Fulfill your academic requirements at PLCC with a variety of academic courses, led by our outstanding instructional staff. At PLCC, we offer 18 Career Technical training programs to choose from but realize the importance of excelling and completing your academic requirements to prepare you for graduation. Career Center students have the option of taking their required academic courses at PLCC or at their home school.
All full-day students are issued a Chromebook as part of the Career Center’s plan to develop 21st Century Learners. Students will have the ability to use the Chromebook both in the classroom and at home.
Below is an overview of our academic classes.
Courses subject to change
Are you eager for a challenge and prepared to tackle college-level academics in high school? If so, Early College High School may be a prefect fit. Portage Lakes Career Center has developed an unprecedented model that will allow our students to earn a FREE Associate Degree from The University of Akron’s College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST) while completing their high school experience. Early College High School (ECHS) students will earn technical credits through their career technical program and complete their academic general education requirements in PLCC’s Distance Learning Lab.
All college expenses, including textbooks and tuition, are covered by PLCC. Each Associate Degree has a path to a Bachelor’s Degree and additional graduate education opportunities at The University of Akron and other institutions across Ohio.
If you plan to go to college, ECHS is your opportunity to learn technical skills, attain industry certifications, prepare for a career, and earn a college degree upon graduation from high school – AT NO COST. Rather than enrolling in a few AP classes or taking CCP classes that may or may not fulfill a college’s requirements, ECHS offers a direct path to a portable degree.
PLCC’s ECHS program will begin the summer before your junior year. Classes will be taken at PLCC and instructed in person by a University of Akron instructor.
*Applying to the ECHS program is in addition to the Career Tech program application. Please click the link below for the ECHS application.
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.