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Central Nine Programs

Construction and Landscape

Jocelyn Wood, From Whiteland High School talks about our Construction and Landscape Programs. 

  • Construction Trades
  • HVAC
  • Landscaping

Health Science

Savannah Martin, From Whiteland High School talks about our Health Science Programs. 

Human Services

Chloe Boucher, from Center Grove High School talks about our Human Services Programs. 

Media & Information Tech

Sophia Alexander, from Greenwood Community High School talks about our Media and Information Technology Programs. 

  • Cybersecurity
  • Digital Design
  • Information Technology Operations 


Samuel List, from Perry Meridian High School, talks about our manufacturing programs. 

Protective Services

Ethan Sears, from Perry Meridian High School talks about our Protective Service Programs. 


Anna Arnold, From Franklin Central High School, talks about our Transportation Programs. 

  • Auto Collision Repair
  • Auto Services
  • Aviation Flight
  • Aviation Maintenance
  • Aviation Management
  • Diesel Services 

Central Nine Review

The early years

Early 1970

Nine School Corporations join forces to establish the first area vocational center for Johnson and Marion County. 


April 28th, 1970

A temporary Governing Board is established and Richard Thomas is elected as the first (temporary) president. 

The board makes a proposal for a Continuous Feasibility Study for an area vocational school. 


September 21, 1970

Board members review (and choose a site for campus). 



October 8th, 1970

Board members vote to name the center; Central Nine Vocational Technical School. 

Other names that were up for consideration: “John-Mar” (or “Johnson-Marion”), “Central Nine”, “Leatherwood”, and “whetzel Trace”. 


April 15th, 1971

Architect, Ray Thompson, from James Associates presents the final site and building plans for Central Nine. 



May 13th, 1971

James E. Hixson is made the first director of Central Nine.