Lake Technical College

The mission of Lake Technical College is to be an integral component of the economic growth and development in our community by offering a variety of high quality career-training opportunities.

Review rating:

5 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews.


If you love what you do you’ll never work a day in your life.

Chris DeLibero lake tech If you love what you do you’ll never work a day in your life.Name: Chris De Libro
Program: Emergency Medical Technician, Corrections and Law Enforcement
Graduation Date: August 24, 1995
Current Employer and Job Title: Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Lake Technical Center Institute of Public Safety/ Criminal Justice Academy Director
Former Job or Career Volunteer Firefighter/EMT

Why Lake Tech?

Lake Tech provided the tools and training I needed to obtain certification and the staff were all extremely helpful. The fact that they were so close and affordable was also a benefit.

How was Lake Tech different from other schools you have attended?

The instructors were all individuals who worked in the field in which I was training. This made them much more credible to me. They also treated you like an adult.

How long did it take you to complete your training?

All in all, for all three training programs, it took me a little more than a year to complete.

What did you learn in your program that prepared you for your job? Describe your best experience while a student at Lake Tech.

The best experience or experiences I should say are the relationships and friendships I made while here.

What is one thing that future students should know about Lake Tech?

Believe in yourself and remember that with hard work, anything is possible!

Do you have plans to continue your education?

Yes, because of personal reasons I had to drop out of High School and obtain a GED. I then decided to go to Lake Tech for the aforementioned programs. Since then, I have earned an Associate’s Degree from Vincennes University, a Bachelor’s Degree from Saint Leo University and a Master’s Degree from Saint Leo. I have taught myself to never stop learning.


Lake Tech is a great way to get started in a career choice!

success firefighter Lake Tech is a great way to get started in a career choice!

Why did you choose Lake Tech?

I chose Lake Tech because after 12 years of school I was tired of going to class and I was looking for something that I could get trained for with the least amount of time possible. I have lived in Lake County my whole life and always heard about Lake Tech but never researched it until late 1986 when I started the Firefighting night class of 252 hours.

How was Lake Tech different than other schools you have attended?

I only had high school to compare it to and it was far greater than that as the program was built around a hands on approach which I found very easy to learn by.

How did your Lake Tech program prepare you for your career?

I graduated the fire program and then entered the EMT program and after graduating both programs I have worked in the field ever since and I just retired from Leesburg Fire as Battalion Chief. I have taken several other classes during my tenure at Lake Tech to enhance my education and job abilities.

Describe your best experience while a student at Lake Tech.

I think my best experience is the fact that I started my career with Lake Tech as a student and I now teach in the Firefighting program alongside of some of the same instructors that taught me in standards.

Do you have plans to continue your education? and/or What are your future goals in your career?

I am retired now however I have thought about taking the welding class as a hobby.

What is one thing that future students should know about Lake Tech?

Lake Tech is a great way to get started in a career choice especially if you struggled in traditional school/college work. Lake Tech got me started in the best career ever and encouraged continuing education.


I have the job of my dreams, thanks to Lake Tech!

Name: Robert Zehner
Program: Computer Electronics Technology
Graduation Date: December 2004
Current Employer and Job Title: Lake Technical Center/PC Software Technician
Former Job or Career: Owner of dive shops in South Florida

Why Lake Tech?

The Computer Electronics Technology Program offered significantly more hands-on training as compared to other schools.

How was Lake Tech different from other schools you have attended?

I attended high school a long time ago, so offering a comparison is difficult!

How long did it take you to complete your training?

One Year

What did you learn in your program that prepared you for your job?

I learned how to troubleshoot and repair almost every imaginable computer problem.

Describe your best experience while a student at Lake Tech.

My best experience was the interaction with my instructor and my fellow classmates. The program was both educational and fun. I looked forward to attending class, every day!

What is one thing that future students should know about Lake Tech?

If you are serious about getting a job, enroll in a Lake Tech program. Not only are the instructors committed to teaching state-of-the-art skills but you will also receive an unbelievable amount of hands-on training.

Do you have plans to continue your education?

Not at this time. I thoroughly enjoy my current position.