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

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
  • Electrician
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning


Everest University

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


Brightwood Career Institute

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


Brightwood College

  • California
  • Maryland
  • Tennessee
And More!
California
  • Riverside
Maryland
  • Baltimore
  • Beltsville
North Carolina
  • Charlotte
Tennessee
  • Nashville
Texas
  • Brownsville
  • El Paso
  • McAllen
  • Electrical Technician
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration


Northwestern Technological Institute

  • Southfield, Michigan
  • Climate Control Technology


Virginia College

Alabama
  • Birmingham
Louisiana
  • Baton Rouge
  • Shreveport
Mississippi
  • Jackson
South Carolina
  • Charleston
  • Spartanburg
  • CDL Combination Driver Training
  • CDL Straight Driver Training
  • HVAC-R


Lincoln Tech

  • Connecticut
  • New Jersey
  • Texas
And More!
Colorado
  • Denver
Connecticut
  • East Windsor
  • New Britain
  • Shelton
Georgia
  • Marietta
Illinois
  • Melrose Park
Indiana
  • Indianapolis
Maryland
  • Columbia
Massachusetts
  • Brockton
New Jersey
  • Mahwah
  • South Plainfield
  • Union
New York
  • Queens
Pennsylvania
  • Allentown
  • Philadelphia
Tennessee
  • Nashville
Texas
  • Grand Prairie
  • Automotive Technology
  • CNC Machining and Manufacturing
  • Collision Repair and Refinishing
  • Diesel Technology
  • Electrical/Electronics
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Technology and Skilled Trades
  • Welding Technology


Florida Career College

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


UEI College

Arizona
  • Phoenix
California
  • Anaheim
  • Gardena
  • Huntington Park
  • Ontario
  • Stockton
Texas
  • Houston
  • Automotive Technician
  • HVAC Technician


San Joaquin Valley College

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


San Joaquin Valley College Online

  • Online
  • Construction Management


YTI Career Institute

  • York, Pennsylvania
  • Electrical Technology
  • Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology
  • Motorsports Technology


Porter and Chester Institute

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


Sullivan College of Technology and Design

  • Louisville, Kentucky
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technology
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVAC-R)


Ecotech Institute

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


Advanced Technology Institute

  • Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • Automotive Technology
  • Automotive Technology with Service Management
  • Diesel/Heavy Vehicle Technology
  • Diesel/Heavy Vehicle Technology with Service Management
  • HVAC and Refrigeration
  • HVAC and Refrigeration with Service Management


National Aviation Academy

  • Tampa Bay, Florida
  • New England, Massachusetts
  • Aviation Maintenance Certification
  • Aviation Maintenance Professional
  • Aviation Maintenance Technology
  • Avionics Technology


South Texas Vocational Technical Institute

  • Corpus Christi, Texas
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration
  • Automotive Service Technician
  • Combination Welding


New York Automotive & Diesel Institute

  • Jamaica, New York
  • Certified Automotive Technician
  • Certified Truck & Diesel Technician
  • Master Automotive & Diesel Technician
  • Master Certified Automotive Technician
  • Master Certified Collision Repair Technician
  • Master Truck & Diesel Technician


Pinnacle Career Institute

  • Kansas City, Missouri
  • HVAC Technician
  • Wind Turbine Technology


Dorsey Schools

  • Dearborn, Michigan
  • Wayne-Westland, Michigan
  • Electrical Technician
  • HVAC Systems Technician


All-State Career School

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


Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology

  • Los Angeles, California
  • Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Aviation Electronics Technology
  • Aviation Flight - Professional Pilots
  • Aviation Maintenance Technology (A&P)
  • Aviation Technology Management
  • Nondestructive Testing
  • Quality Control


Northeast Technical Institute

  • Bangor Maine
  • Scarborough, Maine
  • HVAC/R Technician


Southern Technical College

5 Florida Campuses
  • Auburndale
  • Brandon
  • Mt. Dora
  • Orlando
  • Sanford
  • Applied Electronics Technology - HVAC Major
  • Electrical Trades Technology
  • HVAC
  • Welding


