Barbershop Course Catalog

Rated Next Barber Stylist School
222 East Lincolnway
La Porte, IN 46350

Table of Contents

  • Consumer Information
  • Accreditation and Licensing
  • Non Discrimination Statement
  • Description of Facilities
  • Mission Statement
  • Philosophy of Education
  • Objectives/Goals
  • Job Placement
  • Transfer Students
  • Class Schedules
  • Attendance
  • Clock In/Out Procedures
  • Tardiness
  • Drug & Alcohol Policy
  • Weapon Possession
  • Campus Security
  • Counseling
  • Disability
  • School Rules & Regulations
  • Resolution and Complaint
  • Financial Aid – Title IV
  • Satisfactory Progress
  • Directory Information
  • Leave of Absence
  • Refund Policy
  • Program/Course Cancellation Policy
  • School Calendar/Holidays
  • Admissions Requirements
  • Grading
  • Transfer policy
  • Barbering Course Overview
  • Graduation Requirements
  • School staff
  • Physical demands, expected salary, licensure requirements

Consumer Information

This catalog is published to inform prospective students of Rated Next Barber Stylist School's programs, tuition, fees, faculty, administration, and policies. It is current and accurate as of the date of effectiveness shown in the table of contents. The school reserves the right to make changes to this catalog; therefore it is for informational purposes only, not intended as a contractual agreement. Students are expected to read and understand the information published in this catalog.

Non Discrimination Statement

The school, in its admission, instruction, and graduation policies does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, age, religion, financial status, and or ethnic origin in compliance with the Equal Opportunities Act.

Rate Next Barber Stylist School complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, which protects the rights of students in access and release of personal information contained in student records (Federal Law 93-380). Any person/agency requesting information about a student must do so in writing. The student (parent or guardian if the student is a dependent minor) must give written permission for the release of such information.

Rate Next Barber Stylist School complies with the United States Department of Education Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (Public Law 101-226)

Accreditation and Licensing

The school is approved and licensed by the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency, 402 West Washington Street, Room W072, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204. (317) 232 2980

Description of Facilities

Rated Next Barber Stylist School's main branch is located at 222 East Lincolnway, La Porte, IN 46350 with possible expansion in the future. The school has clinic facilities, theory and practical classrooms, non-smoking student lounges, administrative offices. It is handicap accessible. It is well lit, attractively furnished, heat and air conditioned for both students and customers' comfort. It has hydraulic chairs, barber chairs, and audio-visual aids, and computers for enhances student tutoring and testing. The school occupies approximately 3,000 square feet.

Mission Statement

The mission of Rated Next Barber Stylist School is to provide thorough education and training in barbering to help meet the needs of the community. As we prepare students for employment we will also enable students to achieve personal and professional goals. The school will keep a positive atmosphere in which experienced and dedicated staff and faculty members encourage students' personal and practical skills.

Make up work

If students are unavailable for classes, it is the responsibility of the student to contact the instructor in order to make up assignments.

Philosophy of Education

Rated Next Barber Stylist School endeavors to produce quality graduates who can meet the present and future demands of the beauty industry. The objective is to present the best in each individual and vocational training in the field. The students will work in an environment that will prepare them for the days after the graduation. All educational programs are periodically revised to make sure the student is provided with a contemporary knowledge pertaining to a prescribed course of study in theory and practical training. Upon completion of training, the student should qualify for the school final examinations, the State Board examination, and the awarding for the appropriate license, barber.

Objective/Goals

Rated Next Barber Stylist School seeks to:

Job Placement

The school cannot guarantee employment upon graduation. However, the school will assist graduates in finding jobs. The school cooperates with all beauty salons and barbershops in the area by keeping records of current job openings and internships. This information will be passed on to interested graduate students. Initial telephone contact with prospective employers will be made by the school upon a student's request.

Class Schedules

Note – A part time day schedule can be arranged in accordance to the student's work schedule from their employer.

SPECIAL ENROLLMENT = 12 hours per week. Individual arrangements will be made for the schedule to include 4 hours of theory and 8 hours of practical work.

Attendance

Students are expected to be in attendance during scheduled class time. A student who is unable to attend class must call and inform the school of the absence and a reasonable time of intent to return. It is the student's responsibility to make up all hours, tests, and practical work. A student who misses 30 consecutive days without an approved leave of absence will be formally terminated from the school.

