Q1: What are the benefits of choosing the Acupuncture program of CCTCMA over others offered in Canada?
A: The benefits of choosing our Acupuncture Program are:
1. Our faculty members are more than qualified. The majority of our faculty members have a Master Degree or PhD in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, and have at least 15 years of working and teaching experience in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in Canada and China.
2. Our programs were developed based on our teaching experiences of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in Australia, Canada, USA, and China. These programs have been running successfully for over twenty years in Northern America and about fifty years in China.
3. Classes are small.
4. Student loans are available.
5. We are pleased to offer our own, uniquely designed Study Guides for almost every subject. This helps our students learn Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture easily.
6. Our student clinic is very busy, therefore, there is a lot of “hands on practice” of acupuncture available to our students.
7. Studying is full time, from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday. You will get the training you pay for.
8. We are pleased to offer the lowest tuition fees in Alberta.
9. We are committed to offer the highest education and training of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture in Canada.
10.We are located in a central area of Calgary. This enables easier transportation to and from the college, including Public Transportation.
Q2: Are Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Regulated in Alberta?
A: Currently, only Acupuncture is regulated and available for licensure in Alberta. BC is the only province in Canada that recognizes and provides licensure for a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Q3: Do you offer online or distance learning courses? And Why?
A: We don’t offer Distance Learning Programs. In May 2008, it has been confirmed that Acupuncture courses or programs offered via distance learning are NOT accredited in BC and Alberta. Based upon the response from the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Acupuncturists of British Columbia (CTCMA) in BC, the distance learning programs are NOT accepted for licensure in BC. Please visit www.ctcma.bc.ca and contact the Registrar in BC for details. Based on the response from the Registrar of Alberta, the Acupuncture Committee has not approved any distance learning programs in Alberta. Please contact the Registrar of Acupuncturist in Alberta for further information. Please also contact Alberta Learning to confirm if any Distance Learning Program in acupuncture has been accreted.
Q4: Are you accreted?
A: CCTCMA’s Acupuncture Diploma Program is accredited by the College and Association of Acupuncturists of Alberta (CAAA), and Alberta Advanced Education (Alberta Learning). CAAA is the regulated body of acupuncturists in Alberta. Our Massage Diploma and Certificate Programs are accredited by the City of Calgary and the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada (formerly AMTWP).
Q5: Am I eligible for a student loan?
A: Our 3-year, Acupuncture Diploma Program is an accredited program through Alberta Learning. Our students are eligible for student loans by the Government of Alberta. For more information about Canada Student Loans, visit: canlearn.ca