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CalCopa Massage School

 

 

 

CAMTC Approved #SCH0121

2017 Student Catalogue

Effective:  01/01/17 – 12/31/17

 

 

 

 

 

 

HUNTINGTON BEACH CAMPUS

18582 Beach Blvd., Suite 11 Huntington Beach, CA 92648 (714) 964-7744

 

info@calcopamassageschool.com www.calcopamassageschool.com

 

Updated: December 2016

This catalogue is updated annually.


                            TABLE OF CONTENTS                         

 

APPROVAL DISCLOSURE STATEMENT. 3

STUDENT TUITION RECOVERY FUND STATEMENT (STRF) 4

HISTORY OF THE COLLEGE. 5

MISSION AND OBJECTIVES.6

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS. 6

PROGRAM COURSE TITLES. 7

CAMTC GUIDELINES. 8

PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS. 10

Massage Technician. 10

Massage Therapist.10

Massage Practitioner. 11

Asian Somatic Therapist. 14

Myotherapist. 14

Holistic Health Practitioner. 15

Massage Instructor. 16

FEES AND PAYMENT OPTIONS. 17

FEE STRUCTURE. 18

TRANSCRIPTS. 19

CAMTC’s Law related to unfair business practices. 20

ELECTIVES DESCRIPTIONS. 21

COLLEGE POLICIES.28

SCHOOL HYGIENE AND DRESS CODE. 30

EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES. 31

LIBRARY AND OTHER LEARNING RESOURCES. 31

CREDIT FOR PREVIOUS TRAINING EVALUATION POLICY. 31

TRANSFERRING CREDITS EARNED AT CALCOPA.. 32

INSTRUCTIONAL SYSTEMS. 32

SCHEDULING.. 33

GRADES. 33

ATTENDANCE. 34

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS.36

UDENT CLINICS. 36

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT. 38

DISMISSAL, SUSPENSION & RE-ADMISSIONS PROCEDURES. 38

CANCELLATION AND REFUNDS.39

WITHDRAWAL AND REFUNDS. 40

MISCELLANEOUS REFUNDS. 40

COMPLAINT/GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE. 41

LICENSING.. 41

NATIONAL MASSAGE THERAPY OR BODYWORK ORGANIZATIONS. 42

OTHER STUDENT SERVICES. 42

ADMINISTRATION HOURS. 43

INSTRUCTIONAL Hours. 43

2016 Tentative Core Class Schedule. 44

PERSONNEL.45

NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL. 48

 


APPROVAL DISCLOSURE STATEMENT                                                

 

The California College of Physical Arts, Inc. (CalCopa), a private institution, located at 18582 Beach Blvd., Suite #11, Huntington Beach, CA 92648, was granted institutional approval from  the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education pursuant to California education code.

 

The Bureau’s approval means that the institution and its operations comply with the minimum standards established under the law for occupational instruction by private postsecondary educational institutions. Institutional approval must be re-approved every five years and is subject to continuing review.

 

The following course titles are approved by the state of California:

 

MASSAGE TECHNICIAN                                              100 Hours

SPA SPECIALTY THERAPIST                                        200 Hours

MASSAGE THERAPIST                                                300 Hours

ASIAN SOMATIC THERAPIST                                       300 Hours

MASSAGE PRACTITIONER                                           600 Hours

MYOTHERAPIST                                                        800 Hours

HOLISTIC HEALTH PRACTITIONER                               1000 Hours

MASSAGE INSTRUCTOR *(Must complete HHP)              600 Hours

 

Approved for the training of Veterans and Eligible persons under the provisions of Title 38, United States Code.

 

CalCopa is also approved from the California Department of Rehabilitation.

 

CalCopa is not accredited by any accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education.

 

A student enrolled in a program of 500 hours or more at CalCopa is eligible to be certified by the California Massage Therapy Council.

 

Catalogs may be requested via phone, email, or accessed via our website.www.calcopamassageschool.com/catalog.htm. A catalog may also be obtained at the school’s administration office.

California College of Physical Arts, Inc.

18582 Beach Blvd, Suite 11 Huntington Beach CA 92648

 

Instruction is in residence with facility occupancy, accommodating 60 students at any one time.

California statute requires that a student who successfully completes a course of study be awarded an appropriate diploma or certificate verifying that fact.

Prospective enrollees are encouraged to visit the facilities at the school and to discuss personal educational and occupational plans with the school personnel prior to enrolling or signing enrollment agreements.


STATE OF CALIFORNIA

STUDENT TUITION RECOVERY FUND STATEMENT (STRF)            

The State of California created the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or mitigate economic losses suffered by students in educational programs who are California residents, or enrolled in a residency program attending certain schools regulated by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education.

