Texas Trade & Vocational Schools

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

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

Be sure to take a look at our state lists by career if you know the career path you are interested in taking.

Texas 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 Texas!

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 Texas

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

AustinHoustonSan Antonio

Partner Trade Schools Near You In Texas

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 Lone Star State.

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Additional Vocational Schools In Texas

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.

Austin Career Institute

Address: 8711 Burnet Road suite H-98, Austin, Texas 78757-7066
Enrollment: 127
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 96%
Average Net Price: $12,926.00
Programs: /

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.

Center For Employment Training

Address: Various


The Center for Employment Training has 12 career training centers, with most being located in California. Each location will have different programs, so be sure to check the location program offerings.

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.

Elite Welding Academy

Address: 7119 Village Way, Houston, Texas 77087-2904
Enrollment: 39
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: NA
Average Net Price: $21,752.00

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.

Houston School of Carpentry

Address: 3522 Polk St, Houston, Texas 77003
Website: housoc.org/
Enrollment: 94
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 91%
Average Net Price: $22,699.00
Programs: /

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.

M T Training Center

Address: 1801 S. Great Southwest Parkway, Grand Prairie, Texas 75051
Enrollment: 139
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 84%
Average Net Price: $7,615.00


Address: 304 South Colonel Rowe Boulevard, McAllen, Texas 78501-2702
Enrollment: 137
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: NA
Average Net Price: $18,625.00

Ocean Corporation

Address: 10840 Rockley Rd, Houston, Texas 77099
Enrollment: 174
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 80%
Average Net Price: $26,240.00


The Ocean Corporation delivers hands-on training and coursework that can have you in the workforce in as little as 8 months.

Courses include:

  • Offshore oilfield diving
  • Inland diving
  • Surface and underwater welding
  • Mixed-gas and lock-out diving
  • Recompression chamber operations
  • Nuclear/contaminated environment diving
  • Rigging certification
  • Hazardous environment intervention
  • Offshore survival and safety
  • Underwater nondestructive testing
  • MT & UT Level I & II

Sage Truck Driving School

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

School of Automotive Machinists & Technology

Address: 1911 Antoine Drive, Houston, Texas 77055-1803
Website: samtech.edu/
Enrollment: 110
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 96%
Average Net Price: $26,596.00

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.

Western Texas College

Address: 6200 College Ave, Snyder, Texas 79549
Website: www.wtc.edu/
Enrollment: 1,430
Housing: Yes
Graduation Rate: 49%
Average Net Price: $4,952.00