Norfolk, VA College Campus

Norfolk, 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 Norfolk campus opened on East Little Creek Road 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 Norfolk campus relocated to its current location on Military Highway in 1995, and in 2008, the school’s name was changed to Centura College.

Programs Available

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.



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.



Dental Assistant Diploma

The dental assistant diploma program is designed to provide the basic skills to take your place working alongside dentists and dental hygienists. Both day and night classes are offered, and full-time students can graduate in as little as nine months.



Practical Nursing Diploma

The practical nursing diploma program provides the skills and qualifications needed to administer bedside care. Graduate with the knowledge necessary to apply for licensure in the State of Virginia. Classes are held Monday through Thursday during the day, and full-time students can graduate in only 15 months.


Health Information Technology Diploma

The health information technology diploma program will prepare you to work in health care institutions reviewing and analyzing health data and transcribing diagnostic and procedural terms and services into a coded form for analysis and billing. Both day and night classes are offered, and full-time students can graduate in as little as nine 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 Medical Technologists
  • Department of Veterans Affairs Yellow Ribbon Program
  • Military Tuition Assistance
  • Opportunity Inc. – Workforce Investment Opportunity Act (WIOA)
  • State Approving Agency for Veterans Education and Training
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Virginia Board of Nursing