Clock In/Out Procedures

All students are assigned time cards. Attendance is recorded through the time cards and clock. Students are to punch in and out upon arrival and departure. This also includes lunch and any unscheduled breaks. If a student is not in complete uniform and or if tuition is past due, the student will not be allowed to clock in. All time cards are to remain in school at all times. A lost or stolen card will be replaced free once and after at the cost of $1.00 per card.

Tardiness

If a student arrives later than the assigned time they are considered tardy and may not be permitted in school for the day. Students are given a five minute grace period before being considered tardy. Any time missed due to tardiness must be made up. Excessive tardiness may result in a consultation with the administrator. If after the consultation, the tardiness persists, the school reserves the right to suspend and or expel the student.

The school does not recognize excused absence, since the school is clock hour based, all hours must be made-up.

Drug & Alcohol Policy

Rated Next Barber Stylist School complies with federal, state and local laws including those that regulate the possession, use, and or sale of alcohol and or other controlled substances.

Rated Next Stylist School actively enforces:

Laws concerning drugs and alcohol which included:

Weapon Possession

The unauthorized possession or use of firearms, firecrackers, explosives, toxic and or dangerous chemicals, dangerous substances and or compounds, or any other lethal weapons are prohibited on school property.

Campus Security

The cooperation and involvement of students and employees in a campus safety program is absolutely necessary. Individuals must assume responsibility for their own personal safety and the security of their own person belongings by taking common sense precautions. Individuals should report any suspicious looking people whom they feel do not belong in the area as well as any unusual incidents to the president or administrator of the college. If danger is eminent, call 911 first.

Counseling

Students receive academic counseling a minimum of two times during the course. Students are presented with their cumulative attendance and grade point average on a monthly basis. The student's progress is explained at that time by the school administrator. Career counseling is also incorporated in the curriculum. Students are also counseled individually upon request and when there is a need for disciplinary action by the college.

Disability

If a student needs accommodations due to a disability, the student should make a request to their instructor or a member of the school administration. Rated Next Barber Stylist School will make every attempt to work with the student based on the student's situation.

School Rules & Regulations

The following rules and regulations are subject to change and may be augmented at any time. Notice will be furnished to the student by the school:

The school reserves the right to suspend or expel any student from school for the following:

The following infractions will result in immediate expulsion:

Barber services performed by the student outside of the school are not permitted by the State Board.

Once a student's education ceases, removal of the locker contents are required within 30 days or becomes property of Rated Next Barber Stylist School.

Students will not be allowed to file for state licensure until all financial obligations to the school have been met.

If the State Board Licensure test is not taken within six months of completing course requirements, 250 additional theory hours refresher must be taken at a rate of $2.00 per hour up until the original course hours lapse (3 years from starting).

Resolution and Complaint

The staff and faculty of Rated Next Barber Stylist School are available to help and guide students in completing their programs. To address specific concerns, a student should contact the school owner.

Students wishing to file a formal complaint concerning academic and or non-academic issues are required to submit their complaint in writing to the school administrator for review. The administrator will confer with the affected parties and will attempt to investigate in order to resolve the complaint as thoroughly and as quickly as possible with a one month time limit. Final resolution of the complaint as determined by the administrator will be presented in writing to the student. There will be no adverse action taken against a student filing a complaint. In the event the administrator is involved in the complaint, investigation and resolution as defined earlier will be handled by the school president and or by any other person not involved in the dispute.

Should a student disagree with the complaint resolution, as received in writing, the student may, within two weeks, file an appeal with the president of the school. This appeal must also be in writing. Final determination on the appeal will be made by the president, in writing, within two weeks of receipt of the appeal. The Indiana Commission for Higher records formal complaints registered against institutions. The Commission, for the purposes of this program, only records such complaints when they have been reviewed fully under existing institutional complaint procedures without satisfactory conclusion. The student should contact:

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education
101 West Ohio Street – Suite 550
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Phone (317) 464 4400
Fax (317) 464 4410
N.A.C.C.A.S.
4401 Ford Avenue – Suite 1300
Alexandria, Virginia 22302
Phone (703) 600 7600
Fax (703) 379 2200

Financial Aid – Title IV

Rated Next Barber Stylist School does not offer financial aid at this time.

