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MISSION STATEMENT

Blue Cliff College is committed to using its human and physical resources to provide services facilitating personal growth, professional development and a sense of responsibility to our students.

The primary purpose of Blue Cliff College is to help students develop a high level of competency, which is accomplished through the pursuit, assimilation, and dissemination of knowledge in academic programs.

The most compelling purpose of the college is to prepare the students to function proficiently in a competitive society in the career of their choice and to create within them an awareness of
professional and social responsibilities, along with an appreciation of principles of ethical conduct.



INSTITUTIONAL PHILOSOPHY

Our Philosophy is to inspire students to strive for excellence and to achieve maximum personal potential.

Blue Cliff encourages each student to aspire to be the best he or she can be in academic, business, social, professional, and personal endeavors. Whatever the academic interest, we strive to provide the best education possible. Our emphasis on curriculum, low student-teacher ratio, and practical experience will ensure that the Blue Cliff graduate has been meticulously prepared.



HISTORY

The History of Blue Cliff College

BCC was founded in 1987 with the goal of becoming one of the most respected and innovative Massage Therapy training centers in the nation. In June of 1989, the College received its Proprietary School License from the state of Louisiana. In 1998, the College was proud to receive accreditation from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).

The first Blue Cliff campus location was in New Orleans, Louisiana and campuses were soon established in Lafayette and Shreveport, Louisiana, and Gulfport, Mississippi. In December 2004, EMI acquired the Massage Therapy College of Baton Rouge (MTCBR), which became BCC-Baton Rouge and in 2005 a campus was opened in Houma, Louisiana. Also in 2005, EMI added the White River School of Massage in Fayetteville, Arkansas (which is now BCC-Fayetteville) to its family of schools. In 2007 a new BCC campus was opened in Alexandria, Louisiana. As a result of BCC’s continued success serving the various communities that we are a part of, satellite campuses were recently added in Fayetteville, Arkansas and Metairie, Louisiana.

Since 2005 BCC began the process of program diversification, to include programs in Allied Health, Cosmetology and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC). The institution’s goal is to provide academic and hands-on excellence in all training programs offered.



FACILITIES

Louisiana

Alexandria: The Blue Cliff College-Alexandria campus is located in a 23,225 square foot facility. There are 12 lecture classrooms, a computer lab with Internet accessible computers, two Massage Therapy technique labs and three fully equipped medical labs. The Massage Therapy technique rooms also serve as a clinic facility serving the public. The Cosmetology clinic houses 30 work stations for students to which also serves the public as a clinic facility. The facility also houses a campus store, a lounge area for students and faculty, a resource room with Internet-accessible computers, books, videos and periodicals. The computers provide access to the EBrary™ on-line collection of resources. Instructors have access to checkout multi-media equipment.

Houma: The Blue Cliff College-Houma campus is housed in a 30,497 square foot facility. There are 19 lecture classrooms, one computer lab with Internet-accessible computers, two Massage Therapy technique labs, one HVAC practical lab, and fully-equipped Medical Assisting and Dialysis Technician clinical labs. The Massage Therapy technique rooms also serves as a clinic facility serving the public and the cosmetology clinic houses 30 work stations for students. The facility also houses a campus store, a lounge area for students and faculty and a resource room with internet-accessible computers, books, videos and periodicals. The computers provide access to the EBrary™ on-line collection of resources. Instructors have access to checkout multi-media equipment.

Lafayette: The stand-alone facility measures 19,600 square feet and is located on a main thoroughfare allowing for easy access to the school. There are 11 lecture classrooms. . Two of the classrooms are designed for Cosmetology, seven for Massage Therapy, one for Dialysis Technician, which also serves as a lab and lecture room. There are two Massage Therapy clinic rooms with 24 work stations, one fully equipped Cosmetology clinic which has 21 work stations, one fully equipped Esthetics lab/clinic which has three work stations and one nail lab/ clinic which has six work stations. This campus has one resource room which has a variety of resource materials for students including computers, books, videos, and periodicals. The computers provide access to the EBrary™ online collection of resources. Instructors have access to multi-media equipment.

Metairie: The Blue Cliff College-Metairie campus is located in a 19,800 square foot two story, stand-alone facility in the Greater New Orleans area. There are five lecture classrooms, two computer labs with Internet accessible computers, and two fully equipped Medical Assisting clinical labs. The Massage Therapy technique rooms also serve as a clinic facility serving the public. There is also a Dental Assisting lab with an x-ray room and a lab designed for a Dialysis Technician program. The facility also houses a campus store, separate lounge areas for students and faculty and a library with Internet-accessible computers, books, videos and periodicals. Computers provide access to the EBrary™ online collection of resources. Instructors have access to multi-media equipment.

