General Information & Policies
How Can We Help? Advice & Consultation
For information about proper placement within programs according to skill, ability, or program content levels, call and speak to a Program Associate at 813-259-6010. Assistance will be offered according to the information which you provide. We are pleased to help you in any way possible.
Office Hours and Phone Numbers
HCC's Institute for Corporate and Continuing Education
39 Columbia Drive, Tampa, Florida 33606
Office Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday, except national & college holidays.
General Information: (813) 259-6010
Registration: (813) 259-6010
Fax: (813) 253-7156
Toll Free: (866) 253-7077
On-Campus Emergencies: 9-911
Campus Safety: (813) 253-7175
A registration form is available by clicking the “download the printable registration” link on our How to Register page.
Parking is complementary and located to the north of the HCC Conference Center building in the area designated “staff parking.” - Click the “Contact Us” button on the navigation bar for directions and map.
HCC's Institute for Corporate and Continuing Education is served by Hartline bus line Contact Hartline at (813) 254-4278
Continuing Education Units
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are awarded upon satisfactory participation in non-degree-credit programs offered by The Hillsborough Community College based on the national standard developed by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training. The criteria for awarding CEUs is based on the ten criteria issued by that organization. One (1) CEU is defined as “ten contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction.” An hour of time is based on the sixty (60) minute hour. "Satisfactory participation (attendance) in attendance monitored programs or 80% pass rate on programs utilizing objective evaluations.
CEU's are not convertible to degree-program credits. Specialized versions of certain CEUs such as state board certified (SB-CEUs) or life education units (LEUs) are utilized in certain professional areas. Where such specialized credits are awarded, those credits conform to the standards of the monitoring or regulating institution/association.
Corporate Account Representatives Are Ready To Assist You
Account Representatives are available to provide assistance for group training activities. Every training program outlined in this publication can be delivered at your location, or anywhere you need us. In addition, any program can be customized to your exacting needs. Please call (813) 259-6010 for further information.
Certificates of Participation
Certificates of Participation are awarded upon satisfactory completion of each non-degree-credit program. Individual participants will receive a certificate suitable for framing. The certificate indicates only that the individual satisfactorily met the attendance requirements for the program. CEU credits do not transfer or convert into degree-program credits.
Certification Programs provide participants the opportunity to enhance current skills and increase opportunities for success by participation in an objective evaluation process. Participants satisfactorily completing each program evaluation within a carefully planned sequence of individual programs earn certification in a specially designated discipline/content area. Certification programs, where applicable, are described in detail within individual program publications.
A complete, computerized record of each professional development activity attended is maintained for those individuals satisfactorily completing a program, which awards CEUs. Individuals can request transcripts of their life-long learning records, since the inception of the record keeping protocol. Call the office of the Registrar at Hillsborough Community College (phone (813) 253-7182). A nominal service charge applies for transcripts.
Special Needs & Accommodations
ICCE conducts its programs in Barrier-free facilities.
Prior arrangements to provide special assistance or accommodations must be requested directly through the Center site at least five business days in advance of the accommodation need. Please advise your registration consultant at the time your register.
ICCE's non-degree-credit computer seminars and workshops offer hands-on instruction in one of the dedicated computer classrooms located at ICCE. Because these facilities are extensively scheduled for a complete array of program offerings, additional laboratory time is not included in the program fee. Some instructional programs require or suggest additional computer time to complete assignments or practice related exercise. We suggest that participants have access to a personal computer at another location to complete supplementary exercises.
All software used in the presentation of our programs has been licensed to the College for its exclusive use in an educational setting. Program participants are prohibited from copying, transmitting or otherwise moving the software in any form.
Registration & Program Availability
Registration in any program may be made via the instructions outlined in the Registration section of this catalog. As registrations are accepted on a first-made, first-confirmed basis, we encourage registering early. Because most programs are maintained with strict census limitations, wait lists will be established for programs which exceed capacity. All space is subject to availability.
Changes to Program Offerings
We reserve the right to modify or cancel programs and substitute presenters without notice at HCC’s own discretion.
All programs are copyrighted; therefore video, audio, and/or photographic recordings are not permitted. Materials distributed as a part of any program entitle the user to reference the materials, but not reproduce, distribute, or store them electronically, photographically, videographically, digitally, or by any other means.
Please note that due to technical anomalies, on rare occasions, a course fee may appear as zero ($0). In such cases, the field should read: “Please call for pricing.” None of the courses offered by ICCE are presented without charge. No other materials nor activities are included. Meals and/or beverage breaks are included only if specifically mentioned in individual program descriptions. Travel and lodging are not included. We will be happy to provide local hotel accommodation referrals upon request. ICCE will not be liable for unusable or non-refundable airline tickets purchased or other expenses incurred in anticipation of participation in a program that is cancelled for any reason.
Payment Policy & Forms of Payment
Payment for individual program registrations may be made by personal or company check, money order (Bill-to-company), or by utilizing Master Card or Visa credit cards. Credit card payments may be processed on-line at time of registration or at one of our campus bursars’ locations. Bill-to-company instructions must be approved in writing by an authorized agent of the company. Full payment is expected at registration for individual enrollments prior to participation in the program. Fees include instructional materials, specifically referenced food and beverage service, and use of related facilities during the period established for instruction.
Refunds, Cancellations & Substitutions
If you find it necessary to cancel your registration, call the ICCE office immediately at (813) 259-6010. Notify us first by phone and then follow-up your cancellation by written notification using U.S. Mail, fax, e-mail (email@example.com), or hand delivery.
Written notice must be received 2 business days prior to the program start date to be eligible for a refund. Please be advised that refunds may take up to three (3) weeks from the point at which a class is cancelled or a student's written notification of cancellation is received. Payments made on a student's behalf by a third party will be refunded directly to the third party. Third party refunds will be returned in the original payment form only when the approved refund request is within 90 days of the original payment date. If the approved third party refund is requested after 90 days of the original payment date, the refund will be issued by check.
Refunds will not be made after the start of any program. Participants may substitute another individual at any time. However, CEU credit will not be awarded for substitutions after any program has begun.
We reserve the right to cancel activities that do not meet minimum enrollment levels or for other good cause. Activities cancelled by the College will have refunds processed in-full.
Tax Deduction For Educational Expenses
Program fees and expenses for professional development purposes (including travel, meals, and lodging) paid to maintain and improve professional skills may be tax deductible. ICCE recommends that you seek the advice of the IRS or a qualified tax advisor to determine your individual status.
Is not permitted within any campus building.
Special discounts for groups or on-site/in-house corporate programs, etc., may apply for certain program types. Please contact a sales associate for additional information on applicable discounts for certain programs that are described in detail on this web site. Discount types may not be combined.