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

Posted by on May 24, 2017 in Adult Education, Career Change, Centura College, Centura Newport News, Centura Richmond, Health Information Technology

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 integrated industries of health care and information technology, through examination of health data and development of code for billing. Students can enroll now.

The Health Information Technology Diploma program is designed to ready students for the analysis of health data and transcription of diagnostic and procedural terms and services into a coded form for analysis and billing. Courses, such as Medical Terminology and Anatomy and Physiology, develop students for engagement within the health care field, while classes like CPT Coding and Computer Software Application in Healthcare develop students’ information technology skills. The program prepares students for entry-level positions within the health care field and is designed to take as little as 8 months to complete. Upon graduation, students will have acquired the knowledge and eligibility to take the Certified Coding Associate exam through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Career opportunities for a Heath Information Technology graduate include coder, health information specialist, biller, or a medical record specialist.

 

Centura College’s Richmond campus is located at 7914 Midlothian Turnpike in Richmond, Va. For more information, call 804-330-0111.

 

Centura College’s Newport News campus is located at 616 Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News, Va. For more information, call 757-874-2121.

About Centura College

Since 1969, Centura College has been training working adults in the important fields of computers, business, law and healthcare. These are among the fastest growing career fields in today’s marketplace and in the future. Currently, Centura College’s Newport News campus is enrolling students to train for careers in medical assisting, massage therapy, information technology, business, phlebotomy and health information technology. Centura College’s Richmond campus is enrolling students to train for careers in medical assisting, massage therapy, dental assisting, practical nursing, nurse aide, phlebotomy, building maintenance and repair, health information technology and heating, ventilation and air conditioning. The school offers professional facilities, knowledgeable instructors, day or evening classes, and job placement assistance. To learn more, visit www.CenturaCollege.edu. Like us on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/centura.edu.

Using Your Resources: The Importance of a Human Resources Manager

Posted by on May 16, 2017 in Adult Education, Business Management, Human Resources, Lifestyle

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 of the duties of an HR manager is to motivate their employees and place them into positions that best suit them. HR Managers also help companies develop training modules to better equip their staff members for the changing demands of business. Additionally, they can oversee the company workforce is on track to meet their business objectives on time. Below are a few more tasks it takes to be an HR Manager:

  • Organize administrative events
  • Monitor to determine the needs of staff
  • Establish performance issues and set goals to correct them
  • Take care of human resource issues, including sexual harassment, equal opportunities and discrimination
  • Supervise employee relations, unions, collective bargaining, payroll, benefits and compensation
  • Resolve disputes and administer disciplinary actions
  • Assist departments with hiring processes

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics job outlook, employment of Human Resources Managers is projected to grow faster than the average of all occupations, with 9% from the years of 2014 – 2024. With organizations expanding and new companies developing, HR Managers will be needed to oversee and administer their programs. (1)

                Requirements to become an HR Manager are typically a bachelor’s degree and some work experience. If this has sparked your interest in becoming an HR Manager, a great place to start is by looking into our business programs offered at Centura College.

About Centura College

Centura College has been part of an organization dedicated to helping men and women develop careers since 1969. By training working adults in healthcare, technology, business, legal studies and trades, they connect communities with some of the fastest growing career fields in today’s marketplace. The school offers professional facilities, knowledgeable instructors, day or evening classes, job placement assistance and is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). To learn more, visit www.CenturaCollege.edu or like them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/centura.edu.

Source

  1. “Summary.”U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, n.d. Web. 11 May 2017.

How to be Successful in College from the Beginning

Posted by on Nov 11, 2013 in Adult Education

How to be Successful in College

How to be Successful in College | Centura College

How to be Successful in College! Tips and Tricks for the College Student!

Getting ready to start college?  Maybe you’re already enrolled somewhere but feel like your grades are not where they should be.  Here are some practical tips that anyone can apply to become a successful college student in a matter of no time.  Whether you are just starting out in college or have a couple of years of “getting by” under your belt.  These tips on how to be a successful college student can help you take your academic career to the next level quickly! …Read More Here

How Does a College Degree Help Your Career?

Posted by on Sep 26, 2013 in Adult Education

How Does a College Degree Help Your Career?

How Does a College Degree Help Your Career

Are you prepared for your future?

You’ve heard it your whole life; “You have to go to college if you want a better life”.  A better life?  What does that mean?  It means a lot of different things to a lot of different people.  So we thought we might help sum it up and give you 5 specific and very tangible reasons why you might want to consider going back to school and earning your college degree.  Of course these reasons are generic and all of them may or may not apply to your life goals or ambitions, but they are certainly tangible reasons for starting or completing your college degree or diploma program. So How Does a College Degree Help Your Career? …Read More Here

Adults Going Back to School – Tips for Success

Posted by on Aug 20, 2013 in Adult Education

Adults Going Back to School Tips for Success & BONUS – 5 Must Have Apps for the Adult Learner!

Adults going back to school

Adults Going Back to School – Tips for Success!

Whether you need a new career fast, need to accelerate your career to the next level, or just want to finish your degree, there is a lot to consider for adults going back to school, especially if you have been out of school for a while.  Don’t worry though, with a little bit of preparation, organization and a “can do” attitude, you can go back to school at any stage in your life and be a successful student.  Here are some tips to help those adults going back to school. …Read More Here

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