Tampa Bay Technical High School

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Tampa Bay Technical High School
6410 Orient Road

TypePublic magnet high school
School districtHillsborough County Public Schools
PrincipalMichael Ippolito
Enrollment2,018 (2016-17)[1]
Color(s)Red, navy blue, white
Team nameTitans
RivalKing High School, Armwood High School
Information(813) 744-8360

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

Students apply for one of 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 49% Black, 26% Hispanic, 13% White, 5% Asian, 5% multiracial, and 2% other[3]


In 2015–2016 Tampa Bay Technical High School had a graduation rate of 95%, and 75% of students were enrolled in Advanced Placement courses, with 41% passing.[4] Dual enrollment courses are available through Hillsborough Community College.[5]

The school offers the following programs:

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 and EMS Training.

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 contests throughout the year, including a local drafting and design competition at the Strawberry Festival, national drafting and design competitions with SkillsUSA, and the West Point Bridge Design Contest.

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]

  • HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America)
  • National FFA Organization (formerly known as Future Farmers of America)
  • FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America)
  • FSPA (The Florida Scholastic Press Association)
  • CAA (Commercial Arts Academy)

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "TAMPA BAY TECH HIGH SCHOOL". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
  2. ^ "Hillsborough County high school graduation ceremonies". tbo.com. Tampa Bay Tribune. Retrieved 1 April 2016.
  3. ^ https://www.sdhc.k12.fl.us/assets/pdf/SE0016B.pdf
  4. ^ "Tampa Bay Tech High School". US News & World Report Education. Retrieved 2018-06-19.
  5. ^ Hillsborough Community College dual enrollment course list
  6. ^ "SERGEANT FIRST CLASS PAUL RAY SMITH". United States Army. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  7. ^ Patton, John (December 5, 2007). "FHSAA's top 100 Florida players". Gainesville Sun.
  8. ^ "Blair released from jail on child abuse charges". Tampa Tribune. 21 June 2009.
  9. ^ "49 Kevin Hobbs". Auburn University. Retrieved 2018-06-19.
  10. ^ "Maritza Correia". Biography.com. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  11. ^ "Michelle Phan, a YouTube sensation for her makeup tutorials, has transformed her life". Tampa Bay Times. 22 August 2009.

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