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

CAREER PROGRAMS: Health Care Technologies - Massage Therapy

Major Requirements

Massage Therapy Certificate
Course Number      Course Name      Units     
Htech 4 Structure & Function of the Human Body 3
Htech 5 Basic Medical Terminology 3
Htech 7 Medical Law and Ethics 2
Htech 8 Communication for Health Care Personnel 2
Htech 70 Intro. to Holistic Medicine 1
Htech 71A Basic Massage Therapy 2
Htech 71B Shiatsu and Chair Massage 2
Htech 54A Internship 2
Total Units 17
Recommended Electives
Course Number      Course Name      Units     
Comm 12 Intercultural Communication 3

NOTE: A grade of C or better must be earned for all certificate programs.

SUGGESTED SEQUENCE: for completion in 3 semesters

First Option
Semester      Course Name     
First Semester (Fall) Htech 4, 5, 70, 71A
Second Semester (Spring) Htech 7, 8, 71B
Third Semester (Summer) Htech 54A (Internship)
Second Option
Semester      Course Name     
First Semester (Fall) Htech 4, 7, 8, 71A
Second Semester (Spring) Htech 5, 70, 71B
Third Semester (Summer) Htech 54A (Internship)

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Department Chair
Kristine Gaiero
408.741.4019
e-mail:  kris_gaiero@westvalley.edu

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