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DATE: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2021
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Open Door Scholarship Program is designed to support students completing short-term and technical education credentialing courses. The goal of the program is for participants to successfully attain a workforce certificate in high-demand fields. This addresses and closes the gap between the skills needed by workers in the state and the skills of the available workforce in the state.

The student is responsible for the first one-third of the tuition at the time of enrollment. The student portion may be paid by the student, an employer, or a private source. The Open Door Scholarship Program pays the remaining two-thirds of the tuition if the student successfully completes the course and provides the results of their industry certification to HCC/ICCE ( Click Here for Directions *). Funds from the program may be used to cover the cost of tuition, fees, examination, books, and materials.

>>> All Courses Must be Completed by September 30, 2023 <<<
Please note Hillsborough Community College cannot guarantee employment as a result of this training.

Steps To Apply:

  1. Click Here for Directions
  2. Complete the Federal Student Aid 2021-2022 Application (HCC maintains a library of videos with tutorials about the FAFSA, the process, and much more. Click here to access HCC’s Financial Aid TV)
  3. Complete the Application
  4. Complete the Attestation

Please note: Course selection must match both the completed application and the completed attestation. Should a mismatched course selection be received, the course submitted via the attestation will be selected for you.

Courses Approved

Healthcare

  • Certified EKG Technician

This course provides the training for administering and reading EKGs.  The course includes anatomy and physiology and disease processes that affect the heart, medications, Holter monitoring, 12-lead EKG, analyzing EKG readings, and much more.  A two-year BLS Healthcare Provider Certification is included in this course.

Total Hours: 52
Start Date: January 19, 2022
Course LinkClick Here
Advising Support Contact: Angela Vickers / 813.259.6513 / avicker3@hccfl.edu

  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant

Enter into the world of healthcare today by performing functions related to the physician’s clinical responsibilities in the outpatient/private medical office.  Learn and perform methods of preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, specimen collection including blood collection (phlebotomy), running live electrocardiographs (EKGs), and recognizing heart rhythms.  Gain hands-on experience with critical procedures and concepts in phlebotomy, EKG, pharmacology, professional workplace behavior, ethics, and the legal aspects of healthcare. You will also complete an introduction to medical terminology, healthcare etiquette, and healthcare customer service to stand apart from others in a competitive job market. 

Upon completion of the course, you will be eligible to take the CMA, Phlebotomy, and EKG technician exams through National Healthcare Association (www.nhanow.com) receiving a total of 3 certifications! (Additional Phlebotomy, EKG, fees paid separately.)

Total Hours: 216 (+100 optional clinical hours)
Start Date: January 20, 2022
Course LinkClick Here
Advising Support Contact: Brian Cochrane / 813.259.6512 / bcochrane@hccfl.com

  • Patient Care Technician

The healthcare industry is currently undergoing major changes in the manner in which patient care is provided.  This restructuring has resulted in the introduction of a new category of healthcare worker trained to perform a variety of patient care services.  The Patient Care Technician course teaches the technical skills necessary to service complex patient personal care issues including rehabilitation services, basic bedside care, collection of laboratory specimens, Phlebotomy, and EKGs primarily geared for both the inpatient and outpatient setting. 

The Patient Care Technician works alongside doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers to oversee and monitor patients.  This Patient Care Technician training will provide students with the basic medical knowledge and hands-on skills necessary to perform or obtain technical diagnostic testing and perform direct patient care.  Many hospitals may require that PCTs also have a Certified Nursing Assistant license.   This course meets the requirements to also take the CNA exam to meet this requirement.  Visit the Florida Board of Nursing Website for information about becoming a CNA. Upon completion of the course, you will be eligible to take the PCT, Phlebotomy, and EKG technician exams through National Healthcare Association (www.nhanow.com), and apply to the Board of Nursing to become a CNA.  You could end up receiving a total of 4 certifications! (Additional Phlebotomy, EKG, CNA exam fees paid separately.

Total Hours: 250 (+40 optional clinical hours)
Start Date: February 17, 2022
Course LinkClick here
Advising Support Contact: Brian Cochrane / 813.259.6512 / bcochrane@hccfl.com

Information Technology

  • CompTIA Cloud Essentials+ | IT Job Readiness Skills

Cloud technology is important for developing a career in today’s computing landscape. Cloud computing is quickly capturing the technological domain. As a result, the demand for Cloud professionals is also increasing considerably. There are thousands of open tech jobs in the Tampa Bay area alone. Enter the exciting field of Cloud Computing and also learn job readiness skills to prepare to seek and/or obtain employment, and to keep their jobs once they are hired.

Total Hours: 36
Start Date:: January 18, 2022 
Course LinkClick Here

Advising Support Contact: Elizabeth Steacker / 813.259.6508 / esteacker@hccfl.edu

  • CompTIA A+ | IT Job Readiness Skills

This course is designed for entry-level individuals looking to start a new career in IT. This fundamental program begins with a brief introduction to PC basics; secondly, the instructor will focus on the conceptual and practical aspects of both CompTIA A+ 220-1001 and 220-1002 exam objectives, and lastly, the instructor will integrate the program with job readiness skills to prepare participants to seek or obtain employment and to keep their jobs once they are hired.

Total Hours: 108
Start Date: January 10, 2022
Course Link
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Advising Support Contact: Elizabeth Steacker / 813.259.6508 / esteacker@hccfl.edu

  • Microsoft Data Analyst Associate | IT Job Readiness Skills

With more and more big data in today’s workplace, it is more important than ever that most employees need to analyze, digest, and explain data in a manageable way to anyone who needs to understand their organization’s complex information. Therefore, this program is designed for most employees that are tasked with developing and promoting data-driven business decision-making. It’s no longer just for IT Specialists. The instructor will focus on the conceptual and practical aspects of Microsoft DA-100 exam objectives and lastly, the instructor will integrate the program with job readiness skills to prepare participants to seek or obtain employment and to keep their jobs once they are hired.

Total Hours: 88
Start Date: January 25, 2022
Course Link
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Advising Support Contact: Elizabeth Steacker / 813.259.6508 / esteacker@hccfl.edu

Trades

  • Fluid Power – PMMI

The PMMI Mechatronics Certifications are based on industry-developed standards and are recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor and the Manufacturing Institute’s Skills Certification System. Successful completion of training and certification exams of this training program articulates as 12 college credits into HCC’s Associate of Science Degree in Engineering Technology and is stackable with HCC’s Certified Production Technician program which itself articulates into 15 college credits into the same degree program with passing examination scores. Mechatronics Certification – Fluid Power 1 covers the function, operation, and application of common components used in fluid power circuits and systems. It also assesses the understanding of how fluid power components and accessories are placed together to create circuits and systems for powering industrial machines. Mechatronics Certification – Industrial Electricity 1 covers basic safety practices for voltages up to 600 volts and knowledge of voltage, current, and power in AC and DC circuits, circuit analysis of series and parallel loads, and a basic understanding of resistors, capacitors, and inductors. It applies these fundamentals to simple applications that would be found in residential, light commercial, and simple industrial use. Mechatronics Certification – Mechanical Components 1 covers the principles and applications of the most commonly found mechanical drive components as used in packaging machinery and systems.

Total Hours: 80
Start Date: January 11, 2022
Course Link
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Advising Support Contact: Shauntay Ocasio / 813.259.6528 / socasio@hccfl.edu

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