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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.

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