Barber Technologist

Technical Diploma

Why choose Barber Technologist?

  • Barber shops 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.
There was a time when a man’s haircut and shave was a fine art worthy of its own trade and training—and that time has returned. Today, barbering has built its comeback on the heels of a movement in men’s personal care and grooming that is here to stay. And it’s opened up a whole new pocket of opportunity in personal services.

Program Locations

Wisconsin Rapids Campus
500 32nd Street North
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin 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

Expected Program Costs

Cost based on the 2020/2021 academic calendar year.

  • Tuition & Fees: $3,997.75
  • Books: $344.50
  • Supplies, Uniforms, and/or Exams: $1,700.00
  • Total Estimated Cost: $6,042.25

Financial Aid Eligibility

This program is eligible for full Financial Aid.

Term: 1
Catalog# Title Credits
30502701 Haircutting for Barbers 4.00
30502703 Introduction to the Barber Profession 2.00
30502730 Barber Services Skills 2.00
30502706 Hairstyling for Barbers 2.00
30502731 Barber Basic Hair & Scalp Services 1.00
(11 Credits)
Term: 2
Catalog# Title Credits
30502702 Facial Hair & Skin Care Services for Barbers 2.00
30502704 Haircoloring for Barbers 2.00
30502705 Chemical Texturing for Barbers 2.00
30502732 Barber Emerging Services 2.00
30502733 Barber Advanced Hair and Scalp Services 1.00
30502722 Business Management for Barbers 1.00
30502737 Barber Basic Shaving Services 1.00
(11 Credits)
Term: 3
Catalog# Title Credits
30502734 Barber Master Services 2.00
30502744 Barber Advanced Shaving Services 1.00
(3 Credits)
(25 Credits)



Stacy Brock has over 15 years of experience as a barber/cosmetologist. She has owned her own salon and also taught at the State College of Beauty Culture in Wausau. She holds a bachelor’s degree in human resource management from Concordia University in Wisconsin.

“Work hard in silence and let your success make the noise.”


  • Barber
  • Barber retail/wholesale sales

“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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