New York Trade & Vocational Schools

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

Whether you are looking to attend a school in a big city like Albany, 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 Empire State is a great choice for a brighter future!

New York 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 New York!

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.

Partner Trade Schools Near You In New York

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 Empire State.

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Additional Vocational Schools In New York

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!

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.

Apex Technical School

Address: 24-02 Queens Plaza South, Long Island City, New York 11101
Enrollment: 945
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 75%
Average Net Price: $14,872.00

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.

Lincoln Technical Institute

Housing: No
Average Net Price: $31,847.00


Lincoln Technical Institute has campuses across the United States. Each location offers different programs, so be sure to check the location to make sure the program is available at the location you are interested in.

Modern Welding School

Address: 1842 State St, Schenectady, New York 12304
Enrollment: 90
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 98%
Average Net Price: $18,825.00

National Tractor Trailer School Inc

Address: 175 Katherine St, Buffalo, New York 14210-2007
Enrollment: 125
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 78%
Average Net Price: $15,116.00


National Tractor Trailer School offers locations in Buffalo and Liverpool, New York. School Data listed here is for the Buffalo location.

New York Automotive and Diesel Institute

Address: 178-18 Liberty Avenue, Jamaica, New York 11433-1433
Enrollment: 379
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 64%
Average Net Price: $26,139.00
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Performance Training Solutions


Performance Training Solutions has several locations where students can receive heavy equipment training. In just a few weeks you can be ready to work as an entry-level skid steer, wheel loader, or backhoe operator. Classes are taught by NCCER craft instructors or master trainers.

Western Suffolk BOCES

Address: 152 Laurel Hill Rd, Northport, New York 11768
Enrollment: 250
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 88%
Average Net Price: $23,337.00