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COSM 665 SELECTED TOPICS IN COSMETOLOGY (.5 or 1 or 1.5)
(Pass/No Pass.)
Hours/semester: 8-9 lecture for each .5 unit.
Short courses designed for Cosmetology, Esthetician and Spa professionals who are interested in increasing or developing new skills, for the lay person who is interested in acquiring knowledge or skills related to self-enhancement, and for those interested in exploring career opportunities in the Cosmetology, Esthetician or Spa fields.

COSM 665SK COSMETOLOGY AIDE PREPARATION CLASS I (1)

(Pass/No Pass.)

A minimum of eight lecture hours and 24 lab hours.

This course is designed for licensed Cosmetologists and Estheticians who are interested in an Aide position in the Skyline Cosmetology Department. Topics will include class environment, state board regulations, and procedures of the Skyline Cosmetology Department. Students will be required to complete class observations, work in the lab environment, and apply theory concepts to prepare for lecture and/or lab. May be repeated for credit a maximum of three times.

COSM 665SL COSMETOLOGY AIDE PREPARATION CLASS II (1.5)

(Pass/No Pass.)

A minimum of 16 lecture hours and 24 lab hours.

This intermediate course is designed for licensed Cosmetologists and Estheticians who are interested in an Aide position in the Skyline Cosmetology Department. This course is a continuation of Cosmetology Aide Preparation Class I with individualized subject matter of all state board requirements, including observation of instructors during lab and floor management of students and clients. Students will complete mentoring and shadowing under the supervision of a licensed instructor. When all requirements are met, students will receive a Cosmetology Department Aide Certificate. May be repeated for credit a maximum of three times.

COSM 665Sm COSMETOLOGY COMPETITION PREPARATION (.5)

(Pass/No Pass.)

A minimum of 24 lab hours.

This short course is designed for any registered Cosmetology student who is interested in preparing for competitions in hair, skin and nails. Students will work on speed, accuracy, consistency, and review of competition rules and regulations to be able to compete in state, national and international competitions. May be repeated for credit a maximum of three times.

COSM 665SR Esthetician: It's Your Business (Nuts & Bolts) (0.5)

(Pass/No Pass)

Opening your own business, this one day course will focus on what has to be done from start to finish. Tracking your income and expenses, identifying your market, purchasing products, inventory tracking, maintaining good records, client and retail retention.

COSM 665SS Advanced Skin Analysis and Facial Peels (0.5)

(Pass/No Pass)

Prerequisite: COSM 665SS, or Licensed Estehtician/Cosmetologiist or Esthetic student enrolled in a licensing program.

Short course designed to understand the effects and reactions of chemical peels on the skin. Topics include the chemistry of peels and the application of various peels. This course has a non-refundable materials charge of $20.

COSM 665ST BUSINESS ETIQUETTE (0.5)

(Pass/No Pass)

Your professional success is an important part of what your image and behavior conveys.This one day course will cover job interviewing, hosting a business meal, making a phone call, writing a cover letter, and thank you notes. Shows how to make a lasting impression.

COSM 695 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN COSMETOLOGY (.5-3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Hours/semester: 24 lab hours by arrangement for each .5 unit. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Designed for students who are interested in furthering their knowledge via self-paced, individualized, directed instruction provided in selected areas to be arranged with instructor and approved by the division dean using the Independent Study Form. Varying modes of instruction can be used -- laboratory, research, skill development, etc. For each unit earned, students are required to devote three hours per week throughout the semester. Students may take only one Independent Study course within a given discipline.
COSM 700 COSMETOLOGY CONCEPTS AND PRACTICE I (.5-16)
Hours/semester: 80-90 lecture/560-594 lab hours for day students to earn 16 units; minimum of 80-90 lecture/288-324 lab hours for evening students to earn 11 units/semester. Topics include basic and advanced manipulative skills in hair design, hair analysis, hair coloring, hair cutting, hair scalp and conditioning treatments, chemical straightening, permanent waving, manicuring, and pedicuring. Material Safety Data Sheets and State Board Rules and Regulations.

COSM 710 COSMETOLOGY CONCEPTS AND PRACTICE II: FACIALS (6)
Hours/semester: 32-36 lecture/192-216 lab. Prerequisite: Completion of COSM 700 or equivalent.
Designed for continuing cosmetology students working toward a Skyline College Certificate or Associate in Science Degree. Students work toward California State requirements on student’s applied effort tickets of required minimum theory hours and operations with a focus on skin types, facial techniques, and facial products.

