Atlanta Trade Schools

Empire Beauty Schools

With two locations in Atlanta, GA, the Empire Beauty School gives Georgians the chance to get an education in cosmetology. Programs include cosmetology and cosmetology education. Interested students can talk to a career planning specialist from one of the branch locations to learn about their new and exciting career choice.

  • 2190 Henderson Mill Rd. NE Atlanta, GA 30345
  • 4719 Ashford Dunwoody Rd., Ste 205 Atlanta, GA 30338
  • Cosmetology and Barbering

Herzing University

Herzing University’s Atlanta Campus, situated on the 4th floor of the Hurt Building in downtown Atlanta, offers a vibrant educational environment with a focus on IT, Business, Nursing, and an ABA-approved paralegal program. Renowned as the institution’s most popular destination for international students, the campus provides a diverse community for students pursuing degrees to enhance their career prospects. With a prime location and specialized programs, Herzing University’s Atlanta campus is a great starting point for those seeking great career opportunities in various fields.

  • 50 Hurt Plaza SE Suite 400 Atlanta, GA 30303
  • Computer and Information Technology, Criminal Justice and Law, Dental, Healthcare Administration, Healthcare and Nursing, Medical Assisting, Medical Billing and Coding, Sterile Processing Technician

Paul Mitchell Schools

Paul Mitchell School in Atlanta is just a few minutes from downtown Atlanta. As a result, students have ample opportunities to practice their hair stylist, nail technician, makeup artist, and esthetician skills on walk-in clients. Those hoping to teach the next generation of cosmetologists or open up salons one day can enroll in this location’s beauty school instructor program to earn the necessary credentials.

  • 887 West Marietta Street NW Atlanta, GA 30318
  • Cosmetology and Barbering

SAE Institute

Want a career in audio, digital film, or entertainment business? Then the SAE Institute in Atlanta, GA, may be right for you. Located in the Cornerstone Building in downtown Atlanta, students get a hands-on, project-based approach to learning from dedicated faculty. Students also have access to a learning center, five studios, four production suites and industry standard hardware and software.

  • 215 Peachtree Street, Suite 300 Atlanta, GA 30303
  • Business, Computer and Information Technology, Graphics, Design, and Arts, HVAC and Building Services

South College

South College’s Atlanta Campus is a beacon for students seeking career-focused education, providing a modern and renovated facility since 2018. Offering certificate, associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs, particularly in allied healthcare, nursing, pharmaceutical studies, and physical therapy, the campus ensures convenience for educational growth in one centralized location. With a commitment to helping students achieve their career goals, South College’s Atlanta campus facilitates a transformative learning experience, allowing students to turn their dreams into reality.

  • 2600 Century Pkwy. NE Atlanta, GA 30345
  • Business, Criminal Justice and Law, Dental, Healthcare Administration, Healthcare and Nursing

Strayer University

Strayer University is a private college that offers online and in-person programs from associate's to master's levels. The school has locations in over 15 different states. Degree options include business and criminal justice. SU has a mission to teach students the skills they need to grow and thrive.

  • 3355 Northeast Expressway, Suite 100 Atlanta, GA 30341
  • 3101 Towercreek Parkway SE, Suite 700 Atlanta, GA 30339
  • Architecture, Computer and Information Technology, Criminal Justice and Law, Trucking and Transportation

The Art Institutes

At the Art Institute of Atlanta, aspiring artists, chefs, bakers, fashionistas, and digital content creators can take specialized courses and obtain a one-year certificate or a two- or four-year degree. Culinary arts, fashion, photography, and media arts programs are available at this campus, but most students at the Atlanta campus take courses in music, recording arts, cinematography, and video production.

  • 6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd. N.E., 100 Embassy Row Atlanta, GA 30328
  • Business, Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management, Graphics, Design, and Arts

Ashworth College

Founded in 1987 and based in Norcross, Georgia, Ashworth College is a nationally recognized online institution that prioritizes flexibility and affordability in education. They are accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission.

Their diverse array of career-focused programs includes diplomas, certificates, and degrees spanning healthcare, business, technology, education, and more. Ashworth College caters to students at various educational levels, offering programs ranging from high school diplomas to career certifications and even bachelor’s degrees.

Academic advisors are provided to assist students throughout their educational journey. Ashworth also maintains an active alumni network, allowing graduates to stay connected and access additional resources as they progress in their careers.

  • 6625 The Corners Parkway, Suite 500 Norcross, GA 30092
  • Automotive, Business, Computer and Information Technology, Criminal Justice and Law, Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management, Graphics, Design, and Arts, Healthcare and Nursing, HVAC and Building Services, Medical Billing and Coding, Pharmacy Tech, Sterile Processing Technician, Trucking and Transportation, Veterinary Services, Wellness

FORTIS College

The Smyrna, Georgia branch of the Fortis College network, formerly known as Medix College, is dedicated to providing career education and training programs tailored to the needs of Atlanta’s workforce. With a focus on healthcare, dental, and skilled trades fields, the institution offers diverse opportunities for students seeking to embark on meaningful career paths.