 

You may be eligible for STRF if you are a California resident, or enrolled in a California residency program, prepaid tuition, paid the STRF assessment, and suffered an economic loss as a result of any of the following:

 

1.   The school closed before the course of instruction was completed.

2.    The school failure to pay refunds or charges on behalf of a student to a third party for license fees or any other purpose, or to provide equipment or materials for which a charge was collected with 180 days before the closure of the school.

3.    The school’s failure to pay or reimburse loan proceeds under a federally guaranteed student loan program as required by law or to pay or reimburse proceeds received by the school prior to closure in excess of tuition or other costs.

4.    There was a material failure to comply with the Act or this Division within 30 days before the school closed or, if the material failure began earlier than 30 days prior to closure, the period determined by the Bureau.

5.    An inability after diligent efforts to prosecute, prove, and collect on a judgment against the institution for the violation of the Act.

If the student does not have a social security number or taxpayer identification number, a claim will not be paid

 

Authority cited: Title 5. California Code of Regulations. Division 7.5, section 76120.

 

 

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR NEED FOR APPLICATION         

 

Contact:

 

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE)

P.O. Box 980818

West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818 Or visit:

http://www.bppe.ca.gov/applications/strf.pdf


HISTORY OF THE COLLEGE                                                                  

 

California College of Physical Arts, Inc., (CalCopa) was established in 1980 to provide comprehensive instruction in the art and sciences of therapeutic and relaxation massage. The school originally opened in Huntington Beach with 100 hour, 200 hour and Massage Instructor training courses. CalCopa has since expanded with a variety of advanced courses as well as specialized modalities.

 

The faculty is composed of professional and highly competent staff members, many of whom are actively involved with the professional massage organizations. They have a variety of experiences in the massage field and are constantly updating their training in the massage industry to further benefit our students. The faculty is also involved in working toward the improvement of laws and legislation for massage therapists in Orange County and surrounding areas, as well as on state and national levels.

 

LOCATION                                                                                              

All classes are held at our Huntington Beach campus location:

 

18582 BEACH BLVD., SUITES 11 - 14 HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIFORNIA 92648

(In the Town & Country Center)

 

The facilities consist of 5,000 square feet of classrooms, labs, clinic rooms, shower accommodations and Administration/faculty offices.  There is ample parking and bus stops located nearby.

 

The facility is in compliance with all federal, state and local ordinances to insure a safe and healthy environment. CalCopa provides massage tables to be used by the students during lab hours and educational aids such as; skeletons, anatomical charts, PowerPoint Presentations, dry-erase boards and video equipment are utilized to enhance learning. Multiple bulletin boards located throughout the campus keep students informed of current events in the massage therapy field and developments concerning massage. Each student will need to provide his/her own supplies including comfortable clothing, linens and oils, etc. (list located on page 33).

 

Each prospective student is encouraged to visit the school prior to enrollment and to discuss educational and career goals with our advisors.

 

Any questions a student may have regarding this catalog that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to:

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education

P.O.  Box 980818, West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818, http://www.bppe.ca.gov/

P (916)-431-6959

 

As a prospective student, you are encouraged to review this catalog prior to signing an enrollment agreement. You are also encouraged to review the School Performance Fact Sheet, which must be provided to you prior to signing an enrollment agreement. A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by calling (888) 370-7589 or by completing a complaint form which can be obtained on the bureau's Internet website: http:/www.bppe.ca.gov/


MISSION AND OBJECTIVES                                                  

OUR MISSION:

 

California College of Physical Arts, Inc. exists to provide our students with the finest progressive education possible: (i) through the effective delivery of adult learning theories, (ii) through quality demonstrations by experienced therapists and (iii) with supervised hands-on practice, so they may become knowledgeable, professional and ethical in a successful massage therapy career.

OBJECTIVES:

·        Contribute to the health and wellbeing of our society by providing opportunities for our students to participate in public not-for-profit events that encourage community service.

·         Continually update our knowledge of current legislation and to work toward the improvement of laws to promote the highest competency and ethical practices in the field of massage therapy.

·        Offer continuing education to our instructors from reputable sources so their teaching skills and expertise will grow and mature to prepare them for the challenges of a diverse student body.

·         Continually participate with massage organizations such as ABMP and AMTA to stay informed in our knowledge of the field of massage therapy.

·        Provide massage therapy to athletes in local sporting events as a service to the community and as an opportunity for practical experience.

·        Provide massage therapy to special organizations throughout the community as a way of promoting holistic health care, while at the same time exposing our students to various clients.

 

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS                                                              

 

A high school diploma or G.E.D. is desirable, but not required for a student to be eligible for enrollment. (An applicant must demonstrate verbal and written comprehension in the English language and must possess proficient skills in composition and speaking.) Classes are taught in English only; classes are not taught in any other languages.  This institution does not provide English-As-A-Second language (ESL) education. CalCopa will provide a written language comprehension test to assess language proficiency if requested. While CalCopa is pleased to accept students from other countries; we do not provide assistance with Visa services.