COSM 720 COSMETOLOGY CONCEPTS AND PRACTICE III: CHEMICALS (6)
Hours/semester: 32-36 lecture/192-216 lab. Prerequisite: Completion of COSM 700 or equivalent.
Designed for continuing cosmetology students working towars a Skyline College Certificate or Associate in Science Degree. The course allows students to work toward California State requirements accruing applied effort ticket requirements.

COSM 730 COSMETOLOGY CONCEPTS AND PRACTICE IV: NAILS (3)
Hours/semester: 16-18 lecture/96-108 lab. Prerequisite: Completion of COSM 700 or equivalent.
Develop manipulative skills in nail wrap, plastic tips, and sculptured nails. Learn about hazardous chemicals in the workplace and State Board testing with artificial nail applications.

COSM 735 COSMETOLOGY CONCEPTS AND PRACTICE V: NEW CONCEPTS (3)
Hours/semester: 16-18 lecture/96-108 lab. Prerequisite: Completion of COSM 700 or equivalent.
Designed for continuing cosmetology students working toward a Skyline College Certificate or Associate in Science Degree. The course allows students to work toward California State requirements accruing applied effort ticket requirements in advanced hair cutting techniques, braiding, advanced permanent waving, and evening and day up do styling.

COSM 740 COSMETOLOGY CONCEPTS AND PRACTICE II (.5-16)
Hours/semester: 80-90 lecture/560-594 lab hours for day students to earn 16 units/semester; minimum of 48-54 lecture/336-378 lab hours for evening students to earn 10 units/semester. Prerequisite: Completion of COSM 700 or equivalent.
Topics include skin histology and diseases, facials, hair removal, chemistry, electricity, artificial nail applications, hazardous materials, MSDS, advanced hair cutting and styling, relaxing, bleaching, highlighting, advanced hair coloring, thermal press and curl, anatomy, State Board review, speed and accuracy.

COSM 745 COSMETOLOGY CONCEPTS AND PRACTICE VI: SENIOR PRACTICAL (.5-6)
Hours/semester: 32-36 lecture/192-216 lab hours/semester to earn 6 units. Prerequisite: Completion of COSM 735 or equivalent.
Designed for continuing cosmetology students to complete classes and earn a Skyline College Certificate or Associate in Science Degree. The course allows students to complete California State requirements accruing applied effort ticket requirements focusing on speed, accuracy and styling services for the salon environment.

COSM 750 COSMETOLOGY BRUSH-UP I (.5-10)
Hours/semester: 80-90 lecture/240-270 lab hours/semester to earn 10 units. Prerequisite: State of California Barbering or Cosmetology license, or valid out-of-state Cosmetology license, or upon recommendation of Cosmetology faculty.
To satisfy supplemental or out-of-state training requirements, including basic and advanced instruction on in-salon processes with emphasis on performance and efficiency. Applicable to students who need assistance in passing the California State Board exam and students who are returning to the workplace and need to brush up on skills, technique and development to qualify for job placement or advancement.

COSM 751 COSMETOLOGY BRUSH-UP II (.5-10)
Hours/semester: 80-90 lecture/240-270 lab hours/semester to earn 10 units. Prerequisite: Completion of COSM 750; and State of California Barbering or Cosmetology license or valid out-of-state Cosmetology license, or upon recommendation of Cosmetology faculty.
Continue to meet additional hours to complete needed requirements for State regulations and to satisfy supplemental or out-of-state requirements, including basic and advanced instruction in-salon processes with emphasis on performance and efficiency. Applicable to students who need assistance in passing the California State Board exam and students who are returning to the workplace and need to brush up on skills, technique and development to qualify for job placement or advancement.

COSM 754 MANICURING (1-10)

Lecture/Lab total of 400 hours.

The art of caring for the hands and nails. Includes instruction in sculpture nails, application of nail tips and nail art. Four hundred hours training in preparation for licensure by the California State Board of Cosmetology in the field of manicuring. May be repeated for credit a maximum of three times.

COSM 760 COSMETOLOGY INSTRUCTOR PREPARATION I (1-7)
Hours/semester: 16-18 lecture/16-18 lab hours by arrangement for each unit; 112-126 lecture/112-126 hours by arrangement to earn 7 units. Prerequisite: Valid California Cosmetologist’s license and a minimum of one year’s full-time practical experience.
Designed for experienced, licensed cosmetologists, barbers, estheticians and manicurists interested in teaching specific cosmetology courses with a focus on teaching methodologies and techniques that emphasize theoretical and practical subject matter using the four-step lesson plan.

