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, and our parent company, Employment Services, Inc., opened its first school in the Greater Richmond area. Called Beta Tech, this campus originated in Petersburg, relocated to the Arboretum building in Richmond and moved again to an expanded facility in North Chesterfield, on Midlothian Turnpike, where it is today. In 2008, the school’s name was changed to Centura College.

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Programs Available

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.

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Combination Welding Diploma

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.

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Medical Assisting 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.

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Construction Electrician Diploma

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.

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Forklift Operator Course

In this course, students learn to apply appropriate knowledge and safety to successfully secure an operators certificate for counterbalance forklifts. Course instructors are IVES Certified Trainers.

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  • Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)
  • Certified by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in Federal Title IV programs
  • American Medical Technologists
  • American Welding Society (AWS)
  • Department of Professional Occupational Regulation (DPOR)
  • Department of Veterans Affairs Yellow Ribbon Program
  • Military Tuition Assistance
  • National Association for Health Professionals
  • National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER)
  • National Healthcare Association
  • State Approving Agency for Veterans Education and Training
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Certified by IVES Training Group to conduct forklift training
Department of Veterans Services - Training and Education Alliance