J. Everett Light Career Center

  • The J. Everett Light Career Center (JEL) for Career and Technical Education is administered by the Metropolitan School District of Washington Township and serves high school students from eleven school corporations in northern Marion, Boone, and Hamilton counties.  The J. Everett Light Career Center is located on the campus of North Central High School.  Bus transportation is available for most programs; however, some programs require students to provide their own transporation.
    To be eligible for JEL, you must:
    • Be on track to graduate.
    • Attend school regularly.
    • Have no discipline issues. 
    Take time to investigate the options available at J. Everett Light.  Make sure that you are interested in the course that you select, because you will attend JEL every school day for 3 hours per day.  Some career options will require additional fees for books and supplies. JEL courses are year-long and cannot be dropped at any point during the school year.
    A full course description for each course may be viewed on the J. Everett Light Career Center website.
    Several JEL courses offer students an opportunity to earn college credit.  Many of them can also lead to a license or certification, while others fulfill steps necessary to obtain a license or certification in your area of interest.
    NHS students wishing to participate in a JEL career center program should complete the 2021-2022 Enrollment Form and return it to their school counselor as soon as possible
    Advanced Manufacturing Technology
    Airport & Aviation Management
    Animation & Film Production
    Automotive Collision Repair & Refinishing
    Automotive Maintenance & Detailing
    Automotive Service Technology
    Cosmetology   (1st year fee is approximately $550)
    Culinary Arts   (1st year fee is approximately $250)
    Dental Careers   (1st year fee is approximately $197/2nd year fees are approximately $210)
    Digital Designs & Advertising
    Education Careers
    Emergency Medical Technician   (1st year fee is approximately $405)
    Health Careers Exploration
    Health Careers, CNA Prep   (Course fee is approximately $295)
    Information Technology: Cyber Security, Networking, Coding
    Law Enforcement   (1st year fee is approximately $235)
    Media Arts Production
    Medical Assisting   (1st year fee is approximately $230)
    Music & Sound Production   (1st year fee is approximately $180)
    Veterinary Careers   (1st year fee is approximately $195/2nd year fees are approximately $225)