COSM 761 COSMETOLOGY INSTRUCTOR PREPARATION II (1-7)
Hours/semester: 16-18 lecture/16-18 lab hours by arrangement for each unit; 112-126 lecture/112-126 hours by arrangment to earn 7 units. Prerequisite: Valid California Cosmetology license and a minimum of one year full-time practical experience; and completion of COSM 760.
Designed for experienced, licensed cosmetologists, barbers, estheticians, and manicurists interested in teaching specific cosmetology courses with a focus on teaching methodologies and techniques that emphasize theoretical and practical subject matter using the four-step lesson plan.

COSM 762 COSMETOLOGY INSTRUCTOR PREPARATION III (1-7)
Hours/semester: 16-18 lecture/16-18 lab hours by arrangement for each unit; 112-126 lecture/112-126 hours by arrangement to earn 7 units. Prerequisite: Valid California Cosmetology license and a minimum of one year full-time practical experience; and completion of COSM 760 and COSM 761.
Designed for experienced, licensed cosmetologists, barbers, estheticians, and manicurists interested in teaching specific cosmetology courses with a focus on teaching methodologies and techniques that emphasize theoretical and practical subject matter using the four-step lesson plan. This course completes the 600 hour requirement for the Skyline College Cosmetology Teaching Certificate.

COSM 775 ESTHETICIAN I (9)
Hours/semester: 64-72 lecture/240-270 lab.
Students will develop basic knowledge and skill development in skin care techniques, make-up application, and hair removal. Upon successful completion of both COSM 775 and COSM 776 (a minimum of 600 hours), the student will be eligible to apply for the Esthetician examination at the California State Board of Cosmetology.

COSM 776 ESTHETICIAN II (9)
Hours/semester: 64-72 lecture/240-270 lab. Prerequisite: COSM 775 or equivalent.
The second of two courses in which students continue to develop advanced skills and knowledge in skin care techniques, hair removal, and makeup application. Upon successful completion of COSM 775 and COSM 776 (a minimum of 600 hours), the student will be eligible for a Certificate of Achievement from Skyline College and will be able to apply for the Esthetician examination at the California State Board of Cosmetology for licensure.

COSM 782 ADVANCED COSMETOLOGY CONCEPTS (2)

(Offered in Evening only.)

Two lecture hours and 3 lab hours per week for one-half semester. Prerequisite: Valid California Cosmetology license or actively enrolled in Skyline Cosmetology program.

Emphasis is placed on advanced methods, techniques and application of hair fashion, design and coordination. May be repeated for credit a maximum of three times.

COSM 784 SALON PRACTICE (.5-1.5)

Forty-eight lab hours per unit. Prerequisite: Must be currently enrolled in Cosmetology 710, 720, 730 or 740.

Offers additional salon practice to all students enrolled in the current day program. May be repeated for credit a maximum of three times.

COSM 785 SPA TECHNICIAN TRAINING (8)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 96-108 lecture/96-108 lab. Prerequisite: Completion of a Massage Therapy, Esthetician, or Cosmetology program and at least 17 years old. Massage therapy students must have completed a minimum of 500 hours.
An introductory course designed to acquaint the students to the fundamentals of spa and body care services. An overview of the spa industry, including a thorough study of spa history with emphasis on current business practices, future trends, and employment opportunities. Students will learn and receive practical hands-on training in the following: body wrap and body scrub, hand and foot treatment, and safety precautions while using the sauna. The program offers a pathway for students wishing to develop skills in spa body treatments, product knowledge, customer relations, and business operation. This course is open to licensed cosmetologists, massage therapists and estheticians.

COSM 880SB COSMETOLOGY CONCEPTS AND PRACTICE III (0.5-5.0) Prerequisite: COSM 740 or equivalent. Topics covered include advanced coursework in skin histology and diseases, facials, hair removal, chemistry, electricity, artificial nail applications, styling, relaxing, bleaching highlighting, advanced hair coloring, thermal press and curl anatomy. In addition, there will be a review of the state board exam.
COSM 880SC ADVANCED ESTHETIC TRAINING (8)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 96 lecture hours and 96 lab hours/semester. Completion of an Esthetician or a Cosmetology program.

