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San Diego Vocational Schools, Trade Schools and Technical Schools

In sunny San Diego, students will find trade schools offering programs in a broad array of fields. Whether you're fresh out of high school or need to enhance a solid career, you may be able to find the training you're interested in from San Diego technical school courses and programs.

The balmy climate, family attractions, pristine beaches and small-town atmosphere in a large metro area are just a few of the reasons San Diego is such a nice place to be. Career prospects may be another reason. According to the San Diego Association of Governments, there are 13 major industry clusters in the city. These include:

  • Action sports manufacturing
  • Advanced precision manufacturing
  • Aerospace, navigation and maritime tech
  • Apparel manufacturing
  • Biomedical devices and products
  • Biotechnology and pharmaceuticals
  • Cleantech
  • Entertainment and hospitality
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Horticulture
  • Information and communications technology
  • Publishing and marketing
  • Specialty foods and microbreweries

In addition to these career venues, Forbes reports that three top industries in the San Diego area include tourism, technology and defense.

San Diego economy and jobs

In 2012, the U.S. Census Bureau reported 1,338,348 residents of the city of San Diego, all settled in an area of 325.19 square miles. Forbes magazine ranked the San Diego area as 78th in the nation for best places for business and careers and 46th for educational opportunities.

San Diego has numerous companies on the 2013 Inc. 5000 list, which ranks the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Those among the top 500 include:

  • Zurple
  • Solar Alliance of America
  • Oceanhouse Media
  • Extrabux.com
  • Ad-Juster
  • Cardinal Point Captains
  • Seamgen

San Diego is also an important military city. Some civilian job-seekers benefit from military-related jobs in IT, defense and electronics manufacturing, health care, real estate, and financial services. No matter where your interests lie, attending a San Diego technical school in this metropolis by the sea is worth your consideration.

Sources:

Important Facts and Figures, SanDiego.gov, http://www.sandiego.gov/economic-development/sandiego/facts.shtml

San Diego, CA, Forbes, http://www.forbes.com/places/ca/san-diego/

San Diego, California, U.S. Census Bureau, http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/06/0666000.html

"Top Companies in the San Diego in the San Diego Metro Area on the 2013 Inc. 5000," Inc.com, http://www.inc.com/inc5000/list/2013/metro/san-diego/x/growth

"What are San Diego's 13 biggest industries?," Jonathan Horne, December 25, 2012, Union Tribune San Diego, http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/Dec/25/san-diegos-13-biggest-industries-and-what-they-pay/

Vocational Schools in San Diego, California
 
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At University of Phoenix, we believe everyone deserves access to higher education.

Programs : B.S. in Communication, BS in Human Services/Gerontology, Master of Health Administration/Informatics, and more.

Campus Locations :

San Diego: 3870 Murphy Canyon Road, Suite 310 San Diego, CA 92123

San Marcos: 277 Rancheros Drive San Marcos, CA 92069

Palm Desert: 75153 Merle Dr. Palm Desert, CA 92211

El Centro: 3095 N. Imperial Avenue Suite 101 El Centro, CA 92243

With an education from an Art Institutes school, imagine what you could create. Please Call 855-816-4001 to speak to a customer representative.

Programs : Baking & Pastry (AS), Web Design & Interactive Media (AS), Web Design & Interactive Communications (D), and more.

Campus Locations :

San Diego: 7650 Mission Valley Rd San Diego, CA 92108

Santa Ana: 3601 West Sunflower Avenue Santa Ana, CA 92704

San Bernardino: 674 East Brier Drive San Bernardino, CA 92408

Santa Monica: 2900 31st Street Santa Monica, CA 90405

North Hollywood: 5250 Lankershim Boulevard North Hollywood, CA 91601

Why earn your degree at Grand Canyon University? GCU is a regionally accredited university offering graduate and undergraduate degrees in Business, Nursing, Psychology, Education & more. Apply today!

Programs : M.Ed. in Elementary Education (Leads to initial teacher licensure), M.S. in Leadership: Disaster Preparedness & Executive Fire Leadership, M.S. in Nursing: Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems, and more.

Campus Locations : Online

Advance your teaching career with an online master's degree from University of Southern California Rossier School of Education.

Programs : Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Master of Arts in Teaching, and more.

Campus Locations : Online

Get the career of your dreams with an education from the Los Angeles Film School.

Programs : Associate of Science, Music Production, Bachelor of Science, Game Production & Design, Associate of Science, Film, and more.

Campus Locations :

Los Angeles: 6363 West Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028

The MSW@USC is the first top-ranked MSW program offered nationally. Many online programs are limited to certain geographic areas or the availability of courses, making it necessary to travel to campus. Our program can be completed from virtually anywhere without the need to relocate to Southern California.

Programs : Master of Social Work, and more.

Campus Locations : Online

Get hands-on training with Le Cordon Bleu Schools of North America.

Programs : Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in LA - Diploma in Culinary Arts , Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Online - Associate Degree in Hospitality and Restaurant Management 60 weeks, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in LA - Diploma in Patisserie and Baking (Hollywood), and more.

Campus Locations :

Pasadena: 521 East Green Street Pasadena, CA 91101

We are committed to educational innovation in theory and practice to prepare highly competent professional nursing leaders.

Programs : Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), and more.

Campus Locations : Online

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.

Campus Locations :

San Diego: 9680 Granite Ridge Drive San Diego, CA 92123

National City: 401 Mile of Cars Way, Suite 100 National City, CA 91950

Vista: 495 La Tortuga Drive - Suite 100 Vista, CA 92081

Corona: 4160 Temescal Canyon Road, Suite 100 Corona, CA 92883

Orange: 4000 W. Metropolitan Drive Suite 100 Orange, CA 92868

Anaheim: 525 North Muller Avenue Anaheim, CA 92801

San Bernardino: 670 East Carnegie Drive San Bernardino, CA 92408

Torrance: 20050 South Vermont Avenue Torrance, CA 90502

West Covina: 1530 West Cameron Avenue West Covina, CA 91790

San Dimas: 650 W. Cienega Avenue San Dimas, CA 91773

Sylmar: 12669 Encinitas Avenue Sylmar, CA 91342

Oxnard: 2051 Solar Drive Oxnard, CA 93036

Clovis: 362 N. Clovis Avenue Clovis, CA 93612

Lathrop: 16916 South Harlan Road Lathrop, CA 95330

Oakland: 7901 Oakport Street, Ste. 3000 Oakland, CA 94621

Concord: 1140 Galaxy Way, Suite 400 Concord, CA 94520

Rancho Cordova: 10863 Gold Center Drive Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

Take a new step in your education with Brandman University. We offer 87 different certificate, associate, bachelor's, or master's programs in a wide variety of fields.

Programs : BBA in Business Administration (Accounting), Certificate in Organizational Leadership, BA in Early Childhood Education, and more.

Campus Locations :

San Diego: 7460 Mission Valley Rd. San Diego, CA 92108

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