Tampa Bay Technical High School

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Tampa Bay Technical High School
6410 Orient Road
Tampa, Florida 33610
Type Public magnet high school
Established 1969
School district Hillsborough County Public Schools
Principal Michael Ippolito
Grades 9-12
Color(s) Red, navy blue, white
Mascot Titan
Nickname TBT
Team name Titans
Rival King High School
Information (813) 744-8360

Tampa Bay Technical High School (TBT), in Florida, United States, was established in 1969 as Tampa Bay Vocational Technical School. It is a public comprehensive magnet high school for grades 9-12, with an enrollment of 2029 students. The school mascot is the Titan.

Students apply for one of the three programs: Tampa Bay Technical High School Programs, Academy of Architecture & Environmental Design, or Academy of Health Professions. The school campus resembles a community college campus with laboratory facilities for technology programs. Transportation is provided by the Hillsborough County Public Schools through a bus transfer system.


Tampa Bay Tech HS is 50% Black, 26% Hispanic, 13% White, 5% Asian, 5% multiracial, and 1% other[2]

Technology programs[edit]

  • Auto Body Repair
  • Automotive Repair
  • Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Business Education
  • Business Health Administration Academy
  • Commercial Art Academy
  • Computer Systems Technology
  • Culinary Arts
  • Diesel Technology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Journalism
  • Welding
  • Industrial Electricity

Academy of Health[edit]

The Health program teaches Cardiology, Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy, Veterinary Assistant, Medical Laboratory, Vision Specialist, Dental Aid, and Radiology.

Academy of Architecture[edit]

The Academy of Architecture has classes in two separate rooms, each a fully functioning lab. The students learn fundamental skills about the architecture field and practice computer-aided design as well as manual drafting. Students enter several contests throughout the year e.g. a local drafting and design competition at the Strawberry Festival, national drafting and design competitions with SkillsUSA, and the West Point Bridge Design Contest.

School of Business[edit]

Business certificates can be earned in fields such as Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, and Web Design. Tampa Bay Tech is active in FBLA, and attends the annual district, state and national competitions.

Club involvement[edit]

Clubs are plentiful in the school and some nationwide clubs include chapters at Tampa Bay Tech. Clubs are divided into Career, Service, Interest and Honors Clubs.

Career clubs[edit]

Class offerings[edit]

Advanced placement[edit]

The Advanced Placement Program, is a United States and Canada-based program that offers high school students the opportunity to receive university credit for their work during high school, as well as a standard measure of achievement in a particular course.

Graduation rate[edit]

In 2012 Tampa Bay Technical's graduation rate was 88% as compared to a statewide rate of 74.5% and a Hillsborough County rate of 72.6%. npr[3]

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "Hillsborough County high school graduation ceremonies". tbo.com. Tampa Bay Tribune. Retrieved 1 April 2016. 
  2. ^ https://www.sdhc.k12.fl.us/assets/pdf/SE0016B.pdf
  3. ^ 2011-2012 Florida High School Grades | StateImpact Florida
  4. ^ "SERGEANT FIRST CLASS PAUL RAY SMITH". United States Army. Retrieved 10 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Blair released from jail on child abuse charges". Tampa Tribune. 21 June 2009. 
  6. ^ "Maritza Correia". Biography.com. Retrieved 10 February 2014. 
  7. ^ "Michelle Phan, a YouTube sensation for her makeup tutorials, has transformed her life". Tampa Bay Times. 22 August 2009. 

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