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.

Fall 2019 Classes

cdl program

NEW Commercial Truck Driving (CDL)

This course is designed to prepare students to take the State of Washington tests necessary to obtain a Commercial Driver license for the professional truck driving industry. The course includes a comprehensive hands-on skill development and instruction that aligns with the Department of Transportation. The student will maneuver a commercial vehicle in different traffic conditions; operate a tractor-trailer combination; and maneuver the vehicle safely forward and backward around various obstacles.

Prerequisites for class are:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Pass Federal Department of Transportation health and drug screening
  • Valid Washington State driver’s license
  • No DUI, hit and run, reckless, or negligent infractions within the past five years
  • Have no more than three moving violations in the past 3 years

Begins Sept. 16       Monday-Friday       Time -TBA       TEC 159
Code 4696       Course CS 254A       $4,250


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
Sept. 7             Code 4614     Course CE 200B

Oct. 5               Code 4615     Course CE 200C

Nov. 2              Code 4616     Course CE 200D

Dec. 7              Code 6600     Course CE 200A

Jan. 4              Code 6601     Course CE 200B


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: Carrie Johnson on 4/6, Chris Layton on 5/18. Cost is $75.

Saturdays      8:30am-4pm     MSG 106
Sept. 28          Code 4644        Course CE 207A

Oct. 26            Code 4645        Course CE 207B

Nov. 23           Code 6624        Course CE 207A

Dec. 7              Code 6625       Course CE 207B

Jan. 4               Code 6626       Course CE 207C

Fundraising Basics

Understand what it takes to be successful in fundraising. Learn about building a strategic plan, knowing the role of a non-profit board, and identifying different fund raising techniques such as crowd-sourcing, special events, donations, and grants. Find ways to match funding needs with donor actions and build enduring relationships. Excellent for Grant Writing. Instructor: Gayle Palmer.

Oct. 26            Saturday         9am-1pm          WAH 113
Code 4691      Course CS 186A     $60

Grant Writing

Do you want to earn more grants for your organization? Determine if your group is ready to go after grants from funding organizations. Understand the steps for writing grant proposals. Use proven tips to search for foundations and match your organizations project with the appropriate funding organization. Practice developing case statements and budgets. Learn to measure the community impact of projects. Content builds on Fundraising Basics. Instructor: Gayle Palmer.

Nov. 2              Saturday         9am-1pm          WAH 113
Code 4692        Course CS 186B     $60 

Managing Volunteers for Success

Gain a new vision for managing volunteers in a world where most people have many choices for how they use their time. Understand volunteer motivation and recruitment to reach the volunteers you want to engage. Create a checklist for volunteer recruitment including the best ways to evaluate volunteer talents and skills for effectiveness. Discuss key steps to avoid frustration and burnout in your volunteer corps. Discover how thoughtful and active volunteer management practices will produce better service to the community. Instructor: Gayle Palmer.

Nov. 16           Saturday         9am-1pm          WAH 113
Code 6621      Course CS 186A     $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.

Sept. 16-Oct 7            Mondays      5:30-8pm          WAH 212
Code 4676                  Course CS 152A    $50
Lifelong Learners 50+          Code 4677                 Course SNRC 043A          $30


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

Sept. 18-Oct. 9            Wednesdays      5:30-8pm          WAH 212
Code 4678                    Course CS 152B    $50
Lifelong Learners 50+   Code 4679                  Course SNRC 043B          $30


This course is for students who have completed Computer Basics or have an understanding of creating and saving documents. You will continue to build file management skills by creating, copying, moving, and deleting files and folders. You will expand your knowledge to include common tasks, such as printing and moving information from one application or folder to another. Use “search” to find anything on your computer! You will also learn to maintain your computer, work with the Control Panel, navigate the Internet, and find and save information. This class uses Windows 10. Instructor: Amanda Warner. No class 11/11.

Nov. 4-Dec. 2     Mondays          5:30-8pm          WAH 212
Code 4680          Course CS 152C    $50
Lifelong Learners 50+          Code 4681     Course SNRC 043C     $30


Introductory class! You will learn to create new worksheets and edit existing worksheets. Learn to input data, use auto fills to save time and improve accuracy. Format data using color, font size, sort and select data effectively. We will discuss formulas and creating charts to present data. Instructor: Amanda Warner.

Nov. 13-Dec. 4          Wednesdays         5:30-8pm          WAH 212
Code 6618                 Course CS 152A    $50
Lifelong Learners 50+          Code 6619                  Course SNRC 043A     $30


How to Register

By Mail Mail your registration form to Centralia College Office of Enrollment Services, 600 Centralia College Blvd., Centralia, WA 98531.

In Person Bring your registration form to the Enrollment Services Office on the second floor of the TransAlta Commons on CC's campus.

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

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