Provides students with advanced training in esthetics. Students will learn and receive practical hands-on training in the following: advanced skin analysis, facial techniques with the use of facial devices, advanced Hair Removal, and chemical exfoliation techniques such as the application of unbuffered glycolic, AHA'S, BHA'S, Oxygen, and TCA solution. The program offers a pathway for licensed Estheticians and Cosmetologists wishing to increase their current knowledge. Advanced techniques covered in this course are not taught in basic licensure esthetician or cosmetology programs.

WELL 665 SELECTED TOPICS IN WELLNESS (.5 or 1 or 1.5 or 2)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 8-9, 16-18, 24-27 or 32-36 lecture.
Short courses designed to increase or develop new skills and knowledge realted to self enhancement; information for students interested in exploring career opportunities in the Massage/Spa/Wellness fields. Some classes may go beyond the introductory level to assist students and working professionals in expanding current knowledge and skills.

WELL 665SA - INTRODUCTION TO HERBAL MEDICINE (0.5) This short course will explore herbal medicine and ways to use it for health and well-being. Historical background of herbal medicine will be provided, along with information for several herbs that can be incorporated into daily life in the form of massage oils, tinctures, poultices, teas, etc. Students will take home massage oils infursed with herbs for their own use. NOTE: This course has a non-refundable materials charge of $15.
WELL 665SB - SELF-HELP STRESS REDUCTION TECHNIQUES (0.5) Students will explore self-help healing tools that will support the practitioner when working with clients. These tools are beneficial for anyone working with the public, particularly work that requires sensitive awareness and communication. Students will learn simple practices that help to center and ground ourselves as we open our hearts compassionately. Each participant will leave the class knowing straightforward processes they can follow to achieve balance and clarity as they work with people who are in need of thoughtful attention. NOTE: This course has a non-refundable materials charge of $15. Students are required to bring a yoga mat or large towel to class.
WELL 665SC - INTRO TO FACE & DÉCOLLETÉ MASSAGE (0.5) Introduction to massage movements used specifically for the face and décolleté. The course will examine the therapeutic value of non-threatening touch, the anatomy of the chest, upper arms and face, and proper hygiene and sanitation for the safety of the therapist and recipient. Students will learn various techniques to enhance their esthetics massage or spa technician skills and explore proper posture and body mechanics. Note: This course has a non-refundable materials charge of $15. Students are required to bring 2 clean sheets to class.
WELL 665SD - INTRODUCTION TO HAND MASSAGE (0.5) Introduction to beginning massage movements used specifically for the hands. Emphasis on the therapeutic value of non-threatening touch, anatomy of the hands, proper hygiene and sanitation, reflex points that can be stimulated to maintain physical well being, proper body mechanics, exposure to massage products, and contraindications. Note: This course has a non-refundable materials charge of $15. Students are required to bring 2 clean sheets to class.
WELL 665SE - INTRODUCTION TO FOOT MASSAGE (0.5) Introduction to beginning massage movements used specifically for the feet. Emphasis on the therapeutic value of non-threatening touch, anatomy of the fee, proper hygiene and sanitation, reflex points that can be stimulated to maintain physical well being, proper body mechanics, exposure to massage products, and contraindications. Note: This course has a non-refundable materials charge of $15. Students are required to bring 2 clean sheets to class.
WELL 665SF INTRODUCTION TO NECK AND SHOULDER MASSAGE Introduction to beginning massage movements used to release stress and tension from the neck and shoulder area. Emphasis on the therapeutic value of non-threatening touch, neck and shoulder anatomy, proper hygiene and sanitation, exploration of proper body mechanics, exposure to massage products and contraindications. NOTE: This course has a non-refundable materials charge of $15. Students are required to bring 2 clean sheets to class.
WELL 665SG INTRODUCTION TO BACK MASSAGE Introduction to beginning massage movements used to release stress and tension from the neck and back area. Emphasis on the therapeutic value of non-threatening touch, the neck and back anatomy, proper hygiene and sanitation, exploration of proper body mechanics, exposure to massage products and contraindications. May be repeated twice for credit. NOTE: This course has a non-refundable materials charge of $15. Students are required to bring 2 clean sheets and a pillowcase to class.
WELL 665SH INTRODUCTION TO FLOWER ESSENCES This course will explore the world of flower essences as a viable healing modality used to address emotional issues and body-mind health. Emphasis on the history of flower essences, methods of preparation, conditions and methods for selecting a particular essence, and flower essence usage. Students will prepare a personalized emergency formula. May be repeated twice for credit. NOTE: This course has a non-refundable materials charge of $15.
WELL 665SI INTRODUCTION TO AROMATHERAPY This course will explore aromatherapy’s healing gifts and the variety of application uses. Topics include the history of aromatherapy, preparation methods, and the conditions and methods for selecting a particular essential oil. Students will prepare an essential oil combination in a lotion carrier. NOTE: This course has a non-refundable materials charge of $15.
WELL 665SJ INTRODUCTION TO GEM ELIXIRS This course will explore the world of gem elixirs and how to use them as a viable healing modality to address emotional issues and body-mind health. Students will learn which gem elixirs are needed for certain conditions and how to choose them appropriately. There will be discussion about the variety of uses available for gem elixirs (oral preparations, environmental sprays, bath stones, or adding to lotions, creams or carrier oils). Students will prepare a gem and elixir formula for themselves that specifically addresses how they respond to stresses and life challenges. May be repeated twice for credit. NOTE: This course has a non-refundable materials charge of $15.
WELL 665SM INTRODUCTION TO DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE I (1)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 16 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 836 and READ 836, or ENGL 846, or ESOL 400, or equivalent. Passing performance in a basic massage therapy education program or at least a year of experience as a working massage therapist.

