The Santa Cruz Campus
Located along California’s scenic Central Coast, renowned for its beautiful beaches and redwood forests, Santa Cruz has the cosmopolitan appeal of a college town combined with the ambiance of a small coastal California city. Our Santa Cruz campus is located in a beautiful residential community, one block from the beach, on the Monterey Bay and close to the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor. At the heart of the campus is the Five Branches health center which has provided exceptional healthcare to patients for over 28 years.
The San Jose Campus
In the heart of Silicon Valley, our San Jose campus is part of a contemporary, high-tech metropolis, home to major players in the world of technology including Google, eBay, Twitter and Facebook. The San Jose campus resides in a modern hi-rise office building, a short commute from San Francisco and the beaches of Monterey Bay, and within walking distance from the prestigious Santana Row. A welcoming courtyard leads you to the entrance of both the health center and the University, where our English, Chinese and Korean Master’s programs and our prestigious Doctoral program reside.
Here is a list of amenities our campuses have to offer:
Patients await their treatments in a beautifully designed reception area, while practitioners treat over 160 patients each day in our busy health centers. With a combined 38 treatment rooms, herbal pharmacies containing over 500 medicinal products, and expert patient-care and clinical instruction, our health centers are the ideal place to gain experience in a clinical environment and to learn how to provide exceptional healthcare to your patients.
The herb room is a fragrant experience. Walls lined with wooden drawers, full of Chinese herbs, emanate earthy aromas, as practitioners prepare herbal remedies for their patients in the traditional way. In the herb room you will meet with practitioners to learn first-hand how to use herbal medicines to effectively treat your patients.
Spacious classrooms and small class sizes provide the optimal environment for dynamic discussion and meaningful teacher-student interaction. Classrooms may be used for Continuing Education seminars, workshops, and special presentations in fields related to traditional Chinese medicine.
A place to rest, nourish yourself and socialize, the student lounge is fitted with comfortable seating, tables for study, a kitchen to prepare meals, wireless internet, and a bulletin board to check out current campus events.
For students working on patient cases or preparing for exams, the library is a quiet haven for research and study. Our libraries are the information conduits of our campuses providing an expansive collection of books, journals, research materials and study programs- in print and online- to support and enhance your TCM education.
The open, friendly and accessible administrative team considers students their top priority. Whether you need assistance to plan your class schedule, secure financial aid or to voice your concerns, our administrative staff is available to assist you.
Students, faculty and staff may reserve the conference room for confidential consultations and meetings.
Both of our campuses have free, ample parking to accommodate the needs of students that commute.
At the Santa Cruz campus, one block from the beach, lunch breaks on the ocean are a favorite pastime. Enjoy one of the many restaurants within walking distance, pick up food at a local natural food store and have a picnic on the beach, or venture over to the neighborhood park, a great place to sit and enjoy the sunshine.
The San Jose campus has a bountiful supply of restaurant choices. Located within walking distance, Santana Row offers food from around the globe. Designed after the gracious shopping experiences in Europe, Santana Row offers students outdoor cafes, tree-lined walks, the latest fashions, and great people-watching.
Transporting yourself to the Santa Cruz campus is easy with two designated free parking areas, numerous bike racks, and a bus stop directly in front of the student lounge. To obtain information on the bus routes in the Santa Cruz area go to http://www.scmtd.com
The San Jose campus is conveniently located at the major freeway intersections of Highway 280 and Highway 880, making your commute to and from school a breeze. To obtain information on public transportation in the San Jose area, go to www.511.org
Students in need of housing should arrive in Santa Cruz or San Jose six weeks before the beginning of the semester. The distance between the two campuses is 35 miles. While it is possible to commute, students may wish to find housing closer to their home campus. Go to the SC Housing / SJ Housing to find a list of resources to aide you in your housing search.