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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, many 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

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
New Jersey
  • Mahwah
  • South Plainfield
  • Union
New York
  • Queens
Pennsylvania
  • Allentown
  • Philadelphia
Tennessee
  • Nashville
Texas
  • Grand Prairie
  • Automotive Technology
  • Collision Repair and Refinishing
  • Diesel Technology
  • Electrical/Electronics
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Machining and Manufacturing
  • Welding Technology


UEI College

Arizona
  • Phoenix
California
  • Anaheim
  • Bakersfield
  • Chula Vista
  • Encino
  • Fresno
  • Gardena
  • Huntington Park
  • Ontario
  • Riverside
  • Sacramento
  • San Marcos
  • Stockton
  • West Covina
Georgia
  • Morrow
  • Automotive Technician
  • Electrician Technician
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
  • Welding


J-Tech Institute

  • Jacksonville, Florida
  • Automotive Technology
  • Diesel Technology


Pennco Tech

  • Blackwood, New Jersey
  • Bristol, Pennsylvania
  • Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, Heating
  • Automotive Body & Paint Technician
  • Automotive Technology
  • Diesel/Truck Technology
  • Electrician
  • Plumbing and Heating Technology


Arizona Automotive Institute

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


Florida Career College

Florida
  • Boynton Beach
  • Hialeah
  • Jacksonville
  • Lauderdale Lakes
  • Margate
  • Miami
  • Orlando
  • Pembroke Pines
  • Tampa
  • West Palm Beach
Texas
  • Houston
  • Automotive Technician
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning


Summit College

  • Colton, California
  • El Cajon, California
  • Santa Ana, California
  • Electrician
  • HVAC
  • Welding Basic


Carrington College

  • Phoenix, Arizona
  • Electrical Technology
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration
  • Industrial Maintenance Technology


YTI Career Institute

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


Porter and Chester Institute

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


Sullivan University

  • Louisville, Kentucky
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technology
  • HVAC


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
  • Welding Technology
  • Welding Technology with Service Management


Northwestern Technological Institute

  • Southfield, Michigan
  • Climate Control Technology


The Refrigeration School

  • Phoenix, Arizona
  • Electrical Applications
  • Electro-Mechanical Technologies
  • Refrigeration Technologies
  • Welding Specialist


South Texas Vocational Technical Institute

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


Tulsa Welding School

  • Jacksonville, Florida
  • Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Houston, Texas
  • Electrical Applications
  • Electro-Mechanical Technologies
  • Professional Welder
  • Professional Welder with Pipefitting
  • Refrigeration Technologies
  • Welding Specialist
  • Welding Specialist with Pipefitting


Florida Tech

  • Online
  • Aviation Management


Edge Tech Academy

  • Arlington, Texas
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Basic Refrigeration


National Aviation Academy

  • Tampa Bay, Florida
  • New England, Massachusetts
  • Advanced Aircraft Systems
  • Aviation Maintenance Professional
  • Aviation Maintenance Technician


New England Tractor Trailer Training School

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


Southern Technical College

7 Florida Campuses
  • Auburndale
  • Brandon
  • Ft. Myers
  • Orlando
  • Port Charlotte
  • Sanford
  • Tampa
  • Electrical Technology
  • Electrical Trades Technology
  • HVAC
  • Welding Technology


Delta Technical College

  • Horn Lake, Mississippi
  • Ridgeland, Mississippi
  • HVAC / R - MAR Technician
  • Journeyman Welder


Midwest Technical Institute

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


The Auto/Diesel Institute of Michigan

  • Owosso, Michigan
  • Automotive Services Technology
  • Diesel Service Technology
  • Welding


Baker College

  • Flint, Michigan
  • Electrical Engineering


McCann School of Business & Technology

  • Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • Commercial and Industrial Maintenance Technician


Dorsey Schools

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


Coyne College

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


InterCoast

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


Eastwick College

  • Nutley, New Jersey
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Technology


Remington College

  • Alabama
  • Louisiana
  • Texas
And More!
Alabama
  • Mobile
Louisiana
  • Baton Rouge
  • Lafayette
Ohio
  • Cleveland
Tennessee
  • Memphis
  • Nashville
Texas
  • Dallas (Garland)
  • Fort Worth
  • Houston Southeast (Webster)
  • North Houston (Greenspoint)
  • Facility Maintenance
  • Facility Maintenance and Technology
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
  • Process Technology


HoHoKus School of Trade & Technical Sciences

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


Automotive Training Center

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


Motorcycle Mechanics Institute

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


Universal Technical Institute

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Texas
And More!
Arizona
  • Avondale
California
  • Long Beach
  • Rancho Cucamonga
  • Sacramento
Florida
  • Orlando
Illinois
  • Lisle
New Jersey
  • Bloomfield
North Carolina
  • Mooresville
Pennsylvania
  • Exton
Texas
  • Dallas/Fort Worth
  • Houston
  • Automotive Technology
  • Collision Repair & Refinish Technology
  • Diesel & Industrial Technology


Marine Mechanics Institute

  • Orlando, Florida
  • Marine Mechanic Training


CDA Technical Institute ‐ Voltage Lineworker

  • Jacksonville, Florida
  • Voltage Lineworker


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


Penn Foster Career School

  • Online & Distance Education
  • Appliance Repair
  • Carpenter
  • Home Inspector
  • Home Remodeling and Repair
  • Landscaping Technology
  • Locksmith & Home Security Technician
  • Motorcycle Repair Technician
  • Plumber
  • Small Engine Repair


Penn Foster College

  • Online & Distance Learning
  • Auto Repair Technician
  • Diesel Mechanics/Heavy Truck Maintenance
  • Gunsmith
  • HVACR Technician
  • Residential Electrician
  • Wildlife/Forestry Conservation


Ashworth College

  • Online
  • Automotive Automatic Transmissions
  • Automotive Engine Performance
  • Automotive HVAC
  • Automotive Manual Drive Trains
  • Automotive Technician
  • Carpentry
  • Construction Management
  • Diesel Mechanic
  • Electrician Training
  • Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Home Inspection
  • Landscape Design
  • Locksmithing
  • Plumbing


Altierus Career College

  • Tampa, Florida
  • Electrical Technician
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)


San Joaquin Valley College

10 California Locations
  • Bakersfield
  • Fresno
  • Hesperia
  • Lancaster
  • Modesto
  • Ontario
  • Rancho Mirage
  • Santa Maria
  • Temecula
  • Visalia
  • Aviation Maintenance Technology
  • Construction Management
  • Electrical Technology
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
  • Industrial Maintenance Technology


Southern Careers Institute

5 Texas Locations
  • Austin
  • Brownsville
  • Harlingen
  • San Antonio
  • Waco
  • Electrical Technician
  • HVAC
  • Welding