Hillsborough Community College

Associate Degrees and Programs of Study

College Preparatory Curriculum
The college preparatory curriculum was designed to improve students’ ability in reading, writing
and maths. Students who earned scores below the state's mandate on minimum scores on the
college placement test must enroll in college preparatory computation and communication

The Associate Degree

Associate in Arts
The associate in arts (AA) degree is designed primarily to meet the prerequisites for a student to
continue to work towards a bachelor’s degree.

Associate in Science Degree/Technical Programs
HCC will award an associate in science (AS) degree on completion of a minimum of 60 credit
hours in a curriculum planned to prepare students for work placement.

Health Science Programs

College Credit Certificates
A college credit certificate (CCC) may be awarded for programs which are of less than two years
length in selected technical areas which lead to an associate in applied science degree. The
CCC’s are planned to prepare the student for an entry into a particular field of study or to upgrade
the proficiency of those already employed.

Postsecondary Adult Vocational Programs
A Postsecondary Adult Vocational (PSAV) certificate is awarded on completion of a specific
course of study planned to prepare students for employment. PSAV programs are planned for
those students interested in a specific job in business or industry.


Brandon Campus

The Brandon Campus offers a variety of credit classes, including those required to earn an
Associate in Arts degree. Brandon Campus also offers programs in Biotechnology, Aquaculture,
Engineering and Technology.

The campus is located on an 82-acre site off Falkenburg Road, between SR 60 and Hwy 574. It
primarily serves the central part of Hillsborough County and the corporate-industrial development
along Interstates 75 and 4. The contemporary campus was designed to meet the requirements of
the community far into the future.

Dale Mabry Campus

This was established in 1970, and is the oldest and largest campus of Hillsborough Community College. It is located on 108-acres of property in the urban community of Drew Park in Tampa, across from the Raymond James Stadium. The Campus is composed of seven buildings with over 500,000 square feet of classrooms, laboratories, meeting space and office space. It hosts approximately 48% of
HCC’s enrollment.

The campus excels in programs in culinary arts and hospitality and tourism management as well
as the areas of health and computer sciences, and both business and international business
studies. It is home to the Hillsborough Community College’s Dental and Opticianry Clinics, as
well as the Tennis Complex, intercollegiate athletic programs, and also the student housing
facility at Hawks Landing.

The Institute for Corporate and Continuing Education (ICCE)

We offer result-driven performance improvement solutions and conference resources to
businessesas well as organizations and individual clients. ICCE offers a broad variety of
programs, using flexible teaching platforms and state-of-the-art technology.

ICCE provides an abundance of opportunities and offers for your professional and personal
growth which will allow individual people the means to achieve their capability and for businesses
we supply the means to increase the bottom-line in today's global marketplace.

We're an eclectic mixture of professionals with extensive experience in adult teaching. The staff has
created the resources, professional development and enrichment programs that you need to
improve your knowledge base and also your job performance.

Distance Learning

As a distance learning student, you will join the growing numbers of HCC students who choose to
earn college credits over the internet. Each year, more and more students are finding distance
learning to be both an effective and an efficient way of meeting their educational needs.

HCC distance classes are specifically planned for students with busy schedules. eLearning
classes offer students greater flexibility and convenienceto students who have demanding work
loads and family responsibilities. HCC's eLearning courses are delivered electronically and not
via lectures.

Plant City

The Plant City campus is situated on a 93.5 acre site on Park Road, one mile south of Interstate 4
off Exit 22, in Plant City. The Plant City Campus of HCC offers a full range of university transfer
and both career and technical courses. As well a large selection of continuing education courses
are offered on campus and at numerous other locations throughout the eastern Hillsborough
County community.


The SouthShore Location offers a wide range of courses, degrees and certificates. These include: 
Associate in Arts Degree
Certificate in Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).
Associate in Science Degree in Registered Nursing
Bachelors Degree in Business from University of South Florida (Beginning 2012).
Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from St. Leo University


The Ybor City Campus is located in the heart of Tampa’s Historic Latin Quarter. The campus
buildings were architecturally designed to blend with the surroundings of Ybor's historical city.
The campus is minutes away from downtown Tampa and easily accessed from all sections of the
county via Interstate 4, Interstate 275, State Highway 60, and the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway.

The Ybor City Campus specializes in the programs of business management as well as computer
programming and office education, child care, art, drama, music, criminal justice and fire science
training. Also available is a full selection of general education courses.

The campus has a top Performing Arts Building, which features a selection of studios,
classrooms, a band room, a gallery, a theatre and an auditorium. We also have a state-of-the art
Student Services Building providing one-stop facilities to our students. The campus is also home
to the HCC Ybor City Campus Training Center which hosts the Automotive Service and Autobody
Collision programs s well as the Police and Fire Academies, and a Welding Program to start in
Spring 2013.

The Regent

Hillsborough Community College also has an offshoot of Brandon Campus at the Regent.
@ The Regent
6437 Watson Road
Riverview, FL 33578
The HCC entrance is in the lower part of the building.


HCC's Education Center at MacDill Air Force Base is open to both civilians and military personnel
but active duty military personnel are always given priority in registering for classes. The Center
is open for student support from 9:00am to 5:30pm, Monday through Thursday. It is closed on
Fridays and Federal holidays.

Unless you have a Department of Defense identification card, the Air Force requires that you
undertake a federal background investigation in order to attend classes on MacDill AFB. After
you have registered for a MacDill class, contact the numbers above not earlier than 5 business
days prior to the start date of your class. At that time you will be told when and where to go for
the Air Force to run the required security investigation at no cost to you. It is a one-stop event
lasting about 30 minutes.