Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy

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Employment Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of massage therapists is projected to grow 26 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Continued growth in the demand for massage services will lead to new openings for massage therapists.

Certificate of Completion

Students trace muscle groups.After obtaining the certificate of massage therapy from CCC, the graduate will be prepared for self-employment or employment through an existing practice/ health care setting according to his/her career goals.

There are two paths a student can take to earn this certificate. The first is the traditional, face-to-face courses on the Colby Community College campus. Starting Fall 2015, the second path will allow a student to have a full-time job, complete the book work online and then complete the hands-on portion every other weekend in Norton. If either option appeals to you, please fill out our questionnaire!

To learn more about massage therapy in general, visit American Massage Therapy Association. Or to discover more about our program, in particular, check out the CCC Massage Therapy Facebook page.

See recent data on CCC students who studied Massage Therapy. 

Admission Requirements

  1. Fill out our interest form (only if you have not already done so). 
  2. Must take ACT, SAT or Compass test and receive a passing reading and writing score. If not, you will have to take an English class equivalent prior to admission into the program.


MT120Structural Anatomy2
MT130Basic Massage Techniques2
MT140Ethics & Business Practices for Massage Therapy2
MT150Massage Lab I4
MT160Massage Clinic I2
MT178Anatomy & Physiology for Massage Therapy I2
MT220Pathology Basics for Massage Therapy2
MT230Advanced Massage Techniques2
MT240Kinesiology for Massage Therapy2
MT250Massage Lab II4
MT260Massage Clinic II2
MT278Anatomy & Physiology for Massage Therapy II2
MT299Massage Therapy Externship3
Total Credit Hours:31


Student uses forearm to massage back. Hot Stone Back Massage Student gives back massage.


Director of Massage Therapy

A. NuttycombAmber Nuttycomb, RVT, BAS, NCTMB, CMT, has been a certified massage therapist for over 4 years with over 7 years of experience specializing in Equine Massage. She is a CCC alumna from the Horse Production, Veterinary Technician, and Massage Therapy programs. Helping people and horses overcome injuries is what steered her towards this profession; her goals are to help them get back on track as soon as possible. She has had the privilege to work with many talented therapists over the year influencing her in the many different modalities massage has to offer. Nuttycomb has had training in Hot Stone Therapy, Chinese Cupping, Therapeutic Stretching, Prenatal, and Sports Medicine Massage.