Indianapolis Trade Schools

Empire Beauty Schools

The Empire Beauty School located in Indianapolis, IN, offers students the opportunity to study programs in cosmetology, nail technology, and esthetics/aesthetics. Newer students can talk with career planning specialists to help them find which program best suits them, while students close to graduation can use the school’s network and career placement program to find a job upon finishing school.

  • 3810 E Southport Rd. Indianapolis, IN 46237

FORTIS College

Established in 2009, the Fortis College campus in Indianapolis, Indiana, offers programs tailored to meet the demands of the modern job market. From the Associate of Science Degree in Nursing (ADN) to the Medical Assisting and Dental Assisting programs, students receive quality academic and clinical instruction designed to equip them for entry-level positions in their respective fields.

In the ADN program, students are prepared to become registered nurses prepared to tackle the licensure exam with confidence. The curriculum addresses the evolving healthcare landscape and hones personal, academic, and clinical skills crucial for success in various clinical and hospital settings. Meanwhile, the Medical Assisting program prepares students to provide high-quality patient care in medical offices and clinics, emphasizing adaptability in fast-paced environments. Similarly, the Dental Assisting program offers hands-on learning opportunities, enabling students to work directly with dentists and improve patients’ oral health through chairside assistance and other crucial tasks.

In the HVAC/R Career Training program, students delve into the complexities of modern heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems. Equipped with critical thinking skills, graduates are prepared for entry-level HVAC/R installers and mechanics jobs, ready to tackle real-world challenges in commercial, residential, and industrial settings. Fortis College Indianapolis empowers its graduates to thrive in their chosen fields, bridging the gap between education and employment in the dynamic landscape of Indianapolis and beyond.

  • 9001 N. Wesleyan Rd., Suite 101 Indianapolis, IN 46268

Hondros College of Nursing

Hondros College of Nursing’s Indianapolis, Indiana campus is a newly established institution, founded in 2020. Authorized by the Indiana Board for Proprietary Education and also awarded initial accreditation from the Indiana State Board of Nursing, it ensures quality nursing education.

Modern classrooms, linked to the college’s educational network, provide students unrestricted access to information and learning resources, creating a seamless learning experience.

The PN Program in Indianapolis is structured to be completed in four quarters. It’s designed to prepare students not just to pass the NCLEX-PN exam for licensing as a Practical Nurse but also to equip them with the option to further their education in the nursing field. Successful graduates can move directly into working environments as Licensed Practical Nurses or continue their studies in the Associate Degree in Nursing program.

The PN program focuses on promoting safety and quality in patient care. Alongside enhancing skills in healthcare delivery, students learn to foster strong patient-provider relationships, making their care journey more positive and effective.

  • 3500 Depauw Blvd., Suite 1070 Indianapolis, IN 46268

International Business College

International Business College (IBC) is a private for-profit college located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. It was established in 1889, making it one of the oldest institutions of its kind in the state.

The Veterinary Technology program offers hands-on learning supervised by experienced Vet Tech or Veterinarian faculty members. Graduates become eligible for the VTNE exam, a crucial step towards becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician in Indiana. The faculty, passionate about animals and possessing real-world expertise, provide comprehensive instruction, including an 8-week externship for practical experience and networking opportunities. The program features simulated veterinary office settings with industry-standard equipment, including a kennel housing various animals. It meets all AVMA CVTEA requirements.

The 16-month Medical Assistant program at International Business College aims to produce highly skilled professionals proficient in both clinical and administrative tasks. Graduates undergo practical training in simulated medical labs furnished with industry-standard equipment. An 8-week externship allows students to apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Completion of the program qualifies graduates to sit for the AAMA Certified Medical Assistant exam, paving the way for a successful career in healthcare.

As for accreditations, International Business College is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). Additionally, specific programs offered by the college may hold programmatic accreditations from relevant accrediting bodies. For example, their Veterinary Technology program may be accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA).

The school also has housing options available for those who wish to live on campus.

  • 7205 Shadeland Station Indianapolis, IN 46256

Lincoln Tech

Want to be on the fast track to success? Consider an education from the Lincoln Tech campus in Indianapolis, IN. Conveniently near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, eager learners can study programs like automotive service technology, collision repair and refinishing technology, electrical and electronic systems technology, and more.

  • 7225 Winton Dr., Building 128 Indianapolis, IN 46268


MyComputerCareer school in Indianapolis, formally TechSkills, is an excellent campus for students who want to pursue IT careers. At this school, students can work toward various information technology certificates and associate’s degrees by taking cyber security and network administration courses.

  • 8909 Purdue Rd, Suite 100 Indianapolis, IN 46268
  • 2601 Fortune Circle E, Suite 100C Indianapolis, IN 46241

Paul Mitchell Schools

Instructors at the Paul Mitchell School in Indianapolis teach the latest trends and techniques to help students become highly-qualified beauty industry professionals. A combination of textbook instruction and practical application ensures students are ready for a promising cosmetology career. Those who enroll at the Indianapolis campus can also take classes to become cosmetology instructors.

  • 8751 US-31 Indianapolis, IN 46227