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Minnesota Trade & Vocational Schools

So, you are beginning your search for a trade school in Minnesota! That is exciting news!

Whether you are looking to attend a school in a big city like Saint Paul, or in a smaller, more rural area there are definitely 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 North Star State is a great choice for a brighter future!

The vocational schools listed below are in alphabetical order and include programs from barber to welding and everything in between. No matter what career you are interested, there will be a vocational school just for you in Minnesota!

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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 North Star State.

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Trade & Vocational Schools In Minnesota

The  data below is from the Integrated Postsecondary Education System (IPEDS) which is a great resources for finding trade schools all over the country.

The information shows some of the most important items you may consider when choosing a school. Much more information is provided on the IPEDS website if you want to dive deeper!

Anoka Technical College - Estimated Cost: $12,407.00

Minnesota
Address: 1355 Highway 10 West, Anoka, Minnesota 55303


School Details

Enrollment: 1690
Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 46%

APC Crane Training

Various
Address: Various


School Details

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. Courses include aerial lift, forklift, mobile crane operator, overhead crane training, rigging, and signalperson.

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. Courses include aerial lift, forklift, mobile crane operator, overhead crane training, rigging, and signalperson.

International Union of Operating Engineers - Estimated Cost: NA

Various


School Details

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.

No data is available for costs, you will need to contact the school to get more information.

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.

No data is available for costs, you will need to contact the school to get more information.

Minnesota Commercial Diver Training Center

Minnesota
Address: 712 Washington Street, Brainerd, MN 56401
Website: mncdtc.com/


School Details

The Minnesota Commercial Diver Training Center offers a commercial diver.tender course which is an introductory class for diving. Students will learn about diving apparatus, regulations, and fundamental diving techniques. The course is 11-weeks (625+ hours).

Upon graduation students will achieve a variety of certifications including:

  • ADCI Entry Level Tender/Diver Certification
  • DSI Dive Lab
  • TDI and PADI Nitrox I
  • TDI Advanced Nitrox
  • TDI Nitrox Gas Blender
  • American Red Cross: 02 Provider
  • American Heart Association: CPR & First Aid

The Minnesota Commercial Diver Training Center offers a commercial diver.tender course which is an introductory class for diving. Students will learn about diving apparatus, regulations, and fundamental diving techniques. The course is 11-weeks (625+ hours).

Upon graduation students will achieve a variety of certifications including:

  • ADCI Entry Level Tender/Diver Certification
  • DSI Dive Lab
  • TDI and PADI Nitrox I
  • TDI Advanced Nitrox
  • TDI Nitrox Gas Blender
  • American Red Cross: 02 Provider
  • American Heart Association: CPR & First Aid
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There were a few other diving schools that you might see on other websites, but they are either closed or have had some issues. We wanted to make sure you are aware of these schools:
  • Divers Academy International (NJ) - closed permanently effective 12/30/21
  • CDA Technical Institute - website is down and they seemed to have a very bad reputation, read story here.
  • The International Diving Institute (SC) is permanently closed as of August 2021.
This is why it is so important to really evaluate any school you are considering attending!