Consumer Information Disclosures
The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 requires that postsecondary institutions participating in federal student aid programs make certain disclosures to enrolled and prospective students, parents, employees, and the public.
Centralia College believes in the transparency of information to assisting students in making informed choices about their education. The following information is disclosed to you to assist in making the best choice regarding your education.
Questions? Please visit the following websites or call the contact below for more information or to request paper copies of the information.
Accessible Technology Plan
As part of an ongoing practice of continuous improvement—and in accordance with the Mission Statement and Core Themes—Centralia College plans for accessible information technology.
This Accessible Technology Plan was developed under the guidelines of WA OCIO Policy 188. Technologies adopted or implemented after August 2016 are expected to meet Level AA compliance with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.
Existing Information Technologies
Existing Technologies, in use prior to August 2016, are made accessible to individuals with disabilities through a customized accommodation process.
Students are encouraged to apply for accommodations through the Disability Services Office.
Staff or faculty may contact Human Resources in person, by phone (360) 623-8943 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACCESSIBILITY Policy
Centralia College strives to ensure that people with disabilities have access to the same services and content that are available to people without disabilities, including services and content made available through the use of information technology (IT). IT procured, developed, maintained, and used by Centralia College should provide substantially similar functionality, experience, and information access to individuals with disabilities as it provides to others.
The policy aligns with:
- Centralia College’s obligations under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
- The Americans with Disability Act of 1990 together with its 2008 Amendments
- Washington State Policy #188 – Accessibility
- The Washington State Board of Community & Technical Colleges (SBCTC) Accessible Technology Policy
Accessible Technology Coordinator
All questions, comments, or input regarding this plan may be directed to Michael Hoel, Centralia College Accessible Technology Coordinator, at 360-623-8437 or via email.
Centralia College provides equal opportunity and access in education and employment and does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the basis of race, ethnicity, creed, color, sex, gender, citizenship status, national origin, age, marital status, religious preference, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, reliance on public assistance, sexual orientation, veteran status, political opinions or affiliations, or geneticinformation under any of its programs, activities and services. The College complies with all Washington State anti-discrimination laws (RCW 49.60) and the following federal laws relating to equal opportunity: Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.
The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination, equal opportunity, affirmative action, ADA policies, nursing mothers, Title IX/504 compliance issues: Vice President of Human Resources and Legal Affairs, 600 Centralia College Blvd, Centralia, WA 98531, 360-623-8943.
La política de Centralia College asegura la oportunidad de iguladad para los miembros en el empleo y la no-discriminación basada en raza, etnicidad, credo, color, origin nacional, sexo, estado civil, orientación sexual, edad, religión, la presencia de cualquier discapacidad sensorial, mental o física, y el estado como veterano o veterano discapacitado de la era de Vietnam. La institución hará todos los esfuerzos necesarios para eliminar las barreras a una oportunidad de iguladad para los miembros de estos grupos protegidos y para mejorar las oportunidades de empleo disponibles para estos grupos.
Contactos: Para preguntas referentes a la sección 504 del Acta de Rehabilitación de 1973,Título II y Título IX, o para más información referente a las políticas de Centralia College, por favor comuníquese con: Vice-presidente para recursos humanos y asuntos legales, 600 Centralia College Blvd, Centralia WA 98531, 360-623-8943.
The college competes as a member of the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC). The NWAC is divided into geographic regions to facilitate administration. Centralia College competes in the Western Region. Each sport holds a regional tournament at the conclusion of league play, and qualified teams proceed to the NWAC championships. For more information on the Northwest Athletic Conference, visit their Web site at www.nwacsports.org.
Equity in Athletics
Centralia College publishes the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act report and athlete demographics, scholarships and transfer rates annually. Athletics Office: 360-623-8926
Students and visitors to Centralia College should report any injury, accident, or
unusual incident no matter how minor. This helps the college identify and correct
potential hazards. A Student/Visitor Accident, Injury, Incident Form (pdf) should be completed by the student or visitor as soon as possible and submitted to
the Facilities, Operations, and Maintenance (FOM) Office for review.
Student/Visitor Accident, Injury, Incident Form (pdf)
The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report provides information to the public about incidents that happen on campus or at college-sponsored
Facilities, Operations, and Maintenance: 360-623-8947
Other Safety & Security Resources
As part of the CARES Act, federal emergency grant funding was made available to Centralia College students who are experiencing expenses due to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus.
