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.
LATTC is the oldest college of the nine two-year institutions that comprise the Los Angeles community college district. 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:
- Liberal Arts
- Child Care & Childhood Development
- Fashion and Apparel
- Administrative Assistant
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
- Track and Field
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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||76%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||76%||$5,308|
Admissions, Academics, & 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 College||Los Angeles County||California|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1992)
- See a list of all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) programs in California
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.
Get more information about the programs offered by Los Angeles Trade Technical College by clicking the request information to the right.
(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
English Language and Literature
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Public Administration and Social Services
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
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