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Trade Schools

Trade Schools

There are several outstanding technical schools within commuting distance of Port Orchard. Clover Park and Bates are located in Tacoma and are among five technical colleges in the state that offer a vast range of courses designed to meet any career interest. Private career schools offer numerous health related programs that are designed to get students into the job market in a relatively short period of time.

Specific career training is available through community colleges like Olympic College. OC offers programs in welding, nursing, electronics, physical therapy assisting, culinary arts, engineering, and numerous other career fields. Everything from career specific certificates to bachelor’s degrees can be earned! Be sure to investigate and compare all schools you are thinking about attending. A very informative website is which can be used to help connect you to the Washington state community or technical college that’s right for you.

Popular career and technical college websites:

  • Clover Park Technical College
  • Bates Technical College        
  • International Air Academy                    
  • Art Institute of Seattle                                                                   
  • Gene Juarez Academy                    

For more information about these or any other post-secondary interests you may have, come to the Career Center.