Carrington College California - Stockton1313 W. Robinhood Drive
Stockton, CA 95207
Carrington College California
Founded in 1967 in Sacramento, California, the Carrington College California philosophy emphasizes outcome-based learning. Our focus on retention and job performance results in graduates who are highly qualified and motivated employees. The health care community benefits from outcome-based learning and the college's flexibility in adapting to the community's changing employment needs. The college opened the San Leandro campus in 1986 and the Pleasant Hill campus in 1997.
Massage Therapy - Certificate or Associate's
The Massage Therapy certificate program at Carrington College California is designed to prepare the student for entry-level employment as a massage therapist and/or to enter private practice. The technical portion of the program introduces a variety of massage therapy techniques to facilitate the graduate's ability to address specific problem areas and concerns presented by the client. Techniques include Swedish Massage, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Shiatsu, Sports Massage, Hydrotherapy, and site-specific treatment techniques. Anatomy and physiology, kinesiology, pathology, interpersonal communication skills, and clinic experience are incorporated to provide an integrated approach to learning the needed skills for competency in a professional massage practice.
Business, marketing, advertising, and presentation skills as well as professional boundaries and ethics also are covered. Employment opportunities include positions in massage offices and private practice, physicians' offices, hospitals and medical centers, chiropractic offices, nursing facilities, outpatient clinics, health clubs and fitness centers, spas and resorts, hotels, cruise ships, beauty and hair salons, pain management centers, and sports team facilities.
The mission of Carrington College California is to provide learning opportunities to individuals in the communities it serves through post-secondary programs of study, which include general studies and professional preparation in career-focused majors.
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The Carrington College California philosophy centers on outcome-based learning. The College's focus on retention, placement, and job performance results in graduates who are highly qualified and motivated employees. The communities served by the College benefit from this focus on outcome-based learning and the College's ability to adapt to its changing needs.
Carrington College California faculty, administrators, and staff are committed to students developing specific vocational knowledge and skills, as well as core student learning outcomes in critical thinking, information management, and technical literacy, personal and professional development, communication skills, respect, and responsibility throughout their experience at Carrington College California.
In degree programs, a broad base of general education course offerings provide students with communication, critical thinking, mathematical, and computer skills; as well as perspectives from the sciences, humanities, and social sciences.
Carrington College California encourages students to work to achieve their highest potential while attaining their career goals. The College strives for excellence and quality in everything it does and instills in its students the same aspirations.
Carrington College California is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), 750 First St. NE, Suite 980, Washington, DC 20002, 202-336- 6780, to award associate degrees and certificates of achievement. ACICS is recognized by the United States Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
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