Our History

Since 1994

CTU is a non-profit private institution that was established in May 1994.  In the Fall for the same year, CTU earned an approval as a degree-granting institution from the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education (BPPE),  an state agency which is the body regulating the licensure and practice of Acupuncture and Traditional Oriental Medicine and regulates all privates post-secondary institutions in the State of California. CTU was likewise approved to operate by the California Acupuncture Board.

Beginning in 2007, CTU has carried on the tradition of the integrative approach to bring a multi-disciplinary background with an intention to establish a University that would allow its programs to emphasize a sound knowledge of Western Medical Science to enable its students and graduates to interface with other healthcare practitioners that are solely trained in Western medicine.

In 2010, CTU with its tradition of integrative approach to its program, saw the need to change its educational objective to include courses in business and education that aimed to carry the University as a 21st century institution of learning.  In August 2012, the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education approved and granted the University’s Application for Change in Educational Objective, and added higher education courses in business and education.

CTU leadership firmly believes in continuing improvement of its programs to provide education to the community, and to the society at large, with the objective of becoming a school for the 21st Century learning.

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees, under section 43800 of Title V of the California Administrative Code, reserves the right to add, amend, or repeal any of its regulations, rules, resolutions, standing orders, or rules of procedures, in whole or in part, at its discretion.