Aparicio-Levy Technical Center in Tampa provides affordable programs for students who want to improve their job skills or receive training and certification for high-demand jobs available in the Tampa Bay area.

Since June of 2005, Aparicio-Levy Technical Center, a part of Hillsborough County public schools and its five campus HiTEC network, has been providing adult learners with programs that prepare students for entry level employment and courses designed to improve job skills.

Aparicio-Levy Technical Center does this in a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere using state-of-the-art equipment in a 25,000-sq.-ft. facility, located at 10119 E. Ellicott St. in Tampa.

According to AnnMarie Courtney, Principal/Administrator of Aparicio-Levy Technical Center, “Our mission is: We will be valued and recognized for high expectations, industry credibility and relevant technical training. Our students will be equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to meet their goals and contribute to the continued economic growth of the great Tampa Bay area.”

Aparicio-Levy Technical Center was named after Henry Aparicio, who was a beloved educator, and George Levy, a local businessman. The school serves the community by providing a strong connection between education and business. Courtney explained, “Instruction is driven by the employment needs in the area. Each of our programs have a Program
Advisory Board which is made up of industry members who help guide the curriculum so that the learning is industry credible and relevant to today’s workplace.”

Essentially, students receive education and training in jobs and careers that are in demand in the area. Courtney stated, “We are a resource for adult learners who are looking to gain new skills, improve their current skills or transition to a new career.”

According to Courtney, “The Industrial Graduation Percentage as reported to the Council on Occupational Education was 85.65 percent.”

A complete list of programs that are offered can be found on the school’s website. Adult learners can see whether a program will last a few weeks or a full year. The tuition rate for the current school year is $2.55 to $4.50 per clock hour plus fees, textbooks, materials and supplies. Financial aid is available for students who qualify.

For more information on Aparicio-Levy Technical Center, please visit www.goaltc.com or call 740-4884.

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