Read the most updated report on Centralia's College and CARES Funding on the CARES Act information page.
Services for students with Disabilities
For qualified students with disabilities, Centralia College offers support services to help access programs and services. Information about services available to students with disabilities is available through the Disability Services office. Disability Services Office: 360-623-8966
Enrollment Services Information
Campus map and staff directory
Textbook price information
The Centralia College Bookstore provides textbook and supply cost information through their interactive online tool. Bookstore: 360-623-8964
The Associated Student of Centralia College (ASCC) support civic engagement among students by offering programming on Constitution Day and by encouraging all students to participate in local, state and national elections. To promote involvement, the ASCC distributes voter registration forms to students annually at the Welcome Week event and encourages students to register to vote online all year. Student Life and Involvement Center: 360-623-8972
Student complaint process
After exhausting the internal complaint process, students have the right to file a complaint with the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. State Board for Community and Technical Colleges: 360-704-4334
Constitution Day became a national observance in 2004, when Senator Robert Byrd passed a bill designating September 17 as the day for citizens to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution and learn more about our founding document. Senator Byrd once said, "Our ideals of freedom, set forth and realized in our Constitution, are our greatest export to the world." He added the Constitution Day clause to his 2004 federal spending bill because he believed that all citizens should know about their rights as outlined in the Constitution. This clause mandates the teaching of the Constitution in schools that receive federal funds.
On September 17, 1787, the Founding Fathers signed the most influential document in American history: the United States Constitution. This document established the framework of our government and the rights and freedoms that “We the People” enjoy today. In 2012, the National Constitution Center served as the national headquarters for the 225th anniversary of the Constitution’s signing.
- Interactive Constitution
- Bill of Rights Institute
- The Constitution: The Delicate Balance
- National Archive online feature
- Biographical sketches of the 39 signers of the constitution
- School House Rock: No More Kings
- School House Rock: The Preamble
- Constitution Facts: Real or Fake?
- Constitution Facts: Quiz
Constitution Day at Centralia College was held on Sept. 19, 2023. The Student Advocacy Activities Leadership Team had two games available for students to play. Each game had questions about the constitution. They also handed out goodie bags that had a pocket Constitution, a silicone red, white, and blue bracelet, candy, and various other items. A display of the Constitution was up for students to look at along with fun facts.
Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Policy
The Centralia College website and network are provided to support the College's teaching and learning mission. Under the DMCA, Centralia College as an Internet Service Provider is protected from liability for the actions of the College's network users as long as the College does not have actual knowledge of or have reason to know about infringement, the College does not benefit financially from the infringement, the College, upon notice of an infringement, acts expeditiously to remove, or disable, the material that is claimed to be infringing, an agent is designated with contact information on the College's Web site, and repeat infringers' rights to use of the network are terminated.
If you as a copyright holder believe your copyright has been violated via the Centralia College network, send a notification to the College's Registered Agent: Vice President of Human Resources & Legal Affairs, 600 Centralia College Blvd., Centralia, WA 98531, or call 360-623-8943.
U.S. Code, Title 17, Section 512(c)(3)(A), requires that your Notification of Claimed Infringement include the following:
- A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
- Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.
- Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material.
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted.
- A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
- A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
The College will promptly acknowledge receipt of notification of claimed infringement, and remove or disable access to, that is, "take-down," the contested material from the network, pending resolution of the claim.
Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 affords students certain rights with respect to their records. Students have the right to:
Inspect and review their education records. Students may contact Enrollment Services to request an inspection of their records. A request must be submitted in writing to the Registrar. Centralia College has 45 days from the receipt of the request to arrange for access.
Request an amendment of their education records. Students may submit a written request to the Registrar if they wish to have an amendment made to their education records. If Centralia College decides not to amend the student’s record as requested, the student will be notified and advised of the student’s right to a hearing regarding the request for an amendment.
Consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.
Disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests does not require the student’s consent. A school official is a person employed by Centralia College in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support staff position; a person or company with whom Centralia College has contracted (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agency); a person serving on the Board of Trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, or assisting another school official in performing their tasks. Volunteers and interns serving in any of these capacities are also considered school officials. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record to fulfill their professional responsibility. Upon request, Centralia College may disclose education records without consent to officials of another school in which you are currently enrolled, receive services, or seek or intend to enroll.
