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Best Trade Schools in Seattle, WA

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1701 Broadway, Room 2BE2120, Seattle, WA 98122 Rating

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4.5 (22)
4.7 (7)

Why choose this provider?

Seattle Culinary Academy is a program of the Seattle Central College for individuals who want to work in the food and hospitality industry. It offers farm-to-table training and an artisan baking program. It also operates a plant science laboratory and two student-run restaurants that are open to the public. Its courses teach students how to develop relationships with farmers, and advocate for social justice and environmental stewardship within the food system. It provides multiple pathways for students in the culinary industry as restaurant owners, chefs, tour organizers, food writers, and event planners.

9600 College Way North, Seattle, WA 98103 Rating

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4.4 (124)

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Since 1970, North Seattle College has offered a wide variety of vocational programs to clients in the metro. People who want to enter the healthcare field can enroll in the school's nine-month Pharmacy Technician Certificate program. It teaches students about safe and cost-effective dispensing and use of medicines, along with lessons on being part of a patient care team. The college also offers aspiring ironworkers, aviation electricians, IT technicians, and watchmakers training courses.

5803 15th Ave. NW, Seattle, WA 98107 Rating

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4.8 (13)
5.0 (2)

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Seattle Dental Assistant School provides online learning activities, pre-recorded lectures, and hands-on skills using the student's lab kit at home. The 12-week dental assistant program's online modules, lectures, and lab kit activities are done at home and during the student's chosen week pace. The topics covered in the course comprise radiology, charting, proper oral hygiene, moisture control, restorative techniques, sterilization, and infection control. The dental assistant school has partnered with more than 130 doctors and dental groups.

2310 S. Lane St., Seattle, WA 98144 Rating

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4.7 (19)
4.3 (16)

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For over 80 years, The Wood Technology Programs (WTP) of Seattle Central College has been teaching students of all ages and backgrounds the skills required in woodworking careers. The programs they offer are cabinetmaking and architectural woodworking, boat building and repair, pre-apprenticeship construction training, carpentry, and continuing education which are non-credit classes taught during the evening and weekends. Cate Chaplan, one of the instructors, has been with WTP since the 1990s. She teaches computer-aided design aside from being the lead instructor in Carpentry.

18336 Aurora Ave N, #102, Shoreline, WA 98133 Rating

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4.5 (11)

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Nursing Assistant Institute is a vocational school that serves students in Seattle. The trade school provides a nursing assistant training program that leads to certification. Its staff and instructors are registered nurses who works as nursing educators, directors, and administrators. In addition, it has an occupational therapist who shares insights on rehabilitation. Christina Spencer, the school's founder, has been teaching nursing assistant classes since 1980. She became the program director when she founded the institute in 1983.

6000 16th Avenue SW, Seattle, WA 98106 Rating

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4.5 (131)
3.0 (27)

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South Seattle College is an institution that has been providing a window of opportunity for students with a variety of challenges to achieve educational and career objectives since 1969. It offers different programs for individuals who are starting to further education, trying something new, or seeking to advance their profession. It delivers various professional and technical career training programs, such as landscape horticulture, culinary arts, wine studies, and maritime shipyard welding. Its president, Rosie Rimando-Chareunsap, was nominated twice for the distinguished Aspen Presidential Fellowship program.

Compare our Top Trade Schools

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Seattle Culinary Academy
1701 Broadway, Room 2BE2120, Seattle, WA 98122
North Seattle College
9600 College Way North, Seattle, WA 98103
Seattle Dental Assistant School
5803 15th Ave. NW, Seattle, WA 98107
Wood Technology Programs
2310 S. Lane St., Seattle, WA 98144
Nursing Assistant Training Institute
18336 Aurora Ave N, #102, Shoreline, WA 98133
South Seattle College
6000 16th Avenue SW, Seattle, WA 98106