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Centura College

5 Campuses
12 Programs

Centura College offers training at 5 locations in Virginia. Each campus is dedicated to helping students gain the skills and attitudes necessary to succeed. Drawing from over 30 years of career school experience, we are committed to the education and personal enrichment of each student. Whether you are a recent high school graduate just starting out, planning to return to the workplace in a new career field, or a member of our Armed Forces preparing to enter the civilian workforce, Centura College can get you the training you need quickly.

Available Programs

  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
    Building Systems, Construction, and Manufacturing

    Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) training will prepare you for entry level positions within the HVAC industry. If you're looking for a career with more hands-on time, this could be for you. Get practical hands-on instruction in installation, repair and maintenance of air conditioning and heating systems, residential and commercial refrigeration, heat pumps, hydronics and many other areas and prepare to take the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification exam.

    Available at these locations

    Chesapeake, VA

    932 Ventures Way
    Chesapeake, VA 23320

    Newport News, VA

    616 Denbigh Blvd
    Newport News, VA 23608

    Richmond, VA

    7914 Midlothian Turnpike
    Richmond, VA 23235

  • Welding
    Building Systems, Construction, and Manufacturing

    The Combination Welding program provides the student with the knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level employment in metal fabrication and repair. Numerous industries rely upon welding in the manufacturing process. This program incorporates shop safety throughout the program to ensure safe practices, while completing required competencies. Topics include blueprint reading, measurement, cylinder safety, and plasma and oxy-fuel cutting. Students set up amperage adjustment and voltage polarity prior to welding mild steel. Students engage in in-depth study and practice of shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), flux core arc welding (FCAW), and gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW).

    Available at this location

    Richmond, VA

    7914 Midlothian Turnpike
    Richmond, VA 23235

  • Carpentry
    Building Systems, Construction, and Manufacturing

    The Carpentry program provides you with the technical skills to build, install and/or repair residential, commercial, and industrial structures such as floors, walls, roofing, windows, and doors, as well as interior and exterior building structures.

    Upon graduation from this program, you will have learned how to construct, repair and install building framework and structures made from wood and other building materials.

    You will learn how to safely use the tools of the trade to assist with cutting and shaping wood, plastic, fiberglass or drywall, and how to use a wide range of tools, from a hammer and nails to welding machines.

    Hands-on work and troubleshooting applications in a classroom and lab setting are also presented to include various angle cuts, assembling and aligning walls, building roof systems, blueprint reading, and the safe usage of various hand and power tools needed for this trade.

    You will have the opportunity to complete the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10-hour safety certification, the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) Levels I, II, III, IV and CPR/Basic Life Support.

    Available at this location

    Norfolk, VA

    7020 North Military Highway
    Norfolk, VA 23518

  • Construction Electrician
    Building Systems, Construction, and Manufacturing

    The construction electrician program provides students with the technical skills to setup, install, repair and maintain electrical systems that provide heating, cooling, lighting, communications, and power distribution for residential, commercial and industrial structures. Areas of study include electrical theory, safety, wiring methods, blueprint reading, electric equipment selection including electrical load protection, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) preventive and corrective maintenance of electrical equipment.

    Available at these locations

    Chesapeake, VA

    932 Ventures Way
    Chesapeake, VA 23320

    Richmond, VA

    7914 Midlothian Turnpike
    Richmond, VA 23235

  • Building Maintenance and Repair
    Building Systems, Construction, and Manufacturing

    The Building Maintenance and Repair training offers unlimited entry-level career opportunities in the residential, apartment, and hotel industry for maintenance and repair professionals. These maintenance facility positions are in high demand with skills related to structural, mechanical and electrical applications. Individuals will develop hands-on skills in air-conditioning, heating systems, and electrical theory along with troubleshooting skills. Studies also include tiling, flooring, general building repairs, plumbing applications including state and international plumbing, electrical and building codes to include commercial equipment and repair.

    Available at these locations

    Newport News, VA

    616 Denbigh Blvd
    Newport News, VA 23608

    Richmond, VA

    7914 Midlothian Turnpike
    Richmond, VA 23235

  • Dental Assistant - Diploma
    Medicine and Health Care

    A dental assistant performs several functions in a dental office but the primary duty is to assist the dentist during chairside procedures. Other duties include taking and processing x-rays, preparing dental instruments for patient treatment, sterilizing and disinfecting instruments and instructing patients on oral hygiene and care.

    Available at these locations

    Norfolk, VA

    7020 North Military Highway
    Norfolk, VA 23518

    Richmond, VA

    7914 Midlothian Turnpike
    Richmond, VA 23235

  • Medical Assistant Diploma
    Medicine and Health Care

    Medical Assisting careers can open the doors to working alongside doctors and nurses in many health care settings. Some people focus their training on the clinical side of the business so they can have a more direct hands-on approach with patients. Others focus on the office management side of the business, where management, administration, and technological skills allow them to excel. Wherever you decide to focus, completing your medical assisting training can give you the opportunity to work in a doctor’s office, hospital, long-term care facility, or any other health care facilities that help people in your community. Before graduating, you take the American Medical Tech Exam. Once passed, you earn the RMA Credential and are a Registered Medical Assistant.