Satisfactory Progress

The Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy is consistently applied to all students enrolled at the school. It is printed in the catalog to ensure that all students receive a copy prior to enrollment. 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.

EVALUATION PERIODS

Students are evaluated for Satisfactory Academic Progress as follows:

* Transfer Students - Midpoint of the contracted hours or the established evaluation periods, whichever comes first.

Evaluations will determine if the student has met the minimum requirements for satisfactory academic progress. The frequency of evaluations ensures that students have had at least one evaluation by midpoint in the course.

ATTENDANCE PROGRESSEVALUATIONS

Students are required to attend a minimum of 67% of the hours possible based on the applicable attendance schedule in order to be considered maintaining satisfactory attendance progress. Evaluations are conducted at the end of each evaluation period to determine if the student has met the minimum requirements. The attendance percentage is determined by dividing the total hours accrued by the total number of hours scheduled. At the end of each evaluation period, the school will determine if the student has maintained at least 67% cumulative attendance since the beginning of the course which indicates that, given the same attendance rate, the student will graduate within the maximum time frame allowed.

MAXIMUM TIME FRAME

The maximum time (which does not exceed 150% of the course length) allowed for students to complete each course at satisfactory academic progress is stated below:

The maximum time allowed for transfer students who need less than the full course requirements or part-time students will be determined based on 67% of the scheduled contracted hours.

ACADEMIC PROGRESS EVALUATIONS

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 a minimum number of practical experiences. Academic learning is evaluated after each unit of study. Practical assignments are evaluated as completed and counted toward course completion only when rated as satisfactory or better (the computer system will reflect completion of the practical assignment as a 100% rating). If the performance does not meet satisfactory requirements, it is not counted and the performance must be repeated. At least two comprehensive practical skills evaluations will be conducted during the course of study. 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 75%. Students must make up failed or missed tests and incomplete assignments. Numerical grades are considered according to the following scale:

DETERMINATION OF PROGRESS STATUS

Students meeting the minimum requirements for academics and attendance at the evaluation point are considered to be making satisfactory academic progress until the next scheduled evaluation. Students will receive a hard-copy of their Satisfactory Academic Progress Determination at the time of each of the evaluations. Students deemed not maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress may have their Title IV Funding interrupted, unless the student is on warning or has prevailed upon appeal resulting in a status of probation.

WARNING

Students who fail to meet minimum requirements for attendance or academic progress are placed on warning and considered to be making satisfactory academic progress while 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 Title IV funds.

PROBATION

Students who fail to meet minimum requirements for attendance or academic progress after the warning period will be placed on probation and considered to be making satisfactory academic progress while during the probationary period, if the student appeals the decision, and prevails upon appeal. Additionally, only students who have the ability to meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy standards by the end of the evaluation period may be placed on probation. Students placed on an academic plan must be able to meet requirements set forth in the academic plan by the end of the next evaluation period. Students who are progressing according to their specific academic plan will be considered making Satisfactory Academic Progress. The student will be advised in writing of the actions required to attain satisfactory academic progress by the next evaluation. If at the end of the probationary period, the student has still not met both the attendance and academic requirements required for satisfactory academic progress or by the academic plan, he/she will be determined as NOT making satisfactory academic progress and, if applicable, students will not be deemed eligible to receive Title IV funds.

RE-ESTABLISHMENT OF SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS

Students may re-establish satisfactory academic progress and Title IV aid, as applicable, by meeting minimum attendance and academic requirements by the end of the warning or probationary period.

INTERRUPTIONS, COURSE INCOMPLETES, WITHDRAWALS

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 and maximum time frame 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 will return in the same satisfactory academic progress status as at the time of withdrawal.

APPEAL PROCEDURE

If a student is determined to not be making satisfactory academic progress, the student may appeal the determination within ten (10) calendar days. Reasons for which students may appeal a negative progress determination include death of a relative, an injury or illness of the student, or any other allowable special or mitigating circumstance. The student must submit a written appeal to the school on the designated form describing why they failed to meet satisfactory academic progress standards, along with supporting documentation of the reasons why the determination should be reversed. This information should include what has changed about the student's situation that will allow them to achieve Satisfactory Academic Progress by the next evaluation point. Appeal documents will be reviewed and a decision will be made and reported to the student within 30 calendar days. The appeal and decision documents will be retained in the student file. If the student prevails upon appeal, the satisfactory academic progress determination will be reversed and federal financial aid will be reinstated, if applicable.

