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Washington Trade & Vocational Schools

Washington state has plenty of trade school options for all types of programs. Whether you are looking to attend a school in a big city like Olympia, or in a smaller, more rural area there are definitely options.

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 Washington!

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Trade & Vocational Schools In Washington

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.

Bates Technical College - Estimated Cost: $8,594.00

Washington

Divers Institute of Technology - Estimated Cost: $38,105.00

Washington
Address: 1341 N. Northlake Way, Suite 150, Seattle, Washington 98103


School Details

Enrollment: 247
Campus Setting: City: Large
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 92%

DIT has over 50 years of experience helping commercial divers learn the tricks of the trades. Their graduates go on to work in hazmat, salvage, inland, offshore, and saturation diving careers.

They offer an intensive 7-month program. Each month will focus on the following topics:

  • Physics and medicine
  • Lightweight and rigging
  • Offshore and hazmat
  • Underwater welding and burning
  • Scuba and inland
  • Deep dives

Upon graduation from the program you can receive a variety of certifications that will certify your experience and skills and increase your job opportunities.

DIT has over 50 years of experience helping commercial divers learn the tricks of the trades. Their graduates go on to work in hazmat, salvage, inland, offshore, and saturation diving careers.

They offer an intensive 7-month program. Each month will focus on the following topics:

  • Physics and medicine
  • Lightweight and rigging
  • Offshore and hazmat
  • Underwater welding and burning
  • Scuba and inland
  • Deep dives

Upon graduation from the program you can receive a variety of certifications that will certify your experience and skills and increase your job opportunities.

Heavy Equipment Colleges of America

Various
Address: Various Locations


School Details

The Heavy Equipment Colleges of America offers 4 locations across the US and provides heavy equipment operations training using the Adaptable Equipment Proficiency Test program. This program is a recognized certification for most heavy equipment. Crane operators will be certified under the Certification of Crane Operators.

The school offers financing, grants, and VA benefits and offers job placement assistance.

The Heavy Equipment Colleges of America offers 4 locations across the US and provides heavy equipment operations training using the Adaptable Equipment Proficiency Test program. This program is a recognized certification for most heavy equipment. Crane operators will be certified under the Certification of Crane Operators.

The school offers financing, grants, and VA benefits and offers job placement assistance.

International Air and Hospitality Academy - Estimated Cost: $12,970.00

Washington
Address: 2901 E Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, Washington 98661
Website: aha.edu/


School Details

Enrollment: 158
Campus Setting: City: Midsize
Housing: Yes
Graduation Rate: 73%

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.

Northwest HVAC/R Training Center - Estimated Cost: $13,777.00

Washington
Address: 204 E. Nora Ave, Spokane, Washington 99207
Website: inwhvac.org/

Programs Offered

HVAC/R Trade Schools

School Details

Enrollment: 35
Campus Setting: City: Midsize
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 86%

Northwest Renewable Energy Institute

Washington
Address: 2901 E Mill Plain Blvd Vancouver, WA 98661
Website: www.nw-rei.com/


School Details

Campus Setting: Yes
Housing: Yes

Enter the job market in as little as 6-months with the Northwest Renewable Energy Institute wind turbine training program.

Enter the job market in as little as 6-months with the Northwest Renewable Energy Institute wind turbine training program.

Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building - Estimated Cost: NA

Washington
Address: 42 N Water St, Port Hadlock, Washington 98339
Website: www.nwswb.edu/

Programs Offered


School Details

Enrollment: 52
Campus Setting: Rural: Fringe
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 75%

Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding

Washington
Address: 42 N. Water St. Port Hadlock, WA 98339
Website: www.nwswb.edu

Programs Offered

Boat Building Trade Schools

School Details

Enrollment: 52
Campus Setting: No
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 75%

The Boat School, founded in 1981, is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Colleges and Schools (ACCSC). It offers classes to over 1,600 students from all over the world. The school teaches wooden boatbuilding and marine systems skills. Their programs cover marine systems and boatbuilding which range from 9-12 months. There is also a 5-day intensive certificate for marine systems.

The Boat School, founded in 1981, is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Colleges and Schools (ACCSC). It offers classes to over 1,600 students from all over the world. The school teaches wooden boatbuilding and marine systems skills. Their programs cover marine systems and boatbuilding which range from 9-12 months. There is also a 5-day intensive certificate for marine systems.

Perry Technical Institute - Estimated Cost: $18,800.00

Washington
Address: 2011 W Washington Ave., Yakima, Washington 98903-1296

West Coast Training

Washington
Address: 3805 Dike Road, Woodland, WA 98674-9725


School Details

Learn how to master a variety of heavy equipment like dozers, cranes, excavators, loaders, and more at West Coast Training’s California trade school. Their courses meet all guidelines set by the NCCER and NCCCO.

Most courses included classroom and hands-on instruction for a length of 4-28 weeks, depending on the program you select. A variety of financial aid and career services are available to students.

Learn how to master a variety of heavy equipment like dozers, cranes, excavators, loaders, and more at West Coast Training’s California trade school. Their courses meet all guidelines set by the NCCER and NCCCO.

Most courses included classroom and hands-on instruction for a length of 4-28 weeks, depending on the program you select. A variety of financial aid and career services are available to students.

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