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Finish Plumbing Trade School in Under 10 Months

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) residential & light commercial 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 HVAC principles

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

Enroll Now for the PLCC Residential & Light Commercial 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 the EPA Refrigerant Recovery Core + Level 1 (Small Appliances) certification.

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Admissions Policy Statement

Students looking to enroll in the above-listed program must 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.


Class size is limited to 15 students.






Monday – Thursday

5 pm – 9 pm




Frequently Asked Questions About Our Plumbing Program

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.

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We take pride in our facility and welcome the opportunity to show it off!  You would never buy a car without looking at it first.  Choosing the place to give you a head start on a successful path in life should be no different.  We invite you to schedule a tour of our beautiful campus.  We’re pretty sure you’ll be impressed!

If you are a high school student, please note that you will have several opportunities to visit PLCC during your sophomore year.

Once we receive your request, a PLCC staff member will follow up directly. Thank you for your interest, we look forward to seeing you soon.

Portage Lakes Career Center is accessible to visitors with physical disabilities. Visitors should contact the Main Office at 330-896-8200 prior to arrival for parking instructions and other information.