NONCREDIT, REMEDIAL COURSES, REPETITIONS

Noncredit, remedial courses, and repetitions do not apply to this institution. Therefore, these items have no effect upon the school's satisfactory academic progress standards.

TRANSFER HOURS

With regard to Satisfactory Academic Progress, a student's transfer hours will be counted as both attempted and earned hours for the purpose of determining when the allowable maximum time frame has been exhausted.

Leave of Absence

A leave of absence (LOA) is granted to students who must temporarily interrupt their training. A request for leave must be submitted in writing in advance, unless unforeseen circumstances prevent the student from doing so. The time for a leave will be considered on an individual basis but cannot exceed 180 days in a 12 month period. The LOA will extend the student's contract period by the same number of days taken in the LOA.

If a student does not return to school at the end of the leave of absence, the student on that date, will be considered withdrawn from school. A refund calculation will be applied based on the hours accrued as of the last date of physical attendance at the school.

Directory Information

Before publishing “directory information” such as name, address, and phone number of student, date and place of birth, major field of study, dates of attendance, degrees, and awards received, date of graduation, previous school attended, and or date of graduation from previous school, the student and or guardian will be allowed to deny authority to publish one or more of these items.

Refund Policy

Any monies due the applicant or students shall be refunded within 45 days of official cancellation or withdrawal. Official cancellations or withdrawal shall occur on the earlier of the dates that:

  1. An applicant not accepted for training by the school. The shall be entitled to a refund of all monies paid.
  2. The student (or in the case of a student is under legal age, his or her parent or guardian) cancels enrollment and requests his or her money back in writing within three business days of the signing of contract. In this case all monies collected by the school will be refunded regardless of whether or not the student has actually stated classes.
  3. A student cancels his or her enrollment after the three business days of signing but prior to entering classes. In this case he or she shall be entitled to a refund of all monies paid less a registration or enrollment fee of $150.00.
  4. The student notifies the institution of his or her withdraw in writing.
  5. A student on an approved leave of absence notifies that school 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 the institution that the student will not be returning.
  6. A student is expelled by the school. (Unofficial withdrawals will be determined by the institution by monitoring attendance at least every 30 days.)
  7. In type 2,3,4, or 5 official cancellations or withdrawals, the cancellation date will be determined by the postmark on the written notification, or the date said information was delivered to the school administrator or owner in person.

For students who enrolled in and began classes but withdraw prior to course completion (after three business days of signing the contract), the following schedule of tuition/fees is owed to Rated Next Barber College. All refunds are based on scheduled hours:

All refunds will be calculated based on the student's last date of attendance. Any monies due a student who withdraws shall be refunded within 45 days of a determination that a student has withdrawn, whether officially or unofficially. In the case of disabling illness or injury, death in the student's immediate family or other documented mitigating circumstances, a reasonable or fair refund settlement will be made. If the school is permanently closed or no longer offering instruction after a student has enrolled, the student shall be entitled to a pro-rata refund of tuition, or provide course completion through a pre-arranged teach out agreement with another institution. If the course is cancelled subsequent to a student's enrollment, the school will provide a full refund of all monies paid or completion of the course at a later time.

This refund policy applies to tuition and fees charged in the enrollment agreement. Other miscellaneous charges the student may have incurred at the institution (RG: extra kit materials, books, products, unreturned school propriety, ect.) will be calculated separately at the time of withdrawal. All fees are identified in the catalog and in this enrollment agreement.

Students who terminate prior to course completion will be charged $100.00 administrative fee.

Program/Course Cancellation Policy

If a program and or course is cancelled subsequent to a student's enrollment, the school shall provide one of the following options.

Provide a full refund of all monies paid; or Provide completion of the program or course.

School Holidays

The school will be closed on the following holidays:

The school may be closed additional days during the Christmas and New Year's holidays depending on the location of the holiday in the week. All holiday schedules are announced in advance to allow for personal planning of the faculty and students.

