Vocational & Skilled Trade Schools

Vocational and Skilled Trade Schools Trade schools can equip you with the tools you need to go after a job that lets you use your hands to make a noticeable impact in the world. In fact, the skilled trades represent some of the smartest and most fulfilling job choices available today.

If you enjoy building stuff, fixing problems, and doing work that is truly useful, then learning a trade is one of the best ways to get closer to a life you can really be proud of. As an example, people who have attended welding school and joined the industry report a high level of satisfaction with their work.*

North America is experiencing a shortage of qualified trades people. With an education from the right vocational training school, you can get the relevant abilities and understanding related to the field that employers are seeking in new hires. Plus, by learning a skilled trade, you could soon have a career that is safe from overseas outsourcing. As a trades person, you can master the kind of work that can only be carried out locally.

Whether you are looking to pursue your career interest at an automotive technology, plumbing, carpentry, or electrician school—or training in one of many other trades—there are plenty of opportunities if you want an essential, hands-on career. Genuine satisfaction in the work you do could soon be yours. Learn more about how you can get started by checking out these trade schools today!



Featured Schools

Kaplan Career Institute

  • Broomall, Pennsylvania
  • Franklin Mills, Pennsylvania
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Computer Numerical Control Machinist
  • Electrical Technician
  • HVAC/R


Kaplan College

  • California
  • Indiana
  • Texas
And More!
California
  • Bakersfield
Indiana
  • Southeast Indianapolis
Ohio
  • Dayton
Tennessee
  • Nashville
Texas
  • Arlington
  • Brownsville
  • El Paso
  • McAllen
  • Computer Numerical Control
  • Electrical Technician
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning/Refrigeration
  • Oil Field Operator


TESST College of Technology

  • Baltimore, Maryland
  • Beltsville, Maryland
  • Electrical Technician
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning/Refrigeration


Westech College

  • Fontana, California
  • Moreno Valley, California
  • HVAC Technician


UEI College

  • Phoenix, Arizona
  • Gardena, California
  • Houston, Texas
  • Automotive Technician
  • HVAC Technician


San Joaquin Valley College Online

  • Online
  • Construction Management


San Joaquin Valley College

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


Florida Career College

9 Florida Locations
  • Hialeah
  • Jacksonville
  • Kendall
  • Lauderdale Lakes
  • Margate
  • Orlando
  • Pembroke Pines
  • Tampa
  • West Palm Beach
  • HVAC Technician


Everest College

  • Arlington (Mid Cities), Texas
  • Chesapeake, Virginia
  • Electrician
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning


Everest Institute

Michigan
  • Southfield
New Jersey
  • South Plainfield
Texas
  • Austin
  • Houston Bissonnet
  • San Antonio
  • Carpentry
  • Electrician
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
  • Plumbing Technology


Everest University

  • Orange Park, Florida
  • Tampa, Florida
  • Electrician
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning


Ecotech Institute

  • Denver, Colorado
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Facility Management Technology
  • Power Utility Technician
  • Renewable Energy Technology
  • Residential Energy Management
  • Solar Energy Technology
  • Wind Energy Technology


Porter and Chester Institute

Connecticut
  • Branford
  • Enfield
  • Rocky Hill
  • Stratford
  • Watertown
Massachusetts
  • Canton
  • Chicopee
  • Woburn
  • Worcester
  • Automotive Technology
  • Electrician: Industrial, Commercial, & Residential
  • HVACR (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration)


Redstone College

  • Denver, Colorado
  • Airframe and Powerplant
  • Avionics
  • HVAC
  • Wind Energy Technology


All-State Career School

  • Baltimore, Maryland
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Electrical Systems Technology
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
  • Welding Technician


Fortis College

  • Over 10 Locations in 9 States
  • Alabama
  • Ohio
  • Virginia
And More!
Alabama
  • Dothan
  • Foley
  • Mobile
  • Montgomery
Georgia
  • Atlanta
Indiana
  • Indianapolis
Louisiana
  • Baton Rouge
Ohio
  • Centerville
  • Cincinnati
  • Columbus
  • Cuyahoga Falls
  • Ravenna
South Carolina
  • Columbia
Texas
  • Houston South
Utah
  • Salt Lake City
Virginia
  • Norfolk
  • Richmond
  • Electrical Systems Technician
  • Electrical Trades
  • HVAC
  • HVACR
  • Welding Technology


Fortis Institute

  • Over 5 Locations in 6 States
  • Florida
  • New Jersey
  • Texas
And More!
Alabama
  • Birmingham
Florida
  • Pensacola
  • Port St. Lucie
New Jersey
  • Lawrenceville
  • Wayne
Pennsylvania
  • Erie
  • Forty Fort
Tennessee
  • Cookeville
  • Nashville
Texas
  • Houston North
  • Advanced Tractor Trailer Driving
  • Construction Management
  • Electrical Systems Technician
  • Electrical Trades
  • Electronic Systems Technician
  • HVAC
  • HVACR
  • Welding


Douglas Education Center

  • Monessen, Pennsylvania
  • Commercial Driver's License
  • Natural Gas Extraction & Distribution Techniques


American School of Technology

  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning - Refrigeration


Everglades University

  • Online
  • Alternative and Renewable Energy Management
  • Aviation/Aerospace
  • Construction Management


Pinnacle Career Institute - Online

  • Online
  • Wind Turbine Technician


Ridley-Lowell Business & Technical Institute

  • Danbury, Connecticut
  • New London, Connecticut
  • Binghamton, New York
  • Poughkeepsie, New York
  • West Warwick, Rhode Island
  • Electrical Systems Technician
  • HVAC Installation & Service Technician


Career College of Northern Nevada

  • Sparks, Nevada
  • HVAC-R Service Technician
  • Welding


WyoTech

  • Daytona, Florida
  • Laramie, Wyoming
  • Advanced Automotive/Diesel Combination
  • Applied Service Management
  • Automotive Technology
  • Collision/Refinishing Technology
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
  • Marine Technology
  • Motorcycle Technology
    • Asian Concentration
    • European Concentration
    • Harley-Davidson Concentration
    • Off-Road Power Concentration
  • Motorsports Chassis Fabrication
  • Street Rod and Custom Fabrication
  • Trim and Upholstery


Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology

  • Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Aviation Electronics Technology
  • Aviation Flight
  • Aviation Maintenance Technology
  • Aviation Technology Management
  • Nondestructive Testing
  • Quality Control



*Payscale.com, website last accessed September 19, 2014.