Expertise.com

2024

Last updated:

Best Trade Schools in San Diego

Our Recommended Top 5

We did the research for you!

  • Licensing
  • User Reviews
  • Mystery Shopping Calls

Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored San Diego Trade Schools on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

34Reviewed

22Curated

5Top Picks

Learn about our selection process.

Providers

featured provider = Featured Provider

401 Mile of Cars Way, Suite 100, National City, CA 91950
WebsiteLicense: 237738001

Expertise.com Rating

Review Sources

Facebook
4.4 (51)
Google
3.3 (41)
Yelp
3.5 (24)

Why choose this provider?

California Institute of Arts & Technology (CIAT) helps individuals in San Diego learn the skills needed to pursue an IT career. It offers certificate programs for Cisco CCNA and CCNP, Networking Technician, Computer Technician, and Computer Information Systems. It also offers associate degrees, providing students with hands-on vocational training and career preparation. In addition, CIAT offers Bachelor's of Applied Science degrees in Cybersecurity, Networking, and Cloud concentrations. CIAT is accredited by ACCET and works with DOR to accommodate students with disabilities.

  • Scholarships

2535 Camino Del Rio S. Suite: #300, San Diego, CA 92108

Expertise.com Rating

Review Sources

Google
4.7 (43)
Yelp
4.5 (17)
Facebook
5.0 (10)

Why choose this provider?

PhlebotomyU is a private institution established in 1986, educating San Diego and the neighboring regions. It offers programs to help students obtain Certified Phlebotomy Technician I (CPT I) certificates and prepare them for entry-level and advanced positions in clinics, hospitals, and laboratories. Its course includes basic & advanced didactic, as well as hands-on training. The learners are provided opportunities for an externship with a partnering clinic or hospital. Individuals employed as a research assistant in a non-diagnostic setting may opt for its blood withdrawal course, including practical coursework for hands-on experience.

6780 Miramar Rd. Suite 204, San Diego, CA 92121

Expertise.com Rating

Review Sources

Yelp
4.0 (44)
Google
3.6 (17)
Facebook
4.4 (12)

Why choose this provider?

San Diego Medical College is a school that caters to students looking to pursue careers in healthcare. It offers various classes, including the nurse assistant program, which includes CPR training, state testing handbooks, and training guides. Students who complete the program are qualified to take the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program exam and are provided with job placement assistance and testing reviews. Other programs include first aid and home health aide training. San Diego Medical College is an American Heart Association-authorized training provider and a Pearson-Authorized Test Center.

6250 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92115

Expertise.com Rating

Review Sources

Facebook
4.7 (74)
Yelp
4.5 (18)

Why choose this provider?

Platt College is a private post-secondary educational institution accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. The school caters to residents of San Diego. It offers visual arts courses including graphic, web, and digital media design, in addition to 3D modeling and digital video production. The college's alumni have gone on to work for visual effects and entertainment companies such as Industrial Light and Magic, DreamWorks, and Sony Computer Entertainment, and Blue Sky Studios.

2650 Camino Del Rio North, Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92108

Expertise.com Rating

Review Sources

Google
4.1 (52)
Yelp
4.0 (12)
Facebook
4.0 (8)

Why choose this provider?

Founded in 1984, Associated Technical College is a trade school that helps individuals in San Diego and its neighboring areas develop the skills needed for technical jobs in the IT industry. The programs available are telecommunications technology and microcomputer technology. With maintained contacts with various employers, the school can provide job placement assistance to its graduates. Associated Technical College has a "free-standing" status as granted by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges.