2021-2022 Catalog & Student Handbook 
    Jun 27, 2022  
2021-2022 Catalog & Student Handbook

Massage Therapy, CSC

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G3 Eligible Program– Qualifying students may have ZERO costs for tuition, fees, and textbooks. 
Learn more at www.jtcc.edu/g3.


PURPOSE: This program prepares the student with skills and competencies in technique and theory for licensure and entry-level massage therapy career positions. All career-technical degrees are guided by advisory committees comprised of local business leaders.

CREDENTIALS: A Career Studies Certificate (CSC) is a program of study typically less than one year in length with a major in a career-technical area. To seek employment, graduates must successfully pass the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx) and apply for licensure with the Department of Health Professions Board of Nursing.

The College has entered into a regional reciprocity agreement through NC-SARA to accept out-of-state students (except for students residing in California) in our online programs and courses. Students may contact the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) at 804-225-2600 or communications@schev.edu for information related to state agency contacts for complaint resolution. General disclosure information about external certification or licensure requirements outside the state of Virginia may be found at www.jtcc.edu/NC-SARA.   

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students should consult with their faculty advisor for more information.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES: By the completion of this program, students will be expected to demonstrate an introductory level of competency in the following skills:

  1. Demonstrate proficient application of massage and bodywork techniques.
  2. Demonstrate competencies in workplace safety and standards for the therapeutic environment.
  3. Demonstrate critical thinking, reasoning and ethical decision making in the therapeutic relationship
  4. Demonstrate proficient working knowledge of basic human anatomy, physiology, pathology and kinesiology and the direct and indirect effects of massage on those systems. 

Total Minimum Credits to Complete: 18


Pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements can be found in course details.

Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their degree progress by accessing advisement reports in the Student Information System (SIS) in the myTyler portal or the Academic Planner in Navigate.

To enroll in HLT 190 Coordinated Internship, students must have completed all coursework or be concurrently completing coursework in present semester for graduation with faculty advisor’s approval.

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