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Los Angeles Trade-Technical College

Coordinates: 34°01′53″N 118°16′14″W / 34.0315°N 118.2706°W / 34.0315; -118.2706

Los Angeles Trade-Technical College
Established 1925
Type Public Community College
President Laurence B. Frank
Academic staff 212
Admin. staff 269
Location 400 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles
, California
Campus Urban
Former names Frank Wiggins Trade School, Metropolitan Business School(Merged)
Colors Violet and Gold
Nickname Beavers
Mascot Bucky Beaver
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Los Angeles Trade–Technical College (L.A. Trade-Tech) is a public community college in Los Angeles, California. It offers academic courses towards 4-year colleges and numerous vocational training programs including associate degree and certificate programs in Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, Culinary Arts, Cosmetology, Automotive Technology, Construction Technology, Nursing, Sign Graphics, Welding and Chemical Technology. Los Angeles Trade-Tech College is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, The American Culinary Federation and the National League of Nursing among others.[1]

The twenty five acre campus is located on the southern edge of South Park, a neighborhood in Downtown Los Angeles. The campus is served by the Grand Avenue Station of the Metro Rail Blue Line and the 23rd Street Station of the Expo Line and is approximately one mile north of the University of Southern California.[2]


Founded as the Frank Wiggins Trade School in 1925 the college is the oldest of the nine campuses of the Los Angeles Community College District. After World War II the school became the Metropolitan Polytechnical High School and later Metropolitan College. The school became Trade-Technical Junior College in 1954. In 1969 the college became a part of the Los Angeles Community College District

Notable artists who attended LATTC

Campus Modernization

The campus is currently in the midst of multi-million dollar modernization and revitalization project. Two new buildings have been constructed, A student services building and a technology building that will includes new lecture halls, classrooms, computer labs and faculty offices.

See also


External links

  • Los Angeles Trade-Technical College official website

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