Chesapeake, VA College Campus

Chesapeake, VA Campus

Campus History


Centura College first began offering career placement services in 1969, and in 1983 opened its first school, Electronic Institute of Technology in Norfolk, Virginia. Over the years, it continued to expand its training options and campus locations. In 1991, Tidewater Tech opened its fourth location in Hampton Roads just off Greenbrier Parkway in Chesapeake. In 2008, the school's name was changed to Centura College.

Programs Available

Medical Assistant Diploma

This focused certificate program provides theoretical knowledge and laboratory scenarios of the necessary medical skills, as well as an introduction to basic front office procedures. Both day and night classes are offered, and full-time students can graduate in as little as a year.



Massage Therapy Diploma Program

The massage therapy diploma program is designed to provide the basic physical and technical skills necessary to be a massage therapist. Both day and night classes are offered, and full-time students can graduate in as little as 8 months.



Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Diploma

The HVAC certificate 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 45 weeks.



Bachelor of Science in Business with an Allied Health Management Concentration

This is a completion degree designed for individuals with an associate degree in business or other related professional degree. The training gives you the opportunity to turn your associate degree into a bachelor's. The allied health management concentration provides a strong core of leadership, technology, finance, community health and medical office team management courses. This training is designed to help healthcare professionals manage, direct and coordinate medical offices and other allied health facilities.

Day and night classes are offered.



Bachelor of Science in Business

If you already have an associate degree from most business or professional degree programs, you can obtain your bachelor of science degree in business in as little as 15 months with Centura’s Baccalaureate Completion Degree. You can choose from four areas of concentration:

  • Concentration in Management
  • Concentration in Hospitality
  • Concentration in Accounting
  • Concentration in Human Resources

Day and night classes are offered.



Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business

This associate of applied science degree in business offers three concentrations: management, accounting administration and web development. Each is designed to help you gain the skills and knowledge to compete in today’s business marketplace. Both day and night classes are offered, and full-time students can graduate in 15 months.

  • Concentration in Accounting
  • Concentration in Management
  • Concentration in Web Development


Associate of Occupational Science Degree in Medical Assisting

The medical assisting AOS degree offers you two concentrations to choose from: clinical support or management. Regardless which concentration you choose, you will gain the skills needed to meet the demands of the current and emerging health care system. Both day and night classes are offered, and full-time students can graduate in 15 months.



Associate of Occupational Science Degree in Massage Therapy

The massage therapy AOS program is designed to provide the basic physical and technical skills necessary to be a massage therapist. Both day and night classes are offered, and full-time students can graduate in as little as 15 months.



Accreditations, Approvals and Memberships:

  • Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)
  • Certified by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in Federal Title IV programs
  • American Massage Therapy Association
  • American Medical Technologists
  • Department of Veterans Affairs Yellow Ribbon Program
  • Military Tuition Assistance
  • National Association for Health Professionals
  • National Healthcare Association
  • Opportunity Inc. – Workforce Investment Opportunity Act (WIOA)
  • State Approving Agency for Veterans Education and Training
  • Student Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation