Take Plumbing Classes With Convenient Evening Hours, All-inclusive Tuition

Get prepared for an in-demand career in plumbing in less than 10 months at the Portage Lakes Career Center (PLCC) plumbing school in Uniontown, Ohio. With all-inclusive tuition and convenient evening hours for plumbing classes, you’ll get hands-on experience in a modern learning environment. 

Many residential, commercial, and industrial plumbing jobs are available now for apprentice, journeyman, and licensed plumbers.

Hands-on Plumbing Training Led By Certified Instructors

At PLCC, our plumbing school instructor is a certified teacher and an experienced plumber who shares their real-world experience with our students. During your plumbing classes, you’ll become proficient in:

  • Plumbing tools and safety
  • Plumbing code and mathematics
  • Proper assembly of various piping systems
  • Plumbing system installation
  • Blueprint reading
  • Basic stick and MIG welding
  • Basic HVAC principles

As a PLCC plumbing technology school student, you will also complete numerous hands-on labs and activities. 

Enroll Now for the PLCC Plumbing Program

At PLCC, there are no hidden fees in your tuition. In addition, we are currently offering test-optional enrollment (see our statement below for complete information).

Upon completion of plumbing courses, you will  qualify to take an AWS welding certification and the EPA Refrigerant Recovery Core + Level 1 (Small Appliances) certification.

Apply today! Class size is limited to 15 students.

All-inclusive Tuition: $8,495
Class Schedule: Monday – Thursday: 5 pm – 9 pm
Course Length: 600 hours

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Frequently Asked Questions About Plumbing Technology School and Careers

How do I become a licensed plumber in Ohio?

Immediately preceding your application to sit for the Ohio Construction Industry Licensing Board (OCILB) examination for plumbing, you must have, among other requirements, one of the following: 

  1. At least five years of experience as a plumbing tradesperson (including work as an apprentice and journeyman) under a licensed contractor on plumbing projects requiring a permit. 
  2. At least three years of business experience in the construction industry in plumbing as a currently registered engineer in Ohio. 

In addition, licensed plumbers are required to register as contractors with each Ohio county and major city where they provide services.

How much does a master plumber make in Ohio?

According to OhioMeansJobs.com, plumbers make between $39,920 – $72,450 annually (average is $55,280), depending on location, skill level, and other factors.  

How long is plumbing school?

At PLCC’s accredited plumbing school, we offer a convenient night school plumbing course for our adult plumbing students, enabling them to complete their basic training in just under 10 months.

How much is plumbing trade school?

At the PLCC plumbing career school, we offer an all-inclusive tuition of $8,495. That includes the cost of any tools, equipment, and learning materials you will need in the classroom.

What types of jobs are available for plumbers?

Plumbers work in commercial, residential, and industrial buildings to assemble, install, or repair pipes, fittings, or fixtures of heating, water, or drainage systems. This work must be done according to specifications or plumbing codes. 

Related careers include pipefitters and steamfitters, boilermakers, and pipelayers.


Additional Plumbing Program Information

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Placement Methodology

Student Handbook

Plumbing 2021-2022  School Calendar

Test-optional Admissions Policy Statement

Effective May 8, 2020, Portage Lakes Career Center will be operating under a test-optional admissions policy* for the following programs: Cosmetology, Dual Esthetician & Nail Tech, Esthetician, Nail Technician, EKG and Phlebotomy Technician, Automotive Technician, HVAC-R Technician, Welding Technology, Manufacturing Technologies and Plumbing Technologies.

With the ACT WorkKeys Assessment currently unavailable, PLCC feels that students should still be given the opportunity to secure enrollment for the upcoming school year and has, therefore, modified its admissions requirements to a test-optional policy. 

Students looking to enroll in the above-listed programs can now opt to submit an official high school or GED transcript to be reviewed. Team members will grant student placement only after evaluating the transcript and determining that it meets all criteria for admission. Students who still wish to test in order to be considered for program enrollment may do so once testing and normal operations resume. 

*PLEASE NOTE: This test-optional policy DOES NOT APPLY to the Practical Nursing program. Students hoping to enroll in that program MUST test.

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