West Valley College
14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070 • Phone (408) 867-2200

Health Care Technology

(408) 741-4019
Department Location

Kris Gaiero

Faraneh Javanmardian

Associate Faculty
Desiervi, Rosemary
Erickson, Susan
Orion, Walter
Ovens, Donna

Degrees & Certificates

A.A/A.S. Degrees

Medical Assistant


Clinical Assistant

Insurance Billing Specialist

Massage Therapy

Medical Administrative Assistant

Medical Assistant

Medical Office Reception

Orthopedic Technician

Transfer Information:
Info or link about transfer

Degree Requirements
and Course Descriptions

Department Chair:

Kris Gaiero

Division: Division Name

Division Chair:
Diane Hurd

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CAREER PROGRAMS: Health Care Technologies - Massage Therapy

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Program Options

Certificate of Achievement

Program Information

The Massage Therapy Program prepares students with the theory, knowledge, and hands-on experience necessary for an entry-level position as a massage therapist. Students will learn basic swedish, shiatsu, sports, and deep tissue massage. Upon completion, the graduates will be qualified to get their massage therapy licenses in the city of choice in the state of California.

Career Paths

Today, the message therapist may work in private practice or in any number of capacities: Watch the introduction to Massage Therapy

  • Clinics or Physician's Office
  • Chiropractor's Office
  • Physical Therapist's Office
  • Hospitals
  • Health Clubs and Fitness Centers
  • Resorts and Spas
  • Senior Centers
  • Sporting Events
  • Corporate and Business Wellness
  • Stress Reduction Programs

Click to watch the introduction to Massage Therapy

Program Requirements

  • Requirements and suggested sequence of classes


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