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Classroom Certificate Courses

Registration Information

To register for a Community and Professional Education course, complete a Course Registration Application Form and mail, e-mail to vbhec@nsu.edu or fax to 757-368-4151.

Registrations are processed and confirmed when an application has been completed and a nonrefundable, nontransferable $50 registration fee is paid. This fee will be credited toward the total course fee. If it becomes necessary for a student to withdraw from a course, a written request must be provided three (3) business days prior to the date the class begins, in order to receive a full refund of course tuition less the $50 registration fee. After the first class meeting, 50% of the tuition will be refundable, and after the second class meeting, there will be no refund of course tuition. Payment for courses may be made by check, money order, or credit card; cash is not accepted.

Registration Schedule
Continuous Registration is ongoing for 2017 Classes and Programs.
Laboratory Assistant
Tuition: $950.00
Next Class Dates - TBA
Thursday Classes - 12 weeks
Time: 6 p.m.- 9 p.m.
Location: Virginia Beach Higher Education Center
A certificate program addressing the role of a laboratory assistant and provides the basic knowledge of equipment, procedures, materials, and safety practices. Instructors introduce students to the laws governing clinical laboratory operation, including those on patient confidentiality, data storage, sanitation, chemical handling and quality control.
Medical Assistant Training Program
Tuition: $2995.00
July 11, 2017 - October 3, 2017
Tuesday and Thursday classes
Time: 6 p.m.- 10 p.m.
Location: Virginia Beach Higher Education Center
Contact Maggie Myers at (804) 381-5781 to register.
This program prepares students to be professional medical assistants dedicated to patient care management. Graduates are equipped to assist physicians with examinations and treatments, take medical histories, perform diagnostic tests, expose X-ray films, sterilize instruments and supplies, assist with minor surgery and administer medications. The program goal is to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains. Tuition includes textbooks, supplies and national certification exam for Medical Assistant Certification (CMAC), EKG Technician Certification (ETC) and Phlebotomy Technician Certification (PTC).
EKG Interpretation
Introduction & Advanced Combined
Tuition: $1495.00
September 12, 2017 - November 16, 2017
Tuesday & Thursday Classes
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Location: Virginia Beach Higher Education Center
The course is centered on performing EKG’s and interpreting EKG results through practical skills, demonstrations and hands-on learning. See Course Information for additional information. Call Maggie Myers at (804) 381-5781 to register.
Medical Billing and Coding
Introductory Class
Tuition: $950.00
Books not included
September 30, 2017 - January 27, 2018
Saturday Class - 15 weeks – 75 hours
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Virginia Beach Higher Education Center
These classes focus on learning the rules for the CPT, ICD-10-CM, and Level II HCPCS coding systems. It also includes applying the rules to code patient services and much, much more.
Medical Billing and Coding
Advanced Class
Tuition: $950.00 - Books not Included
or $500.00 if Introduction Class was completed at VBHEC
June 3, 2017 - August 12, 2017
Saturday Class - 10 weeks – 50 hours
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Virginia Beach Higher Education Center
These classes focus on learning the rules for the CPT, ICD-10-CM, and Level II HCPCS coding systems. It also includes applying the rules to code patient services and much, much more.
Medical Billing and Coding
ICD-10-CM
Tuition: $450.00
Books not included
Next class dates - TBA
Saturday Class - 6 weeks – 30 hours
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Virginia Beach Higher Education Center
These classes focus on learning the rules for the CPT, ICD-10-CM, and Level II HCPCS coding systems. It also includes applying the rules to code patient services and much, much more.
Gerontology Certificate Program
Tuition: $950.00
No Classes Currently Scheduled
Next class schedule TBA
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Virginia Beach Higher Education Center
With this certificate program you will gain a framework to better understand the social, lifestyle, and health care needs of the rapidly growing population of older adults.
Licensed Social Worker Exam Preparation
Tuition: $150 - early registration
$200 - after early registration dates
Friday & Saturday Classes
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Virginia Beach Higher Education Center
Sponsored by the Ethelyn R. Strong School of Social Work at NSU
Additional information may be obtained by contacting Corey Beauford at
202-904-0029 or e-mail at inspired.consulting@yahoo.com
Massage Therapy
Tuition: $6995.00
Next Class Dates - TBA
Mon - Wed - Thurs: 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Sat - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Virginia Beach Higher Education Center
Train to be a licensed massage therapist in the new fast track Massage Therapy Certification. Training Program offered by Norfolk State University – in partnership with ProTrain, LLC. As a massage therapist, you can pursue jobs in healthcare, wellness, national chains, and spa settings – or start your own private practice! In this program, you’ll explore assisting clients with wellness, stress management, injury rehabilitation, health and fitness. If you want to work in a thriving healthcare field, help people and assist others in life change, this program is your opportunity. Tuition includes: textbooks, program materials, state licensure preparation, portable massage table and all supplies.
Paralegal Certificate Course
Tuition: $1050.00
Next Class Dates - September 9 - November 11, 2017
Saturday Classes - 10 weeks
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Virginia Beach Higher Education Center
A practical, hands-on intensive program in this rapidly growing career designed to train students in specific legal areas. The course consists of eight modules that focus on a particular aspect of the legal profession.
Paralegal Certificate Course - Advanced
Tuition: $1050.00
($750 if Basic Course completed at VBHEC)
Next Class Dates - September 12 - November 2, 2017
Tuesday and Thursday - 8 weeks
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Virginia Beach Higher Education Center
The Advanced Paralegal Studies Program is a course that supplements the 10-week Paralegal Studies Program.
The Advanced course is directed toward persons who are currently employed by an attorney’s office or a governmental law-related office.
Pharmacy Technician Program
Tuition: $1100.00
Books & Classroom Materials Not Included
September 9 - November 11, 2017
Saturday Classes
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Virginia Beach Higher Education Center
50 classroom hours / 10 Weeks
Prepares the student for the State and National Pharmacy Certification Board Exams.
Pharmacy Technician Program
Tuition: $1100.00
Books & Classroom Materials Not Included
September 14, 2017 - November 16, 2017
Thursday Classes
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Virginia Beach Higher Education Center
50 classroom hours / 10 Weeks
Prepares the student for the State and National Pharmacy Certification Board Exams.
Phlebotomy Technician
Tuition: $1150.00
Books not included ($95)
May 9, 2017 - July 18, 2017
Tuesday & Thursday Classes
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Nurse Building - Norfolk State University
60 Classroom Hours - Ten Weeks / 80 Hour Externship (both must be completed to receive certification)
Registration is in person, only, with full payment of the $1150 course fee, on a first come basis. Telephone 757-368-4150 or 757-368-4155 for additional details.