Looking to apply/attend TBT next year?
Be sure to get in the first round of applications. The application window will be:
November 1st @ 5pm to December 15th @ 11:59pm
Results will be sent in late January 2024.
Apply in the Programs Application links below.
What can I expect?
Prepare for your career with a robust blend of career preparation, invaluable job shadowing, hands-on clinical experiences, active engagement with employer advisory councils, and valuable paid on-the-job training (OJT). Complementing this, our program places a strong emphasis on rigorous college readiness training, ensuring you're equipped for both professional success and higher education.
Our students excel.
Our students stand out by not only acquiring practical skills but also earning college credit through an array of over 15 advanced placement courses, spanning science, social studies, mathematics, English, and foreign languages. Their commitment to excellence extends beyond the classroom, with those involved in career, honor, and service clubs consistently clinching top honors at regional, state, and national competitions. The icing on the cake: more than 300 students annually secure certifications tailored to their chosen programs of study, further boosting their professional readiness.
What happens to Tech grads…
With a resounding 90% of TBT students progressing to post-secondary education, Tech graduates are truly poised for success. Recent alumni have embarked on diverse educational journeys, spanning technical centers, community colleges, and prominent universities across the nation. This spectrum includes esteemed institutions such as West Point, MIT, Harvard, Brown, University of Pennsylvania, Columbia, Stanford, and University of California, Berkeley.
What about scholarships?
A wealth of scholarship opportunities awaits Tech students, with an impressive annual accumulation of more than $3 million. These scholarships span a wide range, from institutions like Technical Centers, Community Colleges, and Universities to coveted programs like the Bright Futures Scholarship Program, Florida Academic Scholars Award, Florida Merit Scholars Award, and the Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars Award. In addition, the potential for Industry Sponsorships, Hillsborough Education Foundation scholarships, and Adult Apprenticeships further enrich the landscape of financial support for your educational journey.
Academy of Architecture
At the Academy of Architecture, students are immersed in a world where innovation and design converge to shape the future of our built environment. Focused on equipping students with cutting-edge skills, the academy places a spotlight on computer-aided drafting, a discipline that holds the keys to high-tech, high-wage careers in high demand within architectural and engineering firms. Harnessing the power of technology, students seamlessly blend their creative visions with digital precision, using advanced software to craft intricate designs, conduct surveys, and construct detailed models of diverse structures. By seamlessly integrating creativity and technical prowess, the Academy of Architecture empowers the next generation of architects and designers to forge a path that not only reshapes skylines but also propels their aspirations to new heights in the world of innovative construction and design.
Our Behavioral Health class stands as a beacon of understanding and support for students. Designed to illuminate the intricate connections between mental and emotional well-being, this class offers a comprehensive exploration of the fascinating realm of behavioral health. Through a combination of insightful curriculum and hands-on experiences, students gain valuable insights into the complexities of human behavior and the factors that contribute to mental wellness. By delving into topics ranging from psychology and stress management to communication skills and coping mechanisms, students not only cultivate a deeper understanding of themselves but also develop the empathy and knowledge required to positively impact the lives of others. As a vital component of our Health Academy, the Behavioral Health class equips students with invaluable life skills and fosters a nurturing environment where mental health takes center stage.
Certified Nursing Assisting
Certified Nursing Assisting offers high school students a transformative opportunity to embark on a journey of compassion and practical healthcare skills. Through this program, students gain firsthand experience in the vital role of nursing assistants within the healthcare ecosystem. From mastering fundamental patient care techniques to understanding medical procedures and ethics, participants develop a strong foundation in caregiving that extends beyond the classroom. Engaging with real-world scenarios, students hone their communication, empathy, and teamwork skills, essential qualities for providing exceptional patient support. This hands-on experience not only equips students with a head start in pursuing careers in healthcare but also instills in them a profound sense of purpose as they contribute to the well-being of individuals in need. The Certified Nursing Assisting program serves as a bridge between classroom learning and the compassionate application of knowledge, empowering students with both the skills and the heart required to excel in the healthcare field.
The EKG Technician program opens a gateway to the captivating world of cardiovascular health. This specialized program offers a unique opportunity for young minds to explore the intricacies of heart health and gain hands-on experience in the vital role of EKG technicians. Through a blend of comprehensive classroom education and practical training, students become adept at using cutting-edge technology to record and interpret the electrical activity of the heart. They learn to analyze data, recognize abnormalities, and assist in diagnosing cardiac conditions. Beyond the classroom, this program empowers students with the skills needed to make a tangible difference in patient care settings. By fostering a deep understanding of heart physiology and equipping students with technical proficiency, our EKG Technician program paves a clear path for those who aspire to contribute to the well-being of others in the field of cardiovascular health.