In the HVAC/R program, students delve into the intricacies of modern heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems. Equipped with hands-on training, they learn to install, service, and troubleshoot these essential systems in commercial, residential, and industrial settings, ensuring they remain in optimal working order year-round. The Welding Technician program emphasizes mathematics and welding print reading to enhance students’ job understanding. Through both destructive and non-destructive testing, students thoroughly understand quality welding practices, preparing them for success in the field.

For those interested in the medical field, the Medical Assisting program empowers students with hands-on training in both administrative and clinical tasks, preparing them for vital roles in medical offices and clinics. Similarly, the Dental Assisting program equips students with the skills to promote healthy dental hygiene and work effectively alongside dentists.

The Dental Hygiene program also prepares students for licensure exams to work as entry-level hygienists, teaching them essential skills such as oral hygiene education, teeth and gum examination, and dental x-ray development. The Medical Office Administration program covers various administrative skills necessary for working in medical facilities. In contrast, the Radiologic Technology program provides comprehensive training for entry-level positions in the imaging and radiological profession, ensuring students are well-prepared for the evolving nature of the healthcare field.

  • 2140 South Cobb Dr. Smyrna, GA 30080
  • Business, Computer and Information Technology, Cosmetology and Barbering, Healthcare and Nursing, HVAC and Building Services, Trucking and Transportation

Interactive College of Technology

Situated in the heart of Chamblee, Georgia, the Atlanta-Chamblee Main Campus of Interactive College of Technology thrives as a hub for technical trade and business education. Accredited by the Council on Occupational Education, the institution provides valuable learning experiences under small class sizes, personal instruction, and hands-on technical training opportunities.

The school offers students the opportunity to earn Associate of Science Degrees and Diploma programs in diverse fields. For example, the HVACR Technology Program at the ICT Atlanta-Chamblee Campus presents a well-rounded curriculum focused primarily on technical, mechanical, and troubleshooting skills. Over 96 weeks, students master the principles of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration from knowledgeable instructors.

ICT explains the ever-changing world of Information Technology through its 96-week comprehensive IT program. This course covers vital insights into computer hardware, software, systems integration, network management, and cybersecurity fundamentals. For individuals interested in diversifying their linguistic skills, the college also provides one of the United States’ most comprehensive Vocational English as a Second Language programs.

This vocational college’s flexible schedules support learners’ individual paces, making it an excellent place for individuals striving for a prosperous future.

  • 5303 New Peachtree Rd Chamblee, GA 30341
  • Business, Computer and Information Technology, HVAC and Building Services

Lincoln Tech

Lincoln Tech’s Marietta, Georgia campus has served Greater Atlanta since 2001, providing hands-on training in healthcare and skilled trades. Accredited as a training sponsor for electrical systems technicians, the campus offers certificate and associate degree programs catering to diverse career aspirations. Occupying 30,000 square feet of training space, the campus features state-of-the-art facilities such as an intelligent house for electrical and electronic systems technician programs, a medical assisting lab, and an energy audit structure for HVAC students. This environment ensures that students receive practical training aligned with industry standards. Programs like HVAC/R, Electrical and Electronic Systems Technology, and Medical Assistant Technology prepare students for in-demand careers. With a focus on industry relevance, students learn about industry-standard tools and machines, gaining the skills hiring managers seek.

Additionally, the campus’s specialized training partnerships with Johnson Controls, Hussman, and FPSA/FIT Advanced Technician for the Food Industry enhance students’ learning experiences, providing them unique opportunities to gain hands-on experience with cutting-edge technology. With grants, scholarships, and financial aid options available, Lincoln Tech’s Marietta campus ensures students have access to the resources they need to succeed. By providing industry-experienced professionals as instructors and opportunities for real-world experience, the campus equips students with the skills and knowledge to thrive in their chosen fields.

  • 2359 Windy Hill Rd. Marietta, GA 30067
  • Automotive, Computer and Information Technology, Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management, Healthcare and Nursing, HVAC and Building Services, Machine Operation, Trucking and Transportation

Saint Leo University
Saint Leo University is a liberal arts college offering many undergraduate and graduate degrees. Located north of Tampa, FL, the main campus has an enrollment of over 2,200 students. Total registration in online courses and at centers in other states is nearly 15,000. The school is the oldest Catholic institution of higher education in Florida.

  • 1395 South Marietta Parkway, Building 300, Suite 104 Marietta, GA 30067
  • Business, Communications and Media, Computer and Information Technology, Criminal Justice and Law, Graphics, Design, and Arts