Century Career Center Importance


Payton Mucker

Richard Strohl teaches Melissa Denny’s class how to change a tire.

The Century Career Center provides quality career and technical education programs to students from Logansport High School and also other surrounding schools, including Pioneer, Caston, Rochester, Lewis Cass, Carrol, and Winamac High School.

Students gain many opportunities while trying to figure out what they would like to do for their future careers. Century Career Center provides multiple College and Career Pathways, including Health Science, Agriculture, Media and Communication, Criminal Justice, etc. Teacher Jeanie Goad, who teaches in the Health Science department, shares why she feels the Career Center is important for graduation.

“I would say that it is important for graduation because down here we give more hands-on experience in a lot of the classes, and I think we bring real-world experiences to the classroom,” Goad said.

Being taught by teachers who have already been through their field of study gives students a more empathetic way of learning.

“A lot of times we can tell students experiences that we’ve had, so it might be something that helps them understand or grasp the concept or just get a good feeling about whatever that content is if we can give them examples and life experiences,” Goad said.

Another opinion of why the Career Center is important for graduation is to become familiar with the field of study that the student thinks that they are interested in. Students who live in other places, who do not have the Career Center option, may go into college thinking that they want to go into one career that they don’t know much about, but then, later on, decide that they want to do something different.

“I think it gives the student a better understanding of what careers are all about and helps them not waste time,” Principles of Healthcare/Anatomy and Physiology teacher Kathy Rozzi said, “This course, I’m sure has helped students learn more about health careers, and it’s going to help them not to waste time going in one direction and then find out later on that it’s not what they want to do.”

It is important to get these Century Career classes so students can get the advantages once they get to the next level after high school. According to the Century Career Center website, they offer dual credit courses for students attending the Career Center.

“Century Career Center has partnered with Ivy Tech Community College and Vincennes University to offer 50 dual credit courses for students attending the Career Center.”

This plays along with how different the Century Career Center is from the actual high school. Rozzi also shares her thoughts on this.

“The way I understand it is that it’s career based. The Career Center is all about different careers whether they are college or technical school, or not any of those things. Whereas, I feel as if the high school’s focus is mainly getting everybody to college more than anything, and the Career Center is more helping students find their right career path,” Rozzi said.

Career Center Pathways

Advanced Manufacturing

  • Introduction to Precision Machining
  • Precision Machine Technology I & II
  • Introduction to Welding
  • Welding I & II

Art, Media, & Communication

  • Introduction to Commerical Art & Graphic Design
  • Commercial Art & Graphic Design I & II
  • Commercial Digital Photography

Introduction to TV & Radio Production

  • Television & Radio Production I & II

Building & Construction

  • Introduction to Building Trades
  • Architectural Design
  • Civil Engineering & Architecture

Business & InformationTechnology

  • Computer Technology Support – IC3
  • 3D Computer Animation I & II
  • Introduction to Programming and Software Development
  • Programming Software Development I & II
  • Introduction to Business
  • Sports & Entertainment Marketing
  • Accounting & Financial Responsibility
  • Marketing in Hospitality
  • Business Math
  • Entrepreneurship and New Ventures
  • Advanced Career Information Internship

Criminal Justice

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Justice I
  • Criminal Justice II (Police Science)

Education and Training

  • Early Childhood Education I
  • Early Childhood Education II
  • Professional Career Internship
  • Interdisciplinary Cooperative Education (ICE)

Engineering, Science, & Technology

  • Introduction to Engineering Design
  • Principles of Engineering
  • Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
  • Engineering Design & Development

Health Science

  • Introduction to Health Science I
  • Health Science II – Medical Law & Ethics
  • Health Science II – Introduction to Medical Assisting
  • Health Science II – Pharmacy
  • Medical Terminology
  • Health Careers II – Exploration
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Health Science II – Certified Nursing Assistant


  • Introduction to Auto Service
  • Automotive Service Technology I & II
  • Introduction to Automotive Collision Repair
  • Automotive Collision Repair I & II