, scalp and hair treatments, lash and brow tint, hair removal, permanent waves, hair coloring and lightening, wigs and decontamination. The course also covers State Board Requirements and Florida law.

Admissions (How to Apply):
1. Apply to MTC at Submit your application to access your “To-Do List.” You are not accepted into the program after applying, you must complete your do list.
2. Attend a Program Information Session. Call 941.751.7900, prompt, 6 Information Sessions. Find the next available session on our Events Calendar here:
3. Complete your “To-Do List” at
Note: The Basic Skills Assessment must be taken within 6 weeks of your admit date unless exemption criteria have been documented per State Statute. For exemption information, see the Student Handbook located here:

Length of Program: 1200 hours – approximately 11 months full-time to complete
Dual Enrollment Available: no
Licensure: Barber
Articulation: May be available towards credits at Florida public colleges/universities. Speak with a Career Counselor for more information.

Download State of Florida Frameworks Sheet: Barbering
Required Books and Materials: Barbering
Latest Employment Trends: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Regional Labor Supply Dashboard

Possible Careers and Outlook:
39-5011.00       Barbers 

Estimated Total: $6,100*
*An additional fee for a uniform, books, supplies and various materials is required. Fees for certifications and/or licensure may or may not be required. Price is for in-state tuition. For out-of-state tuition, speak with a Career Counselor for more information. MTC is not an I-20 institution.

Location: MTC Main Campus, 6305 State Road 70 East, Bradenton, FL 34203 | 941.751.7900
Start Date: August, January

Day Class
Start Time:
Day: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
For Day Class Information: Contact Terri Parrish: 941.751.7900 x 1033, Email

Evening Class
Start Time: Evening: Monday – Thursday, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. and Saturday, 7:45 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
For Evening Class Information: Contact Roderick Mitchell: 941.751.7900 x 1032, Email

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