Human Services


The Human Services Career Cluster focuses on preparing individuals for employment in career pathways that relate to families and human needs such as counseling and mental health services, family and community services, personal care services, and consumer services.

Programs We Offer


Barbers generally cut, dress, groom, and style men’s, women’s, and children’s hair. They use many tools, such as shears, clippers, and razors to perform these services. Barbers can also perform scalp treatments, hair coloring services, and provide general care for clients’ nails, skin, and hair.

Labor Market Information

The fields of barbering and women’s and men’s grooming are becoming more and more popular, driving up the demand for licensed and experienced barbers around the country. In 2020, the market is expected to surpass $26 billion. Barbers make $46K per year on average in the DC metro area.

Course Sequence

Introduction to Barbering

Barbering I

Barbering II

Practicum in Barbering


Cosmetologists provide personal services that include caring for hair, skin, and nails. Whether you’re working in the neighborhood salon, a hotel spa, or making and retailing new products, this industry provides a wide-range of professional opportunities.

Labor Market Information

Overall employment of cosmetologists is projected to grow 4 percent from 2019 to 2029. Cosmetologists make $46K per year on average in the DC metro area. Entry level jobs require an industry certified credential. And there are 521 job openings annually in the DC metro area.For more information on LMI data click here.

Industry Certifications You Can Earn

  • District of Columbia Cosmetology Operator

Course Sequence

Introduction to Cosmetology

Cosmetology I

Cosmetology II

Practicum in Cosmetology

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