Trade School Search by State
Start your trade school search here. Look for a state and get a full list of trade schools in that state.
If you know what program you want to study, visit our trade school by program page.
No matter what trade career you want to get into, the school list below can help you get there.
Our comprehensive trade school list does not feature any colleges, only schools that will focus on specific programs to help you start your career faster.
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Trade Schools By State
Select a state to view all vocational and trade schools that are closest to you. You can further refine the list on the state page to find the skilled trade career you are most interested in.
View our trade schools by program page if you already know what skilled trade you want to learn.
How Many Trade Schools Are There?
According to IBIS World, there are an estimated 7,109 trade schools in the United States. This means you have plenty of opportunities to learn any trade you want all across the US!
There has been minimal growth in the number of schools over the past 5 years.
California, Texas, and Florida round out the top 3 states with the most trade schools.
Is A Technical School The Same As A Trade School?
Technical and trade schools are very similar. They both provide education in vocational or skilled trade careers that can last 1-2 years or less.
The only difference that sets them apart is that trade schools are more hands-on and focus on careers that are more blue collar like automotive, HVAC, or construction. Technical schools offer a mix of classroom and hands-on and can also include training for careers in computers, medical, or culinary.
Can I Take Classes At A Community College?
Absolutely! There are tens of thousands of community colleges across the country that offer great vocational training classes and programs.
Some will offer certificate programs and others Associate degree programs – both which can be a great way to get into your field of choice.