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Best Trade Schools in Oakland, CA

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420 Whitney Place, Fremont, CA 94539
WebsiteLicense: 04240200

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Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) Fremont is a technical career training center that accepts students in the Oakland metro. It has vocational courses for welding, maintenance technician training, and industrial manufacturing technician training, which can be continued and lead to aviation tech and maintenance courses. AIM partners with the Aviation Technician Education Council to improve its aviation maintenance and support courses. It was established in 1969 in Norfolk, Virginia, and has expanded to Texas, Florida, and California.

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900 Fallon St, Oakland, CA 94607
WebsiteLicense: 00126600

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4.3 (214)
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3.9 (81)
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5.0 (1)

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Laney College in Oakland is a community college that serves residents in the local area. It focuses on a wide range of building and skilled trade programs, such as welding technology, architecture, carpentry, and construction management. It also offers courses in machine technology, wood technology, biomanufacturing, and electrical and electronics technology. With over 400 faculty members, Laney College provides students with more than 100 technical education, business, and liberal arts programs, over 44 associate degrees, and 23 associate degrees for transfer.

530 Bush St. Suite 201, San Francisco, CA 94108
WebsiteLicense: 234614

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4.6 (74)
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4.2 (25)

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Bay Area Medical Academy has been providing healthcare career training for students in and around Oakland since 2004. It offers a CPR course, a medical program assisting with phlebotomy, and a phlebotomy technician course, which is one of only two programs in San Francisco with a CA Department of Public Health CPT-1 certification. BAMA courses are taught by a faculty consisting of registered nurses, clinical laboratory technicians, and other healthcare professionals with over twenty years of experience. Graduates of the trade school have the option to be employed at Quest Diagnostics and Preventice Solutions.

3100 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609
WebsiteLicense: 106184

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4.0 (1)

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Samuel Merritt University is a private health sciences institution that serves residents in Oakland and the surrounding areas. The institution offers a broad range of programs, including nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, podiatric medicine, and basic sciences. Its Oakland campus maintains multiple centers and libraries, which include a health sciences simulation center, an ethnic health institute, and a motion analysis research center. Established in 1852, Samuel Merritt University serves more than 2,700 students from across the United States and the world.

917 Harrison Street, Oakland, CA 94607

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4.0 (10)

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Since 2008, Quest Nursing Education Center offers technical programs to students in the Oakland area. People can become licensed vocational nurses by completing the school's 13-month program. This allows them to perform patient assessments, wound dressings, and medication administration under the supervision of a registered nurse or physician. The center's medical assistant course teaches students to help doctors provide care to patients in a clinic, including taking vital signs, performing simple lab tests, and administering injections.

Compare our Top Trade Schools

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Aviation Institute of Maintenance Fremont
420 Whitney Place, Fremont, CA 94539
Laney College
900 Fallon St, Oakland, CA 94607
Bay Area Medical Academy
530 Bush St. Suite 201, San Francisco, CA 94108
Samuel Merritt University
3100 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609
Quest Nursing Education Center
917 Harrison Street, Oakland, CA 94607