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.



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.


Nurse Aide Certificate

The nurse aid certificate program prepare students to become Certified Nurse Aides with the basic skills required to promote safety and comfort for all clients, communicate effectively with nursing and healthcare teams, treat clients with dignity and assist health care team members in planning and delivering care according to the nursing process. Both day and night classes are offered, and full-time students can graduate in only 6 weeks.


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.



Phlebotomy Technician

The goal of the Centura College Phlebotomy Technician program is to prepare students to become Nationally Certified Phlebotomists with the skills required to perform various collection techniques, avoid pre‐analytical processing errors and ensure specimen integrity and patient safety. Both day and night classes are offered, and full-time students can graduate in only 6 weeks.


Accreditations, Approvals and Memberships:

  • Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)
  • US Department of Education
  • State Approving Agency for Veterans Education and Training
  • Department of Veterans Affairs Yellow Ribbon Program
  • Virginia Board of Nursing
  • Virginia Board of Dentistry
  • Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services
  • Workforce Investment Act
  • National Association for Health Professionals