Cosmetology to Class A Barber Crossover

Occupational Skills Award

The primary purpose of the Cosmetology to Class A Barber Crossover program is to train individuals who hold a cosmetology operator license in the State of Texas to provide the services of a Barber. The courses consist of 25 hours in theory and 275 hours in practical training. The subjects covered include History of Barbering, Shaving, Men’s Haircutting and Tapering, Beard and Mustache Trimming and Design, and Hair Color Review.  To become a licensed Barber in a Cosmetology Crossover program you must:

  • Hold an active Texas Cosmetology Operator (or Cosmetology Operator Instructor) license;
  • Complete the 300 hour barbering course in a TDLR-licensed barber school;
  • Pass the required Class A Barber written and practical exams; and
  • Submit an application with required fee

This certificate is offered only through face-to-face classes. The program is designed to take 16 weeks to complete (attending Mondays and Tuesdays, 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM) and is comprised of the following suggested pathway or course of study.

Students are required to wear black scrubs and will be required to wear a black barber jacket monogrammed with first name.

Certificate Requirements

First Semester

First semester courses and credits required to earn the Barber Crossover OSA
RUBRIC NUMBER COURSE TITLE SEMESTER
CREDIT HOURS
BARB 1307 INTRODUCTION TO HAIR DESIGN 3
BARB 2431 ADVANCED BARBER STYLING 4
BARB 2441 ADVANCED BARBER STYLING II 4
Total credit hours for this semester
TOTAL HOURS 11

Total Credit Hours: 11