Health Science

  • Medical Service Technician (Biomedical Equipment Technology)
  • Clinical Support
  • Dental Assisting
  • Esthetician
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Billing & Coding
  • X-Ray Technology
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About Medical Service Technician (Biomedical Equipment Technology)

The Medical Service Technician (Biomedical Equipment Technology Degree) Program prepares students for entry-level employment within the field of healthcare technology management. Students learn the specialized skills necessary to trouble shoot, install, inspect, maintain, repair and calibrate biomedical equipment and support systems to adhere to medical standards and guidelines.

Career Paths

Medical equipment repairers install, maintain, and repair patient care equipment. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics medical equipment repairers make a mean salary of $53,130 a year.

  • Medical Service Technician (Biomedical Equipment Technician)
  • Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist
  • Calibration Technician
  • Biomedical Equipment Specialist
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About Medical Assisting with Clinical Support

The Medical Assisting program prepares students for entry-level employment in the medical support field. This program provides the student with the knowledge and skills to become employed as a medical assistant working in physicians’ offices, office and hospital laboratories, urgent care centers and other health care facilities. The program prepares students to work with a focus on the back office, limited scope radiology, or clinical areas of health care facilities. While in school, students learn the fundamentals of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, medical laboratory procedures, exam room procedures and insurance billing. Students gain the skills necessary to take vital signs, perform EKG and phlebotomy procedures, assist physicians with in-office examinations, and perform various laboratory procedures. Students may also elect to attend classes which lead to state certification in limited scope radiography.

Career Paths

Medical assistants complete administrative and clinical tasks in the offices of physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics medical assistants have a mean salary of $35,720 a year.

  • Medical Assistant
  • Laboratory Assistant
  • EKG Technician
  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • Optometric Technician
  • Outpatient Surgery Assistant
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About Dental Assisting

A dental assistant performs several functions in a dental office, but the primary duty is to assist the dentist during chair side procedures. Other duties include taking and processing x-rays, preparing dental instruments for patient treatment, sterilizing and disinfecting instruments, and instructing patients on oral hygiene and care. Laboratory duties an assistant may do include making temporary crowns, dentures, bridges, or other products, while office functions consist of scheduling appointments, receiving patients, processing payments and bills, and ordering supplies.

Career Paths

Dental Assistants aid in the preparation, sanitation, and administrative duties of an oral dentistry office. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics dental assistants make a mean salary of $41,170 a year.

  • Certified Dental Assistant (CDA)
  • Dental Assistant (DA)
  • Expanded Duty Dental Assistant (EDDA)
  • Orthodontic Technician
  • Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)
  • Surgical Dental Assistant
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Esthetician Diploma

About Esthetician Training

The Professional Esthetician diploma program at Centura College provides students with the knowledge and skills they need to become a licensed esthetician. For those passionate about health, wellness, and skin care, our training offers you the chance to learn beauty techniques and health and safety procedures necessary to provide wellness services for your clients. With a career as an esthetician, it’s not just about outer beauty. Our skin is a vital part of our long-term health, and those who provide care and services are contributing to people’s overall well-being.

Career Paths

Estheticians Provide skincare treatments to face and body to enhance an individual’s appearance. Includes electrologists and laser hair removal specialists. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics estheticians make a mean salary of $41,230 a year.

  • Beauty salons
  • Health and Personal Care Stores
  • Spas - Including Hotel and Resort Spas
  • Physician or Medical Offices
  • Self-Employed in Your Own Business
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About Massage Therapy

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. When you complete the program, you will be prepared to take the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) exam or the National Examination for State Licensing (NESL). Then, you may choose to become a private practitioner opening your own massage therapy business, work in a salon or spa, or even travel the globe working in resorts or on a cruise ship. If you prefer clinical applications, work with a chiropractor or in a health club.

Career Paths

Certified Massage Therapists perform therapeutic massages of soft tissues and joints. May assist in the assessment of range of motion and muscle strength, or propose client therapy plans. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics massage therapists make a mean salary of $47,180 a year.

