Centralia College

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Centralia College, located in Centralia, Washington is a four-year higher education institution. Up until 2012, it was a two-year community college, known as Centralia Community College. Today, Centralia College offers a comprehensive selection of two-year academic and career-oriented associate degrees as well as a few four-year bachelors degree, including the Bachelor of Applied Science in Management (BASM).

Centralia College was founded as Centralia Community College and is the oldest community college in the state. It has always been in operation since the day it opened its doors in 1925. While there are a few other colleges that were built before Centralia, none of them have been in continual operation since they were founded. Centralia College has a 30-acre campus that is situated in downtown Centralia. In addition to its main campus, the college has a branch campus in the city of Morton. Once accepted at Centralia, students have the opportunity to take advantage of one of several distance learning courses that can be completed online or correspondence.

Centralia serves the career training and higher education needs of residents living in and around Lewis and Thurston Counties. Centralia is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and University of the Higher Learning Commission. The college offers over 65 academic and vocational programs and has a total annual enrollment of roughly 4,900 students.

General Information

Admission Office

600 Centralia College Boulevard

Centralia, WA 98531

(360) 736-9391

Fax: (360) 330-7503

[email protected]

Contact: Michael Grubiak

VP, Student Services
Main Address

600 Centralia College Boulevard

Centralia, WA 98531

(360) 736-9391


Total undergrads: 4,803

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,927


Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Special requirements for nursing program, includes prerequisites and grade point average criteria.

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Farm/Ranch Management C

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General A
Arts – General A
Commercial/Advertising Art A
Drama/Theater Arts A
Fine/Studio Arts A
Graphic Design A
Music – General A
Music Theory/Composition A

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology A
Botany A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A,C
Business – General A
Business Administration/Management A
Information Processing/Data Entry A,C
Marketing Management A,C
Office Clerical Services A,C
Reception A,C
Sales and Distribution A,C

Communications & Journalism

Broadcast Journalism A
Journalism A
Radio/Television A

Communications Technologies

Graphic Communications A
Radio/Television Broadcasting A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Networking/Telecommunications A,C
Computer Programming – General A
Computer Science A
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,C
Data Entry Applications C
Data Processing Technology A
Information Sciences/Systems A
Networking/LAN/WAN Management A,C

Construction Trades

Building Construction Inspection A
Building/Property Maintenance A
Construction Site Management A


Early Childhood Education A,C
Education – General A
Teacher Assistance A


Engineering – General A

Engineering Technologies

Civil Engineering/Technology A
Electrical Engineering Technologies A
Surveying Technology A

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General A

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Service A,C

Foreign Language & Literature

Foreign Language & Literature – General A
French A
German A
Spanish A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Dental Assistance C
Diagnostic Medical Sonography A
First aid safety C
Management/Clinical Assistant C
Medical Administrative Assistance C
Medical Assistance C
Medical Insurance Coding C
Medical Laboratory Assistance C
Medical Records Technology C
Medical Transcription C
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C
Nursing Assistance C
Orthotics/Prosthetics C
Pharmacy Assistance C
Phlebotomy C
Polarity Therapy A
Social/human services casework C
Surgical Technology C
Veterinarian Assistance C
Ward Clerk C


History – General A

Law & Legal Studies

Legal Administrative Assistance A,C
Paralegal/Legal Assistance A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A


Mathematics – General A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Diesel Mechanics A
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Repair A,C

Natural Resources & Conservation

Wildlife/Wilderness Management A

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness A

Personal & Culinary Services

Custodial/building services C

Physical Sciences

Chemistry A
Geology A
Physical Sciences – General A
Physics A
Planetary Sciences A

Precision Production Trades

Welding Technology A,C


Psychology – General A

Security & Protective Services

Corrections C
Forensic Technologies A
Law Enforcement Administration A
Police Science A

Social Sciences

Anthropology A
Economics A
Political Science/Government A
Social Sciences – General A,C
Sociology A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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