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Texas Trade & Vocational Schools

From Austin to Houston, there are plenty of trade schools in Texas to kick off that new career.

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!

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!

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Trade & 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

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.

Austin Career Institute - Estimated Cost: $12,926.00

Texas
Address: 8711 Burnet Road suite H-98, Austin, Texas 78757-7066


School Details

Enrollment: 127
Campus Setting: City: Large
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 96%

Aviation Institute of Maintenance - Estimated Cost: $23,291.00

VA
Address: 4455 South Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23452


School Details

Enrollment: 529
Campus Setting: City: Large
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 45%

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.

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

Various
Address: Various


School Details

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.

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)

Various
Address: Various
Website: www.cicb.com/


School Details

Campus Setting: No
Housing: No

CICB has been training crane and rigging professionals since 1969. They have locations in Florida, Texas, and Arizona.

CICB has been training crane and rigging professionals since 1969. They have locations in Florida, Texas, and Arizona.

Elite Welding Academy - Estimated Cost: $21,752.00

Texas
Address: 7119 Village Way, Houston, Texas 77087-2904

Programs Offered

Welding Trade Schools

School Details

Enrollment: 39
Campus Setting: City: Large
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: NA

Fortis College - Estimated Cost: $24,393

Alabama
Address: 7033 Airport Blvd., Mobile, Alabama 36608
Website: www.fortis.edu/


School Details

Enrollment: 232
Campus Setting: City: Midsize
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 56%

Programs offered:

Medical & Nursing, Commercial Driving, Electrical, HVAC, Welding, Cosmetologist, Health & Beauty

Programs offered:

Medical & Nursing, Commercial Driving, Electrical, HVAC, Welding, Cosmetologist, Health & Beauty

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.

Lincoln Technical Institute - Estimated Cost: $31,847.00

Various


School Details

Campus Setting: City: Large
Housing: No

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.

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 - Estimated Cost: $7,615.00

Texas
Address: 1801 S. Great Southwest Parkway, Grand Prairie, Texas 75051


School Details

Enrollment: 139
Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 84%

MCI - Estimated Cost: $18,625.00

Texas
Address: 304 South Colonel Rowe Boulevard, McAllen, Texas 78501-2702

Programs Offered

Welding Trade Schools

School Details

Enrollment: 137
Campus Setting: City: Midsize
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: NA

Ocean Corporation - Estimated Cost: $26,240.00

Texas
Address: 10840 Rockley Rd, Houston, Texas 77099
Website: oceancorp.com/


School Details

Enrollment: 174
Campus Setting: City: Large
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 80%

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

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

Paris Junior College

Texas
Address: 2400 Clarksville St. Paris, Texas 75460

Programs Offered

Watchmaking Trade Schools

School Details

Enrollment: NA
Campus Setting: No
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: NA

The watchmaker education (horology) program began at Paris Junior College in 1942. There are three watchmaking options to choose from.

  • Degree program is sixty credit–hours over four semesters. In only sixteen months you can earn your Associate of Applied Science in Horology Technology.
  • Certificate in watchmaking is a 45-credit hour Certificate of Horology Technology which can be completed in as little as sixteen months.
  • Certificate of Fine Watchmaking which can be accomplished in as little as twelve months and is a 36-credit hour course.

 

The watchmaker education (horology) program began at Paris Junior College in 1942. There are three watchmaking options to choose from.

  • Degree program is sixty credit–hours over four semesters. In only sixteen months you can earn your Associate of Applied Science in Horology Technology.
  • Certificate in watchmaking is a 45-credit hour Certificate of Horology Technology which can be completed in as little as sixteen months.
  • Certificate of Fine Watchmaking which can be accomplished in as little as twelve months and is a 36-credit hour course.

 

School of Automotive Machinists & Technology - Estimated Cost: $26,596.00

Texas
Address: 1911 Antoine Drive, Houston, Texas 77055-1803
Website: samtech.edu/

Programs Offered

Machinist Trade Schools

School Details

Enrollment: 110
Campus Setting: City: Large
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 96%

Universal Technical Institute - Estimated Cost: $23,474.00

California
Website: www.uti.edu/


School Details

Enrollment: 1341
Campus Setting: City: Large
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 49%

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.

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 - Estimated Cost: $4,952.00

Texas
Address: 6200 College Ave, Snyder, Texas 79549
Website: www.wtc.edu/


School Details

Enrollment: 1,430
Campus Setting: Town: Remote
Housing: Yes
Graduation Rate: 49%
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