Barbering, Associate in Applied Science


Harry S Truman

Program Code: 0462

Program Requirements

General Education Coursework
ENGLISH 101Composition3
Mathematics course3
CIS 120Introduction to Computer Applications3
Social and Behavioral Sciences course (HD)3
BUSINES 111Introduction To Business3
or BUSINES 216 Entrepreneurship
Required Program Core
COSMET 101Intro to Cosmetology/Barbering6
COSMET 102Hair Cutting Technology6
COSMET 103Basic Styling Technology6
COSMET 104Basic Chemical Technology6
COSMET 107Barber Salon Technology 17
COSMET 108Barber Salon Technology II7
COSMET 203Advanced Barbering6
COSMET 204Barbering Summative Seminar6
Total Hours65

At least one course must meet the Human Diversity (HD) requirement. 


At least one course must meet the Human Diversity (HD) requirement. 



This is an example course sequence for students interested in Barbering. It does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If this pathway is followed as outlined, you will earn an Advanced Certificate (AC) and Associate in Applied Science degree (AAS) in Barbering. One course will satisfy the Human Diversity (HD) requirement, and is labeled with an (HD) in the sequence below.

Semester-by-Semester Program Plan for Full-Time Students

All plans can be modified to fit the needs of part-time students by adding more semesters.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Hours
COSMET 101 Intro to Cosmetology/Barbering 6
COSMET 102 Hair Cutting Technology 6
ENGLISH 101 Composition 1 3
Semester 2
COSMET 103 Basic Styling Technology 6
COSMET 104 Basic Chemical Technology 6
CIS 120 Introduction to Computer Applications 1 3
Semester 3
COSMET 107 Barber Salon Technology 1 7
COSMET 108 Barber Salon Technology II 7
Semester 4
COSMET 203 Advanced Barbering 6
COSMET 204 Barbering Summative Seminar 6
Semester 5
Introduction To Business 1
or Entrepreneurship
MATH 118 General Education Math 1 4
Social and Behavioral Sciences course (HD) 1 3
 Total Hours66

General Education Requirement

Choose your courses with your College Advisor.


This program can prepare students for the jobs listed below. Click on each one to learn more, including average earnings, annual job openings, and how much education people in that field have. For additional guidance and resources on career options, current City Colleges students and alumni can contact the Career Services Office.


Job Description

Provide barbering services, such as cutting, trimming, shampooing, and styling hair; trimming beards; or giving shaves.

Salary Based on Experience Level

Take a look at the average hourly/annual earnings for this career in Cook County

Lightcast earnings figures are based on OES data from the BLS and include base rate, cost of living allowances, guaranteed pay, hazardous-duty pay, incentive pay (including commissions and bonuses), on-call pay, and tips.

Annual Wages

Entry-Level 10th Percentile$6,931
Median 50th Percentile$22,069
Senior-Level 90th Percentile$56,226

Hourly Wages

Entry-Level 10th Percentile$3
Median 50th Percentile$11
Senior-Level 90th Percentile$27

Annual Job Openings

123 annual openings in Cook County

National Education Attainment

Here, you can see the level of education that people in this career complete.

Degree Program% of Jobs
A high school diploma or less45.49%
A certificate28.70%
Some college11.74%
An Associate degree11.13%
A Bachelor's degree1.68%
A Master's or Professional degree1.25%
A Doctoral degree or more0.00%

2.93% continue their education beyond an associate degree