Florida Trade & Vocational Schools

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So, you are beginning your search for a trade school in Florida! What a great choice you are making!

Whether you are looking to attend a school in a big city like Tallahassee, or in a smaller, more rural area there are definitely many options. Our list of schools provides some of the most important information you may want to know before making a decision to enroll.

From net price to total enrollment, you can find the best match for your needs. Our data is updated annually so you can be assured the information is as accurate as possible.

So, scroll through the list, see which ones sound like good possibilities and reach out to the school for more information.

No matter which choice you make, just know that attending trade school in the Sunshine State is a great choice for a brighter future!

Have an idea of the type of trade career you want to do? Check out our skill specific trade schools guides for Florida.

Florida Trade Schools

This list of Florida vocational schools are broken out into our partner schools and then a list of additional schools for you to consider.

We do not include any 4-year schools in our lists!

The schools listed below are all specifically trade schools with a few community colleges as well if they offer a diverse selection of trade careers.


Trade Schools By City In Florida

Are you looking for a vocational school in a specific city in Florida?

Below are some of the cities that offer the most opportunities for those looking for a technical or trade school.


Partner Trade Schools Near You In Florida

Already have an idea of what kind of vocational training program you are looking for? Our partner schools are a great place to start!

Go ahead and select a program, enter your zip and find the schools that are closest to you in what is known as the Sunshine State.

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Additional Vocational Schools In Florida

The  data below is from the Integrated Postsecondary Education System (IPEDS) as well as some manual research we have done.

When we can, we include data around cost of education, financial aid, and the courses each school offers.

American Advanced Technicians Institute

Address: 6801 W 20th St, Hialeah, Florida 33014
Website: www.aati.edu
Enrollment: 48
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 62%
Average Net Price: $22,728.00

Aparicio-Levy Technical College

Address: 10119 East Ellicott Street, Tampa, Florida 33610
Enrollment: 345
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 75%
Average Net Price: NA

APC Crane Training

Address: Various
Cost Range: $3,000-$6,000


APC Crane training offers classroom and field training in classrooms across the country in a variety of cities. They only offer training and certification for crane operators.

Atlantic Technical College

Address: 4700 Coconut Creek Parkway, Coconut Creek, Florida 33063-3902
Enrollment: 2790
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 62%
Average Net Price: $11,693.00

Aviation Institute of Maintenance

Enrollment: 529
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 45%
Average Net Price: $23,291.00


Aviation Institute of Maintenance has several locations across the country. Their aviation programs include courses in aircraft power plant technology, airframe mechanics, industrial mechanics, and more.

School data for this listing is from the Irving, Texas location.

Aviator College of Aeronautical Science and Technology

Address: 3800 St Lucie Blvd, Fort Pierce, Florida 34946
Enrollment: 128
Housing: Yes
Graduation Rate: 40%
Average Net Price: $33,567.00

Big Bend Technical College

Address: 3233 South Byron Butler Parkway, Perry, Florida 32348
Website: www.bbtc.edu/
Enrollment: 178
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 78%
Average Net Price: $10,294.00

CDA Technical Institute

Address: 91 Trout River Drive, Jacksonville, Florida 32208
Website: cda.edu/
Enrollment: 213
Housing: Yes
Graduation Rate: 94%
Average Net Price: $36,738.00

Charlotte Technical College

Address: 18150 Murdock Circle, Port Charlotte, Florida 33948-3399
Enrollment: 244
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 88%
Average Net Price: $12,143.00

Commercial Diving Technologies Institute

Address: 17212 US-19, Hudson, Florida, 34667
Housing: No


CDTI offers several programs including unrestricted surface supplied diver, national surface supplied diver, diver medic, and underwater burning specialist.

The unrestricted surface supplied diver program is a 26-week course (900 hours) and will provide you the training needed to do diving jobs to a depth of 165 feet. This program will allow you to graduate with several certifications in various areas which will increase your job opportunities. You can also achieve a DCBC certification which will allow you to work worldwide.

