Los Angeles Trade–Technical College
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|Los Angeles Trade–Technical College|
|Frank Wiggins Trade School, Metropolitan Business School(Merged)|
|Type||Public Community College|
|President||Laurence B. Frank|
|Location||400 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, California
|Colors||Violet and Gold|
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 Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), Western Association of Schools and Colleges, The American Culinary Federation, and the National League of Nursing among others.
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.
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
- Jeffrey Sebelia - winner of Project Runway Season 3, and founder of the clothing label Cosa Nostra.
- Rick Owens - owner of the Rick Owens clothing label.
- Don Campbell (dancer) - creator of the Hip Hop dance style called Locking (dance).
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.
- "LATTC Accreditation". Retrieved 10 September 2011.
- "LATTC About Page". Los Angeles Trade Tech. Retrieved 10 September 2011.
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