ATTENDANCE SCHEDULE

Trainees enrolled for the full-time course will be required to attend a minimum of (7) seven hours per day, (5) five days per week, or a total of (35) thirty five hours per week.

The School is open 8:15am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday and 8:00am to 4:30pm on Saturdays. Students are off on Sunday and Monday during the first two months of the program. Their day off changes as they progress in the program. Students are off on Sunday and one other day during the week.  Level 1 students are off on Monday during the first two months of the program, and their day off changes as they progress in the program. All students must attend school on Sundays.

 

 

STARTING DATE

Our year-round training permits a new student to start at any time, however, formal classes commence on the second Wednesday of January, March, May, July, September, and November. Due to limited enrollment, prospective students should plan to visit the School and make application far in advance of the time they wish to start.

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LENGTH OF THE COURSE

Ten (10) to Twelve (12) Months of full time training. The total length of the course is 1500 clock hours, each clock hour defined as 60 minutes. On average, students normally complete the course within 49 weeks. The course is to be completed in a maximum of 73 weeks. Said maximum, making allowances for all holidays that may fall within the enrollment period, a reasonable number of absences and maximum leaves. No clock hour to credit hour conversion formula is used by the school for academic purposes, sixty minutes defines each curriculum hour.

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BARBER STYLING CURRICULUM

Each student will be given approximately 334 hours of theory-classroom studies, and practical lab activities, and 1166 hours of practical training during their entire Barber Styling Course with required operations as follows

CLASSROOM STUDIES

HOURS

Orientation: Students will be oriented to the expectations of the course, the rules and regulations, students will be issued a syllabus which will help guide them to succeed in this course.

6

History of Barberin: Students will learn about barbering through the years.

1

Professional Ethics: Students will learn about professionalism and ethics and the importance of professionalism and, ethics in barbering, in business, and relating to customer satisfaction, safe work practices, and introduction to the laws, rules and regulations governing the practice of barbering in Hawaii.

1

Hygiene: Students will learn about hygiene and the importance of hygiene and maintaining personal cleanliness in barbering.

1

Bacteriology: Students will learn about hygiene and the importance of hygiene and maintaining personal cleanliness in barbering.

3

Sterilization & Sanitation: Students will learn about sterilization and sanitation of the shop and implements; patron protection,  methods, preparation and agents used to kill or retard the growth of pathogenic bacteria, and sanitary rules and measures.

7

Implements – Care & Uses: Students will learn how to handle, utilize, cleanse and maintain their instruments properly.

1

Honing & Stropping: Students will learn how to properly sharpen their razors utilizing a honing stone and a strop.

1

Shampooing: Students will learn the purposes and effects of shampoos, rinses and conditioners, hair and scalp analysis, patron protection, product knowledge and chemistry, characteristics, selection and application techniques.

5.5

Scalp Manipulations: Students will learn massage manipulation techniques, product knowledge and the application of hair tonics and preparations used with scalp manipulations.

8

Histology; Skin & its Appendages: Students will learn basic anatomy and purposes of the skin and its appendages.

2

Hair, Skin, & Scalp Disorders: Students will learn about disorders and diseases of the hair, skin, and scalp.

2

Hair, Skin & Scalp Treatments: Students will learn about hair, skin and scalp analysis, and methods used to treat the hair scalp and skin within the barber’s scope of practice, application of  shampoos, conditioners, tonics and preparations, electricity and light therapy, manipulation techniques.

6

Linen Uses: Students will learn to properly drape clients, use of towels, haircloths, shampoo & chemical capes, neck strips, and linen uses for patron protection.

1.5

Haircutting: Students will learn haircutting techniques and using haircutting equipment, angles, style cuts, tapered cuts, razor cuts, blunt, box, and graduated cuts, flat tops, preparation, selection, sectioning, cutting and thinning using shears, clipper, and razor, patron protection and safety, terminology.

