Portage Lakes Career Center


High School



High School

Industry Certifications

PLCC provides the platform to gain industry-recognized credentials for 21st century careers. Connecting students to opportunities to earn industry-recognized credentials puts them on a path to success after high school.  Industry-recognized credentials are an innovative approach to truly recognize and account for a student’s hard work in becoming career ready.

College Credits

 In addition to earning industry-recognized credentials, our students have a number of ways to earn college credits in their program through options such as Early College High School, articulated credit, and CTAG credit, making higher education more affordable and within reach.

Real-World Readiness

A different learning environment to bring out the best in you!  Our labs are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and tools that will help prepare you for a real world setting.   We believe some of the most important learning comes from experiences – not text books.


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High School Career Tech Programs

Launching Your Future At PLCC

With over 40 years of experience, Portage Lakes Career Center is committed to helping students jump-start their futures and maximize their career potential.  Through “hands-on learning,” state-of-the-art technology” and “real-world” experience,” our students are exposed to career-technical programs and academic courses that offer rigorous and relevant training to better prepare them for today’s high-tech workplace and post secondary education.


Motivated Students

Portage Lakes Career Center is a school of choice for students to experience hands-on education in a career path that is interesting to them. Students find our courses relevant to a specific career path which helps them develop expertise, confidence and a strong work ethic while being trained by industry-experienced staff who are experts in their fields.


Teachers Who Care

We believe success demands a safe environment where individuals are respected and valued.  Our staff is committed to helping you succeed.  You will benefit from learning in a professional & caring environment from instructors who bring their professional experiences in their respective industry to the classroom.


Stay Safe! Student Helpline

Stay Safe – Speak Up!  It’s easy and confidential to report issues that affect your education or safety.  Click this link to  report any concerns you have.  Available all day. Every Day!

Partner Schools

During your time at PLCC, students have the opportunity to earn business and industry certifications and college credits leading to a successful transition to college and the region’s high-demand careers.


The Value of Career Technical Education
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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.