The Community College of Allegheny County provides a supportive and transformative learning environment that prepares graduates to meet critical needs in the region’s workforce.
At CCAC, we believe that life outside the classroom is an important part of your college experience. Each CCAC campus has a variety of activities to enhance your lifestyle – including athletics, cultural events and personal development seminars.
The CCAC Educational
Foundation is the fundraising and benefactor arm of the college. It seeks to
create vital connections between the college and the wider community
to ensure the ongoing viability of the college.
Also see Massage Therapist (443.2) and Massage Therapy (403.1).
This program is designed to provide entry-level skills for students seeking a career as a massage therapist. The Massage Therapist certificate program is designed for students without any previous health care background. Completion of the program qualifies graduates to apply for a license as a massage therapist in Pennsylvania. Licensed massage therapists may work as independent contractors or employees in chiropractic offices, resorts, casinos, fitness centers, wellness clinics, day spas, beauty salons and on cruise ships. Students must make separate applications to the program and meet pre-program requirements including completion of BIO-110 Introduction to Biological Science or BIO-151 General Biology 1. Applicants must be eligible for all college-level courses. Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:
Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the National Certification Exam for Therapeutic Massage (NCETM) and/or the National Examination for State Licensing (NESL).Because certification and licensing requirement vary by state, students who plan to relocate after graduation are encourage to verify the educational requirements in states other than Pennsylvania.