West Harrison County Center
Start Working as a Massage Therapist in Two Semesters

The Goal

The Massage Therapy program is a one-year certificate program designed to prepare students for careers as professional massage therapists. The curriculum prepares students to develop knowledge and skills for practicing massage therapy.

Job Outlook

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has identified the job outlook for Massage Therapists for 2020-2026, which is expected to grow by 24 percent, growing much faster than average occupations. Licensed Massage Therapists can find employment in massage clinics, resort spas, hospital rehab clinics and wellness clinics, chiropractic offices, sports teams , hotels and cruise ships.


  • Massage therapy principles
  • Ethics
  • Business application
  • Pathology
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Technique modalities
  • Kinesiology


Students enrolled in Massage Therapy may earn:

  • College Credit Certificate
  • Career Certificate
  • Technical Diploma
  • Associate of Applied Science Degree
Review NC-SARA: Accepted College Licensure or Certifications by Educational Program & State to learn what states outside of Mississippi accept this program licensure.


MGCCC has received a RESTORE Act grant to administer a Gulf Coast Work Ready Program designed to aid coastal citizens in the attainment of basic skills, employability skills and specific industry skills that are needed in high-demand industry sectors along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Due to the receipt of the grant, the Gulf Coast Work Ready Massage Therapy program will be offered to eligible students at no cost*.

* Some programs have additional costs associated with criminal background checks, instructional materials and external exam and licensure fees. Students may be responsible for the cost of these items. MGCCC is approved and licensed by the MS State Board of Massage Therapy under Non-Conditional License #1711.

Admission Requirements

As a part of the no cost program, students will be required to enroll and complete a “Work-Ready” credential specific to the Mississippi Gulf Coast to include employability skills training. Students must also meet admission requirements of MGCCC as well as program specific requirements.

Students must demonstrate that they are a Mississippi resident.

Contact Us for Enrollment Information

Fill out the form below, and MGCCC will contact you about enrolling in the Massage Therapy program.

  • Select any Work Ready programs you would like to learn more about.
This project was paid for with grant funding from the Department of Treasury and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality under the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast Sates Act of 2012 (RESTORE Act). The statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Treasury or the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality.