Richmond, VA Metro College Campus

Richmond, 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. Our parent company, Employment Services, Inc., opened its first school in the Greater Richmond area. Called Beta Tech, this campus was located in Petersburg. Three years later, it was relocated to the Arboretum building in Richmond, it 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.

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.



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.



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.



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.



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. Both day and night classes are offered, 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.


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.



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.



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 Innovation and Opportunity Act
  • National Association for Health Professionals