Ohio Trade & Vocational Schools

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

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

Ohio 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 Ohio!

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

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Additional Vocational Schools In Ohio

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.

Apollo Career Center

Address: 3325 Shawnee Rd, Lima, Ohio 45806-1497
Enrollment: 1109
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 67%
Average Net Price: NA

Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center

Address: 1783 State Route 60, Ashland, Ohio 44805-9377
Enrollment: 47
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 77%
Average Net Price: NA

Ashtabula County Technical and Career Campus

Address: 1565 State Route 167, Jefferson, Ohio 44047
Enrollment: 105
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 53%
Average Net Price: $10,969.00

Buckeye Hills Career Center

Address: 351 Buckeye Hills Road, Rio Grande, Ohio 45674-0157
Enrollment: 190
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 74%
Average Net Price: $13,106.00

Canton City Schools Adult Career and Technical Education

Address: 2800 13th Street S.W., Canton, Ohio 44710
Enrollment: 84
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 80%
Average Net Price: $10,049.00

Career and Technology Education Centers of Licking County

Address: 150 Price Rd, Newark, Ohio 43055-3399
Website: c-tec.edu/ae
Enrollment: 248
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 72%
Average Net Price: NA

Central Ohio Technical College

Address: 1179 University Drive, Newark, Ohio 43055-1767
Website: www.cotc.edu/
Enrollment: 2636
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 30%
Average Net Price: $10,863.00

Columbiana County Career and Technical Center

Address: 9364 St Rt 45, Lisbon, Ohio 44432
Enrollment: 179
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 80%
Average Net Price: $10,991.00

Cuyahoga Valley Career Center

Address: 8001 Brecksville Road, Brecksville, Ohio 44141-1296
Enrollment: 156
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 73%
Average Net Price: $22,613.00

Eastland-Fairfield Career and Technical Schools

Address: 4300 Amalgamated Place, Groveport, Ohio 43125-9236
Enrollment: 86
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 84%
Average Net Price: $11,431.00

EHOVE Career Center

Address: 316 W Mason Rd, Milan, Ohio 44846
Enrollment: 371
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 77%
Average Net Price: NA

Elite Welding Academy South Point

Address: 1910 County Road One, South Point, Ohio 45680-8849
Enrollment: 10
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 75%
Average Net Price: NA

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.

Hamrick School

Address: 1156 Medina Rd, Medina, Ohio 44256
Enrollment: 165
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 90%
Average Net Price: $3,692.00

Hobart Institute of Welding Technology

Address: 400 Trade Square East, Troy, Ohio 45373-2400
Enrollment: 359
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 92%
Average Net Price: $17,139.00

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.

Mid-EastCTC-Adult Education

Address: 400 Richards Rd, Zanesville, Ohio 43701
Enrollment: 238
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 91%
Average Net Price: $22,646.00

Ohio Business College-Dayton-Driving Academy

Address: 5450 Salem Avenue, Trotwood, Ohio 45426
Enrollment: 66
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 93%
Average Net Price: NA

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.

Pickaway Ross Joint Vocational School District

Address: 1410 Industrial Drive, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601-1038
Enrollment: 184
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 79%
Average Net Price: NA

Polaris Career Center

Address: 7285 Old Oak Blvd, Middleburg Heights, Ohio 44130-3375
Enrollment: 225
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 81%
Average Net Price: $12,070.00

Portage Lakes Career Center

Address: 4401 Shriver Rd, Uniontown, Ohio 44685
Website: www.plcc.edu/
Enrollment: 167
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 64%
Average Net Price: $19,513.00

Tri-Rivers Career Center

Address: 2222 Marion - Mt. Gilead Rd, Marion, Ohio 43302-8914
Enrollment: 160
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 75%
Average Net Price: NA

Trumbull Career & Technical Center

Address: 528 Educational Highway, Warren, Ohio 44483
Enrollment: 72
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 78%
Average Net Price: $21,954.00

Warren County Career Center

Address: 3525 North State Route 48, Lebanon, Ohio 45036-1099
Enrollment: 164
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 89%
Average Net Price: $19,388.00