Trade School Search

Federal Trade Commission

Vocational schools, also known as trade or career schools, and certificate programs can be a great way to train for a variety of jobs. But not all of these programs are useful or legit, so it’s important to do your research before picking a program.

MN Dept. of Education

The trade and industry area of Career and Technical Education (CTE) is composed of four specific program areas: Communication Technology, Construction, Manufacturing and Transportation. Each program area supports career and technical education courses that are related to that career field. A specific career and technical education license is required for each program area.


The Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs contains information reported to the U.S. Department of Education directly by recognized accrediting agencies and state approval agencies. The database reflects additional information as it is received from recognized accrediting agencies and state approval agencies. 

Best Colleges

Trade schools represent a viable education alternative to community colleges and four-year universities. Trade schools prepare students for high-demand, well-paying careers with excellent job security. Students at trade schools can pursue programs in many industries, including maintenance, repair, healthcare, and information technology. It is important to consider advantages and disadvantages before enrolling in trade school.

Learn How To Become

Vocational Training: A Guide to Non-Degree Education. Career and technical education (CTE), blends academic and technical instruction to prepare graduates for direct entry into the workforce. The guide below provides an introduction to popular and growing fields of study, insight into vocational and trade schools, and a review of the benefits and drawbacks of completing a vocational program.

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Please note: We are in the process of updating our faculty directory over the summer and thus some information may be out of date.