The national surface supplied diver is a 17-week (625 hour) course which will allow you to weld and burn underwater, do decompression dives, and work on offshore projects. The diver medic technician course is a 2-week program that will allow you to provide medical services to injured divers. The underwater burning specialist is a 1-week course where a diver can learn more about oxy-arc cutting in a more hands-on environment.

Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau (CICB)

Address: Various
Website: www.cicb.com/
Housing: No


CICB has been training crane and rigging professionals since 1969. They have locations in Florida, Texas, and Arizona.

Erwin Technical College

Address: 2010 E. Hillsborough Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33610-8299
Enrollment: 665
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 67%
Average Net Price: $11,982.00

First Coast Technical College

Address: 2980 Collins Ave, Saint Augustine, Florida 32084-1919
Website: fctc.edu/
Enrollment: 379
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 91%
Average Net Price: $19,231.00

Fort Myers Technical College

Address: 3800 Michigan Avenue Fort Myers, FL 33916
Enrollment: 594
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 77%
Job Placement: Yes
Accreditation: Council on Occupational Education

Fortis College

Enrollment: 301
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 56%
Average Net Price: $19,417.00


Fortis offers programs in several states across the country. Each location may differ in the programs they offer so be sure to check the school location and see what programs they offer.

School details shown here are for Mobile, Alabama.

Futura Career Institute

Address: 4512 West 12th Avenue, Hialeah, Florida 33012-3325
Enrollment: 150
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 78%
Average Net Price: $16,901.00

George Stone Technical College

Address: 2400 Longleaf Dr, Pensacola, Florida 32526-8922
Enrollment: 603
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 65%
Average Net Price: $9,643.00

George T Baker Aviation Technical College

Address: 3275 NW 42nd Ave, Miami, Florida 33142
Enrollment: 890
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 29%
Average Net Price: $3,110.00

Immokalee Technical College

Address: 508 N 9th St, Immokalee, Florida 34142
Enrollment: 373
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 81%
Average Net Price: $2,143.00

International Union of Operating Engineers


With over 1,000 instructors and many locations throughout the United States and Canada, IUOE is a great choice for learning how to handle heavy duty equipment. Each location offers different types of opportunities for training and apprenticeships. Classroom instruction, simulators, and working onsite with an experienced journeyman are all parts of the training you will receive.

Jones Technical Institute

Address: 8813 Western Way, Jacksonville, Florida 32256-0367
Enrollment: 348
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 75%
Average Net Price: $19,281.00

L3Harris Flight Academy

Address: 2700 Flightline Ave, Sanford, Florida 32773
Enrollment: 158
Housing: Yes
Graduation Rate: 61%
Average Net Price: $115,511.00

Lake Technical College

Address: 2001 Kurt Street, Eustis, Florida 32726
Enrollment: 692
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 79%
Average Net Price: $11,817.00

Lindsey Hopkins Technical College

Address: 750 NW 20 Street, Miami, Florida 33127
Enrollment: 619
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 30%
Average Net Price: $6,906.00

Lively Technical College

Address: 500 N Appleyard Dr, Tallahassee, Florida 32304-2895
Enrollment: 1468
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 48%
Average Net Price: $12,351.00

Lorenzo Walker Technical College

Address: 3702 Estey Avenue, Naples, Florida 34104-4405
Website: lwtc.edu/
Enrollment: 740
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 90%
Average Net Price: $7,795.00

Manatee Technical College

Address: 6305 State Rd 70 East, Bradenton, Florida 34203
Enrollment: 1044
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 63%
Average Net Price: $4,233.00

Marion Technical College

Address: 1014 SW 7th Rd, Ocala, Florida 34471-3172
Enrollment: 461
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 67%
Average Net Price: $9,080.00

Miami Lakes Educational Center and Technical College

Address: 5780 NW 158th Street, Miami Lakes, Florida 33014
Enrollment: 896
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 32%
Average Net Price: $6,510.00

National Aviation Academy of Tampa Bay

Address: 6225 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater, Florida 33760
Website: www.naa.edu/
Enrollment: 762
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 71%
Average Net Price: $26,229.00

National Training Incorporated

Address: 5660 County Rd 209 S, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
Graduation Rate: 98%
Cost Range: $7,500-$13,000


Get your CDL and specialty training on National Training’s 350 acre CDL training property located in Florida. Learn to drive heavy equipment or a semi-tractor-trailer on their private highway and simulator. The school is approved by the State of Florida and the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.