Classes start every other month.

Tuition and Fees

Following is listed current tuition and fees effective the date of this catalog. All prices are subject to change upon sufficient notification of students.

Barber Training

Registration fee for first entry is $100.00. Registration fee for second entry is $200.00. A student may not return after a third termination from school. A $5.00 charge is incurred for every hour not completed at expiration of contract/graduation date. Students reentering and transfer students will be charged tuition as $4.00 per clock hour needed to complete the course.

Payments must be made biweekly.

Grading

Rated Next Barber Stylist School uses the following grading system:

The clinic work is evaluated by an instructor on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. No credit is given unless a satisfactory rating has been received.

Barbering Course

The barbering course is 1500 hours in length. This course endeavors to produce quality barbers who can meet the present and future demands of the beauty industry.

Admission Requirements

In order to be enrolled students must come to the school and complete the admissions packet. Prospective students must provide valid state identification and a social security card.

The school admits applicants who possess a high school diploma or G.E.D.

Transfer policy

The school will accept transfer students from another barber school if they provide a transcript from the other school. The school will credit comparable courses and hours up to the first 300 hours of training only. Students can not transfer more than 300 hours. For transfer from Rated Next Barber College to another institution, please contact the school directly, to be advised. The decision to accept or reject hours from Rated Next Barber College is at the sole discretion of the accepting school. Rated Next Barber College does not guarantee transferability of credits.

Barber Curriculum Hours-1500 hours

The Barber course will prepare you for the following occupations: barber, barber shop owner and platform artist.

Graduation Requirements

Student must complete 1500 hours as required by State Licensing Board. Student must have attended 67% of all scheduled classes. All examinations pertaining to coursework must be completed with an above average score, 75% or above. All financial obligations to Rated Next Barber Stylist School must be met (or satisfactory arrangements made).

Rated Next Barber College staff:

Physical Demands & Safety Requirements of the Profession

The Barber and Barbering profession requires use of upper body and hands. Some may experience problems with shoulders, arms, hands, leg and back. There may be hazards associated with implements or chemicals, and in some circumstances may result in allergic reactions.

Compensation a Graduate Can Reasonably Expect

A number of factors, including the size and location of the salon, clients tipping habits, and competition from other barbershops and salons, determine the total income of barbers, cosmetologists, and other personal appearance workers. They may receive commissions based on the price of the service, or a salary based on the number of hours worked, and many receive commissions on the products they sell. In addition, some salons pay bonuses to employees who bring in new business. A barber or cosmetologist's initiative and ability to attract and hold regular clients also are key factors in determining his or her earnings. Earnings for entry-level workers are usually low; however, for those who stay in the profession, earnings can be considerably higher.

Although some salons offer paid vacations and medical benefits, many self-employed and part-time workers in this occupation do not enjoy such benefits. Since 1990, NACCAS has commissioned several Job Demand Surveys, to provide quantitative data on Barber careers, earnings potential, and job openings. The most recent survey, completed in May2007, compiles data from 6,203 salons responding to a national survey. The 2007 Job Demand Survey results indicate that salons in Indiana plan to hire 8,703 new employees in the next twelve months. The average annual salary for a salon professional in Indiana is $36,955. This amount does not include tips and gratuities. Nationally, the average salon Professional's salary is $35,973. Most importantly, 59 percent of Indiana salon owners who attempted to hire new employees in 2006 said they were unable to find properly-trained applicants. This means that jobs would be immediately available for salon professionals.

As of January 2007, there were 73,783 professionals employed at Indiana's 12,990 salons. 54 percent of salons in the state are employer-owned, and 18 percent are booth-rental salons. The other 28 percent are a combination of the two.

52 percent of Indiana salons are classified by their owners as full-service salons; 22 percent are listed as haircutting salons. Barbershops make up 9 percent of the total. Nationally, 58 percent of salons are listed as full-service, meaning that Indiana has a somewhat higher percentage of specialized establishments.

Licensure Requirements

Completion of a state approved barber school that includes a minimum of 1,500 clock hours. The candidate must satisfactorily fulfill all requirements of the written examination of the Indiana Board of Barber Examiners.

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