College Profile: Blue Cliff College-Lafayette
Blue Cliff College is a for-profit technical school with campuses located in Gulfport, Mississippi, Fayetteville, Arkansas, and five locations in Louisiana: Lafayette, Shreveport, Houma, Metairie, and Alexandria. The college offers diplomas for careers in massage therapy, medical assisting, criminal justice, and cosmetology, and an associate's degree in occupational studies. The name of the college is taken from an ancient Zen text, the Blue Cliff Records, containing dialogues between Zen masters and their students. The Blue Cliff College campuses include lecture rooms, massage training rooms, administrative offices, and break areas. Equipment includes, massage tables and chairs, hydrocollators, and teaching skeletons. There is an on-campus library. Campuses offering training information technology are equipped with computer labs. Blue Cliff College was founded in 1987. Blue Cliff College of Gulfport was accredited in massage therapy by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology in 2000. The Houma and Fayetteville campuses opened in 2005, and the Alexandria campus opened in 2007. The school was purchased by Education Management, Inc., in 1999, which in turn was acquired by Quad Partners in 2008.
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337-269-0620 (financial aid)
||Private for-profit, less-than 2-year|
|Title IV Eligibility
||Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs|
College Student Services Offered
||Academic/career counseling service|
||Employment services for students||Yes
||Placement services for completers|
||On-campus day care for students' children||
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||Distance learning opportunities|
||ROTC: Air Force||
Sources: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Blue Cliff College-Lafayette Website
Admissions Considerations & Recommendations
|Open admission policy
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|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
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||Student Body Size||No
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College Levels Offered
||Less than one year certificate||Yes
||One but less than two years certificate|
||Two but less than 4 years certificate|
Degrees and Certifications
Criminal Justice (Associate Degree)
The broad scope of the Criminal Justice program prepares students for entry-level careers in corrections, law enforcement, and/or security. Students examine the legal process from law enforcement, to the courts, and through the corrections system as well as its effect upon society.
Massage Therapy (Associate Degree)
Courses in the associate degree program broaden the scope of massage technique training provided and adds courses in general education to provide a well-rounded massage therapist trained in management and communication. Students are prepared for entry-level positions in the massage therapy industry.
Massage Therapy (Diploma Program)
The Massage Therapy Diploma program provides a solid foundation in anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology which form the basis for training in specific massage techniques. Hands-on techniques include Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular Therapy, Sports Massage, Basic Shiatsu, and Supervised Clinical Practice.
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