Trades & Construction

Gain the skills for a lucrative job in a high-demand vocational field.

Take advantage of the labor shortage in construction and other skilled trades by enrolling in one of the career-focused programs at the Community Colleges of LA.

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Take the first step toward the career you want. Fill out the form below to connect with us and learn more.

Build Your Career at CCLA

In California and across the U.S., there’s a large gap between the available jobs in construction and other skilled trades and the number of workers with the skills to fill them. You can take advantage of this labor gap by enrolling in one of the vocational programs at CCLA. You’ll develop the skills you need to quickly start a good-paying and rewarding career in areas such as electrical, HVAC, construction, and more.

California Career Outlook

Average Annual Salary*

$51,513

Average Annual Job Openings**

82,880

* Projections Central – State Occupational Projections
** U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Trades & Construction

Career Education Programs

Associate Degree Associate Degree

Bachelor Degree Bachelor Degree

Certificate Certificate

Online Offering Online Offering*

*Programs are offered both online and in-person depending on campus and semester. Contact us to learn more about how and where you can earn your certificate or degree today!

Associate Degree Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Bachelor Degree Certificate Certificate Online Offering Online Offering*

*Programs are offered both online and in-person depending on campus and semester. Contact us to learn more about how and where you can earn your certificate or degree today!

Building Automation

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Mount San Antonio College

Cabinet Making

AVAILABLE CAMPUSES
Cerritos College
El Camino College
Los Angeles Southwest College
Los Angeles Trade Tech College

Carpentry

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Rio Hondo College

Carpentry – Concrete Forming

AVAILABLE CAMPUSES
Rio Hondo College

Carpentry – Scaffold Construction

AVAILABLE CAMPUSES
Rio Hondo College

Construction

AVAILABLE CAMPUSES
Cerritos College
El Camino College
Los Angeles Southwest College
Los Angeles Trade Tech College
Los Angeles Valley College
Mount San Antonio College
Pasadena City College

Construction Engineering Management

AVAILABLE CAMPUSES
Rio Hondo College

Construction Management

AVAILABLE CAMPUSES
Mount San Antonio College

Custodial Technician

AVAILABLE CAMPUSES
West Los Angeles College

Electrical

AVAILABLE CAMPUSES
Cerritos College
Los Angeles Southwest College
Pasadena City College

Heat and Frost Insulators

AVAILABLE CAMPUSES
Rio Hondo College

HVAC Technology

AVAILABLE CAMPUSES
Cerritos College
Cerritos College
Citrus College
Compton College
El Camino College
Long Beach City College
Los Angeles Southwest College
Los Angeles Trade Tech College
Mount San Antonio College

Ironworking

AVAILABLE CAMPUSES
Cerritos College
Los Angeles Southwest College

Plumbing

AVAILABLE CAMPUSES
El Camino College
Los Angeles Southwest College

Surveying & Mapping

AVAILABLE CAMPUSES
East Los Angeles College
Los Angeles Southwest College
Mount San Antonio College
Rio Hondo College

Trades Pre-Apprenticeship

AVAILABLE CAMPUSES
Mount San Antonio College

Welding

AVAILABLE CAMPUSES
Cerritos College
Compton College
Glendale College
Long Beach City College
Los Angeles Trade Tech College
Mt. San Antonio
Pasadena City College
Pierce College
Rio Hondo College

A Smarter Path to Success

Affordable

Save an average of $21,000 per year over the cost of the first two years of a four-year institution.*

Fast Track to a Great Job

Put your new skills to work faster with programs designed to prepare you for the workforce in as few as several months.

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Seamless Transferability

Save money on a bachelor’s by transferring to a four-year institution after completing your associate degree at CCLA.

Earn More

Finish your associate degree to earn on average 46% more per year than those without any degree.**

In-Demand Programs

Gain the skills to get the jobs you want in the modern workforce and in emerging industries.

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Flexible Options

Choose courses offered in convenient formats and schedules—including online, nights, and weekends—to fit your busy life.

Supportive Environment

Get personalized, one-on-one attention from professors who truly care about your success.

Real Campus Experience

Enjoy all the benefits of a true campus experience, close to home and for a fraction of the price of a four-year school.

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data, **National Center for Education Statistics data, ***California Community Colleges data

Start Your Journey Today

Call now to speak with an enrollment coach or fill out the form on this page to get more information about CCLA campuses and programs.

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