The California Acupuncture College is a for-profit corporation that was originally founded in 1978 in conjunction with the National Acupuncture Association in Los Angeles, California. It was one of the first schools in the country to begin training students to become professional acupuncturists. After a number of years of inactivity, the CAC is proud to re-open its doors to again lead the profession of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine toward higher academic and professional standards. The CAC continues its mission to integrate the principles of oriental medicine and its energetic concepts with the standards of Western Medicine. Our vision is that by a continual melding of these medical systems that the highest level of health care can be achieved for the health and well-being of the entire planet.
This current program is designed to continue and refine the education of those graduates from existing Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine programs who have not achieved the doctoral degree level. Completion of this program will award the Doctor of Oriental Medicine (OMD) degree to those graduates from recognized programs for the training of acupuncturists and oriental medicine practitioners in the US as well as other countries.
This OMD program is designed to incorporate advanced on-line teaching programs with exams also given on-line. The final portion of the program will have each student completing an original dissertation on a topic of their choice. All parts of this program will utilize advanced distance learning techniques which can be accessed on a world-wide basis.