Introduction to deep tissue massage for the upper body. Theory, basic technique, and body mechanics applicable to deep tissue massage will be presented, demonstrated, and practiced as applied to the upper body. NOTE: Students are advised to review the anatomy of the upper body prior to the first day of class. Students must bring 2 flat or 1 fitted and 1 flat sheet; 1 large towel; 1 small towel; 2 pillowcases; and lubricant of choice to class.

WELL 665SN INTRODUCTION TO DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE II (1)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 16 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 836 and READ 836, or ENGL 846, or ESOL 400, or equivalent. Passing performance in a basic massage therapy education program or at least a year of experience as a working massage therapist.

Introduction to deep tissue massage for the lower body. Theory, basic technique, and body mechanics applicable to deep tissue massage will be presented, demonstrated, and practiced as applied to the lower body. NOTE: Students are advised to review the anatomy of the lower body prior to the first day of class. Students must bring 2 flat or 1 fitted and 1 flat sheet; 1 large towel; 1 small towel; 2 pillowcases; and lubricant of choice to class.

WELL 680SD TAI CHI FOR HEALTH (3)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester.

Simple short form (24) movement techniques and breath work to improve health & well-being will be presented, demonstrated, and practiced. Transfer credit: CSU.

WELL 700 MASSAGE THEORY AND PRACTICE I (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Hours/semester: 40-45 lecture/24-27 lab. Prerequisite: Admission to massage therapy program by special application.
Exploring massage by introducing students to the history, knowledge, skill development, and practice associated with the massage therapy profession. Topics include massage theory, practical experience, Swedish/relaxing massage techniques as well as fundamentals of deep pressure and an introduction to other popular massage modalities. Students also explore professional standards, ethics, musculoskeletal and associated anatomical and physiological systems among other related topics.
WELL 701 MASSAGE THERAPY I (12)
Hours/semester: 152-171 lecture/120-135 lab. Prerequisite: Admission to the Massage Therapy Program. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Development of skills and knowledge in massage therapy techniques. Topics include massage theory, practical experience, anatomy and physiology. Upon completion of WELL 701 and WELL 702, students will be eligible for a Certificate of Achievement from Skyline College and will also be eligible for a 500-hour certification in the state of California as a Massage Therapist.

WELL 702 MASSAGE THERAPY II (12)
Hours/semester: 152-171 lecture/120-135 lab. Prerequisite: WELL 701 or equivalent.
Develop additional skills and knowledge in massage therapy techniques and various wellness modalities. Topics include massage theory, practical experience, anatomy, physiology, with emphasis upon business practices, and ethics. Students will work in the massage clinic to gain mastery of the skills learned in the classroom. Upon completion of WELL 701 and WELL 702, students will be eligible for a Certificate of Achievement from Skyline College and will also be eligible to apply for a 500-hour certification in the state of California as a Massage Therapist.

