BARB 1550 General Science of Barbering

This course is a requirement for all barber programs except the barber crossover program.  It includes infection control, chemistry, electricity, tools,  and general anatomy and physiology. The student will learn proper infection control procedures, proper equipment use and maintenance, anatomy and body systems, and electrical and chemical components. (4 lect.) 


4 credits

Major Topics

Regulations for Health and Safety

Principles of Infection Control

Standard Precautions of Preventing the Spread of Disease

Professional Standards and Responsibilities

Basics of Electricity·        

Basics of Chemistry·        

Anatomy and Physiology

Implements, Tools, and Equipment


In order to successfully complete this course, the student will:

Identify types and classifications of bacteria.

Explain the differences between cleaning, disinfecting and sterilizing.

Demonstrate the proper use of various disinfectants.

Explain the standard precautions for preventing the spread of diseases.

Describe professional responsibilities.

Identify four types of tissues found in the body.

Identify body systems, bones, muscles, and veins.

Describe the three states of matter.

Explain oxidation-reduction reactions.

Explain the differences between solutions, suspensions and emulsions.

Explain pH and how the pH scale works.

Describe the nature of electricity and the two types of currents.

Describe the principles of electrical equipment safety.

Describe the different implements, tools, and equipment used by barbers.