Los Angeles Trade–Technical College

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

Los Angeles Trade–Technical College
Former names
Frank Wiggins Trade School, Metropolitan Business School (merged)
Type Public Community College
Established 1925
President Laurence B. Frank
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Location 400 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles
, California
Campus Urban
Colors Violet and Gold
Nickname Beavers
Mascot Bucky Beaver
Website www.lattc.edu
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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 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.[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/LATTC Station of the Metro Rail Blue Line and the LATTC/Ortho Institute 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[edit]

Campus modernization[edit]

The campus is currently in the midst of multimillion-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[edit]


  1. ^ "LATTC Accreditation". Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "LATTC About Page". Los Angeles Trade Tech. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Louella Ballerino". Vintage Fashion Guild. August 20, 2013. Retrieved December 6, 2016. 
  4. ^ http://www.latimesmagazine.com/2008/09/rick-owens-fashion.html

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