Los Angeles Trade Technical College

400 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

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Los Angeles Trade and Technical College is a 2 year postsecondary educational institution situated in the heart of downtown Los Angeles Founded in 1925 as the Frank Wiggins Trade School, LATTC became a trade-technical junior college in 1954 and joined the Los Angeles community college district in 1969. Out of the nine two-year institutions that comprise the Los Angeles community college district, LATTC is the oldest. The school is in the process of a multimillion dollar renovation and is adding buildings to modernize certain departments as part of the goal to maintain and update facilities and curricula to meet and exceed the needs and expectations of the community.

LATTC provides students with the technical and professional educational options that will help in establishing a career and meeting academic goals. LATTC offers associate's degrees and vocational certificates and offers transfer programs for students looking to continue their education at a four year institution but save on costs. Career and technical programs provide students with the skills and education necessary to immediately enter the workforce as fully qualified professionals. Additionally, short programs (one year or less) for certification are offered for specialized training. Programs are also available for high school students who wish to start their college education early, allowing them to obtain a head start on their career.

Some programs offered include:

Admission and Financial Aid
Admission into LATTC requires the completion of the online application and payment of fees, after which the student is assigned a number ID And proceeds to register for classes. Class enrollment gives priority to those who register early. The deadline for enrollment is one day prior to the start of classes. Students should submit all relevant documents and transcripts prior to registration.

Financial aid is available in the form of federal and state grants, loans and scholarships. Filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form and providing all pertinent information will help a student identify if they qualify for financial aid. Scholarships may be offered through the school or through a third party and requiring a separate application. Scholarships may be awarded for a variety of reasons as based on the purpose and goal of the scholarship.

LATTC participates in intercollegiate sports in the southwest conference against ten other schools. Athletic programs provide discipline and teamwork , as well as foster a healthy environment for competition and allow for students and teachers to take pride in their team's accomplishments. Students interested in participating in an athletic programs should visit the athletic department to obtain tryout dates and times.

Sports programs offered include:

  • Cross Country
  • Water Polo
  • Basketball
  • Track and Field
  • Swim

The school colors are violet and gold, and the mascot is the Beaver.

Clubs and Organizations
The LATTC Associated Student Organization oversees all chartered clubs operating on campus. The school holds a rush at the start of every year in order to make individuals aware of the clubs and to promote membership and participation. Student organizations and clubs allow for individuals with similar interests to meet and communicate ideas, assist one another, and accomplish tasks and goals as outlined by the clubs mission. Students are also encouraged to form their own club. requiring the membership of ten students in order to be officially recognized. Clubs and organizations assist in the development of bonds that often extend beyond the campus, and sometimes well past graduation.

Clubs and organizations at LATTC include:

  • American Welding Society/Associated Student Organization Welding Club
  • Computer Club
  • TNT Dance Club
  • Visual Communications Club
  • Spoken Word Club

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,700. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • State Residents: $1,200-$1,400
    • Out-of-State: $6,800-$8,143
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • In-State: $46-$55 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $260-$310 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid76%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships76%$5,308

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Los Angeles Trade Technical College may offer services to students including:

  • Online classes
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Work study style employment
  • Assistance to find work
  • Day care

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Many community colleges are not only a source of technical or career training but also a stepping stone for students to transfer-out to a 4-year college, therefore we have included both graduation and transfer rates below and how this school compares against other community colleges in Los Angeles County and the community colleges in California as a whole.

 Los Angeles Trade Technical CollegeLos Angeles CountyCalifornia
Graduation Rate18.8%22.2%24.3%
Transfer-out Rate9.5%12.0%13.8%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)


Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades


Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Family and Consumer Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions

Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Personal and Culinary Services

Physical Sciences

Precision Production

Public Administration and Social Services

Science Technology

Security and Protective Services

Visual and Performing Arts

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