Missouri Trade & Vocational Schools

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

Whether you are looking to attend a school in a big city like Jefferson City, 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 Show Me 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.

Missouri Trade Schools

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 Missouri!

Our partner schools are those that we do receive a commission for, but they are amazing schools with lots of opportunities in all different vocations. Just click a button to reach out to any school to learn more about them.

Trade Schools By City In Missouri

Are you looking for a vocational school in a specific city in Missouri? Below are some of the cities that offer the most opportunities for those looking for a technical or trade school.

Kansas City

Partner Trade Schools Near You In Missouri

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 Show Me State.

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Additional Vocational Schools In Missouri

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!

American Trade School

Address: 3925 Industrial Drive, Saint Ann, Missouri 63074-1807
Enrollment: 100
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 51%
Average Net Price: $15,946.00
Programs: /

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.

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.

Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center

Address: 1080 S. Silver Springs Rd., Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63703-7511
Enrollment: 239
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 62%
Average Net Price: $13,454.00

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.

Midwest Technical Institute

Address: 3600 South Glenstone Outer Road, Springfield, Missouri 65804-4414
Enrollment: 385
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 76%
Average Net Price: $21,345.00

Mineral Area College

Address: 5270 Flat River Road, Park Hills, Missouri 63601-1000
Enrollment: 2282
Housing: Yes
Graduation Rate: 43%
Average Net Price: $9,775.00

Pinnacle Career Institute

Address: 11500 N.W. Ambassador, Suite 221, Kansas City, Missouri 64153-1151
Enrollment: 390
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 40%
Average Net Price: $17,252.00

State Technical College of Missouri

Address: One Technology Drive, Linn, Missouri 65051-9607
Enrollment: 1855
Housing: Yes
Graduation Rate: 74%
Average Net Price: $7,361.00

Three Rivers College

Address: 2080 Three Rivers Blvd, Poplar Bluff, Missouri 63901
Website: trcc.edu/
Enrollment: 2689
Housing: Yes
Graduation Rate: 29%
Average Net Price: $9,018.00