  • Healthcare Pediatric Massage Therapist
  • Spa & Holistic Health Massage Therapist
  • Self Employed Massage Therapist
  • Healthcare Physical Therapist
  • Healthcare Massage Therapeutic Manager
  • Healthcare Massage Supervisor
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About Medical Assisting

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. Wherever you decide to focus, completing your medical assisting training can give you the opportunity to work in a doctor’s office, hospital, long-term care facility, or any other health care facilities that help people in your community. Before graduating, you take the American Medical Tech Exam. Once passed, you earn the RMA Credential and are a Registered Medical Assistant.

Career Paths

Medical assistants complete administrative and clinical tasks in the offices of physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics medical assistants have a mean salary of $35,720 a year.

  • Medical Assistant
  • Laboratory Assistant
  • EKG Technician
  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • Optometric Technician
  • Outpatient Surgery Assistant
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About Medical Billing and Coding

The Medical Billing and Coding diploma program prepares students for entry-level employment in the medical field. This program provides the student with the knowledge and skills to become employed as medical biller and coders working in hospitals, insurance companies, physician billing offices, home health agencies, and other healthcare facilities. During enrollment, students will gain knowledge in the fundamentals of medical terminology, ICD-10 and CPT coding, legal and ethical issues in healthcare, communication and reporting, and computer software applications. Students will gain the skills necessary to analyze health data and transcribe diagnostic and procedural terms and services into a coded form for analysis and billing.

Career Paths

Medical Records Specialist organize and manage health information data. They ensure that the information maintains its quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security in both paper files and electronic systems. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Medical Records Specialists make a mean salary of $46,590 a year.

  • Medical Records Analyst
  • Health Information Specialist
  • Medical Records Director
  • Medical Record Specialist
  • Health Unit Coordinator
  • Patient Coordinator
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About X-Ray Technology

This program provides the student with the knowledge and skills needed to become employed as a medical assistant with the added training needed to pursue licensure as a limited scope X-ray technician for work in physician offices, hospitals, urgent care centers, and other health care facilities. The healthcare industry desires the professional and medical skills of our graduates along with the interpersonal skills that we teach within the program.

Career Paths

Radiologic technologists take x-rays or administer nonradioactive materials into patient’s blood stream for diagnostic purposes. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics radiologic technologists have a mean salary of $63,120 a year.

  • Medical Assistant
  • Limited-Scope X-Ray Technician
  • EKG Technician
  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • Laboratory Assistant
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Skilled Trades

  • Building Maintenance & Repair
  • Carpentry
  • CDL Truck Driving
  • Combination Welding
  • Construction Electrician
  • HVAC
  • Wind Turbine
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About Building Maintenance and Repair

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. Individuals will develop hands-on skills in air-conditioning, heating systems, and electrical theory along with troubleshooting skills. Studies also include tiling, flooring, general building repairs, plumbing applications including state and international plumbing, electrical and building codes to include commercial equipment and repair.

Career Paths

General maintenance and repair workers fix and maintain machines, mechanical equipment, and buildings. They paint, repair flooring, and work on plumbing, electrical, and air-conditioning and heating systems, among other tasks. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics general maintenance and repair workers make a mean salary of $41,960 a year.

  • Maintenance Helper
  • General Maintenance & Repair Mechanic
  • Building Maintenance Technician
  • Engineering Equipment Technician
  • Facility Maintenance Manager
  • Production Crew Supervisor
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About Carpentry

The Carpentry program provides students with the technical skills to build, install and/or repair residential, commercial, and industrial structures such as floors, walls, roofing, windows, and doors as well as interior and exterior building structures. Students who graduate from this program will have learned how to construct, repair and install building framework and structures made from wood and other building materials.

Career Paths

Carpenters construct, erect, install, or repair structures and fixtures made of wood, such as concrete forms; building frameworks, including partitions, joists, studding, and rafters; and wood stairways, window and door frames, and hardwood floors. They may also install cabinets, siding, drywall and batt or roll insulation. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics carpenters make a mean salary of $52,850 a year.

