Program Outcomes

The COCC licensed Massage Therapy Program is accredited by the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA). The following program outcomes were developed as a result of the standards set by COMTA:

The Certificate of Completion in Massage Therapy will qualify a student to meet the licensing standards set by the Oregon Board of Massage Therapists.

The educational objectives for a One Year Certificate in Massage Therapy verify that a student will be competent to:

  • Perform relaxation and therapeutic massage in a sanitary environment while using an appropriate variety of strokes.
  • Recognize medical conditions in which massage therapy is contraindicated and/or hazardous to the client.
  • Apply the knowledge of anatomy, physiology and kinesiology to a client during a massage therapy session.
  • Implement a safe, effective massage therapy session based on the clients health intake.
  • Demonstrate appropriate client/therapist boundaries in accordance with the Oregon Board of Massage Therapists' rules and statutes that define Ethical Standards.
  • Understand the basic concepts of business and marketing.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills of interpersonal communication, math concepts, and writing.
  • Identify a variety of Eastern and Western bodywork modalities.

In addition to the Certificate of Completion, the educational objectives for an Associate of Applied Science in Massage Therapy verify that a student will be competent to:

  • Create innovative services that promote client wellness.
  • Establish a business organized around the profession of massage therapy.
  • Demonstrate competency as employees in many healthcare situations.
  • Design competent treatment plans supported by SOAP chart notes.
  • Perform a wide variety of Eastern and Western bodywork modalities.
  • Understand and apply specific concepts of a business plan and operation.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills in both accounting and business writing.