    Available at these locations

    Chesapeake, VA

    932 Ventures Way
    Chesapeake, VA 23320

    Newport News, VA

    616 Denbigh Blvd
    Newport News, VA 23608

    Norfolk, VA

    7020 North Military Highway
    Norfolk, VA 23518

    Richmond, VA

    7914 Midlothian Turnpike
    Richmond, VA 23235

    Virginia Beach, VA

    2697 Dean Dr Ste 100
    Virginia Beach, VA 23452

  • Medical Assistant with Limited-Scope Radiologic Technology Diploma
    Medicine and Health Care

    Medical Assistant with Limited-Scope Radiologic Technology diploma program prepares students for entry-level employment in the medical field. This program provides the student with the knowledge and skills to become employed as a medical assistant with the added training needed to pursue licensure as a limited scope X-ray technician for work in physician offices, hospitals, urgent care centers, and other health care facilities.

    While in school, students will learn the fundamentals of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, medical laboratory and exam room procedures, insurance billing, radiologic equipment operation, and radiation safety measures. Students will gain the skills necessary to measure vital signs, perform EKG’s, urinalysis and phlebotomy procedures, perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), administer injections, use electronic health records, perform general radiologic procedures, and assist physicians within office examinations.

    The healthcare industry desires the professional and medical skills of our graduates along with the interpersonal skills that we teach within the program. The program concludes with two capstone courses. The first course guides the student in preparing for a medical assistant industry certification exam. The second capstone course prepares the student for the limited scope radiologic exam and qualifies the student for limited radiologic technologist licensure. Upon successful completion of the program requirements, students will receive a Medical Assistant with Limited-Scope Radiologic Technology diploma. Students are eligible to become certified and become employed in positions that are related to the educational training and objectives of a medical assistant with limited-scope x-ray technician program, including:

    • Medical Assistant
    • Limited-Scope X-Ray Technician
    • Laboratory Assistant
    • EKG Technician
    • Phlebotomy Technician

    Available at these locations

    Chesapeake, VA

    932 Ventures Way
    Chesapeake, VA 23320

    Virginia Beach, VA

    2697 Dean Dr Ste 100
    Virginia Beach, VA 23452

  • Medical Billing and Coding Specialist
    Healthcare Administration

    Health Information Technologists are part of a healthcare interdisciplinary team and an integral part of the healthcare profession. As a student in the Health Information Technology program, you will obtain a vast array of knowledge about the information technology field that will prepare you for entry into the workforce. You will be introduced to Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology, and Coding concepts. This will prepare you to work in health care institutions reviewing and analyzing health data and transcribing diagnostic and procedural terms and services into a coded form for analysis and billing.

    Available at these locations

    Chesapeake, VA

    932 Ventures Way
    Chesapeake, VA 23320

    Newport News, VA

    616 Denbigh Blvd
    Newport News, VA 23608

    Norfolk, VA

    7020 North Military Highway
    Norfolk, VA 23518

    Richmond, VA

    7914 Midlothian Turnpike
    Richmond, VA 23235

  • Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business-Concentration in Management
    Business, Marketing, and Communication

    As a business professional, you may be responsible for ensuring that employees and customers receive excellent service, handling bookkeeping, managing your company's Internet presence, and countless other duties and responsibilities unique to your company. Your training will prepare you for these responsibilities and more.

    Developing your core management skills, business language, problem-solving, critical thinking and analytical and research skills means your possibilities are not limited to any one business field. After graduation, you may find an entry-level position like office manager, general or operations manager, customer service manager or executive assistant.

    Available at these locations

    Chesapeake, VA

    932 Ventures Way
    Chesapeake, VA 23320

    Newport News, VA

    616 Denbigh Blvd
    Newport News, VA 23608

    Virginia Beach, VA

    2697 Dean Dr Ste 100
    Virginia Beach, VA 23452

  • Massage Therapy Diploma
    Cosmetology and Wellness

    Massage Therapy training will provide you with the physical, technical and academic skills to begin a career in the expanding field of massage therapy. You will receive extensive training in massage and bodywork assessment, theory and application enabling you to perform a wide range of massage techniques in relaxation, pain management and injury recovery.

    Available at these locations

    Chesapeake, VA

    932 Ventures Way
    Chesapeake, VA 23320

    Newport News, VA

    616 Denbigh Blvd
    Newport News, VA 23608

  • Paraprofessional - Diploma
    Education and Human Services

    Teacher’s Assistant, or paraprofessional, training gives students the necessary skills to become employed as a teaching assistant.

    While in school, students will learn the fundamentals of working alongside a licensed teacher, such as:

    • Assistance in reinforcing lessons introduced by the teacher
    • Preparing materials and/or equipment needed for instruction
    • Supporting student learning individually or in small groups
    • Aiding with classroom management
    • Supervising students inside and outside of the classroom

    While enrolled in the Paraprofessional Diploma program, students will complete the following:

    • FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) Certificate of Completion
    • Child Abuse and Neglect Training Certificate of Completion
    • First Aid/CPR and MAT (Medication Administration Training) Certification
    • ParaPro Assessment Certification.

    Once successfully completing the program, students will receive a Paraprofessional diploma. Graduates can become employed as a teaching assistant working in public and private school sectors, to include elementary, middle, and high school learning environments.


    Available at this location

    Virginia Beach, VA

    2697 Dean Dr Ste 100
    Virginia Beach, VA 23452

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