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Health Science

  • Biomedical Technology
  • Dental Assisting
  • Health Information Technology
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medical Assisting

Career Paths

  • Biomedical Equipment Technician
  • Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist
  • Calibration Technician
  • Biomedical Equipment Specialist
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About Biomedical Equipment Technology

The Biomedical Equipment Technology program introduces students to a wide variety of skills including the install of medical equipment, testing and calibrating medical equipment, repairing and replacing parts associated with medical equipment, and perform preventive maintenance and servicing medical equipment. Coursework includes foundations in electronics, basic networking, biomedical instrumentation, basic anatomy and physiology, and biomedical troubleshooting and repair.

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How much does a Medical Equipment Repairer make?

Medical equipment repairers install, maintain, and repair patient care equipment. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics medical equipment repairers make a mean salary of $52,260 a year.

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Career Paths

  • Certified Dental Assistant (CDA)
  • Dental Assistant (DA)
  • Expanded Duty Dental Assistant (EDDA)
  • Orthodontic Technician
  • Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)
  • Surgical Dental Assistant
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About Dental Assisting

A dental assistant performs several functions in a dental office, but the primary duty is to assist the dentist during chairside procedures. Other duties include taking and processing x-rays, preparing dental instruments for patient treatment, sterilizing and disinfecting instruments, and instructing patients on oral hygiene and care.

Laboratory duties an assistant may do include making temporary crowns, dentures, bridges, or other products, while office functions consist of scheduling appointments, receiving patients, processing payments and bills, and ordering supplies.

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How much does a Dental Assistant make?

Dental Assistants aid in the preparation, sanitation, and administrative duties of an oral dentistry office. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics dental assistants make a mean salary of $39,770 a year.

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Career Paths

  • Medical Records Analyst
  • Health Information Specialist
  • Medical Records Director
  • Medical Record Specialist
  • Health Unit Coordinator
  • Patient Coordinator
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About Health Information Technology

Health Information Technologists are part of a health care interdisciplinary team and an integral part of the healthcare profession.

As a student in the Health Information Technology program, you will obtain a vast array of knowledge about the information technology field that will prepare you for entry into the workforce. You will be introduced to medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and coding concepts. This 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.

Upon successful completion of this program, you may seek employment as a coder, health information specialist, biller, or a medical record specialist. Additionally, you will be eligible to take the Certified Coding Associate exam through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

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How much does a Health Information Technician make?

Health Information Technicians organize and manage health information data. They ensure that the information maintains its quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security in both paper files and electronic systems. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics HIT technicians make a mean salary of $44,010 a year.

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Career Paths

  • Healthcare Pediatric Massage Therapist
  • Spa & Holistic Health Massage Therapist
  • Self Employed Massage Therapist
  • Healthcare Physical Therapist
  • Healthcare Massage Therapeutic Manager
  • Healthcare Massage Supervisor
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About Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy training will provide you with the physical, technical, and academic skills to begin a career in the expanding field of massage therapy. You will receive extensive training in massage and bodywork assessment, theory, and application, enabling you to perform a wide range of massage techniques in relaxation, pain management, and injury recovery.

When you complete the program, you will be prepared to take the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) exam or the National Examination for State Licensing (NESL).

Then, you may choose to become a private practitioner opening your own massage therapy business, work in a salon or spa, or even travel the globe working in resorts or on a cruise ship. If you prefer clinical applications, work with a chiropractor or in a health club.

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How much does a Massage Therapist make?

Certified Massage Therapists perform therapeutic massages of soft tissues and joints. May assist in the assessment of range of motion and muscle strength, or propose client therapy plans. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics massage therapists make a mean salary of $45,880 a year.

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Career Paths

  • Medical Assistant
  • Laboratory Assistant
  • EKG Technician
  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • Optometric Technician
  • Outpatient Surgery Assistant
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About Medical Assisting

Medical Assisting careers can open the doors to working alongside doctors and nurses in many health care settings. Some people focus their training on the clinical side of the business so they can have a more direct hands-on approach with patients. Others focus on the office management side of the business, where management, administration, and technological skills allow them to excel.

Wherever you decide to focus, completing your medical assisting training can give you the opportunity to work in a doctor’s office, hospital, long-term care facility, or any other health care facilities that help people in your community. Before graduating, you take the American Medical Tech (AMT) Exam. Once passed, you earn the RMA Credential and are a Registered Medical Assistant.

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How much does a Medical Assistant make?

Medical assistants complete administrative and clinical tasks in the offices of physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics medical assistants have a mean salary of $34,540 a year.

