Centura College first began training individuals for new careers in Norfolk, Virginia, in 1977, and over the years, it continued to expand its training options and campus locations. In 1995, our parent company, Employment Services, Inc., opened its first school in South Carolina with Beta Tech in Charleston. In 2002, a second Beta Tech campus was opened on Two Notch Road in Columbia. In 2008, the school’s name was changed to Centura College.
Centura College Columbia offers training for careers in a variety of health care, computer, legal studies and skilled trades.
Associate of Occupational Science Degree in Criminal Justice:
The criminal justice training provides you with a solid foundation and breadth of understanding in the areas of law, courts, corrections, law enforcement and security. Both day and night classes are offered and full-time students can graduate in only 15 months.
Medical Assistant Certificate:
This focused certificate program provides theoretical knowledge and laboratory scenarios of the necessary medical skills, as well as an introduction to basic front office procedures. Both day and night classes are offered, and full-time students can graduate in as little as a year.
Medical Billing & Coding Specialist Certificate:
This certificate program focuses training on billing and coding of medical records preparing students to become part of a medical interdisciplinary team. Both day and night classes are offered, and full-time students can graduate in eight months.
Network Technician Certificate:
The network technician certificate program provides you with the essential training an skills necessary to work within a corporate network environment. Both day and night classes are offered, and full-time students can graduate in as little as eight months.
Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Certificate:
The HVAC certificate program offers hands-on instruction on installation and maintenance of residential and light commercial heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration units. Both day and night classes are offered, and full-time students can graduate in 45 weeks.
Accreditations, Approvals and Memberships:
- Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)
- US Department of Education
- Licensed by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education
- South Carolina State Approving Agency for Veterans and Eligible Dependents Training
- Approved training provider for Midlands Workforce Development Board (WIA)
- National Association for Health Professionals Member