62

Hairstyling: Students will learn techniques and using hairstyling equipment, style selection, thermal styling, curling and drying, chemistry and safety, terminology, patron protection, and product knowledge.

28

Shaving: Students will learn about facial analysis, proper position and use of the razer, techniques, trimming of moustaches and beards, shaving using steam, lather, styptic powder, astringent, patron protection, safety, use and care of implements, materials and supplies.

8

Beard Designing: Students will learn beard and moustache designing, facial and hair analysis for design, moustache, nose and beard trims.

3

Facials: Students will learn skin analysis, theory of massage, massage manipulation techniques, application of creams, astringent, packs and masks, patron protection and precautions, product knowledge, chemistry and effects of various products used with facials.

8

Hair Relaxing: Students will learn about the action and strength of chemical hair relaxers, product knowledge and chemistry, patron protection, hair and scalp analysis, chemical hair relaxing, thermal hair relaxing, application techniques, conditioning, materials and supplies.

11

Hair Coloring & Bleaching: Students will learn laws of color, color selection, hair and scalp analysis, patron protection and preparation, patch tests, classification, penetration and application of single and double process colors, how to mix and apply temporary, semi-permanent and permanent tints and lighteners, virgin tint and lightener application (lighter and darker), retouches, toners, frosting, tipping, streaking (cap and weave), color removal and tint backs. chemistry, product knowledge: Colors, lighteners, and dye removers, corrective measures, safety, materials and supplies, creating, using, and maintaining record forms.

62.50

Perms: Students will learn hair and scalp analysis, consultation and communication, patron protection and preparation, product knowledge and chemistry, action and strength of solutions, use of materials and supplies for reactive processes, strand tests, sectioning, blocking, rod selection and wrapping techniques for acid and alkaline perms, test curls, processing, neutralizing, techniques of single and double process permanent waving.

40

Salesmanship, Shop Management & Motivation: Students will learn about poise, personality, and shop management, reception, telephone techniques, fundamental bookkeeping, and basic first aid as it pertains to barbering.

4

Laws & Reviews for State Exam: Students will learn the laws, rules and regulations governing the practice of barbering in the State of Hawaii and review of text book material

39.5

Testing - Theory and practical tests on required subjects.

16

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CLINIC ACTIVITIES

HOURS

Haircutting: Students will learn and gain experience through practice in preparation and patron protection, selection, sectioning, haircutting angles, blunt, taper, layer, box and graduated cuts, longer cuts, flat tops, cutting and thinning, with the use of shears, clipper, razor, using terminology and product knowledge.  Required operations: 200 style cuts, 80 tapered cuts, 5 razer cuts.  

450

Hairstyling: Students will learn and gain experience through practice of style selection, shapes, thermal styling, curling, drying, and wet styling, techniques with the safe use of rollers, dryers, and irons, application of styling products, patient protection, product knowledge, chemistry, terminology, safety. Required operations: 200 hairstyles

196

Hair & Scalp Treatments: Students will learn and gain experience in practice of patron protection and preparation, brushing, characteristics, product knowledge and chemistry, selection and application techniques of tonics or scalp conditioners (non-medical), shampoos, conditioners, and rinses, and manipulation. Required operations: 10 scalp treatments, 50 shampoo & conditioning services.

85

Reactive Processes (including perms, colors & relaxers): Students will learn and gain experience through practice of patron protection and preparation, consultation and communication, hair and scalp analysis, product knowledge and chemistry, action and strength of solutions, use of materials and supplies for reactive processes, patch tests, sectioning, blocking, strand testing, rod selection and wrapping techniques for acid and alkaline perms, test curls, processing, neutralizing, techniques of single and double process permanent waving, virgin application of sodium hydroxide and thio relaxers, retouch applications, reverse perms, neutralizing, thermal hair relaxing, relaxer application techniques, conditioning, color selection, mixing and applying temporary, semi-permanent and permanent tints, lighteners, virgin tint and lightener application (lighter and darker), retouches, toners, frosting, tipping, streaking (cap and weave), color removal and tint backs, dye removers, corrective measures, classification, penetration and application of single and double process colors. Utilizing, creating and maintaining record forms. Required operations: 25 coloring, 10 bleaching, 10 relaxing, 50 perms