WELL 703 HOLISTIC HEALTH SCIENCE (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture/120-135 lab. Prerequisite: WELL 701 or equivalent.
Holistic approach to understanding the structure and function of the human body, incorporating Western and Eastern perspectives of anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology. Eastern perspectives will encompass the five elements and the associated physiology of the Zang/Fu organs. Fundamental understanding of the clinical applications for integrating science and respective medical philosophies which supports communication among multi-disciplined practitioners.
WELL 704 MASSAGE TECHNIQUES AND CLINICAL/SPA EXPERIENCE (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Hours/semester: 40-45 lecture/24-27 lab. Prerequisite: Admission to massage therapy program by special application; and WELL 700 or equivalent.
Exploring and learning specificity of bodywork techniques with emphasis on grounding, quality of touch, connection, proper application of technique/s, palpation, draping, body mechanics, self-care, and injury prevention. Developing and practicing these various techniques to expand and cultivate the ability to implement bodywork based upon individualized needs while fostering effective communication, assessment and treatment strategies. Skills will be practiced on the general public in a state of the art professional setting.
WELL 705 MASSAGE THEORY AND PRACTICE II (3)
Hours/semester: 40-45 lecture/24-27 lab. Prerequisite: WELL 700 and WELL 703 or equivalent. Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in WELL 708 and WELL 710.
Exploring massage therapy by further integrating spa and clinical perspectives associated with professional disciplines, knowledge, skill development, assessment and practice. Marketing, business, government laws and regulations, marketing, and maintaining proper documentation will be discussed. Topics include greater depth in massage theory, integrative massage techniques, tissue manipulations, and massage associated specifically to various special populations. Transfer credit: CSU.
WELL 707 FOUNDATIONS OF AROMATHERAPY AND ESSENTIAL OILS (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 32-26 lecture. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Exploration of the history and use of essential oils , focusing on physiological function, extraction methods, safety, storage and purity. Study of selecting essential oils, dilutions in carrier oils, blending, and their different therapeutic properties for sustainable health and well-being.Transfer credit: CSU.
WELL 708 PATHOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY FOR MASSAGE THERAPISTS (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Prerequisite: WELL 703, or previous Anatomy and Physiology course taken at a CAMTC-accredited institution.
An integrative perspective on the science of the causes and effects of diseases and the disease process in the context of massage therapy. Focus on physiological mechanisms, disease states and symptoms, clinical assessments and indications / contraindications associated with diseases and disorders. Basic principles of pharmacology and commonly prescribed pharmaceuticals are also covered. This course cultivates greater understanding, dialogue and collaboration between clients/patients and holistic medicine health care professionals. This course does not teach students to diagnose since that is outside the scope of practice for massage therapy.
WELL 710 CLINICAL KINESIOLOGY AND APPLIED BIOMECHANICS FOR MANUAL THERAPY (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Prerequisite: WELL 703 or equivalent. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Client assessment through palpation of the structures and landmarks of the human body. Examination and analysis of the functional movements required for assessments. Applied biomechanics specific to neurological and musculoskeletal systems. Palpation skills include functional range of motion assessments such as motion implementation, manual muscle testing, and goniometer readings, among other assessment skills. Principles of structural kinesiology are presented in relation to functional mobility, body mechanics, gait, applied biomechanical analysis and joint specific palpation skills.
WELL 711 SPORTS MEDICINE AND MANUAL THERAPY (3.0)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Prerequisite: WELL 703 or an equivalent course from a CAMTC-accredited institution. Recommdned: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Introduction to the theory and practice of various manual therapy techniques used within the sports medicine, including sports, trigger point, neuromuscular therapy, and facilitated stretching. Emphasis is on critical assessment and evaluation in order to determine the best manual therapy and massage techniques.
WELL 713 ASIAN BODYWORK TRADITIONS THEORY AND PRACTICE (3.0)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 40-45 lecture/24-27 lab. Prerequisite: Admission to the Massage Therapy Program or existing CAMTC massage therapy certification. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent; and WELL 720 or WELL 725 or WELL 740, or equivalent.
Exploration of the foundations of classical Shiatsu theory, emerging styles of contemporary Shiatsu modalities, Chinese acupressure, and integrated techniques. History of Japanese medicine and traditional Chinese medical concepts as they relate to Shiatsu and acupressure. Focus on Shiatsu and acupressure theory, Eastern perspectives of anatomy and physiology, the concept of energy and its dynamic relationship with health, prevention and disease. Various bodywork assessments, techniques and treatment strategies associated with both ancient energy-based traditions will be covered. Transfer credit: CSU.
WELL 714 MASSAGE THERAPY EXAM PREPARATION (2.0)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 40-45 lecture/24-27 lab. Prerequisite: WELL 700, WELL 703, WELL 704, WELL 705 WELL 708, WELL 710, WELL 711, WELL 713, WELL 725 and WELL 740; or a minimum of 500 hours of coursework from a CAMTC-accredited institution.
Preparation and review for the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam.
WELL 717 ONCOLOGY MASSAGE (2)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Prerequisite: WELL 703, WELL 704, WELL 705, and WELL 708or a CAMTC-certified massage therapist already practicing.
Exploration of the art of touch to create effective and safe massage treatment strategies/sessions associated with oncology. Introduction to guidelines for a range of bodywork that can be used effectively within hospital, private practice, and hospice settings. Review standards of care for cancer patients, research protocols, and other topics related to cancer treatment and survivorship. Focus on body positioning, pressure, and safety aspects working with and around medical devices, hospital standard precautions, inpatient and outpatient care, as well as reviewing medical records for patient information to modify massage treatments based on surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy.
WELL 721 FOUNDATIONS OF AYURVEDIC AND CHINESE MEDICINE THEORY (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Prerequisite: WELL 713 or WELL 725 or WELL 740, or equivalent.
Exploration of the basic principles and practices of Ayurvedic and Chinese medical theories and their view of the human body as fields of shifting and flowing energy in dynamic relationship with nature and the Universe. Comparative perspectives and benefits of these therapeutic approaches, including channels (meridians - TCM, srotamsi and nadis in Ayurvedic), and points (acupoints and marma), essential oils, the use of finger pressure points and various massage techniques in traditional Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine theories.
WELL 725 INTRODUCTION TO CONSCIOUSNESS, INTENT AND MEDITATION (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, or equivalent.
Explores consciousness from global ancient traditions of healing and how levels of consciousness are nurtured and cultivated through dynamic relationships between mind, body, and spirit. The focus is to understand consciousness and its dynamic relationship with intent and meditation from multiple perspectives and integrate these methods into our personal and professional lives to promote individual wellness, health and healing.

