Why choose Barber Technologist?
- Barbershops are back in style! Barbering has built its comeback on a movement that is here to stay, opening up a whole new pocket of opportunity in personal services.
- Are you a resourceful people person who strives for attention to detail? If so, a rewarding career in barbering may be right for you.
- Classes are delivered through a combination of face-to-face and online lessons.
- This program meets the Wisconsin state barbering requirement of 1,000 hours of training.
Wisconsin Rapids Campus
500 32nd Street North
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
What You'll Learn
The Barber Technologist program at Mid-State is a part-time program that gives students hands-on training in the techniques they need to thrive in barbering.
Through a combination of online and face-to-face classes, as well as hours in Mid-State’s on-campus salon, you’ll learn both traditional and modern cutting and styling, safe use of common barber shop chemicals, and professional shaving techniques. This program meets the Wisconsin state barbering requirement of 1,000 hours of training and is regulated by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services.
Mid-State’s Barber Technologist program prepares students to obtain the required licensure to be employed/practice in the state of Wisconsin. The College does not guarantee its curriculum matches the requirements for preparation, examination, or licensure for other states.
Estimated Entire Program Cost
Cost based on the 2023/24 academic year.
- Tuition & Fees: $4,267.50
- Books: $377.65
- Supplies, Uniforms, and/or Exams: $1,203.96
- Total Estimated Cost: $5,849.11
Financial Aid Eligibility
This program is eligible for full Financial Aid
Cost of Attendance
Learn more about Cost of Attendance, an estimated budget that includes categories of expenses a student can expect to incur while attending.
This course has options available to receive credit for prior learning (CPL) or work experience.
|30502340||Haircutting Techniques for Barbers||3|
|30502703||Introduction to the Barber Profession||2|
|30502341||Facial Hair and Skin Care Techniques for Barbers||4|
|30502706||Hairstyling for Barbers||2|
|Term Total||12 Credits|
|30502344||Basic Barber Client Services||2|
|30502343||Barbershop Service Skills||1|
|Term Total||3 Credits|
|30502704||Haircoloring for Barbers||2|
|30502705||Chemical Texturing for Barbers||2|
|30502345||Advanced Barber Client Services||2|
|30502734||Master Barber Client Services||2|
|30502346||Barber Capstone Experience||2|
|Term Total||10 Credits|
|Program Total||25 Credits|
STACY BROCK, BA
Stacy received a bachelor of arts degree in 2014 from Concordia University Wisconsin. She also received her technical diploma for Cosmetology in 1997. Stacy worked for a corporate salon in addition to owning her own salon before pursuing her teaching career. She is currently a full-time instructor and program director at Mid-State for the Cosmetology and Barber Technologist programs. She believes in hard work and is very dedicated to the cosmetology industry. She enjoys sharing her passion for the industry in the classroom.
“Work hard in silence and let your success make the noise.”
HOLLIE VAN DE LOOP, AAS
Hollie earned her technical certificates in Cosmetology and Barbering from Mid-State in 2017 and holds Wisconsin state licensure for both. Previously she completed her associate in applied science at Northcentral Technical College. She started out teaching part-time in Mid-State’s Cosmetology and Barbering Technology programs before transitioning into a full-time role.
“I loved my experience here at Mid-State as a student and am very excited that I now get to teach here and share my passion for the beauty industry with all the students to come.”
- Barber Sales (Retail/Wholesale)
- Barbershop Owner
High school students are eligible to enroll in this program and all courses required. Learn more about Mid-State Fast-Track.
“The Barber Technologist program Mid-State fit my needs perfectly. It prepared me to obtain my state barber’s license and gave me new friendships that will last a lifetime.”
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