The Blue Cliff College-Metairie, Satellite Campus is conveniently located in the Clearview Shopping Mall in Metairie, Louisiana. The 9,800 additional square feet was acquired to accommodate the growing student population in the Massage Therapy Diploma/ Degree programs. The Satellite Location is comprised of 3 standard lecture rooms, 1 lecture room with computer stations for each student, 2 large Massage Therapy clinic labs and a Massage Therapy spa lab room. The Satellite Location offers an on campus store for students and for the public featuring massage supplies, books, uniforms and a variety of aromatherapy and spa products. The space houses administrative offices, a student library, and a student break room. There is parking space for current and future needs.

Shreveport: The Blue Cliff College-Shreveport campus is housed in a 19,105 square feet facility. The campus has two fully equipped Massage Therapy technique rooms and eight lecture rooms. The facility offers a multi-station computer lab and both Medical Assisting, and Dialysis Technician clinical labs. The campus offers a fully equipped Cosmetology lab providing a simulated salon environment with 22 working stations. The campus’ massage therapy technique rooms provide a clinical environment for student therapy services offered to the public. The Shreveport campus offers an on-campus store for students and the public featuring Massage Therapy supplies, books, uniforms, Medical Assisting supplies, as well as a variety of aromatherapy and spa products. The Shreveport facility also offers a student lounge area and a kitchen for students’ convenience. Computers provide access to the EBrary™ online collection of resources. Instructors have access to multi-media equipment.

Mississippi

Gulfport: The Blue Cliff College-Gulfport campus is conveniently located on two floors of a stand-alone building and occupies a total of 22,670 square feet of useable space. The first floor contains six lecture rooms, one computer lab with internet accessible computers, two Massage Therapy technique labs, a hydrotherapy lab, and a spa level Cosmetology lab with skin and nail clinics. This floor also houses a lounge and kitchen area for students’ convenience store, and a learning resource center that includes an electronic library, books, and periodicals. The second floor contains lecture rooms used for Medical Assisting and Dialysis Technician classes, medical clinical labs, and a student lounge and restrooms. Computers provide access to the EBrary™ online collection of resources. Instructors have access to multi-media equipment.

Arkansas

Fayetteville: Blue Cliff College-Fayetteville is housed in two free standing buildings with a total of approximately 14,605 square feet in convenient commercial locations. The main campus located on N. College Avenue, a main thoroughfare in Fayetteville, houses five lecture classrooms, two medical clinical labs, a library and seven administrative offices. The main campus encompasses approximately 9,000 square feet and includes a fully enclosed atrium for students to enjoy as an outside break area. The facility houses a campus store, resource rooms with Internet-accessible computers, books, videos and periodicals. Computers provide access to the EBrary™ online collection of resources. Instructors have access to multi-media equipment.

Fayetteville Satellite: The Satellite facility located on Hiram Davis Place provides approximately 6,000 square feet of space that includes lecture classrooms and technique classrooms. There are indoor and outdoor student break areas. The Massage Therapy technique rooms also serve as a clinic facility serving the public. The facility also houses a campus store and resource room with Internet-accessible computers, books, video and periodicals. Computers provide access to the EBrary™ online collection of resources. Instructors have access to multi-media equipment.



ACCREDITATIONS

Blue Cliff College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission Career Schools and Colleges, (ACCSC). The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) is a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education.

Approvals, Licenses, and/or Affiliations

Fayetteville, AR: Arkansas State Board of Massage Therapy, Arkansas Rehabilitation Services, Veterans State Approving Agency, (SAA), Workforce Investment Act, (WIA), Arkansas State Board of Private Career Education, Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals, American Massage Therapy Association Council of Schools, (AMTA-COS), and National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, (NCBTMB).

Gulfport, MS: Mississippi State Board of Massage Therapy, Mississippi Rehabilitation Services, Veterans State Approving Agency, (SAA), Workforce Investment Act, (WIA), Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology, Mississippi Commission on Proprietary School and College Registration, License No. C–110, Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals, American Massage Therapy Association Council of Schools, (AMTA-COS), and National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, (NCBTMB).

Louisiana Campuses (Alexandria, Houma, Lafayette, Metairie, and Shreveport): Louisiana State Board of Massage Therapy, Louisiana Rehabilitation Services, Veterans State Approving Agency, (SAA), Workforce Investment Act, (WIA), Louisiana Board of Regents, Louisiana State Board of Cosmetology, Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals, American Massage Therapy Association Council of Schools, (AMTA-COS), and National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, (NCBTMB).

NOTE:  Documents relating to accreditation, licensure or affiliations can be reviewed by contacting the Campus Director.