CCAC’s Barber School now enrolling at the Homewood-Brushton Center; classes to begin this fall

Article by: CCAC Public Relations
PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County is offering a new Barber program at CCAC’s Homewood-Brushton Center that will prepare students for a career in barbering and will train them in the skills needed to become licensed through the Pennsylvania State Board of Barber Examiners.

Full-time students can complete the program in 10 months (32 hours per week); part-time students can complete the program in 16 months (20 hours per week). The program will be offered as a Dual Enrollment program with the Pittsburgh Public Schools and is also offered in parallel with the Entrepreneurship certificate program at the center.

Interest in the program is high, and with good reason—in Pennsylvania, overall employment of barbers is projected to grow 10 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations.

Students must be at least 16 years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent, or be a Pittsburgh Public Schools student in the Dual Enrollment program. Interested students in need of a GED can prepare for the exam through free classes offered two days per week at the Homewood-Brushton Center.

The program is now taking applications and offering informational sessions and tours, with classes to begin later this fall. Individuals who would like more information or who would like to schedule an appointment should contact Sakinah Davis at 412.371.1600 or