The History of Apex Technical School

Learn the Story of Our Leading Trade School in New York

1961: Apex Technical School Was Founded

The year 1961 saw many firsts: the first human to fly in space, the first live broadcast of a presidential news conference, and the first Beatles performance. In the summer of 1961, Apex Technical School opened its doors and began offering courses in Refrigeration and Stationary Engineering. In 1964, we added courses in Air Conditioning. Learn more.

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1961: Apex Technical School Was Founded

The year 1961 saw many firsts: the first human to fly in space, the first live broadcast of a presidential news conference, and the first Beatles performance. In the summer of 1961, Apex Technical School opened its doors and began offering courses in Refrigeration and Stationary Engineering. In 1964, we added courses in Air Conditioning. Learn more.

1977–1979: New Automotive & Welding Programs Launch

Apex developed additional trade school programs with hands-on shop training. In May 1977, students began enrolling in automotive courses to turn their love of cars into a career. By October 1979, students could enroll in welding courses focused on gas and electric welding processes. Learn more.

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1977–1979: New Automotive & Welding Programs Launch

Apex developed additional trade school programs with hands-on shop training. In May 1977, students began enrolling in automotive courses to turn their love of cars into a career. By October 1979, students could enroll in welding courses focused on gas and electric welding processes. Learn more.

1994: Students Enroll in New Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Classes

Since 1994, students have been able to enroll in our Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Appliance/Controls program. Students are taught about the shop environment, equipment and basic skills required of HVAC technicians to service refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners. Learn more.

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1994: Students Enroll in New Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Classes

Since 1994, students have been able to enroll in our Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Appliance/Controls program. Students are taught about the shop environment, equipment and basic skills required of HVAC technicians to service refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners. Learn more.

2002: New Auto Body Repair Program Launches

Apex began offering auto body repair training in 2002 to teach students about restoring old or damaged vehicles and revitalizing their cosmetic flaws. With the help of computerized systems, individuals in the auto body trade create custom car paint colors to match any original shade. Learn more.

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2002: New Auto Body Repair Program Launches

Apex began offering auto body repair training in 2002 to teach students about restoring old or damaged vehicles and revitalizing their cosmetic flaws. With the help of computerized systems, individuals in the auto body trade create custom car paint colors to match any original shade. Learn more.

2007: Apex Flips the Switch on New Electrical Program

Our Electrical and Advanced Electrical program began in 2007. The program prepares students to perform a variety of electrical tasks—from reading circuit diagrams and installing wiring for lighting to performing splices and installing security systems, fire alarms and intercoms. Learn more.

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2007: Apex Flips the Switch on New Electrical Program

Our Electrical and Advanced Electrical program began in 2007. The program prepares students to perform a variety of electrical tasks—from reading circuit diagrams and installing wiring for lighting to performing splices and installing security systems, fire alarms and intercoms. Learn more.

2008: New Construction Program Starts

We began offering the Construction and Building Skills program in June 2008. It teaches six exciting segments. Students attend carpentry classes where they get a general introduction to the construction trade. Students also attend electrical classes and segments on plumbing, as well as kitchen and bath remodeling. Learn more.

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2008: New Construction Program Starts

We began offering the Construction and Building Skills program in June 2008. It teaches six exciting segments. Students attend carpentry classes where they get a general introduction to the construction trade. Students also attend electrical classes and segments on plumbing, as well as kitchen and bath remodeling. Learn more.

2011: Apex Celebrates 50 Years

Fifty years ago, Mr. Cann dreamed of helping individuals learn skilled trades. His mission was simple: Teach people a trade to give them a better life. In 2011, Apex celebrated five decades of leading the New York community forward in education for hands-on training. We commemorated the occasion with a variety of events and celebrations. Learn more.

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2011: Apex Celebrates 50 Years

Fifty years ago, Mr. Cann dreamed of helping individuals learn skilled trades. His mission was simple: Teach people a trade to give them a better life. In 2011, Apex celebrated five decades of leading the New York community forward in education for hands-on training. We commemorated the occasion with a variety of events and celebrations. Learn more.

2012: Apex Moves to Long Island City, Queens

In 2012, we said goodbye to our long-time location in Manhattan and moved to a spacious 75,000-square-foot building in Long Island City, Queens. Learn more.

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2012: Apex Moves to Long Island City, Queens

In 2012, we said goodbye to our long-time location in Manhattan and moved to a spacious 75,000-square-foot building in Long Island City, Queens. Learn more.

2012: New Plumbing Program Begins

In October 2012, we added our most recent trade program, Plumbing and Pipefitting, with the vision of offering quality, hands-on plumbing training to trade students in New York City. Learn more.

 

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2012: New Plumbing Program Begins

In October 2012, we added our most recent trade program, Plumbing and Pipefitting, with the vision of offering quality, hands-on plumbing training to trade students in New York City. Learn more.

 

2020: Nearly Six Decades of Hands-on Training

With nearly 60 years of technical education and shop training under our belt, Apex is one of the top trade schools in New York City. We look forward to helping students meet their goals for years to come. Classes are starting soon! Call us at 212-645-3300 to find out more. Learn more.

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2020: Nearly Six Decades of Hands-on Training

With nearly 60 years of technical education and shop training under our belt, Apex is one of the top trade schools in New York City. We look forward to helping students meet their goals for years to come. Classes are starting soon! Call us at 212-645-3300 to find out more. Learn more.

 

Classes are starting soon! Call us at 212-645-3300 to find out more.

 

*Apex Technical School and its instructors are licensed by the State of New York, New York State Education Department.

Disclaimer: Apex Technical School provides training for entry-level jobs. Not everything you may read about the industry is covered in our training programs.