Centura College Graduation

Our Mission Statement

Centura College helps adult students gain the skills and attitudes necessary for a meaningful entry-level career position. We strive to be responsive to the needs of our students, as well as businesses, industries, and government. We are committed to high academic standards in all curricular offerings, and we are dedicated to providing the services that support our students’ efforts to succeed.

Core Educational Objectives

Centura College is dedicated to the success of our students from the moment they enroll, through the academic process, and into their professional lives after graduation. Our core educational objectives guide our support of student success
throughout the process.

We provide quality academic programs and student support services through innovative delivery methods, in order to support students’ successful educational achievement, graduation, professional certification where applicable, and employment within today’s marketplace.

We support graduates’ transition into entry-level professional positions within their fields of study, encouraging them to positively influence their employers, their professional industry, and their local communities.

We rely upon experienced and engaging faculty to provide an excellent educational experience to a wide array of students, benefitting from the faculty’s direct experience within the professional workplace.

We teach students to develop sound financial literacy and strong fiscal decision-making as they complete their academic programs, enter the workforce, and take control of their financial futures.

We encourage personal development, interpersonal skills, and commitment to community and personal ethics, so students grow to become not only more skilled professionals but also better human beings.

Core Educational Objectives

Centura College is dedicated to the success of our students from the moment they enroll, through the academic process, and into their professional lives after graduation. Our core educational objectives guide our support of student success
throughout the process.

We encourage personal development, interpersonal skills, and commitment to community and personal ethics, so students grow to become not only more skilled professionals but also better human beings.

We teach students to develop sound financial literacy and strong fiscal decision-making as they complete their academic programs, enter the workforce, and take control of their financial futures.

We rely upon experienced and engaging faculty to provide an excellent educational experience to a wide array of students, benefitting from the faculty’s direct experience within the professional workplace.

We support graduates’ transition into entry-level professional positions within their fields of study, encouraging them to positively influence their employers, their professional industry, and their local communities.

We provide quality academic programs and student support services through innovative delivery methods, in order to support students’ successful educational achievement, graduation, professional certification where applicable, and employment within today’s marketplace.

Institutional History

Our organization was founded in 1969 as an agency dedicated to workforce development and career training. Founding President Gerald Yagen formed Employment Services, Inc. in Norfolk, Virginia to provide contemporary employment services to those in need of careers throughout Southeastern Virginia. His employment agency thrived through the 1970s, and in 1982, he founded The Electronics Institute of Technology, a post-secondary institution that provided electronics, computer, and office administration training to those seeking to enhance their career potential. In the mid-1980s, Inc. Magazine selected the organization as one of the 500 fastest growing privately held companies in America.

1982

The Electronics Institute of Technology, was founded by Gerald Yagen.

1986

The Electronics Institute of Technology began expanding its program offerings.

1989

The Electronics Institute of Technology changed its name to Tidewater Tech.

1992

The institution launched a second school group, Beta Tech.

2008

The school systems merged under one new name, Centura College.

2020

Centura College continues to provide training to students with the addition of a number of skilled trades program.

"Centura College Gives You the Tools to Succeed"

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