Tampa Bay Tech’s EMT program provides a transformative platform for students passionate about emergency medicine and dedicated to making a difference in their communities. This dynamic program immerses students in the fast-paced world of pre-hospital care, equipping them with the critical skills and knowledge needed to respond effectively to medical emergencies. Through a blend of rigorous classroom instruction and hands-on training, students learn to assess patients, administer life-saving interventions, and provide compassionate care during high-stress situations. The program not only imparts medical expertise but also cultivates qualities like leadership, quick thinking, and teamwork – essential attributes for successful emergency medical technicians. As students gain real-world experience through simulations and clinical rotations, they are well-prepared to embark on a path that extends far beyond the classroom, where their contributions as EMTs can make a tangible impact on the well-being and safety of individuals in their communities.
Medical Lab Assisting
Tailored for our high school students with a passion for scientific exploration, the Medical Lab Assisting program offers a gateway into the fascinating world of diagnostics and healthcare. This specialized program provides an immersive learning experience, combining classroom theory with hands-on laboratory practice to equip students with essential skills in analyzing medical samples, conducting tests, and interpreting results. Under the guidance of our experienced instructors, students gain proficiency in using advanced lab equipment and mastering meticulous techniques that are integral to accurate medical diagnoses. By engaging in real-world scenarios, students not only build a strong foundation in laboratory sciences but also develop critical thinking and problem-solving abilities. This program not only sparks interest in the field of medical diagnostics but also prepares students for potential careers in clinical laboratories, research institutions, and beyond, where their contributions play a pivotal role in advancing the frontiers of modern healthcare.
Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy (PT/OT)
Students with a passion for fitness and helping others, our PT/OT program opens doors to a dynamic world where health meets motivation. This specialized program offers a unique blend of physical education and science, guiding students through the principles of exercise, nutrition, and the art of personal training. Through hands-on activities, students learn to design tailored workout plans, set achievable fitness goals, and provide the guidance needed to inspire positive lifestyle changes in clients. This program not only imparts a deep understanding of human anatomy and exercise physiology but also hones interpersonal skills crucial for effective coaching. As students dive into real-world scenarios, they develop empathy, adaptability, and leadership, preparing them not only for potential careers as personal trainers but also for a life driven by the pursuit of wellness and empowerment. By connecting their passion for fitness with the opportunity to impact lives, our Titan students in the PT/OT program set themselves on a rewarding path toward both personal growth and community well-being.
Catering to the curious minds of our students, our Radiology program illuminates the captivating realm of medical imaging and diagnostics. This specialized program provides an exclusive glimpse into the world of radiology, where science and technology converge to reveal the inner workings of the human body. Through a blend of engaging classroom learning and hands-on experiences, students delve into the principles of X-ray, MRI, CT scans, and more, unraveling the mysteries hidden within medical images. With guidance from our focused instructors, students master the operation of cutting-edge equipment, learning to capture images that aid in accurate diagnoses and treatment planning. Beyond technical skills, the program fosters attributes like attention to detail, critical thinking, and compassion – all crucial for successful careers in the field. By offering an insider's perspective into the vital role of radiology in healthcare, this program not only sparks interest but also empowers high school students to consider a future where their contributions shape the path of medical innovation and patient care.
Academy of Veterinary Science
Embarking on a journey in Veterinary Assistance opens the door to a rapidly expanding profession that promises both personal fulfillment and professional growth. This dynamic field not only offers the chance to work closely with animals but also presents the opportunity to earn honors and dual enrollment credits concurrently. As the demand for skilled veterinary professionals continues to surge, this career path guarantees an exciting and enjoyable trajectory, where a passion for animals can be nurtured into a rewarding lifelong pursuit.
Business Entrepreneurship Academy
The Business Entrepreneurship Academy offers students an invaluable opportunity to explore and harness their potential as visionary business owners. Through this comprehensive program, students acquire the knowledge and skills essential for not only envisioning innovative enterprises but also for bringing those ideas to life and effectively managing their operations. By delving into a dynamic curriculum that covers various aspects of business strategy, marketing, finance, and leadership, students are equipped with a solid foundation to navigate the complexities of entrepreneurship. The program doesn't just stop at theoretical learning; it provides hands-on experiences that encourage creative problem-solving, strategic thinking, and effective communication. Whether fostering the growth of startups or nurturing the spirit of innovation within established industries, the Business Entrepreneurship Academy guides students towards a future of self-reliance, innovation, and impactful leadership in the world of business.
Collision Repair & Paint Refinishing
Step into the world of automotive craftsmanship with our Collision Repair & Paint Refinishing program. Unveil the art and science behind vehicle restoration as you delve into the intricacies of paint application, meticulous repairs, and personalized customization. Our real-world repair facility serves as a canvas for our students, providing a real-world backdrop where you'll master the skills of this highly specialized trade. From dents and scratches to complete transformations, you'll learn to breathe life back into vehicles, combining precision and creativity to achieve flawless results. Guided by experienced mentors, you'll harness the power of cutting-edge tools and techniques, gaining hands-on experience that goes beyond the classroom. Prepare to leave your mark on the automotive world as you shape, rejuvenate, and elevate vehicles to their full potential, all while acquiring a coveted skill set that bridges passion with profession.
