About LA Trade Technical College

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 Statement

We provide our students and community with high-quality academic, technical, and professional educational opportunities that:

  • Meet their career development and academic goals;
  • Foster a climate of life-long learning;
  • Prepare our students to participate effectively in our society; and
  • Generate economic development with our educational, governmental, community and business partners.

LATTC Foundation

The Los Angeles Trade-Technical College Foundation was incorporated under the laws of the State of California to promote and assists 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. (read more)

Shared Governance

Student Demographics

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 an approximately this same percentage indicate that they are attending the college for job preparation.


Service Area

The entire 882 square mile Los Angeles Community College District.


Accredited By

Tuition and Fees: TradeTech College offers one of the lowest enrollment fees in the country. California residents pay $20 per unit. Nonresident fees for students from other states are an additional $173 per unit + enrollment fee of $20 per unit. Students from other countries pay an additional $183 per unit + enrollment fee of $20 per unit and $10 per unit fee. There is also a mandatory $11 Health fee ($8 in the summer) and a mandatory $1 Student Representation fee. Students may also pay a $7 Associated Students Organization membership fee.
(see the Fall 2008 Schedule of Classes found on the Course Information page for further details)


Degrees Granted

  • Associate in Arts Associate in Science
  • Certificates of Completion in selected vocational programs.


Courses Offered

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.


College Colors

Violet and Gold




25-Acre Campus

Located in the City of Los Angeles approximately two miles south of the Central Business district.


  • Full-Time Faculty 212
  • Adjunct Faculty 242
  • Classified Staff 269
  • Classified Managers 9
  • Administrators 16



Trade-Tech is unique in that approximately two-thirds of its instructional facilities are devoted to career education. The college consists of 12 major buildings with approximately 780,561 gross square feet and 586 assignable square footage. The facilities include an athletic field which serves as a recreation area for community members during evening and on weekends. The college’s Grand Theater hosts both college and community events.


Student Success Scorecard

Student Success Scorecard


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