Houston Trade & Vocational Schools

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Oil and natural gas is a main sector in Houston, Texas, so if you want to get into the industry – it is a great place to consider. There are many trade schools in Texas that focus on this trade career.

Companies like Occidental Petroleum, Cheniere Energy, and ConocoPhillips are just a few of the many employers looking for employees with trade experience.

There is plenty of opportunity in aviation and manufacturing as well.

Also check out our state lists by career if you know the career path you are interested in taking.

Houston, Texas Trade & Vocational Schools

Below are some of the many Texas trade schools that are in the great city of Houson.

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Houston Vocational Schools

Our comprehensive list of schools spans from those in our IPEDS database as well as ones discovered through manual research and provides helpful details such as accreditation status and estimated net prices.

We do highly recommend you contact each  institution and ask any questions that would help clarify your search for the perfect fit!

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.

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
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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

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.

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