Los Angeles Trade Technical College


Los Angeles Trade Technical College advances communities through pathways to academic, career, and transfer success that empower students to achieve career technical certificates, associate degrees, transfer, and employment.

Los Angeles Trade Technical College will be a premier community college recognized regionally and nationally for transforming students’ lives and their communities.

Our history began shortly after the close of World War I, when members of the Los Angeles Board of Education, the Chamber of Commerce, along with business and labor leaders held a series of conferences to talk about the need in Los Angeles for a centralized vocational training program. Out of those meetings came the initial concept of what would become Trade Tech, modeled on a class in power sewing offered to downtown garment workers. By the end of 1924, training programs in “beauty culture”, printing, plumbing, and the building trades were offered at various locations around the city and briefly consolidated in a soon-to-be outgrown building located at Eighth and Grand Avenues.

Trade Tech occupies a unique position among institutions of higher education. Throughout nine decades, the college has remained true to its founding premise of vocational education, while expanding to provide transfer programs, adapt to rapidly changing technologies and remain responsive to the needs of the surrounding community. Students come from all over the Los Angeles basin to participate in our unique mix of programs, some of which have been in existence since the school’s inception. As of Fall 2002, the campus has undergone a massive renovation and added innovative programs, as we look forward to serving our community for decades to come.


Los Angeles

West Washington Boulevard,400
90015 Los Angeles, California, USA

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