Great Real-World Training

Trade & Industrial Courses

  • Auto Maintenance
  • Welding Technology
  • Hobby Welding
  • CNC Operator (Ivy Tech at C9)




To register for courses, call us or come into our office. Full payment is due at the time of registration. You may pay by card if registering by phone, or with a card, check, or correct change if registering in person.Please note, some courses fill up quickly, so plan to register as early as possible.

317-888-4401 x222
Monday – Thursday 9 am – 8 pm, Fridays 9 am – 4 pm


Auto Maintenance & Light Repair

Tool Kit available for $525

January 8 – April 24, 2018
Mondays & Tuesdays
6:00 – 9:00 pm

Like working on cars and trucks? Turn that interest into a solid, rewarding career you’ll enjoy for a lifetime. This course will help you acquire the skills and knowledge to perform entry level automotive maintenance. Students who successfully complete the course should have the knowledge to pass the ASE certification test in Auto Maintenance & Light Repair (G1). The student will be introduced to the below mentioned automotive systems:
 Engine Systems
 Automotive Transmission / Transaxle
 Manual Drive Train and Axles
 Suspension and Steering
 Brakes
 Electrical
 Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
Book, ASE registration fee, practice test, and testing fee are all included in the course fee.
After passing the certification test and providing proof of two years of relevant work experience, you will become ASE certified.
ASE Certification is a hallmark of top performing technicians, and many employers base their pay plans and bonuses on the number of ASE certifications achieved. Employers prefer to hire certified professionals over their non-certified peers.

Visit the National Institute for Automotive Excellence website, for more information on ASE certifications.

Welding Technology

Tool Kit available for $300

February 12 – May 14, 2018
Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays
6:00  – 9:00 pm

This course is designed for all skill levels, from beginners to those who have some training and wish to achieve high skill levels for sheet metal and structural plate certifications. Using the American Welding Society SENSE program, students are trained using knowledge-based assessments, workmanship sample procedures, and Performance Qualification Tests to earn a SENSE credential.

Welding emphasizes hands-on learning for adult students to become skilled in structural welding with the use of SMAW/stick (shield metal arc welding), GMAW/MIG (gas metal arc welding), and GTAW/TIG (gas tungsten arc welding). Typically, a SENSE Level 1: Entry Welder Certification in one type of welding can be obtained by attending one session and additional Entry Welder Certifications (3 total) by attending multiple course sessions.

Related areas covered include tool and equipment safety, oxyfuel and plasma cutting, and proper grinding techniques.

Visit the American Welding Society website, for more information on welding certifications and careers.


Students must wear jeans, a long sleeved shirt and leather shoes.

Basic safety equipment is required for participation in either welding course (no exceptions, must have by first class session):

  • Safety glasses
  • Welding Helmet
  • Fire-Resistant Welding Jacket
  • Gloves (MIG/stick & TIG gloves)
  • Ratchet Headgear w/ clear & green face shields
  • Welding Pliers

A beginner welder kit that includes all needed items is available for $300. Contact our office for an itemized list.

Hobby Welding

30 hours for $300
60 hours for $600
90 hours for $900

February 12 – May 14, 2018
Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays
6:00 – 9:00 pm

Purchase the amount of hours you need to work on your own welding project!

Access to CNC, one dimensional artwork, welding equipment (including shear, iron worker and bandsaw).

You must use all hours purchased within this session. Hours are used in 3 hour increments only. See clothing and basic safety equipment requirements above.



CNC Machine Operator Training

Want to earn $18.42 an hour?

There are more than 200 CNC machine operator jobs open per year in central Indiana and the median salary is 18.42/hour!

  • Get hands-on training on real CNC machines
  • Earn industry-recognized NIMS certications in just 140 hours
  • Class is held at Central Nine

Call for Spring dates.
Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays
5:30-9:30 pm

To register contact:

Linda Butler