 

CalCopa provides individual evaluations for applicants with significant handicaps or limitations. Occasionally, we have rehabilitation students and in this scenario the admissions personnel work with the counselor and applicant to establish the individuals’ abilities and goals. In special cases, a medical release from the applicant's physician may be necessary.

 

Class size is kept to a maximum of twelve (12) students to enable greater individual attention. CalCopa does not discriminate on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin or religion.

 

Each student will have a photograph taken during the first week of class. This will be used for transcripts. No transcripts and/or certificates will be issued without photos.  These photos are put on the official transcripts that are issued to the student at the completion of each package. In addition, the following items are required at time of enrollment: California driver's license or other comparable form of picture I.D. and two names with phone numbers and addresses for personal references.


ELECTIVES AND WORKSHOPS                                                             

Electives and workshops are offered in specialized areas of instruction and for continuing education. Monthly emails are sent to those interested in upcoming electives and workshop schedules. (If you would like to be included in the monthly distribution, please send your email address to info@calcopamassageschool.com.) All electives and workshops must to be paid in full two weeks prior to the course beginning. Unless otherwise indicated, all electives can be  used toward CAMTC licensing requirements as well as to enhance your current techniques and routine.  Descriptions of these courses start on page 21.

 

CURRICULUM

 

PROGRAM COURSE TITLES ARE AS FOLLOWS:                                   

CLOCK Hours

MASSAGE TECHNICIAN

100

MASSAGE THERAPIST

300

MASSAGE PRACTITIONER

600

ASIAN SOMATIC (Must complete Massage Practitioner prior to enrollment)

300

MYOTHERAPIST

800

HOLISTIC HEALTH PRACTITIONER

1000

MASSAGE INSTRUCTOR (Must complete HHP prior to enrollment)

California Law AB1147 changed the educational requirements for massage permits in California.

600

Applicants for certification as a Certified Massage Therapist (“CMT”) must have 500 hours of education from an approved school and have passed the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx).

 

All cities are required to accept state certificates, but a student may choose courses as necessary to meet city and county licensing requirements. Therapists can elect to either get a state permit, or opt for a city license. Contact the city police department or city hall to determine the exact licensing requirements for your city of employment.  Please note, most cities in Southern California have eliminated city permits.

 

CalCopa strongly recommends that students enroll in courses of 500 hours or longer to:

-         Keep your certification current with escalating local and national standards.

-         Have a competitive edge.

-          Offer a larger variety of techniques and styles to your potential clients.

-          Be trained in Professional Business Practices.

-         Receive additional training in chosen electives.

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Upon completion of courses, students will be prepared to enter the massage job market in the following fields: chiropractic, convalescent hospitals, geriatric facilities, corporate chair massage, health spas, sports medicine, relaxation, stress management, hospitals, physical therapy, private practice, beauty salons, hotels and more.


According to CAMTC regulations:

 

4611. (a) It is an unfair business practice for a person to do any of the following:

 

(1)    To hold himself or herself out or to use the title of “certified massage therapist” or “certified massage practitioner,” or any other term, such as “licensed,” “certified,” “CMT,” or “CMP,” in any manner whatsoever that implies or suggests that the person is certified as a massage therapist or massage practitioner, unless that person currently holds an active and valid certificate issued by the council pursuant to this chapter.

 

(2)   To falsely state or advertise or put out any sign or card or other device, or to falsely represent to the public through any print or electronic media, that he or she or any other individual is licensed, certified, or registered by a governmental agency as a massage therapist or massage practitioner.

 

(b)     In addition to any other available remedies, engaging in any of the prohibited behaviors described in subdivision (a) constitutes unfair competition under Section 17200.

 

*For more information, visit www.camtc.org.

 

Attendance and/or graduation from a California Massage Therapy Council approved school does not guarantee certification by CAMTC. Applicants for certification shall meet all requirements as listed in California Business and Professions Code section 4600 et. seq.

 

A student or any member of the public with questions that have not been satisfactorily answered by the school or who would like to file a complaint about this school may contact the California Massage Therapy Council at:

 

California Massage Therapy Council One Capitol Mass

Suite 320

Sacramento, CA 95815 www.camtc.org Phone: 916.669.5336

Fax: 916.669.5337



PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

Massage Technician 100 Hours

(Qualifies for city licensing with 100 Hours or less requirement)

Prerequisite – None

 

Course Objectives: To produce a qualified technician who possesses a basic understanding of anatomy and physiology, knows the benefits and contraindications of massage and can give a basic Swedish full body massage. Part one of Massage Therapist, Massage Practitioner, Myotherapist and Holistic Health Practitioner programs.