  • Carpenter/Carpenter’s Helper
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Commercial & Residential Framer
  • Construction Remodeler
  • General Maintenance & Repair Worker
  • Home Repair Technician
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CDL

About CDL Class A Truck Driving

CDL course provides students to learn and apply appropriate knowledge to successfully secure a Class “A” operating license and relevant endorsement through the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. The student will know and understand the efforts made by the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration to help professional drivers remain safe and be aware of penalties for major violations of CDL guidelines. Become familiar with CDL exam including familiar with vehicle systems, control systems and practice behind the wheel in preparation of the DMV written and practical examination for a class “A” license.

Career Paths

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers transport goods, sometimes to locations spanning across multiple states. These trucks usually have a gross vehicle weight (GVW) capacity that exceeds 26,000 pounds. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers make a mean salary of $46,850 a year.

  • Heavy & Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver
  • Bus Driver
  • Delivery Truck Driver
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About Combination Welding

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. This program incorporates shop safety throughout the program to ensure safe practices, while completing required competencies. Topics include blueprint reading, measurement, cylinder safety, and plasma and oxy-fuel cutting. Students set up amperage adjustment and voltage polarity prior to welding mild steel. Students engage in in-depth study and practice of shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), flux core arc welding (FCAW), and gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW).

Career Paths

Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers use hand-held or remotely controlled equipment to join or cut metal parts. They also fill holes, indentations, or seams in metal products. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics welders make a mean salary of $45,190 a year.

  • Structural Welder
  • Maintenance Welder
  • Welding Fabricator Technician
  • Shipyard Metal Fabricator
  • Highway Construction & Building Construction
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About Construction Electrician

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. Areas of study include electrical theory, safety, wiring methods, blueprint reading, electric equipment selection including electrical load protection, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) preventive and corrective maintenance of electrical equipment.

Career Paths

Electricians install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures. They ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes. May install or service street lights, intercom systems, or electrical control systems. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics electricians make a mean salary of $60,370 a year.

  • Maintenance Electrician
  • Industrial Electrician
  • Mechanical Trades Specialist
  • Control Electrician
  • Chief Electrician
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About Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC)

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. Areas of study include: air-conditioning fundamentals, electrical theory, refrigerants, heat pumps, heating systems, icemakers, ice cream machines, refrigeration equipment, specialty tools, commercial water-cooled air-conditioning systems, brazing and soldering techniques, and psychometrics. Students will have the opportunity to complete HVAC certifications, including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10-Hour Safety Certification and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Section 608 Refrigerant Transition Certification.

Career Paths

HVAC Technicians work on heating, ventilation, cooling, and refrigeration systems that control the temperature and air quality in buildings. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics HVAC techs make a mean salary of $51,420 a year.

  • HVAC Technician Assistant
  • HVAC Service Technician
  • Comfort Cooling Technician
  • Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
  • Solar Photovoltaic Installers
  • Wind Turbine Technicians
  • Boilermaker
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Wind Turbine Technician Diploma Program

About Wind Turbine Maintenance

The Wind Turbine Technician program provides students with the technical skills to install, maintain, and repair wind turbines. Students are introduced with the fundamentals of generating electrical power from wind energy. Areas of study include wind turbine safety, climbing wind towers, electrical theory, electrical circuits, electrical test equipment, alternating current and three-phase systems, circuits breakers and fuses, switching devices, wind turbine power distribution systems, fasteners and torquing, bearings, lubrication, and hydraulic systems associated with wind turbines.

Career Paths

Inspect, diagnose, adjust, or repair wind turbines. Perform maintenance on wind turbine equipment including resolving electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic malfunctions.. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Wind Turbine Service Technicians make a mean salary of $56,700 a year.

  • Wind Turbine Technician
  • Wind Turbine Inspector
  • Renewable Energy Experts
  • Electrical Energy Generation Specialists
  • Manufacturing
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Business

  • Allied Health Management
  • Operations Management
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About Allied Health Management

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Business is designed for graduates of an Associate Degree to increase their business skills, management and leadership abilities, business technology expertise, and communication and critical thinking skills while earning a Baccalaureate degree in Business. The program provides core courses in business and technology, while allowing students to customize their degree by choosing a concentration in the area related to their career goals.

