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Continuing Education

If you already have your basic training and education and are working in your chosen field, but are looking for a special certification to stay competitive, Centura may have what you need. For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who have completed the program, and other important information, please click here.

Professional Certifications? Personal Enrichment? Professional Development? Refresher Courses?

Class availability and schedules vary by campus, so please contact the Centura closest to you for details. These continuing education courses are not accredited programs by the ACCSC.


Centura offers two CPR courses for the public. CPR for Healthcare Providers is a recertification course, and CPR Heartsaver for individuals with no training. Both courses are taught by American Heart Association certified instructors.

ICD-10 Transition
Medical Billing & Coding professionals are preparing for the transition to the ICD-10 system. Learn everything you need to know in this workshop. Earn 6 CEUs from the American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC) or 9 CEUs from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

EKG Technician
This workshop prepares you for the National Health Career Association?s certificate exam to become a Certified EKG Technician (CET).

Phlebotomy Technician
Gain the skills to perform various collection techniques, avoid pre-analysis errors, ensure specimen integrity and ensure patient safety.

Many Centura locations offer a selection of Massage Therapy workshops for professionals needing to meet continuing education hours. Centura is an Approved Provider for Continuing Education from the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB). Workshops vary from 6 to 16 continuing education hours each.

  • Ethics of Massage Therapy
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Lymphatic Drainage Massage
  • Sports Massage
  • Myofascial Massage for the Upper Body
  • Myofascial Massage for the Lower Body
  • Advanced Deep Tissue Massage
  • Reiki I
  • Reiki II


GED Preparation
Brush up on the skills you will need to pass the GED test: writing skills, social studies, science, literature and math. This test prep class does not include the actual test.

GED Testing Center
Centura College?s Chesapeake campus is an official GED Testing Center with the test administered by Pearson Vue Lab. To find out more information or schedule a test time, call the campus directly at (757) 549-2121

If you?d prefer to take professional or personal development courses online, Centura College?s online campus offers over 300 courses. Each instructor-facilitated course takes just six weeks to complete. Course topics include:

  • Business
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Test Prep and College Readiness
  • Foreign Languages
  • Computers and Technology
  • Health Care and Medical
  • Teaching and Education
  • Art and Design
  • Children, Parents and Family
  • Personal Development

For a complete course listing and online registration, click here.