205

Shaving: Students will learn and gain experience in practice with preparation and safety, patron protection, facial analysis, shaving and trim techniques, beards trims, moustache and nose trims, using steam, lather, astringent, styptic powder, use and care of implements, proper position and use of the razor, honing and stropping. Required operations: 20 shaves, 20 moustache and beard trims

25

Facials: Students will learn and gain experience in practice with skin analysis, patron protection and precautions, massage manipulations, product knowledge application of creams, astringent, packs and masks.  Required operations: 15 facials

30

Sanitation & Implement Care: Students will learn, practice and gain experience by continuous cleaning of station, chair, sink, mirror, and floors, sanitation and sterilization of implements, sanitary use of supplies, methods, preparation and agents used to kill or retard the growth of pathogenic bacteria, sanitary rules and measures, all responsibilities necessary for managing a clean and safe shop.

75

Shop Management: Students will learn and gain experience in practice with reception, utilizing poise & personality, telephone techniques, appointment booking, recordkeeping, fundamental bookkeeping and sales, basic first aid as it applies to barbering, dispensary, inventory, stocking, pricing and retailing.

50

Study, retests, records, etc: Students will learn and gain experience during practical tests, maintaining records of operations, study and retesting.

50

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HAIR DESIGNERS KIT

The complete kit of equipment contains everything the student needs while in School. It includes not only the basic tools but also the advanced styling equipment, uniforms, books, etc. Everything is of the finest quality… of course; this belongs to the students who take with them when they graduate.

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Styling Kit

Materials ISBN
Text Book 9781435497153
Workbook 9781435497139
Haircutting Book 0944-460216
Exam Review Book 9781435497122
Notebook & Pencil  
1 Shampoo Cape  
1 Clipper  
1 Edger  
2 Shears  
1 Razor  
3 Mannequins  
1 Flat Iron  
1 Hairdryer  
2 Curling Irons  
1 Flat Top Comb  
1 Tint Apron  
1 Perm Bib  
1 Lock  
5 Haircutting Combs  
6 Hairstyling Combs  
1 Retail Comb  
1 Tint Comb  
1 Large Afro Pick  
1 Comb & Lift  
12 Hair Clips  
1 Hair Cloth  
1 Mirror  
1 Blending Shears  
2 Smocks  
1 Lockable Tool Trolley  
1 Styptic Powder  
1 Bag Clipper Combs  
1 Hair Cloth Clip  
1 Spray Bottle  
1 Hook  

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SPECIAL EVENING CLASSES

Evening classes will be offered to licensed Barbers and Cosmetologists who wish to keep up with the modern trends. These classes will be offered only when enough instructors and students are available.

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ADVANCED TRAINING

Professionals, interested in additional training you may receive further information by advising the administration of their needs. The School’s (2) two month rotation of classes allows stylists to update and advance their knowledge by attending classes scheduled on all areas of the curriculum. Placement assistance is not offered to these students. The School will provide the stylist with a schedule showing cost, description and dates available.

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EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Excursions are scheduled to familiarize the students with the management of barbershops, distributorships and styling salons in the city. Guest artists are invited to the School for seminars to create enthusiasm and motivation in the students. Inter-School competitions and fashion shows encourage students to strive for perfection and to build confidence.

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CLASS SIZE

The average starting class is approximately seventeen students. The school strives to maintain a student teacher ratio of no more than 20 students to one teacher.

