MC ACADEMY

The World’s Best in Barbering Courses

CLASS A BARBER CURRICULUM TOTAL
1000 HOURS

Theory – 150 Hrs

  • Anatomy, physiology and histology55
  • Bacteriology, Sterilization & Sanitation35
  • Disorders of the Skin, Scalp & Hair10
  • Salesmanship5
  • Barbershop Management5
  • Chemistry5
  • Shaving5
  • Scalp, Hair Treatments and Skin5
  • Sanitary Professional Techniques4
  • Scientific Fundamentals of Barbering4
  • Cosmetic Preparations3
  • Shampooing & Rinsing2
  • Cutting & Processing Curly & Overly-Curly Hair2
  • Haircutting – Male & Female2
  • Theory of Massage of Scalp, Face & Neck2
  • Hygiene & Good Grooming1
  • Barber Implements1
  • Mustaches & Beards1
  • Facial Treatments1
  • Electricity and light therapy1
  • History of barbering1

Instruction in Practical Work – 850 hrs

  • Dressing the Hair500
  • -Haircutting
    -Mens children's haircutting
    -Women’s haircutting
    -Razor cutting

  • Shaving70
  • Styling35
  • Bleaching and Dyeing of the Hair20
  • Shampooing & Rinsing30
  • Waving Hair 28
  • Straightening15
  • Cleansing 20
  • Professional Ethics20
  • Barbershop Management20
  • Hair Weaving and hair pieces10
  • Processing10
  • Clipping10
  • Beards & Mustaches10
  • Shaping10
  • Dressing10
  • Curling10
  • First Aid & Safety Precautions15
  • Scientific Fundamentals of Barbering10
  • Barbering Implements10
  • Haircutting or the Process of Cutting, Tapering, Trimming, Processing & Molding & Scalp, Hair Treatments, & Tonics10
  • Massage & Facial Treatments10
  • Arranging10
  • Singeing7
  • Manicuring10

STUDENT POLICIES & PROCEDURES

Academic Policies

Graduation Requirements

A candidate for graduation must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Satisfactorily complete assignments and required clock hours based on their program.
  • Pay any tuition and fees owed to Mc Barber Academy.

Completion Award

Upon successful completion of all graduation requirements of the Barbering Program the students will receive a diploma.

Attendance Policy

Students are encouraged to strive for an attendance rate of 80% out of 100%. Attendance is monitored monthly.

A time clock is the official method of verification of time accumulated in the Barbering Program at Mc Barber Academy. It is solely the student’s responsibility to clock in/out correctly as well as sign in/out for breaks and school attendance.

Mc Barber Academy reserves the right to request documentation to support any tardy, absence or early dismissal from the student before permitting the student to return to school.

Make-Up Policy

Students will be required to make up all assignments, exams or other work missed as the result of any excused or unexcused absence. The student must make arrangements with the instructor to ensure that all work is made-up. The Instructor may assign additional outside make-up work if deemed appropriate. Arrangements to take a missed exam must be made with the Instructor and will typically take place at the end of week. All arrangements are subject to approval by the Instructor.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

The Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (SAP) is consistently applied to all students enrolled in the Barbering program whether participating in Title IV programs or not. It is printed in the catalog, which is available on the school’s website, to ensure that all students receive a copy prior to the first day of class. The policy complies with the guidelines established by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences (NACCAS) and the federal regulations established by the United States Department of Education (DOE)

Minimum Satisfactory Progress Levels for Attendance

Students are expected to maintain at least an 80% cumulative attendance average.

Evaluations are based on the cumulative attendance percentage as of the last day within the evaluation period. The attendance percentage is determined by dividing the total hours earned by the total number of hours scheduled. The student’s start month in school will be counted as the first month of the evaluation period. For partial months, scheduled hours will be calculated by multiplying the number of scheduled days by the number of hours scheduled each day (i.e., 7 clock hours or 4 clock hours). At the end of each evaluation period, the school will determine if the student has maintained at least 80% cumulative attendance since the beginning of enrollment which indicates that, given the same attendance rate, the student will graduate within the maximum time frame allowed.

