Newport News, VA College Campus

Newport News, 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 1987, the Peninsula campus opened in Newport News under the name Electronic Institute of Technology. By 1989, the campuses in Hampton Roads offered such a variety of training that the school’s name was changed to Tidewater Tech. After years of growth, the Peninsula campus relocated to its larger current location on Denbigh Boulevard, Newport News, in 1991, and 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.



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.

Students will have the opportunity to study and receive the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) refrigerant transition certification prior to graduation from the program. This certification is mandated for technicians to maintain or repair air-conditioning systems.



Associate of Occupational Science Degree in Medical Assisting

The medical assisting AOS degree offers a concentration in clinical support teaching 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 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


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
  • State Approving Agency for Veterans Education and Training
  • Department of Veterans Affairs Yellow Ribbon Program
  • Military Tuition Assistance
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Peninsula Council of Workforce Development – Workforce Investment Opportunity Act (WIOA)
  • National Association for Health Professionals
  • National Healthcare Association
  • American Massage Therapy Association
  • American Medical Technologists
  • Virginia Board of Nursing