WELL 740 CONSCIOUS EATING: A SUSTAINABLE APPROACH TO HEALTH AND HEALING (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Explores the connection between health and eating from various cultural perspectives. Demystifying food used for healing from global medicinal perspectives comparing similarities and differences. Encompassing dynamic relationships between the food we eat, our consciousness, attitudes, and the environment in which we live and how it relates to our health. Providing greater clarity and more informed choices promoting a sustainable approach to health and healing.

WELL 760 INTRODUCTION TO “WHOLISTIC” HEALTH (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Introduction to a variety of wholistic health modalities, including massage therapy, yoga, breath work, herbology, aromatherapy, flower essences, gem elixirs, and Ayurvedic and Chinese health care systems. Structured to benefit students who wish to take the course for personal or professional purposes. Students will learn to evaluate personal lifestyle habits and be introduced to various natural healing modalities they can incorporate into their daily lives. Transfer credit: CSU.

WELL 765 EVERDAY USES OF HERBS (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Designed to explore the use of herbs to assist with health and well-being. Topics include the history, preparation methods, and everyday use of herbs. Students will become knowledgeable about how to make herbal products, formulas, and an herbal first aid kit, along with learning methods to use in selecting herbs appropriately for everyday use. Students are aware that they do not diagnose or prescribe and that the knowledge they gain can be used in conjunction with, not in lieu of, regular medical assessment and treatment.

WELL 770 AROMATHERAPHY FOR WELLNESS (3)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.

Designed to explore the use of essential oils to assist with stress reduction and well-being. Topics include the history, extraction methods, and everyday uses of essential oils. Students will become knowledgeable about methods of application and how to dilute essential oils in carrier mediums. Students are aware that they do not diagnose or prescribe and that the knowledge they gain can be used in conjunction with, not in lieu of, regular medical assessment and treatment.

WELL 785 - SPA TECHNICIAN TRAINING (8.0) Thorough study of wellness services available in day and destination spa businesses. Focus is on health, fitness, and stress management. Students will develop skills in spa treatments, product knowledge, customer relations, business operations, and the job search. May be repeated once for credit. NOTE: This course has a non-refundable materials charge of $15.
WELL 880SA - INTRODUCTION TO "WHOLISTIC" HEALTH (3.0) Introduction to a variety of wholistic health modalities, including massage therapy, yoga, breath work, herbology, aromatherapy, flower essences, gem elixirs, and Ayurveda and Chinese medicine. May be repeated once for credit.
WELL 880SB - INTRODUCTION TO MASSAGE THERAPY (3.0) Introduction to massage therapy focusing on non-threatening touch, anatomy, massage techniques, exploration of body mechanics, safety and sanitation protocol, exposure to massage products and contraindications. Students are required to give and receive bodywork. May be repeated once for credit. Note: This course has a non-refundable materials charge of $15. Students are required to bring 2 clean sheets to class.</>
WELL 880SC AROMATHERAPY FOR WELLNESS (3)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