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GRADING METHODS

Student progress is graded through written tests on classes covered and instructors' evaluation of practical progress. A written report is made to students showing bi-monthly progress, weaknesses, and strengths. A passing average of (75%) is required. Classroom (Theory) and Clinical (Application) are graded and evaluated in terms of percentage as follows.

Excellent - 90% to 100%
Satisfactory - 75% to 89%
Failing - 0 to 74%
Incomplete - 0

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GRADUATION

Upon satisfactory completion of the course, a diploma will be issued. Students must complete all course hours, assignments, operations and pass all required exams to complete the course satisfactorily.

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PLACEMENT

The school, because of its service to the industry over the many years, receives many calls from shops, who request graduates to apply for employment. The school maintains a current list of shops with jobs available. The list is available to all graduates. Job placement is not, however, guaranteed.

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HOUSING

No housing services are provided by the school; however, the student can usually find good, clean rooms in homes or stay at the local "Y's" which are on the bus line to the school

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SCHOOL CALENDAR

The School operates throughout the year with no scheduled vacation periods. Legal holidays observed by the School are as follows; New Year’s Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. Additional holidays observed will be made up on the student’s following day off.

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CREDIT FOR PREVIOUS TRAINING

Appropriate credit will be given for previous training or experience and the student's course shortened accordingly with a proportional reduction in charges, before enrollment.Veterans are required to provide all previous education and training to the school for review and determination of any credit for previous training, including transcripts from previous colleges or postsecondary education. All other applicants requesting credit for previous training must bring required hairstyling training records to the school. Prior to admission to the School, a determination is made as to the amount of credit for prior training to be given to assure enrollment for instruction at a level commensurate with ability. This is done on a basis of records of work completed in other schools and test results. There is no penalty or additional charges for transfer students.

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MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT

The school is approved by the Building Department to house a total of 70 students in the Level 1 Classrooms and 85 students in the practical clinic training center.

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STUDENTS RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The school reserves the right to reject an applicant or to expel any student for what it considers improper conduct (conduct detrimental to themselves, their fellow students, or to the school). Any form of illegal downloading copyright infringement, distribution of copyrighted material and file sharing will not be tolerated and may subject students to civil liabilities. Peer harassment, including sexual harassment on or off school premise will not be tolerated and subject to penalties, possible expulsion. On scholastic insufficiency, student's will receive a written warning from the school if their work is failing, and will be dismissed from the school within (2) weeks following the issuance of the same if their performance is not brought up to a satisfactory level by then. Students must abide by the rules and regulations of the school issued the first day of training.

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ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS, ABSENCES, MAKE-UP WORK, AND INTERRUPTIONS FOR UNSATISFACTORY ATTENDANCE

Regular attendance at scheduled instruction is required of all students. Students should call the school as soon as they realize they must be absent. All students who make up their absent hours within the 49 weeks contracted for training will not be subject to additional charges for the hours trained.

A student should be in school by 8:15am, clean, set up their equipment and prepare for classes before 8:30am. Excessive abusive and unauthorized absences or tardiness can result in dismissal.

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STUDENT LEAVE OF ABSENSE POLICY

Every student is allowed a leave of absence (up to 60 days in length) for any good reason. The period of the leave of absence may not begin until the student has submitted and the school has approved a written and signed and dated request for a leave of absence, which includes the reason for the LOA. To have a leave of absence approved, a student must request the Schools’ LOA form from the office, complete, sign, and date the form, present it to the Registrar or office staff in her absence, and the approving staff member will sign the form and approve the LOA after assuring that the student is fully aware of the LOA policy, all of the information presented on the form, the effects the LOA may have on the student’s program, financial aid, student loan repayment and student loan repayment grace period.

