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.

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 bodywork modalities safely and effectively..
  • Understand and apply specific concepts of a business plan and operation.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills in both accounting and business writing.