Since 1978 they have trained over 40,000 students and have maintained a 100% job placement rate! They offer several options for tuition assistance including income sharing, which allows you to pay down your tuition after you gain employment.

Okaloosa Technical College

Address: 1976 Lewis Turner Blvd, Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32547
Enrollment: 454
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 89%
Average Net Price: $6,618.00

Osceola Technical College

Address: 501 Simpson Rd, Kissimmee, Florida 34744
Enrollment: 579
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 69%
Average Net Price: $4,721.00

Pinellas Technical College

Address: 901 34th St S, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33711-2209
Enrollment: 655
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 54%
Average Net Price: $3,353.00

Radford M Locklin Technical College

Address: 5330 Berryhill Rd, Milton, Florida 32570-8188
Enrollment: 428
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 72%
Average Net Price: $3,333.00

Ridge Technical College

Address: 7700 State Rd 544, Winter Haven, Florida 33881-9518
Enrollment: 335
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 92%
Average Net Price: $16,194.00

Riveroak Technical College

Address: 415 SW Pinewood Dr, Live Oak, Florida 32064
Enrollment: 199
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 75%
Average Net Price: $9,930.00

Robert Morgan Educational Center and Technical College

Address: 18180 SW 122nd Ave, Miami, Florida 33177-2427
Enrollment: 435
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 100%
Average Net Price: $12,359.00

Sage Truck Driving School

Address: 4242 Carlisle Pike Suite 177, Camp Hill, PA 17011
Housing: No
Average Net Price: $5,000

Sheridan Technical College

Address: 5400 Sheridan St, Hollywood, Florida 33021
Enrollment: 1492
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 69%
Average Net Price: $5,077.00

South Dade Technical College-South Dade Skills Center Campus

Address: 28300 S.W. 152nd Avenue, Homestead, Florida 33033-1412
Enrollment: 293
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 75%
Average Net Price: $4,169.00

South Florida Institute of Technology

Address: 720 NW 27th Avenue, 2nd Floor, Miami, Florida 33125
Enrollment: 1635
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 82%
Average Net Price: $15,954.00

Southern Technical College

Address: 1485 Florida Mall Avenue, Orlando, Florida 32809
Enrollment: 1568
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 48%
Average Net Price: $19,397.00

Suncoast Technical College

Address: 4748 Beneva Rd, Sarasota, Florida 34233-1798
Enrollment: 1489
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 56%
Average Net Price: $8,838.00

The College of the Florida Keys

Address: 5901 College Rd, Key West, Florida 33040
Website: www.cfk.edu/
Enrollment: 865
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 39%
Average Net Price: $16,338

Traviss Technical College

Address: 3225 Winter Lake Rd, Lakeland, Florida 33803
Enrollment: 257
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 78%
Average Net Price: $6,128.00

Treasure Coast Technical College

Address: 4680 28th Court, Vero Beach, Florida 32967-3527
Enrollment: 145
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 90%
Average Net Price: $3,588.00

Tulsa Welding School

Address: 1750 Southside Boulevard, Jacksonville, Florida 32216-3634
Website: www.tws.edu/
Enrollment: 257
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 64%
Average Net Price: $22,626.00
Programs: /

Universal Technical Institute

Website: www.uti.edu/
Enrollment: 1341
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 49%
Average Net Price: $23,474.00


Universal Technical Institute has several locations across the United States. Each location offers programs in different trade skills which include automotive, welding, motorcycle, and even Nascar! Visit their main website to find the location and program that is right for you!

School data shown on this listing is for the Southern California location.

William T McFatter Technical College

Address: 6500 Nova Drive, Davie, Florida 33317
Enrollment: 833
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 63%
Average Net Price: $11,094.00

Withlacoochee Technical College

Address: 1201 W Main St, Inverness, Florida 34450-4301
Enrollment: 384
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 62%
Average Net Price: $3,564.00