Transportation Services (Auto & Diesel Repair)
Ignite your high-tech skills in the fast lane with our state-of-the-art Automotive Center of Emphasis in Transportation Services. Uncover the inner workings of auto and diesel vehicles, along with heavy equipment, as you embark on a journey of diagnosis, repair, and meticulous maintenance. Guided by seasoned experts, you'll navigate through intricate systems, master cutting-edge technologies, and cultivate a deep understanding of mechanical finesse. Whether it's solving complex automotive puzzles or fine-tuning engines to optimal performance, this immersive program propels you into the heart of transportation innovation. With hands-on experience and real-world challenges, you'll emerge equipped to steer the future of the automotive and diesel industries, where your expertise will drive excellence and keep the world moving.
Commercial Art Academy
Unleash your creative passion in the immersive realm of the Commercial Art Academy. This exceptional program serves as a launchpad for your artistic journey, offering a diverse palette of opportunities to nurture and refine your talents. Whether your dreams involve becoming a skilled cartoonist, a visual storyteller for digital media and magazines, a master of graphic design, or a visionary in the realm of computer-generated art, our academy provides the tools, mentorship, and environment to transform aspirations into reality. With hands-on experiences, industry insights, and guidance from seasoned professionals, you'll uncover the dynamic intersection of creativity and commerce. Elevate your artistry to new heights as you discover your unique voice, hone your craft, and forge a path towards a vibrant career in the ever-evolving world of commercial art and design.
Computer Systems Technology / Cisco Academy
Embark on a transformative journey through the Computer Systems Technology / Cisco Academy, where the realm of IT (Information Technology) becomes your playground. Develop a profound mastery over computer systems as you learn to construct, repair, and skillfully troubleshoot. This program is your gateway to acquiring coveted skills in the world of technology, ensuring you're at the forefront of addressing digital challenges. With hands-on experience and guidance. You’ll harness the power to navigate complex networks, decode intricate systems, and become an indispensable problem solver in the realm of IT. Your journey with us extends beyond the classroom, as you pave the way to becoming an adept tech professional, shaping the digital landscape one innovation at a time.
Begin on a delectable journey through the world of Culinary Arts, where you'll master the art of culinary craftsmanship from every angle. This comprehensive program goes beyond the classroom kitchen, equipping you with a holistic skill set to excel in all facets of food service operations. From honing your culinary finesse in food preparation to curating enticing menus, you'll gain an intricate understanding of every ingredient that creates a successful dining experience. Beyond the culinary delights, you'll delve into the business side, learning the ropes of sourcing food supplies, assembling a skilled team, ensuring safety and sanitation protocols, and crafting strategies to promote a thriving culinary enterprise. You'll not only refine your passion for food but also pave a path towards becoming a well-rounded culinary entrepreneur.
Early Childhood Education
A heartwarming journey in Early Childhood Education that goes beyond the classroom, where your love for children finds purpose. Immerse yourself in the captivating world of child care, delving into every facet of nurturing young minds. This program is your key to unlocking the intricacies of child development, curriculum design, and effective teaching techniques. Through hands-on experiences at the Little Titan School (Daycare), you'll witness theory come to life as you engage with preschool-age children, honing your ability to guide, inspire, and create a nurturing environment. You'll master the art of fostering growth and learning during these crucial years. Your journey here sets the stage not only for a fulfilling career but also for shaping the next generation with care, compassion, and a deep understanding of the magic within every child's journey of discovery.
Elevate your potential with the Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC), a transformative leadership program tailored to foster essential life skills. Through NJROTC, students embark on a journey of self-discovery, honing the virtues of self-discipline, self-confidence, and adept leadership to navigate life's multifaceted challenges with unwavering success. This program is a launchpad for personal growth, providing a structured yet dynamic environment that empowers students to develop resilience, critical thinking, and effective communication. Guided by our well experienced mentors, NJROTC instills values that extend far beyond the classroom, equipping students not only for academic excellence but also for a life enriched by purpose, honor, and the unwavering determination to thrive.
Spark into the world of Welding Technology, where the mystery of MIG, TIG, and Stick welding transforms into a pathway to financial success. MIG-TIG-Stick - what in the world is that? A world where you can unlock the art of joining metals with precision and expertise, as you harness specific welding skills that translate into tangible value. This program is your gateway to crafting intricate metal designs while mastering cutting-edge welding techniques. Beyond sparks and molten metal, you'll delve into the science behind welding, understanding the nuances that result in strong, enduring bonds. Guided by skilled and experienced instructors, you'll weld not just metal but also your future, equipped with a skill set that bridges creativity and craftsmanship. Your journey here shapes you into a welding virtuoso, ready to create, construct, and earn with the fusion of knowledge and skill in the dynamic field of Welding Technology.