Larisia Jones, Department Chair
Beginning Fall 2014 all Barber-Stylist courses will be held at the Sidney Collier Site located at 3727 Louisa Street in New Orleans.
Delgado Community College is licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Barber Examiners to provide students with both theory and practical skills necessary to work efficiently in the industry of barber-styling. This competency base, 1500 clock hour program includes classroom instruction and practical/lab experience. Practical skills are developed through experience in an on-site salon which is equipped and managed according to industry standards by the students with instructor supervision. Upon completion of this program, students are eligible to take the LA State Board of Barber Examiners licensure exam.
ADMISSION TO THE PROGRAM
The Barbering program is a limited admissions program. Students are accepted each Fall and Spring semester. No new students are accepted during the Summer semester. In addition to meeting all Delgado Community College admission requirements, students must also meet the Louisiana State Board of Barber Examiners admission requirements. Before enrolling into any barbering courses, students must be issued a student license from the LA State Board of Barber Examiners. In order for us to obtain your student license, you must submit the following items to the West Jefferson Technical Site now through July 31, 2014. Beginning August 18, 2014 these items will be accepted only at the Sidney Collier Site.
1. LA State Board of Barber Examiners student application
2. Birth certificate or driver’s license*
3. Social security card*
4. Two photographs measuring approximately 2” x 2”
5. $90 money order
6. High School diploma or GED*
*Please note that you must bring in the original documents and the staff here will make a copy. We must be able to verify to the Board that we have seen the original documents.*
A career in barbering can take you to all parts of the nation and the world either cutting/styling hair or selling hair products for companies. You could also open your own barber shop or work as a barber shop manager.
The average salary for a barber in Louisiana is $12.89 per hour/$26,804 per year (LA Workforce Commission, Occupational Wage Data, 2012).