Business, Computers, & Professional Certifications

Take your career to the next level with a professional certification or targeted business classes, or learn basic computer skills in a friendly, supportive environment.

Summer 2020 Classes



You learn professional flagging techniques and proper work zone set-up in accordance with standards and guidelines of the Federal Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), Washington State Department of Transportation, and the Department of Labor and Industries Washington Administrative Code pertaining to flagging and temporary traffic control. Students passing the demonstration portion and 50-question exam will receive the Washington State Flagger Certification Card accepted in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana, and the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) National Flagger Certification Card accepted in most other states. Course includes references to the ATSSA flagging workbook, MUTCD, workshops, flagging demonstration, video, and PowerPoint presentation. Successful completion of course certifies you for a period of three years. You must be 18 years of age to receive certification. Bring a pencil/pen to class. Refunds given if you withdraw at least 24 hours prior to the start of class. Cost for each class is $65. Instructor: Rich Bunker.

Saturdays       8am-5pm       WAH 115
June 6                Code 2600                      Course CE 200A
July 11               Code 2632                    Course CE 200B
Aug 8               Code 4600                    Course CE 200A
Sep 5                Code 4601                   Course CE 200B
Oct 3                Code 4602                   Course CE 200C


The American Safety and Health Institute class covers bleeding control, seizures, epi-pen use, allergic reactions, broken bones, choking, poisoning, CPR for adults, children and infants, and other life threatening emergencies. Learn how to use an AED (automated external defibrillator). Upon completion, you will receive an American Safety and Health Institute card valid for two years. Refunds given if you withdraw at least 24 hours prior to the start of class. Instructor: Chris Layton. Cost is $75.

Saturday      8:30am-4pm     MSG 106
July 11          Code 2631                    Course CE 207A

STrategic Fundraising

This course is focused on the elements of developing a plan for long-term fundraising. It covers the role of the nonprofit boards of trustees in fundraising success. Students will learn about strategies and tools common to fundraising. A variety of fundraising techniques will be discussed, from crowd-sourcing to special events, from direct donations to grant proposals. The workshop includes matching your institution’s funding needs with the appropriate funder and developing relationships with funders that are enduring and sustainable. You will learn how to provide evaluation and metrics to measure the success of your fundraising from year-to-year. The presentation includes ample time for questions/answers and audience discussion. Instructor: Gayle Palmer.

July 29            Wednesday         9am-1pm          WAH 105
Code 2639    Course CS 186A     $60

Grant Writing Basics

Have you ever wondered if writing grants would be a good strategy for your nonprofit organization? This course will help you decide how grant funded projects can play a role in your fundraising plans. You will learn basic steps for writing grant proposals to local and regional funding organizations. The course will cover tips on searching for funders and matching your organization’s project with the appropriate foundation. The course is organized in two class sessions where we have time for developing a case statement in class. We will cover budget development and providing evaluation and metrics to measure the impact of your project on your community. Instructor: Gayle Palmer.

July 22             Wednesday         9am-1pm          WAH 105
Code 2640        Course CS 186B     $60 


This class is for the new computer user who wants to learn about computers in an easy to understand hands-on course. You will learn to use the desktop, taskbar, scroll bars, and other controls in Windows, and how to use the basic programs to write letters and save into organized folders you create. Learn to use flash drives to make information portable. This class uses Windows 10. Instructor: Amanda Warner. 

July 6-27            Mondays      5:30-8pm          WAH 212
Code 2635                        Course CS 152B                     $50
Lifelong Learners 50+       Code 2636         Course SNRC 043A          $30


Learn the basics for creating, editing and saving documents. Topics include formatting, copying, selecting and editing. Instructor: Amanda Warner.

July 8-29            Wednesdays      5:30-8pm          WAH 212
Code 2637           Course CS 152C                           $50
Lifelong Learners 50+   Code 2638      Course SNRC 043B          $30

How to Register

  1. Download and fill out a registration form.
  2. Mail the registration form to:
Centralia College
Office of Enrollment Services
600 Centralia College Blvd.
Centralia, WA 98531

In-person registration is not currently available. By order of the governor, Centralia College offices are closed to the public.

  1. Download a registration form or pick one up in the Enrollment Services Office on the second floor of the TransAlta Commons on CC's campus.
  2. Bring the completed registration form to the Cashier, also on the second floor of the TransAlta Commons building.

Register by phone using a credit card at 360-623-8940.

Fax your registration form with credit card information to 360-330-7106.