Minimum Satisfactory Progress Levels for Academics

Students are expected to maintain at least 80% cumulative academic average.

The qualitative element used to determine academic progress is a reasonable system of grades as determined by assigned academic learning. Students are assigned academic learning and practical experiences. Academic learning is evaluated after each unit of study. Practical assignments (i.e., performances sheets) are evaluated as completed and counted toward course completion (the computer system will reflect completion of the practical assignment as a 100% rating). Practical skills are evaluated according to text procedures and set forth in practical skills evaluation criteria adopted by the school. Students must maintain a written grade average of 80% and pass a written and practical exam prior to advancing to the next academic level (i.e., basic, intermediate, and advanced). Students must make up failed or missed tests and incomplete assignments. Grading is based upon the following scale:

  • 80 – 100 A/Pass/Yes/Excellent
  • Below 80 U/Fail/No Unsatisfactory

Maximum Time for Completion: maximum time (which does not exceed 125% of the course length) allowed for students to complete the Barbering Program at satisfactory academic progress as stated below:
Class A Barber (Full-time)- 8 months/1000 hrs
Barbering (Part-time)-12 months/1000 hrs

Progress disciplinary Procedure

Warning & Probation

Warning: Students not making satisfactory progress in either area during an unofficial grading period will receive a warning that his/her performance does not meet the required level. Students who fail to meet minimum requirements for attendance and/or academic progress during an evaluation period are place on warning and considered to be making satisfactory progress during the warning period. The student will be advised in writing on the actions required to attain satisfactory academic progress by the next evaluation. If at the end of the warning period, the student has still not met both the attendance and academic requirements, he/she may be placed on probation and, if applicable, students may be deemed ineligible to receive financial assistance.

Probation: Students who fail to meet minimum requirements for attendance and/or academic progress after the warning (evaluation) period may be placed on probation and considered to be making satisfactory progress while during the first probationary period, if the student appeals the decision, and prevails upon appeal. Additionally, only students who have the ability to meet the Satisfactory Progress Policy standards by the end of the evaluation period may be on probation. The student will be advised in writing on the actions required to attain satisfactory academic progress by the next evaluation. If at the end of the probationary period, the student has not met both the attendance and academic requirements, he/she will be determined as NOT making satisfactory academic progress and, if applicable, students will not be deemed eligible to receive financial assistance and may be terminated from Mc Barber Academy.

Leave of Absence (LOA)

A student is allowed (2) leaves of absence unless mitigating circumstances require more. A student is responsible for contacting the Campus Director by phone or in person to seek approval. A student’s contract will be extended by the same number of days in the leave of absence. A leave of absence may range from one week to six months however it cannot exceed six months throughout the entire program

Interruptions, Course In-Completes

If enrollment is temporarily interrupted for a Leave of Absence, the student will return to school in the same progress status as prior to the leave of absence. Hours elapsed during a leave of absence will extend the student’s contract period by the same number of days taken in the leave of absence and will not be included in the student’s cumulative attendance percentage calculation. Students who withdraw prior to completion of the course and wish to re-enroll within six months of the withdrawal date will return in the same satisfactory academic progress status as at the time of withdrawal.

Appeal Procedure

If a student is not determined to be making satisfactory academic progress, the student may appeal the determination. Appeals must be submitted in writing to Mc Barber Academy along with the supporting documentation stating the reason(s) why the determination should be reversed. A final determination will be issued to the student after the appeal has been evaluated by the Appeals Committee. If the student prevails upon appeal, the satisfactory academic progress determination will be reversed and financial assistance will be reinstated, if applicable. If an appeal is denied, the student will continue to follow the Progressive Disciplinary Procedures as outlined.

