Vocational Schools Database
Department of Education - California

California Vocational and Technical Schools

Accredited California vocational and technical schools are plentiful, from San Diego to Los Angeles to San Francisco. The need for educated workers is a top concern for the state, which has become the world's ninth largest economy in 2011 according to Center for Continuing Study of the California Economy. A California vocational school may lead you to a fulfilling and lucrative career in many industries.

California is a leading producer of computer and electronics products, which means there is high demand for workers with relevant and practical classroom experience in information technology, computer information systems, computer network systems and other related fields. According to Center for Continuing Study of the California Economy the California's economic recovery is being led by technology sectors along with industries related to foreign trade and tourism. The large major sector job growth has been seen in computers, management, scientific R&D and architectural & engineering services which results in a gain of 80,400 jobs since December 2009. An appropriate certificate or degree earned through a California vocational school program may lead you to a great career in California's ever-growing computer and technology industries.

According to Center for Continuing Study of the California Economy in California industry concentrations vary by region, Such as San Joaquin Valley has a high concentration of agricultural, In Sacramento government is the major sector, In the Bay Area and Los Angeles Basin Manufacturing has the highest concentration. In California, there may be opportunities for students completing any vocational school program.

Vocational Schools in California

This list also contains online schools that accept students from California
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Heald College
Heald College provides hands-on educational programs that can help students prepare for careers in the healthcare, business, legal and technology fields.
Accounting, Business Administration, Office Skills and more.
  • Salinas: 1450 N. Main Street Salinas, CA 93906
  • Concord: 5130 Commercial Circle Concord, CA 94520
  • Hayward: 25500 Industrial Boulevard Hayward, CA 94545
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Gear up for a better future at WyoTech.
Electrician, Medical Insurance Billing and Coding, Motorcycle Technology and more.
  • Long Beach: 2161 Technology Place Long Beach, CA 90810
  • Fremont: 200 Whitney Place Fremont, CA 94539

Brandman University
Take a new step in your education with Brandman University.
Credential (Administrative Services tier 1), MBA in E-Business Strategic Management, Preliminary Education Specialist Moderate/Severe and more.
  • Ontario: 3990 Concours Suite 100 Ontario, CA 91764
  • San Diego: 7460 Mission Valley Rd. San Diego, CA 92108
  • Temecula: 27447 Enterprise Circle West Temecula, CA 92590
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University of Phoenix
At University of Phoenix, we believe everyone deserves access to higher education.
BS in Criminal Justice Administration - Cybercrimes, Master of Health Administration/Informatics, BS in Human Services/Gerontology and more.
  • Online: Online, CA
  • Sacramento: 1760 Creekside Oaks Drive Suite 100 Sacramento, CA 95833
  • Bakersfield: 4900 California Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93309
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Western International University
Try your first two online courses for only $200 each with our Start Smart (SM) Offer.
Master of Science in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Business / Minor in Informatics, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and more.
  • : , CA

Intercoast Colleges
Get your career started with Intercoast Colleges.
Multimedia Specialist, Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician, Medical Assistant and more.
  • Orange: 3745 W. Chapman Avenue Orange, CA 92868
  • Riverside: 1989 Atlanta Avenue Riverside, CA 92507
  • West Covina: 1400 West Covina Parkway 2nd/3rd Floors West Covina, CA 91790
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West Coast University
West Coast University can help prepare you for a rewarding health care career.
LVN to BSN, RN to BSN, Bachelor of Science in Nursing and more.
  • Ontario: 2855 East Guasti Road Ontario, CA 91761

The Art Institutes system of schools
With an education from an Art Institutes school, imagine what you could create.
Baking & Pastry (AS), Web Design & Interactive Media (AS), Web Design & Interactive Communications (D) and more.
  • Santa Ana: 3601 West Sunflower Avenue Santa Ana, CA 92704
  • Santa Monica: 2900 31st Street Santa Monica, CA 90405
  • San Diego: 7650 Mission Valley Rd San Diego, CA 92108
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At Concorde, you’ll find that a “learn by doing” approach to healthcare training will get you the skills you need to succeed-- and get you into the workforce quickly.
Vocational Nurse, Medical Office Administration, Dental Assistant and more.
  • Garden Grove: 12951 Euclid Street Ste. 101 Garden Grove, CA 92840

American InterContinental University Online
You’re serious about success. With your busy schedule and the desire to move your career forward, you can earn an accredited associate, bachelors or master’s degree at a pace that works for you anywhere, anytime, 24/7. At AIU, the Serious U, you can get in, get moving, and get ahead.
Bachelor's (BBA) - Entrepreneurship, MBA - Finance, Bachelor of Business Administration - International Business and more.
  • Schaumburg: 231 N. Martingale Road 6th Floor Schaumburg, IL 60173

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California Trade Schools and Training Programs

  1. Aircraft: A&P Technician, Ground and Flight, Pilot
  2. Arts: Applied and Creative, Design, Media, Fashion
  3. Automotive: Automotive Technician, Driver, Heavy Equipment Operator, Repair, Trucking
  4. Bartending: Bartending Training
  5. Cosmetology, Barbering & Beauty: Esthetician, Cosmetologist, Hair Design, Facial, Make-Up, Manicuring, Nails, Salon Management
  6. Business: Accounting,  Administrative, General Office, Management, Marketing, Organizational Psychology, Secretarial
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  1. Business: Accounting,  Administrative, General Office, Management, Marketing, Organizational Psychology, Secretarial
  2. Computers & Information Technology: Computers & Information Technology: CAD, Installer, Multimedia, Programmer, Repairer, Web Designer
  3. Construction: Estimator, Heavy Equipment Operator, Project Manager, Superintendent
  4. Criminal Justice: Corrections Officer, Security Guard
  5. Culinary: Cooking, Baking and Pastry, Catering, Hotel and Restaurant Management, and more
  6. Dental Assistant: Dental Assistant, Dental Administrator, Dental Receptionist
  7. Electronics & HVAC: Assembler, Electrical and Electronics Equipment Installer, Equipment Repairer, HVAC
  8. Fashion Design: Apparel, Illustration, Merchandising
  9. Television & Film: Television Host, Producer, Anchorman, Anchorwoman
  10. Healthcare & Medical: Dental, Massage Therapy, Medical Assistant, Medical Office, Medical Records Technician, Nursing, Optician, Paramedic, Pharmacy Technician, X-Ray Technician
  11. Paralegal: Court Reporter, Criminal Justice, Legal Office, Paralegal
  12. Machinist: Machine Operator, CNC Machinist, CNC Operator
  13. Massage Therapy: Massage Therapy Training, Massage Therapy and Health Educator Training
  14. Digital Filmmaking and Multimedia: Digital Filmmaker, Video Editor, Sound Technician
  15. Nursing: Vocational Nursing, Registered Nursing, Nursing Assistant Training, Health and Rehabilitation Technician, Patient Care Assistant, and more
  16. Healthcare Office Management: Office Management, Hospital Unit Coordinator
  17. Private Investigation: Investigation, Security, Protection
  18. Plumber: Pipefitter
  19. Rehabilitational Therapy: Physical Therapist, Massage Therapist
  20. Secretarial: Administrative Assistant, Computer Applications Specialist, Executive Assistant
  21. Telecommunications: Assembler, Cable Installer, Fiber Optic Technician, Networking, Repairer, Systems Installer
  22. Travel: Flight Attendant, Hotel Management, Reservationist, Travel Agent
  23. Web Design & Web Management: Web Designer, Web Developer, MCIWD
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