BestCompany.com is trying to work directly with this company to verify the accuracy of the information on this page. Thank you for your patience as we make sure we’re getting it right.
Are you a representative
of this company?Claim this Profile
Los Angeles Trade-Tech (LATTC) was founded in 1925 originally as Frank Wiggins Trade School. LA Trade-Tech is the oldest of nine other public two-year colleges in the Los Angeles Community College District which covers 882 square miles. Almost half of the LA Trade-Tech students work more than 30 hours each week while attending school. Their vision is to be "a global leader known for effectively incorporating leading-edge theories, proven educational practices, hands-on experiences, and technology into our career-technical and professional programs."
With Los Angeles Trade-Tech covering such a big area with potential students, it's only appropriate that they offer enough programs to service the variety and number of people they could acquire. LATTC currently offers 46 different (unspecialized) programs which includes, but isn't limited to, advanced manufacturing, architectural technology, diesel and related technologies, street maintenance, water and wastewater, and more. There are so many different options for students to choose from with LATTC that they most likely won't have to look elsewhere for the programs they are interested in. The more programs the better for the students and the college. LA Trade-Tech provides one of the highest number of programs for a trade college in the country.
Los Angeles Trade-Tech charges students $46 per unit for California residents and $289 per unit (including the enrollment fee) for out-of-state residents, with most programs ranging from 15-48 units. This will end up costing anywhere from $690 - $13,872 depending on the program. It's important to note that the tuition isn't the only expense students need to worry about. There are other smaller fees associated with going to school such as parking passes, health services, and more that can add up if the student needs.
It's important for students to recognize that they can greatly cut their programs fees by applying for financial aid. LATTC qualifies for federal financial aid either through the school or program. Students can get a big chunk of their tuition covered by this option. Another option available is through federal work-study programs. Through these two options, and other financial assistance opportunities (such as scholarships), students can find ways to make school affordable.
Los Angeles Trade Tech's mission for job placement is to "provide community services to employers looking for employees by referring capable and qualified students and graduates." LATTC not only works with the students, but they also work with employers to get more success. Students can also contact their Student Employment Center for more details on how to better improve their chance at landing a job. Trade colleges that provide opportunities for students to gain employment will score better than those who do not.
Our biggest frustration with Los Angeles Trade-Tech is that they do not provide any statistical information about their college. This includes details on loan repayment defaults rates, job placement rates, and graduation rates. These are all big indicators of the success of the school and not having information available can make it seem like the school is trying to hide those statistics. People could assume that if a school were proud of their success, then they would be very open to sharing those rates with the public. We believe that it is better to post bad statistics than not to publish them at all. If LATTC were to start disclosing their statistics, their score would improve.
As part of our service, we attempt to partner with all the companies that we review, and may get compensated when you click or call them from our site; however, regardless of any current, past, or future financial arrangements, companies listed on Best Company cannot buy their position, nor do we manipulate or inflate a company's ranking for financial gain. A company’s ranking is based on and calculated by an objective set of ranking criteria, as well as user reviews. See our How We Rank page for more information regarding our ranking algorithm.
All user reviews posted on Best Company are subject to screening and approval. We reserve the right to approve or deny any review posted to this site in accordance with our Review Guidelines. Best Company never suppresses user reviews—unless they are being investigated for authenticity, or if they violate our review guidelines. We encourage anyone who suspects a user review to be fraudulent or intentionally inaccurate to please notify our review moderation team.