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Skilled Trades

  • Building Maintenance & Repair
  • CDL Class A Truck Driving
  • Combination Welding
  • Construction Electrician
  • HVAC

Career Paths

  • Maintenance Helper
  • General Maintenance & Repair Mechanic
  • Building Maintenance Technician
  • Engineering Equipment Technician
  • Facility Maintenance Manager
  • Production Crew Supervisor
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About 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.

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How much does a General Maintenance & Repair worker make?

General maintenance and repair workers fix and maintain machines, mechanical equipment, and buildings. They paint, repair flooring, and work on plumbing, electrical, and air-conditioning and heating systems, among other tasks. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics general maintenance and repair workers make a mean salary of $40,280 a year.

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Career Paths

  • Heavy & Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver
  • Bus Driver
  • Delivery Truck Driver
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About CDL Class A Truck Driving

CDL course provides students to learn and apply appropriate knowledge to successfully secure a Class “A” operating license and relevant endorsement through the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. The student will know and understand the efforts made by the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration to help professional drivers remain safe and be aware of penalties for major violations of CDL guidelines. Become familiar with CDL exam including familiar with vehicle systems, control systems and practice behind the wheel in preparation of the DMV written and practical examination for a class “A” license.

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How much does a Heavy & Tractor-Trailer Driver make?

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers transport goods, sometimes to locations spanning across multiple states. These trucks usually have a gross vehicle weight (GVW) capacity that exceeds 26,000 pounds. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers make a mean salary of $44,500 a year.

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Career Paths

  • Structural Welder
  • Maintenance Welder
  • Welding Fabricator Technician
  • Shipyard Metal Fabricator
  • Highway Construction & Building Construction
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About Combination Welding

The Combination Welding program provides the student with the knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level employment in metal fabrication and repair. Numerous industries rely upon welding in the manufacturing process.

This program incorporates shop safety throughout the program to ensure safe practices, while completing required competencies. Topics include blueprint reading, measurement, cylinder safety, and plasma and oxy-fuel cutting. Students set up amperage adjustment and voltage polarity prior to welding mild steel. Students engage in in-depth study and practice of shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), flux core arc welding (FCAW), and gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW).

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How much does a Welder make?

Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers use hand-held or remotely controlled equipment to join or cut metal parts. They also fill holes, indentations, or seams in metal products. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics welders make a mean salary of $44,360 a year.

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Career Paths

  • Maintenance Electrician
  • Industrial Electrician
  • Mechanical Trades Specialist
  • Control Electrician
  • Chief Electrician
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About Construction Electrician

The construction electrician program provides students with the technical skills to setup, install, repair and maintain electrical systems that provide heating, cooling, lighting, communications, and power distribution for residential, commercial and industrial structures.

Areas of study include electrical theory, safety, wiring methods, blueprint reading, electric equipment selection including electrical load protection, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) preventive and corrective maintenance of electrical equipment.

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How much does an Electrician make?

Electricians install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures. They ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes. May install or service street lights, intercom systems, or electrical control systems. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics electricians make a mean salary of $59,190 a year.

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Career Paths

  • HVAC Technician Assistant
  • HVAC Service Technician
  • Comfort Cooling Technician
  • Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
  • Solar Photovoltaic Installers
  • Wind Turbine Technicians
  • Boilermaker
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About Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC)

The Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) program provides students with the technical skills necessary for entry-level employment in the air-conditioning and refrigeration industry. This program explains typical HVAC systems followed by practical hands-on competencies for the three areas of HVAC: mechanical, electrical, and airflow systems, including extensive troubleshooting of each area.

Areas of study include: air-conditioning fundamentals, electrical theory, refrigerants, heat pumps, heating systems, icemakers, ice cream machines, refrigeration equipment, specialty tools, commercial water-cooled air-conditioning systems, brazing and soldering techniques, and psychometrics. Students will have the opportunity to complete HVAC certifications, including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10-Hour Safety Certification and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Section 608 Refrigerant Transition Certification.

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How much does an HVAC Technician make?

HVAC Technicians work on heating, ventilation, cooling, and refrigeration systems that control the temperature and air quality in buildings. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics HVAC techs make a mean salary of $50,160 a year.

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Business

  • Allied Health Management
  • Business Management
  • Operations Management

Career Paths

  • Doctor Office Manager
  • Hospital Manager
  • Dental Office Manager
  • Medical Clinic Manager
  • Billing & Coding Department Manager
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About Allied Health Management

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Business is designed for graduates of an Associate Degree to increase their business skills, management and leadership abilities, business technology expertise, and communication and critical thinking skills while earning a Baccalaureate degree in Business. The program provides core courses in business and technology, while allowing students to customize their degree by choosing a concentration in the area related to their career goals.

