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Are You Interested In Discovering Your Passion & Designing Your Future?

Portage Lakes Career Center is a school of choice for students to experience hands-on education in a specific career path.  Our Career Technical Education (CTE) courses are different from those offered at a traditional high school.  The training students receive is relevant to their future career goals and is taught in a way that makes education more exciting & fun. 

PLCC offers 17 exciting and challenging career technical programs in a wide variety of fields ranging from transportation systems such as Auto Technology to human service fields such as Cosmetology and manufacturing fields such as Welding.  Our CTE courses prepare students for both college AND careers.

Visiting PLCC

We primarily serve students from our four partner districts; Coventry, Green, Manchester, and Springfield.   In November of your sophomore year, you will have the opportunity to visit PLCC in person during our Sophomore Visit Days. During this visit, you will select 3 programs that you are interested in learning more about and get an up-close look at what hands-on learning is like at PLCC.  Following the Visit Days we will have an evening Career Open House event where you can bring your parents/guardians back to explore all that PLCC has to offer with you.

Click on your home school button to select your 3 programs to visit.

Placement In A Program

Students seeking enrollment must have two years of high school education prior to admission.  Each home school is guaranteed a minimum number of seats in each program, proportional to the enrollment in that school.  Students who apply for programs that are full will be selected by a lottery system.   We begin placing students after the priority deadline which is typically in early December.

When To Apply

We are dedicated to connecting students to success by aligning them with the best pathway that suits their interests, skills, and aspirations.  Many of our programs fill quickly so we encourage students who are eager to get the process started to apply online before the priority deadline in December.  If you miss that deadline, no worries!  We still continue to accept applications all the way up to the start of the school year.  If you or your parents/guardians have questions, we encourage you to contact one of our Admission Coordinators at 330-896-8276.

Additional Resources

Course Catalog

Portage Lakes Career Center offers 17 exciting and challenging career technical programs in a wide variety of fields ranging from mechanical trades to human service fields. See them all in our Course Catalog.

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.