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founded in 1988 by Fernando Llerena and Gladys Llerena.
The College of Business and Technology (CBT College) was founded in 1988 by Fernando Llerena and Gladys Llerena.
CBT College was recognized in 2000, by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce as one of the Top 100 Hispanic Businesses in Florida. In 2002 CBT College began offering associate degree programs and changed accreditation to ACICS (Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools) in order to pursue higher education degrees. CBT is a for-profit, private, two-year Career College that offers Associate degree programs in business, health care, technology and construction swell as the previous non-degree-programs.
 
In 2005, CBT College opened two branch campuses in Miami and Hialeah and in the year 2008, CBT opened a branch in Cutler Bay. In 2010, CBT will open a West Kendall branch. The CBT College is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award diploma and academic associate degrees. CBT is also licensed by the Commission for Independent Education (CIE) and certified by the United States Department of Education. In addition, CBT is under the regulation of the Florida’s Statewide Numbering System that facilitates the transfer of courses between participating institutions.

 

 

 

The Conception of blueprint The conception of blueprints for a college by Founder's Mr. & Mrs. Llerena were in the works. The Founder's and CEO's had a vision, providing better education to the community. Their Philosophy: "Education First".
College Of Business and Technology first year The blueprint and vision that Mr. & Mrs. Llerena had, came to life with the creation of Business & Technology Institute (B.T.I). "The name didn't matter, what mattered was the value of education we were going to provide" - Founder, Fernando Llerena.
B.T.I opened its classrooms B.T.I. opened its classroom to the community for the first time fall of 1989. The first program available was the Diploma Program in Business Administration & Computer Repair.
The Year  B.T.I., the graduating class included 7 graduates The first graduation was held at B.T.I., the graduating class included 7 graduates from the diploma program.
main campus moved to a bigger location With hard work and determination, anything is accomplished. B.T.I. was flourishing, the main campus moved to a bigger location in Kendall, Fl.
The Graphic Design program was added The Graphic Design program was added to the Kendall Campus as a specialization diploma program.
Nationally accredited by ACICS B.T.I. became nationally accredited by Accreditation of Council for Independent Colleges & Schools (ACICS).
The Associate of Science Program was then implemented at the Kendall Campus.
B.T.I was renamed CBT College B.T.I. was renamed College of Business & Technology (CBT College) to show the newly acquired accreditation.
Expasion of Programs continued Expansion of programs continued with the start of the English as a Second Language (ESL) program.
CBT College acquires the license to open the Hialeah & Flagler Campus CBT College acquires the license to open the Hialeah & Flagler Campus'. The H.V.A.C. program launches at both campuses.
The newest addition to the curriculum, the Electrical Program opens for enrollments.
CBT College acquires another campus in West Kendall, Fl CBT College acquires another campus in West Kendall, Fl.
Tech Troopers is created Tech Troopers is created, a program offering students internship opportunities. Tech Troopers allow students to gain hands on experience in their field of study.
The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration & Management degree program The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration & Management degree program is launched at West Kendall Campus.
CBT College's Health Information Management Technology CBT College's Health Information Management Technology receives programmatic accreditation by AHIMA
5th Campus in Miami Gardens Grand Opening of our 5th Campus in Miami Gardens, Fl.