Portage Lakes Career Center


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Student Conduct

Students attending the PLCC Adult Training Center are expected to adhere to all regulations set forth by the PLCC Board of Education and the PLCC Adult Education Student Handbook.

Additional Policies

School Closing

In the event of inclement weather, local radio and television stations will broadcast an announcement pertaining to the closing.  DAY SCHOOL CLOSING DOES NOT NECESSARILY MEAN THAT EVENING ADULT CLASSES ARE CANCELED.  CHECK THIS WEB SITE AFTER 2PM.

Class Rescheduling

If an adult education class is canceled due to an emergency, weather condition, or teacher absence, a makeup class may be scheduled at the discretion of PLCC.

Completion Requirements

Students who successfully complete a full-time program will receive a Career Passport, which includes a Certificate of Completion, transcript, list of competencies learned, and more. Completion standards include a minimum of 90% attendance and a “C” average (requirements in some programs may be higher).

Transfer Policies

Portage Lakes Career Center does not grant credits and any credit awarded is at the discretion of the other institution.

Transfer of Students Between Programs

Prior to the program start date, registered students may not transfer to another program.  Students must withdraw from their current program and re-register for another program.  PLCC does not allow the transfer of credit between programs.

Academic Grades

A student’s academic progress will be measured on the following scale:

95 -100% = A

93 – 94%  = A-

90 – 92%  = B+

88 – 89%  = B 

85 – 87%  = B- 
82 – 84%  = C+

80 – 81%  = C

77 – 79%  = C –
74 – 76%  = D+

72 – 73%  = D

69 – 71%  = D-

0 – 68%    = F
NOTE – A “C” (80% or above) is required as a final grade in each course.


Portage Lakes Career Center is a TOBACCO-FREE campus

Annual Campus Safety and Security Report

The Portage Lakes Career Center maintains a secure campus with on-duty instructional hours staff monitoring and layered safety measures. The law enforcement response is provided by the Summit County Sheriff’s Office. The emergency medical and fire responses are provided by the Green Fire Department.


Topics including “Visitors”, Adult Student Identification”, and “Emergency Drills” are covered in the online PLCC Adult Education Student Handbook. The Clery Act crime reporting requirements are also explained in the handbook. To view these Federal Bureau of Investigation Uniform Crime Reporting statistics and categories for the Annual Campus Safety and Security Report please click here and enter “Portage Lakes Career Center” “Uniontown” “Ohio”, and follow the prompts.

Should you have questions or concerns please contact The Portage Lakes Career Center’s Chief Administrator Superintendent K. Redmond (kredmond@plcc.edu), or Coordinator of Safety and Security Lieutenant C. Saler (csaler@plcc.edu).


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Student Grievance Procedure

Portage Lakes Career Center believes that complaints and grievances are best handled and resolved by the individuals closely involved. Therefore, the proper steps for handling complaints involving instruction or discipline are with the coordinators and instructors or the Adult Education Program Manager. 


The following are the steps to be taken by the student filing a grievance:

The student must obtain a grievance form from the Adult Education Department, complete the form, and submit it to the instructor or coordinator within three (3) working days of the incident. The instructor will respond verbally and in writing to the student by completing the form within three (3) working days and returning the form to the student. If a satisfactory resolution is achieved, no further action is necessary.    


If a satisfactory resolution is not achieved, the student may submit the form to the Adult Education Program Manager no later than three (3) working days after receiving the written notification from the instructor. The Adult Education Program Manager will reply verbally and in writing to the student within three (3) working days after receipt of the grievance form.


If a satisfactory resolution is still not achieved, the student should submit the form to the Assistant Superintendent no later than three (3) working days after receiving written notification from the Adult Education Program Manager. When the Assistant Superintendent has received the form, a decision will be made regarding the grievance within three (3) working days of the written notification. The student will also be given the opportunity to meet with the Superintendent. The decision of the Assistant Superintendent will be final and the process will end.

Students have the right to contact the Council on Occupational Education (COE), an independent agency responsible for the accreditation of Portage Lakes Career Center. When a complaint raises issues regarding an institution’s ability to meet accreditation criteria, COE will forward a copy of the complaint to the institution and request a formal response.  Complaints may be filed with COE at http://www.council.org/feedback/ or by calling 800-917-2081.  The mailing address of COE is 7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325, Atlanta, Georgia 30350.

Adult Education Full & Part-time Faculty

Marsha Keim, RN, BSN
Kent State University
Practical Nursing Instructor 
Amber Berry, MSN
Kent State University 
Practical Nursing 
Margaret Johnson, RN, BSN, MEd
Ashland University
Practical Nursing Coordinator
Elizabeth Cadile
West Branch High School, Diploma
Nail Technician Instructor
Jerry Syme
Alliance High School, Diploma
Welding Technology Instructor

Felicia Coldsnow
Kent State University
Esthetician and Nail Technician Instructor
Dawn Simpson
Canton South High School, Diploma
Cosmetology Instructor
Kim Fulks
Coventry High School and Portage Lakes Career Center,
Esthetician Instructor
Keith Francis
Kent State University, BS in IT
Manufacturing Technologies Instructor
Pauline Bennett
Dwight D. Eisenhower High School, Diploma
Phlebotomy and EKG Technician Instructor
Melissa Baumhoer, RN, BSN
Kent State University
Practical Nursing Instructor
Ben Chouinard
Kirtland Community College, Associate Degree
HVAC Instructor

Schedule a Tour

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.