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Centralia College 20 Year Master Plan

To view the architectual map of the college's 20 year master plan click the following link: Print PDFCentralia College Master Plan Map

Narrative:
The Centralia College 20 Year Master Plan reflects the college’s commitment to meet the needs and expectations of the constituency in District XII and the State of Washington. The master plan hinges upon the college’s dedication to the concept of being a comprehensive community college; which offers a quality range of academic transfer, technical, and basic skills programs. This master plan is an evolving document, which reflects the college’s mission of improving people's lives through lifelong learning. Upon completion of the 2007 update to the Centralia College 20 Year Master Plan map, the following capital improvements were identified for the next 10 years:

  1. Design and construct a new instructional building, which enhances the science and math disciplines. (Scheduled for completion in Fall of 2009)
  2. Complete the remodeling and renovation of the Gymnasium. (Scheduled to begin in Spring of 2008)
  3. Design and construct a college commons, which incorporates student services, student programs and instructional needs, while also satisfying the demand of both the college and community for a large meeting area with banquet capabilities. (Scheduled to begin pre-design in Fall of 2010)
  4. Place day care on the campus perimeter to facilitate easy pick-up and drop-off;
  5. Place all new parking around the campus perimeter with green buffer zones between parking lots and campus buildings;
  6. Maximize the use of China Creek as a natural/park-like setting and maintain an open, green center of campus, while expanding the Gordon Aadland Esplanade to span the entire campus;
  7. Establish an area suitable for outdoor events, such as commencement, concerts, festivals and create additional areas for relaxation and recreation;
  8. Develop and maintain a welcoming character reflective of the Northwest, which encourages the community to visit and feel comfortable on campus;
  9. Secure the property necessary to design and build the new Kiser Garden and Arboretum, which supports the College’s natural science programs;
  10. Complete the purchase of properties on the northeast section of the Master Plan in preparation for expansion of the College’s athletic facilities.
Corbet Theatre & Washington Hall

Corbet Theatre & Washington Hall

Less than two hours from Portland and Seattle, and less than 30 minutes from Olympia, Centralia is a rural community that provides a great setting for study, leisure, and employment.

Cultural resources such as professional symphonies and art exhibits are available locally and within a short drive. Local arts and activities also include the community theatre, as well as a band and concert series.