Business & Computers

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 Webinar Workshops

A detailed tutorial will be emailed to set up your free Zoom account, then the webinar login information and materials will be sent the day of class. Please provide an email address at time of registration.

Instructor: LeeAnne Krusemark. LeeAnne is an author, speaker, business owner, Chamber of Commerce Past President, and guest instructor at more than 200 colleges, as well as an adjunct online professor of publishing through Ed2Go at more than 2,000 facilities worldwide, including Harvard.

Make Money with a Virtual Assistant/Word Processing Business

*Must also attended “Explore 250 Legitimate Home-Based Business Ideas” immediately following to learn necessary legal aspects*

If you can type, then you can make money at home using your computer. Discover how and where to find clients, 50 ways to advertise/market your services, effective home office equipment choices, and 100 ways to make money with a computer. There really is a need for your services, so learn to be your own boss, set your own hours, and make more money.

June 21                M           6:00pm – 7:00pm            VIRT     
Class 8437           Course CS 186A2                             $25

Explore 250 Legitimate Home-Based Business Ideas

Tired of working for someone else? Do you need to make more money? Turn your talents and hobbies into profits by starting a home business. Taught by a Chamber of Commerce Past President and award-winning business owner, this is probably the most comprehensive business startup workshop you will ever find. You will discover more than 250 legitimate home business ideas, mandatory legal documentation, many ways to market your product/service, and how to take tax deductions (this workshop included!). If you really want to succeed in a home business, this step-by-step session is a must!

June 21                M           7:00pm – 9:00pm            VIRT     
Class 8438           Course  CS 186B2                            $35

Earn Extra Money Mystery Shopping

*Must also attend “Explore 250 Legitimate Home-Based Business Ideas”*

Have you seen ads telling you how to become a shopper, but only if you send them a lot of money? You do not have to pay to begin your new career in this exciting field. You will learn how to sign up with many legitimate mystery shopping companies WITHOUT FEES, avoid the pitfalls and scams, create a required mystery shopping resume and profile, and take care of legalities and taxes regarding this income. You will leave with a list of 25 legitimate companies to work for.

June 21                M           9:00pm – 10:00pm          VIRT     
Class 8440           Course  CS 186C2                            $25

Introduction to Screenwriting for Television or Movies

In this comprehensive session, you will learn about special screenwriting terms and formats for television and the big screen. You will also learn how to plot a story, develop characters, and execute your work in the proper screenwriting format. You will discover the difference between a Treatment, a Spec Script, and a Shooting Script, and when to do each.

June 22                T             6:00pm – 7:00pm            VIRT     
Class 8442           Course  CS 236A2                            $25

Beginner’s Guide to Getting Published

If your goal is to become a published freelance writer by selling a magazine article, short story, poem, or novel to a traditional publisher, this comprehensive workshop will guide you to, then past, the editor’s desk. You will discover how to become a “published” writer overnight, submit manuscripts the correct way, find the right publisher for your work, write irresistible query letters, determine when and how to get an agent, and 100 ways to make money as a freelance writer. If you really want to succeed, this step-by-step workshop is a must!

June 22                T             7:00pm – 9:00pm            VIRT     
Class 8444           Course  CS 236B2                            $35

Explore 50 Different Self Publishing Options

*Must have attended “Beginners Guide to Getting Published”*

Self-Publishing is all the rage, but is it the best option for YOU? And, can you do both? You will discover the pros and cons of all the self-publishing options, including print-on-demand and e-book publishing, as well as Amazon options. You will leave with a rated description of 50 self-publishing companies.

June 22                T             9:00pm – 10:00pm          VIRT     
Class 8447           Course  CS 236C                                             $25

Writing for Online Blogs, Magazines, & Websites

You don’t need a journalism degree or previously published articles to write for anyone’s online blog, magazine, or website. Some opportunities offer exposure, while many pay well -- $1 a word and more. In this fast-paced session, you will how to find ideas, sources, and more than 1,000 opportunities that pay, conduct interviews and create interesting content, protect your copyright, write query letters, and then use this credibility to sell other articles or even your self-published novel.

June 23                W           6:00pm – 7:00pm            VIRT     
Class 8448           Course  CS 236D                              $25

Beginner’s Guide to Starting a FREE Blog

Online blogging is a great way to get the word out about you, your service, your product, or information you want to share! You will learn step-by-step how to: start a FREE blog with WordPress, choose a blog template, emphasize your blog content with a creative name, use your unique voice to share expertise, and connect your domain/website. You will also learn how to earn an income with your blog, including links to other websites and advertising on your blog, as well as increase your internet ranking.

June 23                W           7:00pm – 9:00pm            VIRT     
Class 8450           Course  CS 236E                               $35

Save Money with Extreme Couponing!

Learn how to save $$$ everyday with extreme couponing. Coupons are NOT just for groceries. The savings can add up to HUNDREDS or even THOUSANDS of dollars every year. This comprehensive workshop will teach you: where to find all types of coupons - even for high ticket items, how to find the best coupon apps and websites, how to match coupons with sales for maximum savings. This workshop is taught by someone who has used many couponing secrets to save thousands.

June 24                Th          4:00pm – 5:00pm            VIRT     
Class 8451           Course  CS 186D2                            $25

Monetize Websites, Blogs, and Social Media with Affiliate Marketing

Earn a passive monthly income from selling other people’s products by placing a merchant-provided advertisement link on your site and get a commission for every sale, click or lead. Learn where to find 1000+ free and low-cost opportunities and how to avoid scams or links that won’t offer a beneficial ROI (return on investment). Learn how to find high, recurring, and second-tier commissions. You’ll also learn SEO secrets to increase your sites ranking and visibility on search engines like google. 
June 24                Th          5:00pm – 6:00pm            VIRT     

Class 8452           Course  CS 186E 2                            $25

Meet the Publisher/Agent – Get Your Manuscript Critiqued

Have you ever wanted to talk to a real agent or publisher? Are you tired of having your manuscripts critiqued by non-professionals or paying an editor too much money to change your writing to their voice? Email one page of your in-progress manuscript for an in-class critique of one page of your poetry, article, short story, screenplay, novel, non-fiction book, or children’s book. The instructor is a journalist, author, screenwriter, agent, publisher, and adjunct online professor at Harvard.

June 24                Th          6:00pm – 7:00pm            VIRT     
Class 8453           Course CS 186F2                              $25

NEW! Using Amazon’s Kindle Direct to Self-Publish your Book for FREE

Whether you’re looking to publish paperback novel or short ebook now or in the future, this detailed tutorial will teach you step-by-step how to create an Amazon KDP account, format your manuscript ad upload it to the platform, easily create a book cover from available templates, determine pricing and royalties, develop a sales pitch for your Amazon page, and write an Amazon author bio.

June 24                Th          7:00pm – 8:00pm            VIRT
Class 8454           Course  CS 186G2                            $25

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.