Prevent disclosure of directory information. Centralia College routinely publishes and discloses directory information about students to various requestors. FERPA defines directory information as information contained in the education records of a student that would not generally be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed.
Directory information consists of:
- Field of study
- Participation in officially recognized activities and sports
- Dates of attendance
- Enrollment status
- Degree or certificate earned
- Term Degree or certificate earned
Students who would like to block Centralia College from releasing their directory
information must submit a request in writing by utilizing the Student Directory Restriction
Request form provided by Enrollment Services.
If a restriction request is in place, Centralia College could be restricted from including the student’s name in the commencement program or from providing verification of enrollment, graduation, or degrees awarded to third parties, including potential employers, insurance companies and sports recruiters. No directory information would be released to any person. Requests for confidentiality are permanent until removed in writing by the student.
File a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by Centralia College to comply with the requirements of FERPA.
The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is:
Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
600 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-4605
Important financial aid information
Centralia College provides a comprehensive blend of financial aid opportunities for students. Important financial aid information is available for students on the financial aid webpage including:
- The types of aid available to students
- The process of applying for financial aid
- The process of disbursing financial aid for books and supplies including Pell-eligible students
- Notice of Federal Student Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations (PDF)
- The requirements for withdrawal and how withdrawing will impact the return of financial aid to the college
Cost of attending Centralia College
Tuition and fees convey the general cost of attending Centralia College. In addition to the general published costs of attending, students may use the Net Price Calculator to find personalized estimates on the costs of attending Centralia College. Financial Aid Office: 360-632-8975.
Educational Cost Statement
The average cost to educate a resident full-time community or technical college student for the 2022-23 academic year is $15,023. Students pay an average of $3,527 in tuition toward this cost. The remaining $11,496 is an “opportunity pathway” provided by the State and is funded by state taxes and other sources. The amounts shown are averages for a full-time, resident student. The actual tuition a student pays will vary due to credit load, residency status and other factors.
In order to meet compliance with Drug Free Schools and Communities Act, Centralia College (CC) conducted a review for its alcohol and drug related policies and programs from the time August 2016-July 2018.
The objectives of the review compiled by CC as identified by the U.S. Department of Education include:
- Determining the effectiveness of drug and alcohol abuse prevention programs(s) and implementation of any needed changes.
- Ensuring disciplinary sanctions for violating standards of conduct are enforced consistently.
Instructional and Program Information
The Office of Instruction maintains accurate and timely academic information for students including:
- Academic program accreditation information
- Online list of current degree/certificate programs
- Information about articulation agreements with other four-year institutions
- Information about the Direct Transfer Agreement from Centralia College to any public university in the state
Office of Instruction: 360-623- 8929
Sam’s Law – Hazing Prevention
Sam’s Law is the name of the new anti-hazing legislation adopted in Washington State in 2022. It is named after Sam Martinez, a freshman at Washington State University who died of alcohol poisoning at a fraternity party in November 2019. The new law updates the definition of hazing and requires institutions of higher education (IHEs) to publish an annual report identifying student organizations, athletic teams, and living groups found responsible for engaging in hazing.
Hazing Described and Defined
Hazing is prohibited within the Centralia College community. Hazing is any conduct committed as part of a person’s recruitment, initiation, pledging, admission into, or affiliation with a student organization, athletic team, or living group (collectively “student groups”) or any pastime or amusement engaged in with respect to such a student group that causes, or is likely to cause, bodily danger or physical harm, or serious psychological or emotional harm, to any student or other person attending Centralia College, including causing, directing, coercing, or forcing a person to consume any food, liquid, alcohol, drug, or other substance which subjects the person to risk of such harm, regardless of the person's willingness to participate. "Hazing" does not include customary athletic events or other similar contests or competitions. This prohibition applies to conduct that may occur both on and off campus.
Findings and Reports
Reports and/or findings about hazing activity will be posted here as they become available.
Student Code of Conduct
The college may impose disciplinary sanctions against a student or student group, who commits, attempts to commit, aids, abets, incites, encourages, or assists another person to commit, an act(s) or misconduct, which includes, but is not limited to hazing.