The Allied Health Management concentration offers a strong core of leadership, technology, and finance courses, while it focuses on advanced coursework in community health and medical office team management. The program also offers a range of general education courses to support students’ written and verbal communication, analytical skills, problem solving, and research ability. This concentration will help health care professionals prepare for advancement and management within their environments.

Career Paths

Medical and health services managers plan, direct, or coordinate medical and health services. Managers work closely with members of the medical staff, department and sometimes patients or insurance agents. They are also responsible for keeping the facility up to date with laws and regulations. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics medical and health services managers make a mean salary of $115,160 a year. 

  • Doctor Office Manager
  • Hospital Manager
  • Dental Office Manager
  • Medical Clinic Manager
  • Billing & Coding Department Manager
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About Business Management

Centura College’s Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business prepares students for entry-level careers and opportunities within the contemporary business workplace. The core curriculum of the program teaches business technologies and software, along with financial, managerial, and leadership principles. The various concentrations without the program allow the student to focus their coursework on an area of Business that most interests them, and prepares them for a career within their chosen field.

The Management concentration is designed to provide the student with the skills and knowledge they will need to compete in today’s business marketplace. This program prepares the student with basic business skills, management techniques, and administrative practices associated with the contemporary business and technical environment. As a member of a management team, they may be responsible for ensuring that other employees of the organization and its customers receive satisfactory service and quality; answer customers’ questions and handle complaints; oversee the work of associates; provide day-to-day oversight of a department; and establish and implement policies, goals, objectives, and procedures.

Career Paths

Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations, overseeing multiple departments or locations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics managers make a mean salary of $123,030 a year. 

  • Office Manager
  • Assistant Store Manager
  • Department Manager
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Retail Store Manager
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About Operations Management

The Operations Management concentration prepares students for employment as a manager or supervisor in the contemporary workplace within their field. This program balances technical, occupational, and general education courses that provides a well-rounded education for our students. The student receives instruction in project management, finance, and leading office software to create spreadsheets, slide shows, and other visual aids. The occupationally related section of the program is designed to teach the student the language of business and provide them with the knowledge they will need to solve business problems with innovative solutions. The student will take courses in ethics, finance, marketing, project management, economics, report writing, decision-making, eBusiness, international business, group dynamics, entrepreneurship, quantitative analysis, cultural diversity, organizational development, and strategic management.

Operations Managers play a key role in contributing to an organization’s profitability and viability. The role of an Operations Manager can vary widely depending on the industry and size of the organization. As a company’s needs change, it is the individuals who are interested in management and career advancement in business that gain a distinct competitive advantage.

Career Paths

Operations Managers play a key role in contributing to an organization’s profitability and viability. The role of an Operations Manager can vary widely depending on the industry and size of the organization. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics general and operations managers make a mean salary of $123,030 a year. 

  • General & Operational Manager
  • Administrative Service Manager
  • Advertising & Marketing Manager
  • Compensation & Benefits Manager
  • Computer Information Systems Manager
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Education

  • Teacher's Assistant (Paraprofessional)
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About Teacher's Assistant (Paraprofessional)

The Paraprofessional diploma program prepares students for entry-level employment in the educational field. The program provides the student with the knowledge and skills to become employed as a teaching assistant working in public and private school sectors, to include elementary, middle, and high school learning environments.

Career Paths

Teacher assistants work with a licensed teacher to give students additional attention and instruction. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics teaching assistants make a mean salary of $29,640 a year. 

  • Preschool Teaching Assistant
  • Elementary School Teaching Assistant
  • Middle School Teaching Assistant
  • High School Teaching Assistant
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Single Day Courses

  • Forklift Operator

About Our 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. By participating in this course, you will:

  • Gain an understanding of the current regulations that govern forklift operation in your area.
  • Study the most common types of forklifts and their components.
  • Understand why you should conduct a pre‐use inspection, what to look for and how to complete a pre‐use inspection form.
  • Learn techniques and strategies for safely operating a forklift.
  • Opportunity to practice driving and maneuvering a forklift to enable you to meet a basic measurable level of skill.
  • Acquire additional information on different fuel types and how to safely handle them.

Required Materials

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Valid Driver’s License

Will Receive Upon Completion

  • Certification of Completion by IVES Training and United Rentals
  • Wallet Card Operator Certificate