Aiken County Career & Technology Center

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  • Exciting NEWS! The Aiken County Career Center has been granted approval for a NEW Introduction to Barbering Course and a Braiding Exploratory Course option for students.

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    Rising 11thand 12th grade students interested in the Introduction to Barbering course will be asked to complete an application. The application period is open now until August 10, 2020. Acceptance is NOT guaranteed. Seats will be filled based off of the rubric used which includes; student GPA, attendance, discipline, and application statement score.

    Rising 11th and 12th grade students interested in taking the Braiding Exploratory course  option will be asked to complete an application and it will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis to rising juniors who are on track to graduate and can utilize two periods into their 20-21 academic course schedule for class time and travel.

    Students will need to meet minimum requirements to apply and will not be guaranteed acceptance. Once the maximum seat capacity is filled the programs will be closed.

    Minimum Program Requirements for the Introduction to Barbering Course Include:

    • GPA- 2.0 (on the SC high school weighted scale)
    • Passing grade in Foundations of Alg. 1 AND Intermediate Alg. OR Algebra 1 

      Additional information reviewed will include:

    • Attendance
    • Discipline
    • Application Statement

    Minimum Requirements for the Braiding Exploratory Course:

    • Must be on track to graduate
    • Must be at least 16 years of age by January 1, 2021 (for licensure purposes)
    • Should also possess a strong desire to prefect their craft of braiding

    Interested Students are encouraged to review the attached flyer and complete the Online Application below (Students will need to login using their school email login information):

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    Introduction to Barbering Application: Click HERE

    Braiding CATE Exploratory Course Application: Click HERE

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