Ellis Oliver/Chamber Matching scholarship

It is that time … with spring quarter beginning on April 2nd. We would like to get information out to the Chamber members about classes that are available through the Ellis Oliver/Chamber Matching scholarship. Applicants must be a chamber member or employee of a chamber member. The matching scholarships allow them to take a class from the identified list (below) and the scholarship will cover one half of the cost of tuition. The applicant is responsible for the other half plus any fees or books.

The Centralia College Foundation, through the Ellis Oliver Endowment, is pleased to offer tuition assistance for Chamber members and their employees to take any of the following identified classes through a “Matching Scholarship” (scholarship covers one half tuition) for Spring quarter. Spring quarter open registration begins March 7th and classes start on April 2nd. For more information, please contact the Centralia College Foundation office at (360) 623-8942.

Financial Reporting

8150 ACCT 200R3 (5) 4:30-5:50pm TTh MOR 101

8151 ACCT 200R5 (5) Flexible

This course emphasizes the fundamentals of double-entry accounting and the preparation of financial statements for business entities. Topics include, but are not limited to, accounting for assets, liabilities, equity, revenue and expenses. Prerequisite: Compass minimum score of MATH 096 or evidence score entrance equiv.

Intro to Business

7141 BUS& 101AP1 (5) Online

Introduction to the world of business. Emphasis will include functions of business, management, types of business ownership, human resources, production, marketing, ethics, and the role of accounting.

Business Math

8 7134 BUS 121AP1 (5) Online

Surveys the commercial application of mathematics designed to assess and analyze business activities and their effect on cost, profitability and overall performance. Prerequisite: MATH 096 or equivalent test score.

Business Law

7142 BUS& 201A3 (5) 8-9:50am MW WSC 109

7143 BUS& 201B5 (5) Flexible

Introduction to state and federal constitution, laws and procedures including international trade, crimes, torts, contracts, sales, property, bankruptcy, securities, consumer protection, employment, and debtor-creditor relationships. The relationship between ethics and law will be discussed.

Principles of Finance

7136 BUS 215A3 (5) 12-12:50pm MTThF MSG 106

7137 BUS 215B5 (5) Flexible

An introduction to the sources and uses of funds in a business.

Focuses on ratio analysis, cost-volume-profit analysis, business valuation, and the relationship between risk and rate of return. Emphasizes the managerial implications of financial risk.

Prerequisite: ACCT& 201 or ACCT 200 or instructor permission.


7138 BUS 220A3 (5) 9-9:50am MWF WAH 115

A broad overview of the market structure and marketing philosophies currently being used in business. Includes a description, analysis, and evaluation of the marketing system. Each student will conduct a marketing research project.

Keyboarding for Business

7098 BTEC 101A4 (3) 9-9:50am Daily WAH 207

7099 BTEC 101B4 (3) 12-12:50pm Daily WAH 207

7100 BTEC 101R (3) 1:30-4pm TTh MOR 112

For beginning students. Learn to keyboard to 25wpm by touch. Develop speed, accuracy and apply basic word processing techniques to letters, reports and tables.

Keyboard Skillbuilding I

7102 BTEC 102A4 (3) 9-9:50am Daily WAH 207

7103 BTEC 102B4 (3) 12-12:50pm Daily WAH 207

7104 BTEC 102R (3) 1:30-4pm TTh MOR 112

Individualized skillbuilding program for increasing keyboarding speed and improving accuracy. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to type at a minimum of 35wpm with no more than one error per minute. Prerequisite: BTEC 101 and typing at 35wpm or instructor permission.

Applied Business Math

7106 BTEC 120A4 (5) 8-8:50am Daily WAH 105

Fundamental arithmetic skills applied to a wide range of business activities. Topics include; banking, discounts, payroll, simple interest, markups and markdowns and promissory notes.

Word I

7110 BTEC 210A3 (5) 11-11:50am Daily WAH 205

7112 BTEC 210R5 (5) Flexible MOR 112

Class covers Word in depth: document preparation, formatting, graphics, WordArt, columns, sorts, charts, mail merge, and styles. Students will format business documents to business standards. Prerequisite: keyboard skill of 35wpm or instructor permission.


7113 BTEC 214A3 (5) 12-12:50pm MTWTh WAH 205

7115 BTEC 214R5 (5) Flexible MOR 112

A hands-on approach for beginning through intermediate level applications of Excel spreadsheet using a variety of business applications. Prerequisite: word processing, windows, keyboard skills.

Desktop Publishing

7116 BTEC 218A (4) 11-11:50am MWF WAH 207

7118 BTEC 218R5 (4) Flexible MOR 112

Course covers desktop publishing terminology and concepts to plan, create, and design professional-looking businesses and personal documents. Prerequisite: Word, keyboard speed of 35wpm.

Word II

7119 BTEC 219A3 (4) 9-9:50am MTWTh WAH 205

7121 BTEC 219R5 (4) Flexible MOR 112

Course covers footnotes, endnotes, citations, bibliographies, table of contents, indexes, linked textboxes, multilevel lists, building blocks, fill-in forms, macros, outlines, Quick Parts, templates formal reports. Prerequisite: Word 1, keyboard speed of 35wpm.

Ten-Key Calculator

7122 BTEC 220A (1) 10-10:50am MW WAH 111

Touch control of 10-key pad with emphasis on speed and accuracy. Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division techniques used in solving business problems. Basic or business math recommended first. Lab fee $7.15.

Business Communications

7123 BTEC 221A (5) 10-10:50am Daily WAH 207

Applying principles of effective communication in written and oral business communication: letters, memos, reports, and presentations. Upon completion, students should be able to produce effective positive, negative, and routine letters, memos, and reports and graphs. Prerequisite: BTEC 110, ENGL& 101, or instructor permission.

Microsoft Office-PowerPoint Module

7125 BTEC 222R5 (1) ARR Th MOR 112

An introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint. Upon completion of this course, students should have beginning knowledge of a presentation program. Prerequisite: keyboard speed of 35wpm, Windows Workstations OS or instructor permission.

General Office Procedures

7126 BTEC 224A (5) 1-2:20pm MWF WAH 212

Topics include: professional image and dress, employer expectations, human relations, receptionist techniques, telephone procedures, processing mail, business ethics, job safety, office supplies and equipment, travel and meeting arrangements, reprographics, financial activities, PC cleaning/care, internet and email. Prerequisite: grade of 2.0 in BTEC 110 or instructor permission.

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