This course will explore the use of essential oils to assist with stress reduction and well-being. Topics include the history, extraction methods, and everyday use of essential oils. Students will become knowledgeable about contraindications, how to dilute essential oils in carrier mediums and create an essential oil first aid kit, along with learning methods to use in selecting and blending appropriate essential oils for everyday use.

WELL 880SF THEORY AND PRACTICE OF FACILITIATED STRETCHING (1.5)

(Pass/No Pass.)

Minimum of 24 lecture hours and 8 lab hours/semester.</>

The use of facilitated stretching for lengthening muscle tissue and fascia will be presented in theory and practive. Applicable anatomy and physiology will be presented, although the primary focus of the course will be practical application of technique. (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)

WELL 880SG WORKING WITH TRIGGER POINTS (2)

(Pass/No Pass.)

Minimum of 32 lecture hours/semester.Recommended: Graduation from a professional massage therapy training program or experience working as a professional massage therapist.

Etiology, physiology and characteristics of trigger points will be presented. Effective techniques to identify and deactivate trigger points will be demonstrated and practiced in this hands-on course.(Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)

WELL 880SH DEEP TISSUE TECHNIQUES: SEATED POSITION (1)

(Pass/No Pass.)

Minimum of 16 lecture hours/semester.

Use of the seated position for the application of deep tissue technique is presented. Advantages of this position are discussed and hands-on application is demonstrated and practiced. Use of deep tissue technique during chair massage sessions will be described as well.

WELL 880SI SPORTS MEDICINE AND MANUAL THERAPY (3)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

48-54 lecture hours/semester. Prerequisite: WELL 702 and/or BIOL 250, or equivalent; or Certified Massage therapist, or massage therapy student with anatomy and kinesiology background, or any allied and/or holistic health care practitioner/professional.

Designed to refine, develop and apply manual therapy techniques, assessment strategies and critical thinking in how to adapt various massage techniques within the sports medicine arena. Students will expand on anatomy, kinesiology and applied biomechanical components involved with sports medicine assessment/s and manual therapy implementation. In addition we will address current perspectives within the massage/manual therapy field and differentiate between different techniques as deep tissue, myofascial release, orthopedic, clinical, neuromuscular, PNF/MET, strain/counterstrain techniques, trigger point, integrative manual therapy along with various other techniques and manual therapy modalities implemented. Develop knowledge within the multi-disciplined field of sports medicine as well as collaboration among diverse allied health care practitioners. (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)

WELL 880SK ADVANCED RELAXING MASSAGE: NECK/SHOULDER GIRDLE INTENSIVE (1)

(Pass/No Pass.)

Minimum of 16 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Graduation from a professional massage therapy training program or experience working as a professional massage therapist.

Designed for the practicing professional, this 16-hour continuing education course centers on treatment of the important neck/shoulder area in relaxation massage. Review of relevant anatomy, demonstration of technique, discussion of challenges and options, and plenty of time for hands-on exploration and practice are included. (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)

WELL 880SN INTRODUCTION TO REFLEXOLOGY (2)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

32-36 lecture hours/semester. Prerequisite: COSM 730 or COSM 745 or COSM 776 or WELL 701; or Certified massage therapist, or previous massage therapy training, or other allied holistic health care practitioners/professionals assessed on an individual basis.

Exploration of reflexology history, theory, techniques and sequences. Understanding and interpretation of how reflex points relate to the body. Navigation of individualized assessment criteria and associated techniques with various sequences of reflexology in conjunction with hand and foot massage. (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)

WELL 880SO AYURVEDIC AROMATHERAPY (1)

(Pass/No Pass.)

Hours/semester: 16-18 lecture. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.

Ayurvedic aromatherapy is an ancient healing technique with emphasis on using essential oils to bring the body into balance for health and healing. Focus on Ayurvedic foundations, concepts of Dosha and use of essential oils to support of the immune system and counterbalance stress and anxiety. Addresses how and what essential oils are appropriate to balance Chakras and individualized Dosha constitutions for maintaining health and wellness.