Pinnacle Career Institute - Online

  • Online
  • Wind Turbine Technician


Delta Technical College

  • Horn Lake, Mississippi
  • Ridgeland, Mississippi
  • HVAC / R - MAR Technician
  • Industrial, Commercial and Residential Electrician
  • Journeyman Welder


Midwest Technical Institute

  • East Peoria, Illinois
  • Moline, Illinois
  • Springfield, Illinois
  • Springfield, Missouri
  • HVAC / R - MAR Technician
  • Journeyman Welder


Southern Careers Institute

  • Austin, Texas
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • Auto Apprenticeship
  • Commercial Motor Vehicle Operator (CDL)
  • HVAC
  • Welding


New England Tractor Trailer Training School

  • Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Somers, Connecticut
  • North Andover, Massachusetts
  • Pawtucket, Rhode Island
  • Commercial Drivers License Training
  • HVAC Technician Training


Coyne College

  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Electrical Construction and Maintenance
  • Electrical Construction and Planning
  • HVACR


Arizona Automotive Institute

  • Glendale, Arizona
  • Automotive Service Technology
  • Combination Welding
  • Diesel - Heavy Truck
  • HVAC and Basic Refrigeration


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


Vista College

New Mexico
  • Las Cruces
Texas
  • Beaumont
  • College Station
  • El Paso
  • Killeen
  • Longview
  • Lubbock
  • Construction Management
  • Construction Technology
  • Cosmetology
  • Electrical Technician
  • HVAC
  • Trades Management - Electrical Technician
  • Trades Management - HVAC


InterCoast

5 California Locations
  • Anaheim
  • Fairfield
  • Rancho Cordova
  • Riverside
  • West Covina
  • Electrical Training
  • HVAC Technician


Institute of Technology

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


Automotive Training Center

  • Exton, Pennsylvania
  • Warminster, Pennsylvania
  • Automotive and Diesel Technology
  • Automotive and Hi-Performance Technology
  • Automotive Technology
  • Collision Reconditioning Technology
  • Marine Service Technology


HoHoKus School of Trade & Technical Sciences

  • Paterson, New Jersey
  • Building Maintenance Superintendent
  • Electrician Apprenticeship
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Plumber Apprenticeship
  • Structural Plate Welding


Marine Mechanics Institute

  • Orlando, Florida
  • Marine Mechanic Training


Motorcycle Mechanics Institute

  • Phoenix, Arizona
  • Orlando, Florida
  • Motorcycle Technician Specialist


Universal Technical Institute

  • Avondale, Arizona
  • Long Beach, California
  • Rancho Cucamonga, California
  • Sacramento, California
  • Orlando, Florida
  • Lisle, Illinois
  • Norwood, Massachusetts
  • Mooresville, North Carolina
  • Exton, Pennsylvania
  • Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
  • Houston, Texas
  • Automotive Technology
  • Collision Repair & Refinish Technology
  • Diesel & Industrial Technology


CDA's Maritime Welding

  • Jacksonville, Florida
  • Welding


IntelliTec Colleges

  • Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Automotive Technician
  • Refrigeration & HVAC


CDA Technical Institute

  • Jacksonville, Florida
  • Air/Mixed Gas Commercial Diver
  • Commercial Diving with Underwater Welding
  • DCBC Assessment
  • Dive Medic Technician
  • Hyperbaric Chamber Technician
  • Sport Diving Instructor


Milan Institute

  • Bakersfield West, California
  • Electrician
  • Oil and Gas Instrumentation Technician


Remington College

  • Mobile, Alabama
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Cleveland, Ohio
  • Memphis, Tennessee
  • Dallas (Garland), Texas
  • Ft. Worth, Texas
  • Houston Southeast (Webster), Texas
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
  • Process Technology



*Payscale.com, website last accessed May 11, 2016.