CC offers online business degree



You have the experience.

Now get the degree.

With Competency Based Education (CBE) at Centralia College, you use your experience in work and life to earn an associate degree in business.

  • Earn credit for what you know. Use what you already know from work or life to pass assessments and prove your knowledge.
  • Start during any of three months of enrollment period. Earn your degree without being locked into (or out of) a traditional quarter system.
  • Advance at your pace. Use the flexible CBE structure to progress quickly by passing assessments when you are ready.
  • Receive personalized support. Get help from an on-site program guide, highly qualified instructors, and a CBE Completion Coach.

Get started today

Call 360-736-9391, ext. 608, or visit for more information.

Jobs at CC

The following positions are now open at Centralia College.

  • Director of Nursing 
  • Data Management and Analytics Associate
  • Program Assistant (Centralia College Foundation)
  • Office Assistant 2 (Enrollment Services)
  • Adjunct Clinical Nursing Instructor
  • Adjunct Communications Instructor
  • Adjunct English Instructor
  • Adjunct Math Instructor
  • Adjunct Music Instructor

View these and other position announcements.

Apply now for AAUW scholarship

ChristieMooreCentralia College student Christie Moore has been awarded the Dr. Kate Gregg scholarship for 2015-16 from the Lewis County Branch of the American Association of University Women.

Moore is Centralia resident, who is pursuing her associate degree in welding.  Her ultimate goal is to continue her education to become a teacher.

The AAUW is currently accepting applications for the 2016-17 Dr. Kate Gregg Scholarship at Centralia College. Applications are due Feb. 16.

The Dr. Kate Gregg scholarship – a full tuition scholarship – is for a second+ year female student at Centralia College (at least 45 credits by fall 2016). She must be a woman graduate of a high school within the Centralia College District (Lewis County or Rochester) or have been a resident of the district for at least the past two years.

The chapter also awards a second scholarship, a $1,000 tuition scholarship for a junior or senior woman at a four-year college. She must be a woman graduate of a high school within the Centralia College District or have been a resident for at least two years before leaving to attend college.

If interested, students can email and request an application. 

AAUW has been giving the Dr. Kate Gregg Scholarship to a female at Centralia College since 1955. Dr. Kate Gregg earned her PhD in English and was a professor at Charlestown University. She returned to the Pacific Northwest during World War II and worked on the Boeing assembly line. Gregg joined the Lewis County AAUW branch in 1949.  In 1952, she published a book, The Road to Santa Fe.  She died in 1954. The scholarship was started in 1955.


Special Education workshop Nov. 23

clocktower2Centralia College is hosting a free workshop for kinship and relative caregivers of children in the special education system.

The Family Guide to Special Education Services workshop will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, in the Student Center Atrium at Centralia College (at the corner of South Rock Street and Centralia College Boulevard). The workshop is free and open to all.

Jesse Garner, an educational advocate with Treehouse, will discuss the basics of the special education process, including Individual Education Programs (IEPs), requests for evaluation, evaluations for services, eligibility determinations, special education programs, behavior and discipline, and dispute resolution.

“Individuals will leave this workshop with a better understanding of the special education process,” Garner explained. “They will also gain information that will help them work with the school to understand and meet the needs of their individual student.”

Childcare will be available for the workshop, but RSVP is required. For more information or to reserve a space for childcare, contact Linda Wilcox at 360-736-9391, ext. 464, or

ASCC to host Oxfam Hunger Banquet

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The Associated Students of Centralia College, in conjunction with Oxfam America, is hosting a dinner banquet in support of local food banks, and to raise awareness about the issue of global hunger. The banquet will be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 18 in the Student Center cafeteria.

Centralia College Drama and Theatre Professor Brian Tyrrell will act as master of ceremonies. Speakers will include Centralia College’s Open Education Librarian Leah Hannaford, and Individualized Program Coordinator Alicia Wicks; both have vast experience in developing countries throughout the world.

Oxfam America is part of a global organization working to right the wrongs of poverty, hunger, and injustice. As one of 17 members of the international Oxfam confederation, they work with people in more than 90 countries to create lasting solutions to these issues.

Students, faculty, staff, and the community may sign up for this engaging and eye opening event in exchange for two cans of non-perishable food items. Sign up by Nov. 16 in the Student Center, room 101, on the college campus. Space is limited.

For more information, contact Wilson Kessel, ASCC President at 360-736-9391, ext. 542, or

Nominations sought for Distinguished Alumnus


A Centralia College selection committee is seeking nominations for its Distinguished Alumnus Award. The award is given annually to an individual who attended Centralia College for at least one year and/or has made significant contributions to his or her profession or society in general.

The recipient of this prestigious award is named in the spring and recognized at the college’s graduation ceremony in June.

Previous winners include: Brian Valentine, former senior vice president with Microsoft; Dr. Jerris Hedges, whose work was instrumental in developing the pacemaker; Del Smith, founder of Evergreen International Aviation, Inc.; Angela Meade, world renowned opera singer; and Patty Morton, America’s first female U.S. State Department Special Agent. In all, 37 individuals have received the Distinguished Alumnus Award.

The selection committee depends on the community to make nominations and is asking the public to share information about those who have attended Centralia College.

For additional information or for a nomination form, contact the Centralia College Foundation at 360-736-9391, ext. 290. Nominations may be mailed to Julie Johnson, 600 Centralia College Blvd., Centralia, WA 98531, or sent via email to The nomination should include a statement outlining why the nominee should be considered for the honor.

CPA to speak Nov. 19


Centralia College’s Forensic Accounting Club is hosting a free event featuring Ben Anderson, a certified public accountant from Littlefield, Siminiski & Co., of Olympia.

Anderson will lead a discussion from 12 to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, in Washington Hall Room 115. Pizza and soda will be provided. All students are encouraged to attend.

Anderson will discuss the education and experience needed to get different types of accounting jobs. He will also speak to the job market in the accounting field.

Anderson is the founder and former director of the Center for Sustainable Entrepreneurship, an organization designed to help students start their own businesses. He has been working as a CPA since 2012.