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).*
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.
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)
- College Committees
- College Governance Handbook (2.3 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 an 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
- Western Association of Schools and Colleges
- Fully approved under the regulations of the California State Department of Education
- Veterans Administration
- United States Office of Education
- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
- American Culinary Federation and Educational Institute
- Associate in Arts Associate in Science
- Certificates of Completion in selected vocational 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.
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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
Student Success Scorecard
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