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Transitional Education

Transitional Education classes to earn a high school diploma or GED, prepare for college and job training, and learn English as a Second Language. The Transitional Education department is located in the Phoenix Center in the Kirk Library.


Join us for Orientation

All Adult Basic Education (ABE) students need to attend an orientation. Orientation is held at 10 a.m. Monday-Thursday in the Kirk Library. ABE orientation and registration appointments can also be made at Centralia College East in Morton by calling 360-736- 9391, ext. 380, or 360-496-5022.


All English as a Second Language (ESL) students need to attend an orientation. Orientation is held at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. For daytime appointments, call the Testing Center at 360-736-9391, ext. 216.


English as a Second Language (ESL)

Students learn to listen, speak, read, and write English. Students are able to thrive in the community and at work. Students can also prepare for other college classes, including job programs.


Adult High School Diploma (HS21+)

To earn a high school diploma (HS21+) at Centralia College, students must:
  • Be 21 at the time of completion
  • Bring a high school transcript and photo ID
  • Attend an orientation (held at noon weekdays in the Kirk Library)

All students take reading, writing, and math classes. They also attend a study skills lab, where they finish the classes that are not on their transcripts. The quarterly tuition is $25 (waivers are available). Classes are offered mornings, afternoons, or evenings.


GED 2014

The GED 2014 program is open to students age 16 and older. (Any student younger than 19 must also provide a high school release form.) Orientation is held at noon weekdays in the Kirk Library.


All GED students take reading, writing, and math classes. They also attend a study skills lab, where they study social studies and science. GED classes are $25 per quarter (waivers are available). Classes are offered mornings, afternoons, or evenings.


Work Skills Development

Students with a high school diploma or GED can take work skills development classes to prepare for job training or for entering the job market. Orientations are held at noon weekdays in the Kirk Library. Classes are held in the mornings. Cost is $25 per quarter (waivers are available).


Basic Skills Improvement

Students with a high school diploma or GED can brush up on their reading, writing, and math. Classes are held from 5-8:45 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Cost is $25 per quarter (waivers are available). Students enrolled in basic skills improvement classes can take other college classes at the same time. Call 360-736-9391, ext. 216, or visit the Testing Center in the Kirk Library for help.


Reading for Civics

Reading for Civics is a Citizenship preparation class. Students learn to complete the N-400 (Citizenship) application, and prepare for the naturalization interview with USCIS. Students gain confidence and learn how to do well in the interview. They also practice reading, writing, speaking, and listening in English. Students may register any time during the quarter by attending an ESL orientation. Students must also enroll in ESL classes.