Refund Policy

Refund Policy: In the event of transfer, withdrawal or dismissal, a student will be charged or receive a refund in accordance with the following:

  1. Any monies due the applicant or student shall be refunded within forty-five (45) days of official cancellation or withdrawal. Official cancellation or withdrawal shall occur on the earlier of the dates that:
    • An applicant is not accepted by Mc Barber Academy. This applicant shall be entitled to a refund of all monies paid.
    • A student (or in the case of a student under legal age, his/her parent or guardian) cancels his/her enrollment and demands his/her money back in writing, within three (3) business days of the signing of the Enrollment Agreement. In this case all monies collected by Mc Barber Academy shall be refunded. This policy applies regardless of whether or not the student has actually started training.
    • A student (or in the case of a student under legal age, his/her parent or guardian) cancels his/her enrollment after three (3) business days after signing the Enrollment Agreement, but prior to entering classes. In this case the student shall be entitled to a refund of all monies paid to Mc Barber Academy, less student permit fee; registration fee and student barber kit.
    • A student notifies the institution of his/her withdrawal.
    • A student on an approved leave of absence notifies Mc Barber Academy that he/she will not be returning. The date of withdrawal shall be the earlier of the date of expiration of the leave of absence or the date the student notifies Mc Barber Academy that the student will not be returning. Official notification from the student must be written and presented to a Mc Barber Academy official.
    • A student withdraws or is terminated by Mc Barber Academy. If in violation, a termination fee of $150 will be charged.
    • In type b, c, d or e official cancellations or withdrawals, the cancellation date will be determined by the postmark on the written notification or the date the said information is delivered to a Mc Barber Academy official in person.
  2. For students who enroll in and begin classes, the following chart will be applied to refunds. Students’ scheduled hours are used in the calculation.Percentage Time to Total Scheduled Time of Course0.01% to 04.9%- 20 % tuition owed
    5% to 09.9%-30% tuition owed
    10% to 14.9%-40 tuition owed
    15% to 24.9%-45% tuition owed
    25% to 49.9%-70% tuition owed
    50% and over- 100% tuition owed.
  3. Enrollment is defined as the time elapsed between the actual starting date and the date of the student’s last day of physical attendance at Mc Barber Academy.
  4. Any monies due a student who unofficially withdraws from Mc Barber Academy shall be refunded within 45 days of a determination by Mc Barber Academy that the student has withdrawn without notification. Unofficial withdrawals will be monitored and determined by Mc Barber Academy at the times it normally monitors attendance, based on the Mc Barber Academy attendance policy.
  5. In case of illness, disabling accident, death in the immediate family or other circumstances beyond the control of the student, Mc Barber Academy will make a settlement that is reasonable and fair to the parties.
  6. If Mc Barber Academy is permanently closed and is no longer offering instruction after a student has enrolled or completion of the course, the student shall be subject to a prorate refunded.
  7. If the Barbering Program is canceled subsequent to a student’s enrollment, Mc Barber Academy shall at its option-
    • Provide a full refund of all monies paid.
    • Provide completion of the course.

GENERAL POLICY

Conduct: Students are expected to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to a professional work environment. Violations of Mc Barber Academy’s student conduct policy include, but are not limited to, the following:

-Destroying or damaging Mc Barber Academy property.

-The sale, possession, use or distribution of any illegal drugs or alcohol while on Mc Barber

Academy property.

-The appearance, smell or being under the influence of a controlled substance (i.e., marijuana,

alcohol, etc.).

-Cheating on a school examination.

-Engaging in any unlawful or improper action.

-Exhibiting violence, insubordination or inappropriate language toward any school staff or another

student.

-Cell phone usage on the school premise.

-Sitting or lounging in the barber chairs.

-Exhibiting violence, insubordination or inappropriate language toward any school staff or another

student. Violations can result in termination from the program.

Dress Code

A clean uniform (provided by MC ACADEMY) must be worn at all times. A student will not be permitted on the premises without a uniform. Students will be sent home who do not have on proper uniform, proper attire and/or proper shoes. All uniforms are the expense of the students. Mc Barber Academy reserves the right to modify the rules and regulations.

Complaint Procedure

The student, staff or interested party must file a written complaint (addressed to the School’s Director) against the institution and should specify the nature of the complaint. The institution’s Director will meet with the complainant within ten business days of receipt of the complaint. If the complaint cannot be resolved then the complaint will be addressed with a committee and a decision will be made and a letter of notification sent. If the complainant is not satisfied with the decision they are encouraged to contact;

CT OFFICE OF HIGHER EDUCATION
450 COLUMBUS BLVD SUITE 707
Hartford CT 06103
860-947-1816

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