Centura College first began offering career placement services in 1969. In 1983, the company opened its first school, Electronic Institute of Technology, in Norfolk, Virginia. Over the years, training options and campus locations expanded, resulting in the campuses uniting under the new name of Tidewater Tech. In 1991, Tidewater Tech opened its fourth location in Hampton Roads just off Greenbrier Parkway in Chesapeake. After years of growth, the Peninsula campus relocated to its larger current location on Denbigh Boulevard, Newport News, in 1991, and in 2008, the school’s name was changed again, this time to Centura College.

Want More Information?

Download our viewbook to learn more about Centura College!

Download The Centura Viewbook

Programs Available

Medical Assistant Diploma

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.

View Program Information

Massage Therapy Diploma

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.

View Program Information

Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning Diploma

The Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) program provides students with the technical skills necessary for entry-level employment in the air-conditioning and refrigeration industry. This program explains typical HVAC systems followed by practical hands-on competencies for the three areas of HVAC: mechanical, electrical, and airflow systems, including extensive troubleshooting of each area.

View Program Information

Building Maintenance and Repair Diploma

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.

View Program Information

Take a Look Inside with our Virtual Campus Tour!

See all that Centura Newport News has to offer with our Virtual Guided Tour! Click the link below to see our campus.

Contact Centura Newport News

Accreditations, Approvals and Memberships

Directions to Centura Newport News

Schedule a tour by calling 757-874-2121 today!

  • Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)
  • Certified by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in Federal Title IV programs
  • American Massage Therapy Association
  • American Medical Technologists
  • Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals
  • Department of Veterans Affairs Yellow Ribbon Program
  • Military Tuition Assistance
  • National Association for Health Professionals
  • National Healthcare Association
  • Peninsula Council of Workforce Development – Workforce Investment Opportunity Act (WIOA)
  • State Approving Agency for Veterans Education and Training
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
Department of Veterans Services - Training and Education Alliance