For more information, please see https://www.centralia.edu/about/policies/student.aspx
Policies Impacting Employees
If, as a result of observations or information received in the course of employment or volunteer service, any employee, including as student employee, or volunteer at Centralia College has reasonable cause to believe that hazing has occurred, the employee or volunteer shall report the incident, or cause a report to be made, to the Vice President of Human Resources, by email or phone at 360-623-8474. The employee or volunteer shall make the report at the first opportunity to do so.
Student Anti-hazing Training Program
Centralia College provides an online training program, Voice for Change, Hazing and Intimidation. This training provided by Get Inclusive defines hazing, its prevalence on college campuses, myths, and what student can do to prevent hazing. This course is available to view by visiting the Get Inclusive training page.
HB 1795 disclosure statement
RCW 28B.15.0681(5)(a) and (b) require that institutions of higher education provide
the following information to all undergraduate resident students.
(a) The sources of all institutional revenue received during the prior academic or fiscal year, including but not limited to state, federal, local, and private sources;
(b) The uses of tuition revenue collected during the prior academic or fiscal year by program category as determined by the office of financial management.
HB1795 Information (pdf).
Drug and Alcohol Use and Prevention
Centralia College has a drug and alcohol use policy for staff and students. The staff policy is managed by the Vice President of Human Resources and the student policy is managed by the Vice President of Student Services.
Vice President of Human Resources: 360-623-8474
Vice President of Student Services: 360-623-8385
Centralia College does not require students to be vaccinated. Centralia College will
maintain compliance with vaccination requirements of individually certified programs,
including but not limited to: Teacher Education & Family Development, Nursing Assistant Certified, Emergency Medical Technician, Medical Assistant, and Nursing.
Human Resources Office: 360-623-8943
What Is HIV?
HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus.
The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) attacks the immune system, causing deficiency or damage in the immune system. HIV damages the body's ability to fight diseases and infections.
HIV infection leads to Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Without a healthy, functioning immune system, a person may become vulnerable to infections by bacteria, other viruses and disease-causing organisms. These infections may cause life threatening illnesses.
How Is HIV Spread?
HIV is spread primarily by:
- Not using a condom when having sex with a person who has HIV. All unprotected sex with someone who has HIV contains some risk. However:
- Unprotected anal sex is riskier than unprotected vaginal sex.
- Among men who have sex with other men, unprotected receptive anal sex is riskier than unprotected insertive anal sex.
- Having multiple sex partners or the presence of other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can increase the risk of infection during sex. Unprotected oral sex can also be a risk for HIV transmission, but it is a much lower risk than anal or vaginal sex.
- Sharing needles, syringes, rinse water, or other equipment used to prepare illicit drugs for injection.
- Being born to an infected mother— HIV can be passed from mother to child during pregnancy, birth, or breast-feeding.
What Is AIDS?
A diagnosis of AIDS is made by a physician using specific clinical or laboratory standards.
AIDS stands for: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome.
A - Acquired – means that the disease is not hereditary. A person acquires AIDS after birth from contact with HIV.
I - Immuno- refers to the body's immune system, the immune system includes all organs and cells that work to fight infection or disease.
D - Deficiency – means that a person gets AIDS when the immune system is no longer working the way it should. Thus, immunodeficiency means that the disease is characterized by a weakening of the immune system.
Syndrome – refers to a group of symptoms that indicate or characterize a disease. AIDS is syndrome because it is an illness with a wide range of complications and symptoms.
AIDS refers to the most advanced stages of an HIV infection. It is a complex condition caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which damages the immune system and affects the body's ability to fight infection and disease.
People with damaged immune systems are at risk for diseases that do not threaten people with a healthy immune system.
Medical treatment for HIV can delay the onset of AIDS, which is why it is important to know your status and receive treatment as soon as possible if you are HIV positive.
For more information, go to CDC's Basic Information about HIV/AIDS, which offers useful information about HIV/AIDS statistics, transmission, testing and prevention.
Additional Resources from the Washington Department of Health
Each state and territory has different licensure and certification requirements. Graduates of Centralia College’s Teacher Education program complete requirements to be recommended for certification or endorsement in the state of Washington.