The Allied Health Management concentration offers a strong core of leadership, technology, and finance courses, while it focuses on advanced coursework in community health and medical office team management. The program also offers a range of general education courses to support students’ written and verbal communication, analytical skills, problem solving, and research ability. This concentration will help health care professionals prepare for advancement and management within their environments.

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How much do Medical & Health Services Managers make?

Medical and health services managers plan, direct, or coordinate medical and health services. Managers work closely with members of the medical staff, department and sometimes patients or insurance agents. They are also responsible for keeping the facility up to date with laws and regulations. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics medical and health services managers make a mean salary of $111,680 a year. 

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Career Paths

  • Office Manager
  • Assistant Store Manager
  • Department Manager
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Retail Store Manager
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About Business Management

Centura College’s Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business prepares students for entry-level careers and opportunities within the contemporary business workplace. The core curriculum of the program teaches business technologies and software, along with financial, managerial, and leadership principles. The various concentrations without the program allow the student to focus their coursework on an area of Business that most interests them, and prepares them for a career within their chosen field.

The Management concentration is designed to provide the student with the skills and knowledge they will need to compete in today’s business marketplace. This program prepares the student with basic business skills, management techniques, and administrative practices associated with the contemporary business and technical environment. As a member of a management team, they may be responsible for ensuring that other employees of the organization and its customers receive satisfactory service and quality; answer customers’ questions and handle complaints; oversee the work of associates; provide day-to-day oversight of a department; and establish and implement policies, goals, objectives, and procedures.

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How much do Business Managers make?

Mangers are e responsible for ensuring that other employees of the organization and its customers receive satisfactory service and quality; answer customers’ questions and handle complaints; oversee the work of associates; provide day-to-day oversight of a department; and establish and implement policies, goals, objectives, and procedures. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics managers make a mean salary of $113,180 a year. 

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Career Paths

  • General & Operational Manager
  • Administrative Service Manager
  • Advertising & Marketing Manager
  • Compensation & Benefits Manager
  • Computer Information Systems Manager
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About Operations Management

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Business is designed for graduates of an Associate Degree to increase their business skills, management and leadership abilities, business technology expertise, and communication and critical thinking skills while earning a Baccalaureate degree in Business. The program provides core courses in business and technology, while allowing students to customize their degree by choosing a concentration in the area related to their career goals.

The Operations Management concentration prepares students for employment as a manager or supervisor in the contemporary workplace within their field. This program balances technical, occupational, and general education courses that provides a well-rounded education for our students. The student receives instruction in project management, finance, and leading office software to create spreadsheets, slide shows, and other visual aids. The occupationally related section of the program is designed to teach the student the language of business and provide them with the knowledge they will need to solve business problems with innovative solutions. The student will take courses in ethics, finance, marketing, project management, economics, report writing, decision-making, eBusiness, international business, group dynamics, entrepreneurship, quantitative analysis, cultural diversity, organizational development, and strategic management.

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How much do General & Operations Managers make?

Operations Managers managers play a key role in contributing to an organization’s profitability and viability. The role of an Operations Manager can vary widely depending on the industry and size of the organization. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics general and operations managers make a mean salary of $123,460 a year. 

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  • Operations Management

Career Paths

  • General & Operational Manager
  • Administrative Service Manager
  • Advertising & Marketing Manager
  • Compensation & Benefits Manager
  • Computer Information Systems Manager
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About Operations Management

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Business is designed for graduates of an Associate Degree to increase their business skills, management and leadership abilities, business technology expertise, and communication and critical thinking skills while earning a Baccalaureate degree in Business. The program provides core courses in business and technology, while allowing students to customize their degree by choosing a concentration in the area related to their career goals.

The Operations Management concentration prepares students for employment as a manager or supervisor in the contemporary workplace within their field. This program balances technical, occupational, and general education courses that provides a well-rounded education for our students. The student receives instruction in project management, finance, and leading office software to create spreadsheets, slide shows, and other visual aids. The occupationally related section of the program is designed to teach the student the language of business and provide them with the knowledge they will need to solve business problems with innovative solutions. The student will take courses in ethics, finance, marketing, project management, economics, report writing, decision-making, eBusiness, international business, group dynamics, entrepreneurship, quantitative analysis, cultural diversity, organizational development, and strategic management.

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How much do General & Operations Managers make?

Operations Managers managers play a key role in contributing to an organization’s profitability and viability. The role of an Operations Manager can vary widely depending on the industry and size of the organization. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics general and operations managers make a mean salary of $123,460 a year. 

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