On the Record: A Look at a Career in Health Information Technology

By Jul DeGeus “Let me check your records.” A phrase many of us hear when visiting the doctor’s office. But who manages these records? Who makes sure that our medical information is up to date and accurate? That is part of the job of a Health Information Technician. We sat down...

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Health Information Technology Career Outlook

Health Information Technologists are part of a healthcare interdisciplinary team and an integral part of the healthcare profession. As a student in Centura College’s Health Information Technology training, students will obtain a vast array of knowledge about the information technology field in preparation for entry into the workforce. The Goal...

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Information Technology: Keeping Your Information Safe

By Robb Rajnys and Jul DeGeus With great technological advances, comes great technological responsibilities; like protecting your personal information. Thanks to the progress of technology, we are living in an age where you can accomplish almost anything with a swipe of a finger. Track your fitness, manage your bank account or...

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Self-Care for Massage Therapists

By Shawnte’ Peterson, Massage Therapist Coordinator at Centura College’s Chesapeake Campus Edited by Jul DeGeus & Esperanza Poquiz A massage therapist’s work often involves lifting clients’ body parts, repetitive postures and forceful pressure that could lead to injury or ailments. To help prevent damage, massage therapists should remember to care for...

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Helpful Training to Strengthen Your Next Interview

By Esperanza Poquiz Some of us find interviews a little nerve-racking while others may be cool, calm and collected. Preparing for the interview process can ease stress. Whether you are a pro or amateur, keep these tips in the forefront of your mind when going to your next interview. First Impressions We’ve...

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History Refresh: The 4th of July

What Happened on the 4th of July Americans observe the 4th of July to commemorate the birth of our nation. With fireworks, cookouts, and garments consisting of red, white and blue, it's a day that we all come together as a nation and celebrate with pride. In 1776, it was...

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Let’s get Technical: 5 Different Types of Massage Therapy

By Jul DeGeus Myofascial Massage Myofascial massages focus on the fascial system. The fascia is sort of like glue for your body; a head to toe web of tissues that binds your muscles, bones, nerves, veins, etc. together.  Massage therapists first determine the area of the fascia system that needs to...

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Centura College Introduces Health Information Technology and It’s a HIT

Centura College expands upon its health care training offerings with the announcement of Health Information Technology Diploma program. By Jul DeGeus Centura College’s Richmond and Newport News campuses upgraded their curriculum by introducing Health Information Technology to their list of diploma programs offered. Students will train to work in the...

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Using Your Resources: The Importance of a Human Resources Manager

By Esperanza Poquiz Edited by Jul DeGeus Human Resources (HR) Managers play an important part in creating a work environment for employees. After all, your work atmosphere has a large effect on your performance. An HR Manager ensures that employees are treated fairly and fulfill the requirements of their roles. One...

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Chesapeake Campus Awarded School of Distinction Award by ACCSC

Chesapeake Campus Awarded School of Distinction Award by ACCSC At the Accrediting Commission for Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) annual professional development conference in Washington DC this month, the Chesapeake campus of Centura College was presented with the School of Distinction Award by the ACCSC.  This award recognizes ACCSC accredited...

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