Tolles Career & Technical Center

Tolles Career & Technical Center offers tuition-free career & technical programming to London students who are interested in pursuing their education at a two- or four-year university, students interested in pursuing a career immediately after high school, or a combination of both. As Tolles is considered an extension of London High School, students are expected to meet graduation requirements in order to graduate. In addition to receiving their high school diploma, students who successfully complete a Tolles program will receive a Certificate of Completion and Career Passport from the Center.

Tolles offers a full range of college preparatory academics and Spanish. Tolles provides London students with several opportunities to receive college credit through the PSEO (for qualifying students) and articulation agreements. Our articulation agreements with several central Ohio two- and four-year colleges provide students with the opportunity to receive college credit for successful completion of certain programs. Many Tolles students continue their education at the post-secondary level, receiving close to $400,000 in college scholarships.

Full-day and half-day options are available to London students. Students may choose to take their academics at London High School or at Tolles. Transportation is provided to and from the Center.

Entrance Requirements

Admission requirements to attend Tolles Career & Technical Center include a minimum of eight (8) high school credits (including six core course requirements in English, Math, Science, and Social Studies). Students with three years of high school must have ten (10) high school credits with eight core courses. It is strongly suggested that students satisfy their Health and Physical Education credits prior to attending Tolles Career & Technical Center.
Additional prerequisites may be required depending on the program.

Additional Information

For more information about Tolles Career & Technical Center, please contact your London guidance counselor or call Tolles at (614) 873.4666; alternatively, visit the Tolles website at www.tollestech.com.

Program Offerings

  • Academy Of Business & Finance
  • Art Design & Communications
  • Auto Collision Repair
  • Auto Maintenance Specialist
  • Auto Technology
  • Carpentry
  • Computer Science Academy
  • Cosmetology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Culinary Arts
  • Digital Media Production
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Engineering Design
  • Firefighting/Emergency Medical Service
  • Health Science Academy
  • Medical Office Management
  • Pharmacy Tech
  • Pre-Vet Tech
  • Computer Network & Support Technology
  • Recreational & Power Mechanics
  • Small Animal Care
  • Sports Medicine & Athletic Training
  • Tech Prep Nursing
  • Turf, Landscape & Greenhouse Management
  • Video Game & Software Design
  • Welding & Fabrication Technologies


Academy of Business & Finance:
Curriculum includes Management principles, Entrepreneurship, International Business, Accounting basics, Economics, Marketing, software applications, general office procedures, and oral and written communications.

Art, Design & Communications:
Curriculum includes basic and advanced illustrations, color, theory, and analysis, layout design and production, typography, hand lettering, computerized design methods, portfolio preparation, and art appreciation.

Auto Collision Repair:
Curriculum includes frame and unibody repair, removal and replacement of body panels, spraying of refinish products, welding techniques, body shop management, and preparation for ASE certification.

Auto Maintenance Specialist:
Curriculum includes preventtive maintenance, cooling systems, brake systems, exhaust systems, electical systems, steering and suspension systems.

Automotive Technology:
Curriculum includes computer analysis, preparation for ASE certification, transmission and drive trains, steering and suspensions and alignment, drivability diagnosis and repair, electrical and charging systems, engine repair and replacement.

Curriculum includes blueprint reading, estimating costs, building codes, house construction, floor and wall framing, roofing, insulation, interior and exterior finishing.

Computer Science Academy:
Curriculum includes operating systems, local (LAN) and wide (WAN) networking, wired and wireless networks, computer user support, hardware and software management. Students may then choose to specialize in computer network & support technology or video game & software.

Curriculum includes hair cutting, styling, coloring, perms, salon management, scalp and nail care, waxing, facials, and National/State Board certification preparation.

Criminal Justice:
Curriculum includes crime scene search, investigation, criminal and court procedures, First Aid and CPR, patrol functions, radio communications, self-defense techniques, and military drills.

Culinary Arts:
Curriculum includes nutrition, menu development, food preparation, processing, and production, sanitation and safety, purchasing, inventory management, management operations, and customer relations.

Digital Media Production:
Curriculum includesradio and TV production planning, TV studio equipment operation, nonlinear video and audio editing, scriptwriting and storyboarding, promotional media, graphics and set design, digital photography.

Early Childhood Education:
Curriculum includes preschool operation, curriculum and lesson planning, First Aid and safety, music and motor development skills, child nutrition, and infant/child development.

Engineering Design:
Curriculum includes engineering principles, introduction to CAD, 3D modeling and production, robotics and automated manufacturing, project management.

Firefighting/Emergency Medical Service:
Curriculum includes fire prevention and suppression, equipment operation, search and rescue, emergency vehicle operation, First Aid and CPR, and hazardous material operations. Student must have certain prerequisites to be considered for this program.

Health Science Academy:
Curriculum includes medical terminology, First Aid and CPR, anatomy and physiology, vital signs, patient care skills, and medical examination assistance. Student must have certain prerequisites to be considered for this program. Students may than choose one of the following areas: dental assistant, medical office management, pharmacy tech, pre-vet tech, sports medicine & athlete training, tech prep nursing.

Recreational & Power Mechanics:
Curriculum includes engine diagnostics and repair, power trains, electronics/electrical systems, hydraulic systems, chasses and suspensions, welding.

Small Animal Care:
Curriculum includes pet grooming, nutrition, aquarium management, pet shop operation, dog obedience, and veterinary office procedures.

Turf, Landscape, and Greenhouse Management:
Curriculum includes greenhouse operation, landscape maintenance, golf course management, pest, plant, and turf identification, landscape design, fish and wildlife management.

Welding & Fabrication Technology:
Curriculum includes basic metallurgy, blueprint reading, weld inspection and testing, SMA welding (Electric Arc), GMA welding (MIG), FCA welding (Flux core), GTA welding (TIG), oxy-fuel and plasma cutting.