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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The HVAC Diploma program offers hands-on instruction on installation and maintenance of residential and light commercial heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration units. Both day and night classes are offered, and full-time students can graduate in 12 months.
The Building Maintenance and Repair Diploma program offers 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 in as little as 8 months.
The Combination Welding Diploma 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. Full time students can graduate in 12 months.
The Medical Assistant 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 a medical assistant working in physician offices, office and hospital laboratories, urgent care centers and other health care facilities. You can complete this program in as little as 12 months!