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

Brightwood College

  • California
  • Maryland
  • Tennessee
And More!
California
  • Riverside
Indiana
  • Southeast Indianapolis
Maryland
  • Baltimore
  • Beltsville
North Carolina
  • Charlotte
Ohio
  • Dayton
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
  • Florida
  • South Carolina
And More!
Alabama
  • Birmingham
  • Mobile
Florida
  • Jacksonville
Louisiana
  • Baton Rouge
  • Shreveport
South Carolina
  • Charleston
  • Spartanburg
Tennessee
  • Knoxville
Virginia
  • Richmond
  • Electrical Technician
  • HVAC-R
  • Structural and Pipe Welding Technician
  • Structural Welding Technician


UEI College

Arizona
  • Phoenix
California
  • Anaheim
  • Bakersfield
  • Chula Vista
  • El Monte/West Covina
  • Encino
  • Fresno
  • Gardena
  • Huntington Park
  • Ontario
  • Riverside
  • San Marcos
  • Stockton
Georgia
  • Morrow
  • Automotive Technician
  • HVAC Technician


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
  • Technology and Skilled Trades
  • Welding Technology


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


J-Tech Institute

  • Jacksonville, Florida
  • Automotive Technology
  • Diesel Technology


New England Institute of Technology

  • East Greenwich, Rhode Island
  • Advanced Automotive Technology
  • Advanced Automotive Technology - High Performance
  • Advanced Marine Technology
  • Architectural Building Engineering Technology
  • Automotive Collision Repair Technology
  • Automotive Service Management
  • Automotive Technology
  • Automotive Technology - High Performance
  • Building Construction & Cabinetmaking Technology
  • Business Management
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Construction Management
  • Electrical Technology
  • Electrical Technology with Renewable Energy
  • Facilities Management
  • Heating Technology
  • Marine Technology
  • Plumbing Technology
  • Refrigeration-Air Conditioning Technology
  • Welding Engineering 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


Porter and Chester Institute

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


South College

  • Asheville, North Carolina
  • Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Nashville, Tennessee
  • Electrical Engineering Technology


Brightwood Career Institute

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


YTI Career Institute

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


Ecotech Institute

  • Denver, Colorado
  • Electronics Technology:
    • Power Utilities Specialization
    • Solar Systems Specialization
  • Power Utility Technician
  • Solar Energy Technology
  • Wind Energy Technology:
    • Advanced Technician Specialization
    • Wind Farm Manager Specialization


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
  • Diesel Heavy Truck


Sullivan College of Technology and Design

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


Florida Career College

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


Southern Careers Institute

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


Delta Technical College

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


New England Tractor Trailer Training School

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


San Joaquin Valley College Online

  • Online in California
  • Construction Management


Remington College

  • Alabama
  • Louisiana
  • Texas
And More!
Alabama
  • Mobile
Louisiana
  • Baton Rouge
Ohio
  • Cleveland
Tennessee
  • Memphis
Texas
  • Dallas (Garland)
  • Fort Worth
  • Houston Southeast (Webster)
  • North Houston (Greenspoint)
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
  • Industrial Mechanics and Automated Systems
  • Process 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
  • Welding Technology
  • Welding Technology with Service Management


All-State Career School

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


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
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
  • Commercial Truck Driver Training
  • Construction Management
  • Electrical Systems Technician
  • Electronic Systems Technician
  • Electrical Trades
  • HVAC
  • HVACR
  • Welding


Vista College

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


Eastwick College

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


CDA's Maritime Welding

  • Jacksonville, Florida
  • Welding


Institute of Technology

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


Southern Technical College

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


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


IntelliTec Colleges

  • Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Refrigeration & HVAC


InterCoast

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


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
  • Gunsmith
  • Home Inspector
  • Home Remodeling and Repair
  • HVACR Technician
  • Landscaping Technology
  • Locksmithing
  • Motorcycle Repair Technician
  • Plumber
  • Residential Electrician
  • Small Engine Repair
  • Travel/Tourism Specialist
  • Wildlife/Forestry Conservation


Altierus Career College

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


Pinnacle Career Institute

  • Kansas City, Missouri
  • Tower Technician


Pinnacle Career Institute - Online

  • Online
  • Wind Turbine 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



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