dcsimg
RWM Site Logo

Los Angeles Vocational and Trade Schools

Los Angeles offers many reasons for potential students to head for Southern California, including the near-perfect weather, the nearby coast, gorgeous mountains, the remarkable ethnic diversity, and numerous opportunities for education. Those who want to continue or further their education in Los Angeles will be pleased to learn there are dozens of vocational, technical and career schools in or around the city.

To learn more about Los Angeles, we talked to Don R. Dennis Jr., Esq., a lifelong resident of the city. Dennis worked for the city of Los Angeles for eight years as a transportation engineer, invested in L.A. real estate, serves as an adjunct professor of law and is a practicing attorney focused on internet legal issues.

Which industries are growing in Los Angeles?

CleanTech, advanced transportation (including driverless cars), and cannabis are emerging industries in Los Angeles. Since individuals are always looking for ways to save money on their energy bills and in light of the water shortage, innovators will benefit based on the cost savings that they can provide consumers.

Advanced transportation is a very big topic for the County of Los Angeles Mobility plan. Since traffic congestion is not easing, government officials are looking to promote alternatives to using cars. Thus, there are increased bicycle lanes and paths. In addition, the completion of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority subway lines extending down Crenshaw Boulevard to Los Angeles International Airport is thought to alleviate traffic. Furthermore, the subway line that will be extending east and west from downtown to the beach is thought to reduce congestion on the Santa Monica freeway.

Lastly, the cannabis industry is rapidly growing in popularity. Medical clinics are doing big business throughout the city and seeing substantial growth. In California alone, the industry is estimated to be $1 billion per year. Moreover, the demand for the product is steadily increasing.

What particular jobs look most promising for graduates of LA technical schools?

Los Angeles is still the entertainment capital of the world. All of the major broadcast networks operate in Los Angeles. Also, the recording industry has deep roots in Los Angeles. And Silicon Beach houses major technology companies that are now promoting digital media and website programming. Thus, opportunities exist in both music and film production, catering, hair stylists, web programmers, software developers, mobile application developers, and food trucks.

How is the housing market in Los Angeles?

According to the California Association of Realtors, the home affordability index is at 32 percent. Thus, 32 percent of households in Los Angeles can afford to buy a median priced home in California. With the large influx of people, it is likely that most new residents will rent for several years before they are ready to purchase a home.

Why is Los Angeles an attractive option for students?

Most students are attracted to Los Angeles because of the weather. We have excellent weather conditions year round. Also, we have premier colleges and universities strategically located. For example, Los Angeles is home to multiple community colleges, state colleges, and private universities. With respect to community colleges in Los Angeles we have Los Angeles Trade Technical, Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles Harbor College, Pierce College, and Los Angeles Southwest College. State colleges include California State University Los Angeles and Northridge. And universities include the University of Southern California and University of California at Los Angeles. Thus, students can obtain excellent education on various campuses.

Students also enjoy the numerous tourist attractions to occupy their time when school is nit in session. Attractions include Universal Studios, beaches, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Venice Beach Boardwalk, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Griffith Observatory, Staples Center, Hollywood Bowl, San Pedro and Marina Del Rey boat tours, Los Angeles Zoo, Los Angeles Equestrian Center, Santa Monica Mountains hiking trails, the Original Farmer's Market, and numerous outdoor malls and shopping facilities.

About the Expert

Don R. Dennis Jr. is a Los Angeles resident and former transportation engineer. He works as an adjunct professor of law and a practicing attorney.

Sources:

  1. "Economic forecast: More businesses entering California than leaving, report finds," Southern California Public Radio, April 7, 2015, Ben Bergman, http://www.scpr.org/news/2015/04/07/50825/the-myth-of-businesses-leaving-southern-california/
  2. Interview with Don Dennis, Esq., September 9, 2015
  3. "Investing in Place," American Planning Association, May 2014, https://www.planning.org/policy/polls/investing/pdf/pollinvestingreport.pdf
  4. Our Colleges, Los Angeles Community College District, https://www.laccd.edu/About/Pages/Our-Colleges.aspx
Vocational Schools in Los Angeles, California
 
Results:  10
Matching School Ads

With an education from an Art Institutes school, imagine what you could create.

Programs : Interior Design (BFA), Baking & Pastry (AS), Culinary Management (BS), and more.

See yourself succeed at Southern New Hampshire University.

Programs : Master of Science in Marketing - New Media and Communication, MS Public Health, IMBA - Healthcare Management, and more.

Are you interested in pursuing a high-tech career? Getting an education from ITT Tech is a great place to start!

Programs : AS - Criminology and Forensic Technology, BS - Project Management and Administration: IT Option, AS - Network Systems Administration, and more.

Located in the heart of Washington, D.C. the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University is dedicated to advancing the health of local, national and global communities. You need to have a Bachelor’s degree to be qualified for this school.

Programs : Master of Public Health, Executive Master of Health Administration, and more.

The University of New Hampshire is the state’s public research university, providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate programs and graduate programs of distinction.

Programs : MEd in Educational Studies, and more.

Earn Your Diploma from Home!

Programs : Electrician, Early Childhood Education, Funeral Service Education, and more.

For over 35 years, Keiser University has provided student-centered, quality career education. Keiser University Online offers degree programs online to prepare students for in-demand professions.

Programs : Associate of Science in Medical Assisting Science, Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, Associate of Science in Information Technology, and more.

Welcome to Argosy University Argosy University offers doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree programs to students through its eight colleges:  College of Behavioral Sciences, Graduate School of Business and Management, College of Education,  College of Health Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Creative Arts and Design, College of Clinical Psychology and Western State College of Law at Argosy University as well as certificate programs in many areas.

Programs : Psychology (BA) (Online), Business Administration (AS) (Online), Human Resource (MS) (Online), and more.
Campus & Online

Turn your talents into a career at nationally recognized and accredited Platt College.

Programs : Veterinary Technology - Associates, Medical Assisting, Medical Administrative Specialist, and more.

Learning at Full Sail University has always centered around interaction and the exchange of ideas. Our online curriculum fully embraces this philosophy.

Programs : Creative Writing, Master of Fine Arts (Online), Entertainment Business, Master of Science (Online), Audio Production Bachelors (Online), and more.
GET MATCHED TO A SCHOOL
In Seconds
Where do you want to take classes?
Online
Campus
Either
When would you like to start?
What's your zip code?
GO ›
What degree are you interested in?
GO ›
You're almost there...
Processing your information