Students who are considering certification outside of the state of Washington are strongly encouraged to check that state’s or territory’s information and contact the state’s licensure board prior to beginning Centralia College’s program.
Centralia College’s preparations program may qualify a candidate as an out of state program completer, however additional state requirements for licensure such as: professional examinations, background checks, years of work experience, fingerprinting requirement, etc. may be required.
Requirements for licensure can change without notice, therefore it is important you contact the State Department of Education for the state you are interested in teaching in to confirm reciprocity with that state. The US Department of Education list of state contacts and information can be found at https://www2.ed.gov/about/contacts/state/index.html?src=gu.
Listed below are additional programs requiring licensure after completion of program. Select the program names for more information on the licensing process within the Washington State.
- Substance Use Disorder Professional – Pass a certification test, 2,500 hour internship, register with the state
- Nursing – pass NCLEX exam and register with the state
- Commercial Driver’s License – must pass driving skills test with the State of Washington
- Emergency Medical Technician – pass a National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians exam, register with the state
- Medical Assistant – complete a recognized exam and register with the state
- NAC (Certified Nursing Assistant) – pass the state exam and register with the state
- Phlebotomy – register with the state
The college’s total liability for claims arising from a contractual relationship with the student in any way related to classes or programs shall be limited to the tuition and expenses paid by the student to the college for those classes or programs. In no event shall the college be liable for any special, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages, including but not limited to, loss of earnings or profits.
NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION
Centralia College offers more than 50 associate degree and certificate options and five bachelor of applied science degrees in a variety of fields, providing a rich complement of career and technical, basic skills, and continuing education programs. Degree- or certificate-seeking students must apply for program admission and register in the degree or certificate program of their choice.
Centralia College provides equal opportunity and access in education and employment and does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the basis of race, ethnicity, creed, color, sex, gender, citizenship status, national origin, age, marital status, religious preference, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, reliance on public assistance, sexual orientation, veteran status, political opinions or affiliations, or genetic information under any of its programs, activities and services. The College complies with all Washington State anti-discrimination laws (RCW 49.60) and the following federal laws relating to equal opportunity: Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.
The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination, equal opportunity, affirmative action or the ADA policies or for Title IX/504 compliance issues: Vice President of Student Services, Dr. Robert Cox, 600 Centralia College Blvd, Centralia, WA 98531, 360-623-8385.
Centralia College publications are available in alternate formats upon request by contacting the Disability Services Office at 360-623-8966. Centralia College will take steps to ensure that the lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational and vocational education programs.
Centralia College has made reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy of the information throughout this website. However, the college reserves the right to make appropriate changes in procedures, policies, calendars, requirements, programs, courses and fees. When feasible, changes will be announced prior to their effective dates, but the college assumes no responsibility for giving any particular notice of any such changes. Changes may apply not only to prospective students, but also to those who are currently enrolled. Nothing contained in this website shall be construed to create any offer to contract or any contractual rights.
We encourage readers to contact the college or appropriate office to obtain current information.
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Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention
Centralia College is committed to providing a healthy and productive environment for students to learn and employees to work. Visit the Title IX-Sexual Assault Awareness webpages for detailed information.
Students' Right to Know
- Centralia College - Student Rights and Responsibilities Code (WAC)
- Clery Act and Security Policy and Crime Statistics
- Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (see FERPA information above)
Student Policies & Info
Student Public Rights, Statutes, Offices, and Publications
- Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates by Gender (pdf)
- Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity (pdf)
- Graduation Rate by Pell Grant Recipient Status (pdf)
Athlete completion and graduation information
See Athletics Equity Information & Graduation Rates above.
Gainful employment disclosures for short-term certificate students
Cost, financing, and success information for Centralia College students who are interested in short-term certificates is available on the Gainful Employment/Degrees & Certificates webpage. Office of Instruction: 360-623-8929
Teacher preparation annual reports
The bachelor's degree program in teacher education began in fall 2017. In accordance with the Title II Higher Education Act, the program is required to submit information regarding program requirements, admissions, enrollments, clinical experience, and completion rates. The report is updated on an annual basis. For more information and to read the full report, visit the Bachelor's Degree in Teacher Education homepage. For additional program details contact the Dean of Teacher Education & Family Development: 360-623-8927.