 

·         LECTURE AND DEMO – 45 Hours

This class is an introductory course which gives the student a basic understanding of anatomy, physiology, history, theory, as well as the practice and ethics of massage. Swedish massage is the primary technique presented.

·        LAB – 55 Hours, PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS, (CLASS LAB)

Lab setting will be established per class at the discretion of the administration.

·        CLINIC – OPTIONAL

Includes supervised hands-on practice of Swedish Massage techniques. (After completing 75% of lab hours, with permission of instructor, students can be scheduled for our student clinic.)

 

REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS:

·        Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Massage 5th Ed. - by Mark Beck (ISBN: 1435485246)

·        The Ethics Of Touch by Cherie Sohnen-Moe and Ben E. Benjamin (ISBN: 1882908406)

·        Holster with pump bottle and 8 oz. of Massage Oil

 

Course Completion: To successful complete the Massage Technician Certification, students must pass 6 quizzes and 4 Tests with a minimum score of 80% accuracy and submit the completed homework packet. The student will also demonstrate the Massage routine within the allotted time frame using the proper draping, body mechanics and hand positions with a minimum score of 90%. They must have an attendance of 90% of credit hours.

 

100 hours Massage Technician Training Program: $1235.00

 

 

 

Massage Therapist – 300 Hours

 

Course Objectives: To train therapist with a strong knowledge in the areas of anatomy and physiology, and prepare the therapist for the first levels of professional massage using varieties of massage techniques. There is an increased emphasis on pathology, kinesiology, formula massage; deep transverse friction, myofascial release, stretching, client assessment and treatment protocol, to assist the student with higher level massage courses.

 

Courses Required for Graduation from Program: Massage Technician                                 100hrs

Massage Therapist I                    100hrs

Massage Therapist II                   100hrs

Total Hours:                        300hrs

Massage Therapist I – 100 Hours (Part two)

Prerequisite – Massage Technician (100 Hours) See description on page 10.

 

Course Objectives: To increase student knowledge in the areas of anatomy and physiology, and prepare for the first levels of professional massage using varieties of massage techniques. There is an increased emphasis on physiology and pathology to assist the student with higher level courses.

 

·         Lecture and Demo – 55 Hours

This course includes a broader and more specialized training in anatomy, physiology, massage ethics, nutrition, and trigger point treatments. More advanced massage techniques will be presented, as well as introductions to other systems of massage and bodywork.

·        Lab - 40 Hours Practical Applications

Lab includes supervised hands-on practice of advanced Swedish Massage Techniques (In class and in our on-campus Student Clinic.)

·         Clinic (5 or More Hours)

The student will be scheduled one-hour shifts.

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS:

·          Mosby’s Pathology for Massage Therapists by Susan G. Salvo (ISBN: 978-0-323-05522-8)

·        Trigger Point Therapy Workbook by Clair Davies, N.C.B.T.M.B. (ISBN: 1572243759 )

 

Massage Therapist II– 100 HOURS (PART THREE)

Prerequisite – Massage Technician & Massage Therapist I Classes (200hrs total)

 

Course Objectives: To provide advanced knowledge in anatomy, an introduction to kinesiology, and several advanced massage techniques such as “Formula Massage, Deep Transverse Friction, Myofascial Release, Stretching, Client Assessment and Treatment Protocol.

·         Lecture and Demo - 55 Hours

Advanced training in anatomy, physiology, theory, professionalism, joint movement and PNF Stretching, Formula Massage, S.O.A.P. Documentation, injury care, an introduction to holistic theory, Résumé Writing and Interviewing Skills.

·        Lab- 40 Hours

Practical applications supervised hands-on practice of advanced Swedish massage techniques (job interviews, in class and in our on-campus student clinic).

 

·         CLINIC (5 HOURS)

The student will be schedule for two-hour shifts.

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS:

·         Basic Clinical Massage Therapy: Integrating Anatomy and Treatment - by James H. Clay and David M. Pounds (ISBN: 0683306537)

 

300 hours Massage Therapist Training Program:      $4,135.00

 

 

 

Massage Practitioner – 600 Hours

(Qualifies for CAMTC Massage Therapist Certification)

 

Course Objectives: This program is designed to train therapist with a strong knowledge in the areas of anatomy and physiology and prepare the therapist to take the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam,(MBLEx) for CAMTC licensing requirements. There is an increased emphasis on; pathology, kinesiology, formula massage, deep transverse friction, Myofascial Release, stretching, client assessment and treatment protocol. Additional classes include Sports & Medical Massage which provides deeper understanding to body maintenance techniques as well as an introduction to Oncology Massage.


Students are introduced to Asian modalities with either Acupressure or Shiatsu classes.  Since there is no prerequisite for either class, they may be taken at any time during the program. The last 100 hours prepare students for success in the industry by focusing on test taking skills, business skills and self- care.