Business & Office Administration

Whether you know exactly what you want from a business career, are still considering your direction in life, or are retraining for a new career, the Business & Office Administration pathway can meet your needs.

This pathway will help you learn methods of maintaining a competitive edge in business through theory and practical learning. You'll have the opportunity to earn certificates and degrees that will lead directly to your workplace of choice or guide you through the first two years of a bachelor’s degree program. 

The business field includes a wide range of studies, activities, and career opportunities. Business skills are required in each type of organization and industry.  Skilled professionals are needed in public and private entities as well as government and non-profit areas.  Many careers exist in areas such as accounting, management, and office administration. 

Consider a Bachelor's Degree

Centralia College offers a Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Management on campus, online, and in the evening. 

Programs of Study



Prepare for careers in bookkeeping, accounting, payroll, and more.
applied management

Business Administration & Management

Get a broad exposure to the principles and philosophies of business and management.

  • Business Management
  • Retail Management
office administration

Office Administration

Learn to hire and supervise staff, develop and monitor department deadlines, effectively use office technology.
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Office Assistant
  • Office Manager
medical assistant

Medical Office

Gain the specialized skills needed to work on a medical office.
  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Medical Scribe



Career & Technical Education
Tech (TEC) Building, Room 114