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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.


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

Business Accounting Degree, You Earned it…Now What?

Posted by on Apr 25, 2014 in Business Accounting Degree

Now that you have finally earned a Business Accounting Degree – What’s next?

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Explore the world of accounting jobs and job potential!

You’ve worked hard, studied hard, sacrificed time with friends and family, passed all of your final exams and walked across the stage to collect your Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business with an Accounting Administration Concentration or your Bachelor of Science Degree in Business with an Accounting Concentration.  Now what?  Where exactly can that business accounting degree take your career?  We think you’ll agree that your options are quite open and varied and while an accounting degree itself does not guarantee employment in any of these fields or specialties, it should certainly give you an advantage over those who have not earned their degree.

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5 Apps That Will Make You a Better Medical Assistant

Posted by on Mar 14, 2014 in Medical Assisting

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Apps that will make you a better Medical Assistant

Today’s technology can greatly enhance your efficiency, effectiveness and accuracy when it comes to job performance or exam preparation.  The trick is to find the platform and tool that makes the most sense to you and then actually use that tool.  The thing about technology and tools is that they are only as good as the person who developed the tool and the person who actually uses the tool.  So do some research on your own before downloading and installing any of these (or any other) applications for use at work or school.

Having searched the internet high and low, we found these favorite apps designed specifically to help users within and preparing for the Medical Assisting field.

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How Much Does a Paralegal Make in Today’s Job Market?

Posted by on Jan 31, 2014 in Paralegal

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How much can you make as a paralegal?

As the legal profession comes under constant pressure by clients to lower the cost of legal services, lawyers and law firms are constantly looking for ways to improve efficiency and lower overhead.  In many cases that could mean hiring more paralegals that perform the some tasks that previously, only a lawyer would perform.  Further, many larger corporations have internal legal teams that also have begun to rethink their processes and project staffing requirements and started using paralegals for much more than simple administrative functions. …Read More Here