Founded in 1925 as the Frank Wiggins Trade School, Trade-Tech is the oldest of the nine public two-year colleges in the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD).*
Mission & Vision
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.
The Los Angeles Trade-Technical College Foundation was incorporated under the laws of the State of California to promote and assist the educational programs of Los Angeles Trade-Technical College. The organization was established as a nonprofit public benefit corporation. A ten-member Board of Directors governs the activities of the Foundation and provides leadership for the college’s fundraising efforts. The board membership consists of business and community leaders and members of the college staff. All board members volunteer their time and serve without compensation. (Foundation Website)
- College Committees
- College Governance Handbook (2 Mb)
- Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations
The most current demographic information can be found on the website of the Office of Research & Planning* at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College. Nearly half of all Trade-Tech students work more than 30 hours per week and approximately this same percentage indicate that they are attending the college for job preparation.
The entire 882 square mile Los Angeles Community College District.
- LATTC Accreditation Website
- Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC)
- Veterans Administration
- United States Office of Education
- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
- American Culinary Federation and Educational Institute
- National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)
- Associate in Arts Associate in Science
- Certificates of Completion in selected programs
All academic courses required for transfer to a four-year college or university as well as nearly 90 different occupational programs, some of which can be completed in little as one year.
Violet and Gold
Located in the City of Los Angeles approximately two miles south of the Central Business district.
Student Success Scorecard
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