Barber Technologist

Barber Technologist

Technical Diploma

Barber shops are back in style! Are you a resourceful people person who strives for attention to detail? If so, a rewarding career in barbering may be for you!

Our Barber Technologist program trains you in the techniques you need to thrive in barbering.  In this part-time program, you receive hands-on learning and personal attention from experienced faculty.  Learn traditional and modern cutting and styling, safe use of common barber shop chemicals, and professional shaving techniques.

Classes are delivered through a combination of face-to-face and online lessons.  Students refine their skills in Mid-State‚Äôs on-campus salon and similar hands-on opportunities.  This program meets the Wisconsin state barbering requirement of 1,000 hours of training.

In addition to self-employment opportunities, graduates can find employment in traditional barbershops and barbering salons, as well as barbering retail/wholesale suppliers.

Students must purchase a kit comprised of prescribed and required tools and supplies (approximately $1,100) prior to the first day of class. The program is regulated by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services.


  • Barber
  • Barber retail/wholesale sales


Catalog# Title Credits
Term: 1
30502701 Haircutting for Barbers 4.00
30502702 Facial Hair & Skin Care Services for Barbers 2.00
30502703 Introduction to the Barber Profession 2.00
(8 Credits)
Term: 2
30502704 Haircoloring for Barbers 2.00
30502705 Chemical Texturing for Barbers 2.00
30502706 Hairstyling for Barbers 2.00
30502730 Barber Client Services 1 2.00
(8 Credits)
Term: 3
30502722 Business Management for Barbers 1.00
30502731 Barber Client Services 2 2.00
30502732 Barber Client Services 3 2.00
30502733 Barber Client Services 4 2.00
30502734 Barber Client Services 5 2.00
(9 Credits)
Total Credits: 25