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Barber Schools in Tampa, FL with Career Training Overviews

There are two schools within 50 miles of Tampa that have barber programs. Read an overview of these schools' programs, requirements and admission information and find out which school is the right one for you.

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Comparison of Schools in Tampa, FL, with Barber Programs

D.G. Erwin Technical Center is roughly 4 miles outside of downtown Tampa. The school, which is part of the Hillsborough County Public Schools system, offers a barbering program for new students and students who have cosmetology experience. Although it's about 50 miles from Tampa's downtown, the Manatee Technical Institute in Bradenton, FL, is another school students may want to consider. A barbering licensure course can be completed here to prepare for state licensure.

D.G. Erwin Technical Center Manatee Technical Institute
Barber Programs Offered Barbering I and II Program Barbering Licensure Program
School Type 2-year; public 2-year; public
Total Enrollment (2011) 659* 1,714*
Campus Setting Large city Large suburb
Tuition & Fees (2011-2012) Barber I program cost: $4,162 for FL residents**; $11,221 per year for out-of-state*; Barber II program cost: $1,702**; $11,221 per year for out-of-state* Barber program cost: $5,080 ***
% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2011) 71%* 55%*
Acceptance Rate (2011) N/A - Open admissions N/A - Open admissions
Retention Rate (2011) 89%* 77%*
Graduation Rate (2011) 85%* 70%*
Relevant Facilities N/A Full-service salon for students and the public
Noteworthy Barber program is held in the evening to accommodate daytime schedules Day and evening programs available for barber students
Distance from Downtown (Driving Time) 4.4 mi. (11 min.) 50.6 mi. (56 min.)

Source: *NCES College Navigator, **D.G. Erwin Technical Center, *** Manatee Technical Institute.


Programs at D.G. Erwin Technical Center

This school can accommodate students with special needs or disabilities. Career planning services are also available on campus. The tuition for the barber programs includes books, supplies, student fees and insurance.

Barbering I Program

The barbering I program is 1,200 clock hours in length completed over a 19-month period. Students receive experience in not only hair care but skin care as well. The hair training portion of the program goes over styling, cutting, beard and mustache designing and trimming, relaxing, coloring, lightening and permanent waving. The skin care portion covers facials.

Barbering II Program

This barber program is for students who already have a cosmetology license. This program takes 300 clock hours to finish, which is about 6 months.

Program at Manatee Technical Institute

This technical and career education school offers a variety of adult education, career preparation and personal enrichment programs, as well as online courses. The barbering program is offered through the human services division.

Barbering Licensure Program

In order to participate in this licensing program for barbers, students are required to purchase a kit with the necessary equipment used in barbering. Students learn about skin disorders and diseases and various barbering techniques. In addition to practical classroom work and theoretical coursework, students are required to participate in live clinical situations. As part of the learning process here, students learn about sanitizing, cleaning and decontaminating work areas. The entire length of this program is about 1,200 hours.

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    Areas of study you may find at Stanford University include:
      • Graduate: Doctorate, First Professional Degree, Master
      • Undergraduate: Bachelor
    • Culinary Arts and Personal Services
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      • Graduate: Doctorate, First Professional Degree, Master
      • Post Degree Certificate: Postbaccalaureate Certificate
      • Undergraduate: Associate, Bachelor
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      • Natural Resources Conservation
      • Natural Resources Management
      • Physical and Environmental Science
      • Physics
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      • Graduate: Doctorate, First Professional Degree, Master
      • Post Degree Certificate: First Professional Certificate, Post Master's Certificate, Postbaccalaureate Certificate
      • Undergraduate: Associate, Bachelor
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      • Chemistry Sciences
      • Natural Resources Conservation
      • Natural Resources Management
      • Physical and Environmental Science
      • Physics
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      • Graduate: First Professional Degree, Master
      • Undergraduate: Bachelor
    • Culinary Arts and Personal Services
      • Chemistry Sciences
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      • Post Degree Certificate: Postbaccalaureate Certificate
      • Undergraduate: Bachelor
    • Culinary Arts and Personal Services
      • Chemistry Sciences
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      • Natural Resources Conservation
      • Natural Resources Management
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    Areas of study you may find at University of Notre Dame include:
      • Graduate: Doctorate, First Professional Degree, Master
      • Undergraduate: Bachelor
    • Culinary Arts and Personal Services
      • Chemistry Sciences
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      • Graduate: First Professional Degree, Master
      • Non-Degree: Coursework
      • Undergraduate: Bachelor
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      • Graduate: Doctorate, First Professional Degree, Master
      • Undergraduate: Bachelor
    • Culinary Arts and Personal Services
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