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

Altierus Career College

  • Tampa, Florida
  • Norcross, Georgia
  • Houston Bissonnet, Texas
  • Electrician
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning


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
  • CNC Machining and Manufacturing
  • Collision Repair and Refinishing
  • Diesel Technology
  • Electrical/Electronics
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Welding Technology


UEI College

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


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


YTI Career Institute

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


San Joaquin Valley College

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


Florida Career College

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


Porter and Chester Institute

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


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


Delta Technical College

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


Midwest Technical Institute

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


J-Tech Institute

  • Jacksonville, Florida
  • Automotive Technology
  • Diesel Technology


McCann School of Business & Technology

  • Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • Commercial and Industrial Maintenance Technician


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


Northwestern Technological Institute

  • Southfield, Michigan
  • Climate Control Technology


Sullivan University

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


Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology

  • Los Angeles, California
  • Riverside, California
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Airframe and Powerplant
  • Aviation Electronics Technology
  • Aviation Maintenance Technology
  • HVAC
  • Nondestructive Testing
  • Quality Control Management


Florida Tech Online

  • Online
  • Aviation Management


Platt College - Oklahoma

  • Moore, Oklahoma
  • Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration
  • Combination Welding


National Aviation Academy

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


Vista College

Arkansas
  • Fort Smith
New Mexico
  • Las Cruces
Texas
  • Beaumont
  • College Station
  • El Paso
  • Killeen
  • Longview
  • Construction Management
  • Construction Technology
  • Electrical Technician
  • HVAC
  • Industrial Maintenance Mechanic
  • Trades Management - HVAC


Arizona Automotive Institute

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


The Refrigeration School

  • Phoenix, Arizona
  • 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


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


Southern Technical College

  • Auburndale, Florida
  • Brandon, Florida
  • Orlando, Florida
  • Sanford, Florida
  • Electrical Trades Technology
  • HVAC
  • Welding


Remington College

  • Alabama
  • Louisiana
  • Texas
And More!
Alabama
  • Mobile
Louisiana
  • Baton Rouge
  • Lafayette
Ohio
  • Cleveland
South Carolina
  • Columbia
Tennessee
  • Memphis
  • Nashville
Texas
  • Dallas (Garland)
  • Fort Worth
  • Houston Southeast (Webster)
  • Facility Maintenance
  • Facility Maintenance and Technology
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
  • Industrial Mechanics and Automated Systems
  • Process Technology


Southern Careers Institute

  • Austin, Texas
  • Harlingen, Texas
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • HVAC
  • Welding


Institute of Technology

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


IntelliTec Colleges

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


Eastwick College

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


New England Tractor Trailer Training School

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


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

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


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
  • Diesel Mechanics
  • Home Inspector
  • Home Remodeling and Repair
  • HVACR Technician
  • Landscaping Technology
  • Locksmith & Home Security Technician
  • Motorcycle Repair Technician
  • Plumber
  • Residential Electrician
  • Small Engine Repair
  • Travel/Tourism Specialist
  • Wildlife/Forestry Conservation


All-State Career School

  • Baltimore, Maryland
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 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
South Carolina
  • Columbia
Texas
  • Houston South
Utah
  • Salt Lake City
Virginia
  • Norfolk
  • Richmond
  • 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
  • Forty Fort
Tennessee
  • Cookeville
  • Nashville
Texas
  • Houston North
  • Advanced Tractor Trailer Driving
  • Class A CDL Driving
  • Commercial Truck Driver Training
  • Electrical Systems Technology
  • Electronic Systems Technician
  • Electrical Trades
  • HVAC
  • HVACR



* Payscale.com, website last accessed September 21, 2017.