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FAQs - Massage Program

Are there any prerequisites to the program?
You must pass the TABE test or be exempt. All required courses are part of the program and do not need to be completed before enrolling.
When does the program start?
Program classes begin each year in Term I for the day program and Term II for the night program.


The certificate courses-HCP0130, CAE0299, CAE0382, CAE0474, CAE0476, can be taken at any time prior to the start of the day or night program. Special arrangements can be made to complete these courses at a later date.
Where and when are classes held?
The certificate courses are offered on Central Campus in Davie on different days and at different times.  The program courses are offered on North Campus. Day program meets Mon Tue Wed Thurs Fri from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The night program meets Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. (day class enrollment has preference over night).
What is the cost of the program?

Non-resident tuition $8,674.68
In-state resident tuition $2,468.49
Lab fees $406.24
BC application fee $35.00
Massage application fee $20.00
Background check $80.00                                                                        
Drug screening $40.00
Health History Form-payable to student’s provider approx. $150.00                                          
Misc. supplies~$100.00
Uniform $45.00                                                                  
Books $562.88
Graduation fee $2.00

Are there any other requirements to obtain work?
After graduation, you are required to sit for the Florida Massage Board Exam, administered by the Federation of State Massage Boards.  Upon passing, you may apply to the state of Florida for your massage therapy license.  The exam is $195.00, and the license is $205.00.
Is financial aid available?

Yes, please visit the Financial Aid page for more information.

How long is the program?
750 clock hours, or 25 credit hours.  The day program begins each August in Term I, and ends after Term II. The night program begins each January in Term II and ends after Term I. The certificate courses can be taken at any time, preferably before the program begins.
Are there part-time classes?
No, there are no part-time classes available. Classes must be taken sequentially to promote skill building. Each class is offered only once a year and must follow the full-time schedule.
What type of degree will I receive upon graduation?

Vocational Certificate in Massage Therapy

Are there college credits for massage courses?
As a vocational program, our coursework is in clock hours and does not transfer as credit hours.
What is the dress code?
During class, clothing must be loose, comfortable, and non-revealing. Shoes must be closed with a non-skid sole. No offensive language or designs on shoes or clothes are allowed. Uniforms are worn when doing community service work. Jewelry and valuables are not allowed in class.
Is there help with learning the material?
Please see Sandra Stone, the program manager, if you need any assistance. The Learning Resource Center also offers many study aids along with tutors to work with you on an individual basis. We are all here to help you succeed.
If I must leave the program, will I be able to return?
As long as you are in good standing with the college and there are seats available, you may re-enter the program.
Is there job placement available?

The college will assist in your job search, but cannot guarantee employment.  

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