California Skilled Trades Schools

smiling construction workerYou want a career that takes you outside of the cubicle, where you get to work with your hands, and take on new challenges every day. A career in the trades is a great way to make this your reality. You can train to join fields like construction, automotive and motorcycle technology, HVAC, plumbing, welding, and more.

Whether you can picture yourself taking on project management tasks for construction companies, installing heating and air conditioning systems within homes and offices, or souping up hot rods in an automotive shop, specialized training can prepare you to join a steady career field.

Electrician. Construction manager. HVAC technician. Automotive service technician. Motorcycle mechanic. Start working toward the job role you want. Find the school for you right now!

Featured Schools

Brightwood College

  • Riverside
  • Electrical Technician

UEI College

  • Gardena
  • Huntington Park
  • Ontario
  • Stockton
  • Automotive Technician
  • HVAC Technician

San Joaquin Valley College

7 California Locations
  • Bakersfield
  • Fresno
  • Hesperia
  • Lancaster
  • Modesto
  • Ontario
  • Visalia
  • Aviation Maintenance Technology
  • Construction Management
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
  • Industrial Maintenance Technology

Milan Institute

  • Bakersfield West
  • Electrician
  • Oil and Gas Instrumentation Technician


6 California Locations
  • Anaheim
  • Carson
  • Elk Grove
  • Fairfield
  • Riverside
  • West Covina
  • Electrical Training
  • HVAC Technician

Institute of Technology

  • Clovis
  • Modesto
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
  • Industrial Maintenance and Automated Technology

Universal Technical Institute

  • Long Beach
  • Rancho Cucamonga
  • Sacramento
  • Automotive Technology
  • Collision Repair & Refinish Technology
  • Diesel & Industrial Technology