Trade Schools in Birmingham AL

Are you interested in trade schools in Birmingham, Alabama? The Heart of Dixie’s largest city is home to nine different accredited vocational programs, offering courses in a wide variety of career fields.

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To help you learn more about career training opportunities in the Birmingham area, we have included a short profile of each school in the following section. If the program you’re looking for isn’t listed here, you may also want to search for online trade school classes offered by institutions not physically located in the region.

Accredited Trade Schools in Birmingham, AL

Alabama State College of Barber Styling


Alabama State College of Barber StylingAddress: 753 Main Street, Gardendale, Alabama 35071

Phone: (205) 631-8898

Largest Program: Barbering/Barber

Average Program Length: 13 months

Overall Graduation Rate: 53%

Alabama State College of Barber Styling opened in January 1975 and is owned by Donald Mathews – a business man with over 35 years of barbering experience in Jefferson County. The school is located at 753 Main Street Gardendale, AL and has been accredited by ACCSC since October of 1990.

Fortis Institute – Birmingham


Fortis Institute of Birmingham ALAddress: 100 London Pkwy Ste 150, Birmingham, Alabama 35211

Phone: (205) 940-7800 x4911

Largest Program: Medical/Clinical Assistant

Average Program Length: 12 months

Overall Graduation Rate: 52%

The FORTIS Institute in Birmingham provides Alabama residents with career training in nursing, healthcare, medical, dental and traditional skilled trades. The school offers comprehensive training programs in close proximity to greater Birmingham, allowing students to take advantage of everything the city has to offer.

Herzing University – Birmingham


Herzing University - BirminghamAddress: 280 West Valley Ave, Birmingham, Alabama 35209

Phone: (205) 916-2800

Largest Program: Registered Nursing – RN

Average Program Length: 24 months

Overall Graduation Rate: 44%

Herzing University in Birmingham features state-of-the-art computer and electronics labs, lecture rooms, and a top-notch library and resource center dedicated to helping students prepare for success careers in a number of professional and skilled trades.

Paul Mitchell the School – Birmingham


Paul Mitchell the School - BirminghamAddress: 1694 Montgomery Hwy Ste 124, Hoover, Alabama 35216

Phone: (205) 824-4442 x19

Largest Program: Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Average Program Length: 12 months

Overall Graduation Rate: 53%

Paul Mitchell the School Birmingham prepares students to pass the Alabama State Board of Cosmetology exams. Programs are designed to help young professionals reach their artistic, technical, and lifestyle goals by providing training in a wide variety of areas including business management skills, retailing, time management and, of course, job-specific skills.

Strayer University – Alabama


Strayer University - Birmingham ALAddress: 3570 Grandview Pkwy Ste 200, Birmingham, Alabama 35243

Phone: (205) 453-6300

Largest Program: Business Administration and Management, General

Average Program Length: 24 months

Overall Graduation Rate: 15%

Strayer University’s Birmingham College Campus offers undergraduate and graduate programs in fields as diverse as accounting, business, education, health services administration, information systems, and public administration.

University of Phoenix – Birmingham Campus


University of Phoenix - BirminghamAddress: 100 Corporate Parkway, Birmingham, Alabama 35242-2982

Phone: (866) 766-0766

Largest Program: Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management

Average Program Length: 48 months

Overall Graduation Rate: 50%

The University of Phoenix Birmingham Campus integrates its location in Alabama with the university’s Online Campus to provide comprehensive programs tailored to the aspiring professional. The school offers bachelor’s, and master’s degree programs in a range of subject areas, including business and nursing, as well as Associate’s degree programs through the Online Campus.

Virginia College – Birmingham


Virginia College in BirminghamAddress: 488 Palisades Blvd., Birmingham, Alabama 35209

Phone: (205) 802-1594 x1125

Largest Program: Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder

Average Program Length: 24 months

Overall Graduation Rate: 67%

Virginia College in Birmingham features both diploma and associate degree programs in fields as diverse as business management, computer technology, health and medical services, criminal justice, and interior design. The Birmingham campus also offers Bachelor’s degrees in network management, interior design, or criminal justice, as well as a masters degree (MBA) in Business Administration.

ITT Technical Institute – Bessemer


ITT Technical Institute - BessemerAddress: 6270 Park South Drive, Bessemer, Alabama 35022

Phone: (205) 497-5700

Largest Program: Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications

Average Program Length: 24 months

Overall Graduation Rate: 29%

ITT Technical Institute is a leading provider of technology-focused programs in the Birmingham area. The school offers career-focused degree programs through both the Birmingham area location and its online courses.

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