The school may grant more than one leave of absence in the event that unforeseen circumstances arise, such as medical reasons affecting the student or a member of student's immediate family, military service requirements, or jury duty, provided that the combined leaves of absence do not exceed 100 days within the entire program. Proper documentation, i.e. court documents, military documents, or a letter from the physician which must state that the student or immediate family member has a serious health condition preventing the student's attendance for the days covered during the LOA. A "please excuse" doctor's note is not sufficient. Per Federal Requirements, in a situation where unforeseen circumstances (such as an auto accident requiring a period of recovery) prevent the student from completing a written request for a leave of absence in advance, the student must submit a completed (including the reason for the LOA), signed and dated LOA request form at a later date, no later than 10 days after the last date of student attendance and must submit applicable supporting documentation as described above. The school official who approves the LOA must document the reason for the approval decision on the LOA request form. The beginning date of the approved LOA will be the date the supporting documents verify the student was first unable to attend school due to the unforeseen circumstances.

If a student fails to return following the leave of absence, the student shall be considered withdrawn, the school will terminate the student's program and apply the school's refund policy as published in the catalog, and in accordance with federal and state requirements. The official withdrawal date shall be the last date of attendance and refund calculations shall be based on that date.

For any leave of absence to be approved, there must be a reasonable expectation that the student will return from the LOA. No leave may be granted that would extend a student's program beyond the maximum time frame allowed for completion. This is to assure that a student does not exceed 150% of the normal length of the program. A leave of absence will not involve any additional charges to student by the school.

Students must turn in all past timecards and be above 75% in academics before officially returning from a leave of absence and clocking in on the timeclock.

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SATISFACTORY PROGRESS

Students are expected to maintain satisfactory progress while attending school as determined by the following criteria:

  1. A minimum theory grade average of 75%
  2. A minimum practical grade average of 75%
  3. Regular attendance (90% and above) according to the attendance regulations listed as "Attendance Requirements".
  4. Ability to abide by the school rule and regulations.
  5. Maintenance of responsible attitude toward study, fellow classmates, instructors, staff, school patrons and chosen career field.

To maintain satisfactory progress, all students are required to average 90% of their scheduled attendance. A student may not take credit for time missed. Full days of absence should be made up by attending school on the student's scheduled day off. All work missed through absences should be made up by the students on their return to school.

All tests, theory and practical must be taken when scheduled. Failure to take a test when scheduled will result in a zero test score. All test scores acquired by students will be summed and averaged. Students are failing to meet satisfactory progress standards when their average test scores fall below 75% and are always scheduled for retest within a week of receiving their bimonthly progress reports.

Students are required to study and take a retest as soon as offered. All school tests must be passed with a minimum score of 75% prior to graduation. All students are required to maintain at least 90% of their scheduled attendance. When attendance falls below 90%, students are failing to meet satisfactory progress.

Students who need to repeat classes are scheduled into classes without penalty provided they have the ability to achieve satisfactory progress within two weeks of receiving an academic warning letter. All students must complete the program within the maximum frame time of 73 weeks.

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PROBATION POLICY

Students failing to achieve 90% in attendance or 75% average score in scholastics or practical exams are placed on probation, receive warning letters, then suspended or terminated if they do not achieve satisfactory progress in a timely manner. Attendance warning letters are issued when students' hours fall below 90% of their scheduled hours. Scholastic and practical warning letters are issued two weeks after bimonthly reports are received, giving students time to voluntarily retest and pass before warning letters are due. All warning letters clearly describe the actions students must take to be reinstated to satisfactory status. The duration of probations usually vary from two weeks to four months depending on the reasons for probation. Students who do not demonstrate satisfactory attempts to make up their time by attending 48 hours per week will be required to pay tuition weekly, as they may not receive financial aid while on probation. The same students not achieving 40 hours a week will be suspended and eventually terminated.

Students who are failing academically and have been issued warning letters are thereby placed on probation for up to two weeks Students are given the opportunity to retest and improve their grades during the two week period and are dismissed from school if they fail to reach a written test average of 75% or better by the end of the period. Extenuating circumstances beyond the control of the student, i.e absences beyond their control or conflicting teacher schedules during school events, could result in probationary period extension of two additional weeks.

