Louisiana Technical College, formerly known as Trade Schools, offers a range of degree and certificate programs for students. Founded in 1930, its program areas include accounting technology, air conditioning and refrigeration, aviation maintenance, cabinet and furniture construction, carpentry, collision repair and commercial vehicle operations. The college also provides programs in the areas of biomedical equipment technology, computer electronics, cosmetology, criminal justice, culinary arts, developmental studies, esthetics and graphic communications. Louisiana Technical College offers opportunities for students to participate in real workplace situations, giving them real life experiences. It focuses on providing skilled employees for businesses and industries to contribute to the overall economic development and workforce needs of the state of Louisiana. Louisiana Technical College operates more than 40 campuses throughout the state.