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Barber School

The Barber School Program at Pitt Community College, in partnership with Altitude Academy, is one of the most distinguished and affordable programs in Eastern NC. We have one of the highest passing percentage rates on the NC State Barber Exam, placing us as second in the state! Our program stresses the importance of teaching you more than just barbering skills. We also instill business and life skills so that you will be prepared for all aspects of the work force. Download a printable flyer.

Barber School Registration

We are currently accepting new students! 

Admission Requirements

The enrollment process for Barber School requires several steps due to state requirements. We recommend you allow several weeks to complete, prior to the first day of class.

Students interested in joining the Barber School should complete registration information online for the Barber School Interest/Wait List using the PCC Continuing Education online registration process.  Payment of tuition ($185.55) for a three-month session/semester of the Barber School will be required to be paid at this time utilizing a debit or credit card.  Completion of this information will allow staff to contact potential students via email to discuss how prerequisite requirements can be fulfilled for this program (placement tests, etc.).

Once staff have verified that all prerequisites are met, students will be informed that their registration is complete and that they have been admitted to the program and registered to a specific class – Beginning or Clinical.  Any students who do not meet the entrance qualifications or complete the required prerequisites in a timely manner for the Barber School will receive a full refund. There is limited capacity for this program; registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.  If you have questions regarding the program, please contact Wendy Dunbar at 252-493-7528 or wdunbar@email.pittcc.edu.


Tuition payments of $185.55 are due at the time of registration. You can pay by check, money order, or credit/debit card. We DO NOT accept cash. A money order made out to the NC Barber School for $25 is due at the time of registration. This is the permit for allowing your barber hours to be reported. No permit – No hours!

Additional Costs

Your book is a cost of $245 and your kit is a cost of $375. You must purchase the kit/book bundle prior to or on the first day of class for $620. NO EXCEPTIONS. You must also purchase uniforms (black scrubs) prior to the first day of class.

Barber Apprentice
Barbershop Manager/Director or Owner/Operator
Master Barber
Men’s Hairstylist
Celebrity Barber

  • Students will become proficient in all aspects of barbering including cleansing, cutting, bleaching, coloring, or similar work upon the hair including both traditional and modern cutting-edge techniques.
  • Students will learn basic scientific understanding of the scalp and hair as well as anatomy and physiology and apply these principles in properly cutting, styling, and treating hair.
  • Students will be able to perform a 14-point shave with proficiency.
  • Students will learn the business aspects of becoming an apprentice and registered barber along with barbershop ownership/management including tips and techniques for excellent customer service in building a growing clientele.