Barber styling

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Government license

Method of Delivery

In Person

When offered

Daytime Hours, Evening Hours, Weekends

Instructional Program (CIP)

Barbering/Barber. 120402


A. Course Objective:
Description and Competencies to be achieved: Learn and demonstrate comprehension of all areas of barbering and styling hair: including Theory and classroom instruction required hours (250). Students will learn the history, tools, sterilization, personal hygiene, sanitation, anatomy and physiology, Modern barber trends and implementation, muscle formations, nervous system, cell development, skin, and scalp health, massages, shop ethics and management, salesmanship, Arizona Barber Boards rules and regulations, practical and experimental hands on experience (1250 hours are required)cutting, styling shaving , facial treatment, scalp treatment, perms, chemical services, coloring, appropriate products and all other aspects of succeeding in the profession of barbering and owning a successful business in the profession.

B. Total Cost of Program (include all costs to student including testing, licensure):
$7675.00 Tuition, $140.00 State Board Exam Fee= $7715.00
C. Provide a list of all books required for the program (even if cost of books is included in tuition):
Milady’s Standard Professional Barbering Edition 5
D. Provide a list of all supplies required for the program (even if costs are included in tuition):
Barber tool kit (included in tuition): Two sets of clippers, pack or neck strips and dispenser, brush, combs, neck clip, barber jacket, cape, sanitizing jar, thinning shears, shears, neck duster, razor, hand sanitizer, Milady Barber Styling Textbook.
E. WIOA Contact for Enrollment Status /Credential Verification:
Name: Martio Harris
Phone number: (520) 624-0131

F. Direct Website link to the program:
G. Additional information:
• Background check requirements for licensing and background restrictions for working in the occupation:
• Other requirements needed:
Arizona State Board of Barbers requires the student be 16 ½ years of age, have completed the 10th grade and be able to prove citizenship
H. Refund Policy (provide a summary if Refund policy is not listed on school website):
Any refunds unearned tuition and fees dues to contracts termination will be made forty five (45) days of withdrawal date. Dunbar shall refund 90% of tuition if a student withdraws during the first week of class. After 1st week but within first 25% of program, student will be charged no more than 50% of contracted price minus $100 drop fee, after 25% of program but less than 50% of program, will be charged no more than 75% plus $100 drop fee. A student completing more than 50% of program is not entitled to refund. Total cost of program after state board fees is $7815.00.
I. Credentials: (The following questions must be answered along with a supporting explanation for each)
• Industry Recognized: (Developed and offered by, or endorsed by a nationally-recognized industry association or organization representing a sizeable portion of the industry sector)
Yes or No: Yes once student has completed 1500 hour programs and passed the Arizona State Board of Barbers, they are licensed allowing them to work throughout the state and other 28 Arizona has reciprocity with.
Nationally Recognized Industry Association or Organization:
Recognized by the Arizona State Board of Barbers and other 28 states Arizona has reciprocity with.
• Stackable: (Part of a sequence of credentials)
Yes or No: NO
Career Pathway:

• Portable: (Recognized in other geographical areas; by other educational institutions; or by other industries/companies)
Yes or No (Explain): Yes. Recognized throughout the barbering and beauty industry, by the Arizona State Board of Barbers and other 28 states Arizona has reciprocity with.

• Accredited Curriculum: (This is referring to the course being accredited, not the test or school)
Yes or No: no
Accrediting Agency and link to website:

J. Credential Attainment Rate: Percentage of students in the last 24 months who obtained a postsecondary credential, or secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent, during participation or within one year after exit from the training program.

Out of every 50 students who enroll in our program yearly, 46 (92%) of them complete our 1500 hour program.


Program Length (Weeks)




Entrance Requirements

High School Diploma or Equivalent


Dunbar Barber Academy

WIOA Approved Program


Training Location(s)

Dunbar Coalition 325 W 2nd St Tucson Az

Local WIB

6 - Pima County Workforce Investment Board

Type of Attainment:

Certification or License;

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

Pima County One-Stop/Voc Rehab

Refund Policy

see synopsis

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?

Yes - Arizona State Board of Barbers

Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?


Cost Items

Testing/Exam Fees


In-State/District Tuition


Registration Fee


Total In-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

39-1022.00First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
$16.38 per hour
Required Certification: State Board of Barbers
$11.00 per hour
Required Certification: State board of Barbers

Provider Status



325 W. 2nd Street, Tucson, Arizona 85705

Phone Number

(520) 624-0131

Fax Number

(520) 624-2365

Last Updated

Apr 19, 2021


Feb 16, 2012