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Learn the techniques and skills required to start a career in Barbering.
About The Program
In Eastern College’s Barbering diploma program students will practice the latest techniques and explore products specific to this field. Please note that this program is currently awaiting Department re-approval in Nova Scotia, and the next expected start date in our Halifax campus is August 2022.
The Barbering program will qualify grads to pursue positions in Barbershops, Salons, Personal Care Industry and Self-employment.
Employers Who Have Hired Eastern Grads
- Class Act Barbershop
- The Barber Of Sackville
- Famous Barber Shop
- Chubby’s Barbershop & Gentleman’s Supply
- Sailor Bub’s
- Ed’S Barbershop
- Scallywags Barbershop
*Employment Rate based on 2019 contactable Eastern graduates employed in a related field.
NOC Code: 6341- **Wage data rounded down to the nearest dollar and based on Nova Scotia data. Average wage doesn't reflect the starting salary but represents the middle value between lowest to highest wages. Local (or regional) income may vary. Last updated in July 2021.
In Eastern College’s barbering program, students will learn popular styles, practice the latest techniques and explore products specific to this field.
Successful graduates of the Saint John program will be eligible to write the New Brunswick Registered Barber Association examination. Achieving a passing grade on this exam will allow graduates to practice as registered apprentice barbers.
Successful graduates of the Halifax program will be eligible to write the Nova Scotia Registered Barber Association examination. Achieving a passing grade on this exam will allow graduates to practice as registered apprentice barbers.
Students enrolled in the program receive:
- Hands-on training at a barbershop
- CPR/First Aid Training
- WHMIS Training
The Saint John program is approved by the New Brunswick Registered Barbers Association
The Halifax program is approved by the Nova Scotia Registered Barbers Association
Course Listings: Nova Scotia
Course Listings: New Brunswick
St. John Ambulance Standard First Aid/Heartstart Training/WHMIS
Barbering Practical I
Barbering Practical II
Barbering Practical III
Professional Skills for Barbering
Barbering Theory I
Barbering Theory II
Barbering Theory II
Career Planning & Preparation - Level I
Career Planning & Preparation - Level II
Barbering Practical with Assessment
Introduction to Barbering Science
Student Success Strategies
High school graduation or equivalent. For those without high school completion, please refer to the Program Overview at the top of this page or speak to your Education Consultant.
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