Students have the right to earn reinstatement by retesting or making up missed hours and are reinstated when their grades and attendance percentages have reached satisfactory levels. Financial aid is only awarded to students who are maintaining satisfactory progress. No financial aid payments will be made to students who are not maintaining satisfactory progress after the first financial aid distribution, including when they are on probation. Students who are not meeting the requirements in the attendance warning letter will be required to pay tuition weekly. Students will be advised regularly by the staff and those not maintaining satisfactory progress may be suspended or dismissed following the strict guidelines in the letters of warning that they have received. Students are dismissed by the school when it is clear that they are unable to satisfactorily acquire the knowledge or skills required of hair stylists. Students may appeal a staff determination that they are not making satisfactory progress by writing to an appeals committee comprised of the school president, supervisor and financial aid officer. Reinstatement will be made when students meet the school's conditions for reentry and convince the appeals committee that they can perform satisfactorily. Students who fail to complete their training will be able to retain credit for completed hours and operations for three years, forfeiting all credit thereafter. Noncredit remedial courses are not offered at this school. Barber board credit and placement assistance is available to all 1500 hour barber styling graduates and is not available to shipboard barbers and licensed stylists who contract for additional training.

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DISABILITY ACCOMMODATIONS

Hawaii Institute of Hair Design is committed to equal educational opportunities for qualified students with disabilities in compliance with Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Reasonable accommodations can be made for students with disabilities. Requests for accommodations need appropriate advance notice by the student to avoid a delay in services .Accommodations commonly made are allocating time with the teachers for extra help understanding the theory and homework assignments, unlimited retesting, guidance and assistance when performing practical services in the classroom and practical clinic, daily attendance schedule variations throughout the upper levels, to give students the opportunity to make up any missed time and complete all tests required for graduation, and a Leave of Absence allowed for treatment of a serious medical condition. Student situations vary widely and that the best way for us to serve our students best is to treat each student with confidentiality and each situation on a case by case basis. Please discuss approved accommodations with faculty after receiving approval from the Office Administrator or Registrar.

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ADVISING

Through the years school personnel have located information many students need. Enrollees who need assistance for baby-sitting, housing, personal counseling, health and legal aid are referred to state and federal agencies. Enrollees must overcome all problems and establish stable living conditions prior to beginning training. Students who acquire such problems during training are referred and granted a leave of absence, if necessary. Students are always advised to apply for all facets of free assistance and to analyze and reduce their living budgets prior to considering student loans. If the information needed is not posted in the student lounge, ask the office manager for further assistance.

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FACILITIES

The School is housed in an air-conditioned steel-framed building which has no separate facilities and contains the following:

PRACTICAL CLINIC

CLASSROOM

CLASSROOM/LOUNGE

Ground Floor

Upstairs

Reception Area

Teachers Desk

Tables & Chairs

Dispensary

Cabinets

Refrigerator

Retail Display/Desk

Student Desk/Chairs

Microwave

Audio Video

Text Library

Magazine Library

Sinks and Mirrors

Sinks and Mirrors

Washer/Dryer

Shampoo Bowls

Shampoo Bowls

Student's Stations

Sterilizing Equipment

STORAGE

Styling Stations

Audio Video

Records

Hydraulic Chairs

DVD Player

Hair Dryers

Transparency Equipment

OFFICE

Theory Class Chairs

Projectors

Internet Access

Sterilizing Equipment

Styling Stations

Video Library

Roll About's

Lockers

Progress Postings

Self-test Computers

Administrator Desk

Rest Rooms

Rest Rooms

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GRADUATION AND EMPLOYMENT RATES

Between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014 of 80 students who started the Barber Styling course, 53 graduated. Of the 53 graduates, 1 furthered their education and 43 became employed in the field. The graduation rate for this cohort of students is 66% and the employment rate is 83%.

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