District Profile

  • Our school district is named for Harry E. Tolles, the district’s first superintendent.

  • Central Ohio Joint Vocational School District was founded in 1971 and opened its doors to students in 1974.

  • Tolles services seven school districts (Dublin, Fairbanks, Hilliard, Jonathan Alder, London, Madison-Plains, Jefferson Local).

  • 25 career-technical programs are available to students on the Plain City Campus.

  • 20 middle school and high school career-technical programs are available to students in various satellite locations.

  • Tolles features adult and continuing education opportunities in ASPIRE, ESOL, GED, RAMTEC and diversified industrial training and public safety.

  • Main Campus Enrollment (Average): 950 students

  • Satellite Enrollment (Average): 850 students

  • Graduation rate: 95% average

  • Post-Program Placement rate: 97% average

  • Post-secondary Enrollment rate: 55% average

High School

Tolles provides World Class Career Technical Education to high school students in Madison County and surrounding areas. We work in partnership with your high school to enhance your academic education with hands-on instruction that is focused on each individual student's area of interest. Tolles students still graduate from their home high school, but they do so with additional college credits, industry credentials, and valuable experiences.

Adult Education

Adult students can expand their career options at Tolles through advanced training that can increase their employability or give them a fresh start on a new career. Learn more about adult education courses including Ohio Basic Peace Officer Training, Firefighting, Welding and Nurse Aide Training.

Additional Facts About Tolles

Tolles operates on the same levy that was passed in 1972, only its millage has been reduced three times.

Tolles students operate businesses that help them develop bankable skills as part of their training. Our programs currently support a licensed preschool, salon, restaurant, pet grooming center, automotive services centers, construction services, graphic design services, a school store, and computer/technical support.

Tolles was originally named The Central Ohio Joint Vocational School District, re-named The Central Ohio Technical Center in 1983, re-named Harry E. Tolles Technical Center in 1984, and later re-named Tolles Technical Center and its current name Tolles Career & Technical Center.