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The impact of COVID-19 will lead many to seek training and employment in entirely different business sectors.

Hillsborough County’s unemployment rate has been as high as 15% during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hillsborough Community College is prepared to help mitigate the economic impact and facilitate training in new career pathways for those who seek them.

The Rapid Credentialing Scholarship Program has been designed to help rebuild Florida’s economy. The program provides 100% scholarships (tuition, fees, books) in approved areas of study. The goal is for participants to leave with certifications in high demand fields that position them for higher wages.

All Courses Must be Completed by August 31st, 2021

Please note Hillsborough Community College cannot guarantee employment as a result of this training.


Eligible Courses and Programs

All Courses Must be Completed by August 31st, 2021

Steps To Apply:

  1. Complete the Application
  2. Complete the Attestation

Please note: Course selection must match on 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.

Healthcare

Certified EKG Technician (CET)

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: 44
Start Date: July 13, 2021
Course Link: Click Here
Advising Support Contact: Angela Vickers / 813-259-6513 / avicker3@hccfl.edu

Certified Phlebotomy Technician

This course is designed to give you the hands-on experience and skills needed for NHA national certification in just weeks through a combination of didactic hours and hands-on clinical training. Students will perform, per NHA requirements, 30 live venipunctures and 10 capillary punctures in both lab and clinical setting and learn how to process lab specimens.

Total Hours: 92
Start Date: May 26, 2021
Course Link: Click here
Advising Support Contact: Angela Vickers / 813-259-6513 / avicker3@hccfl.edu

Information Technology

Certified Cloud Professional Certification Program

Cloud technology is important for developing a career in today’s computing landscape. Cloud computing is quickly capturing the technological domain with notable players such as Microsoft Azure, Google, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) making huge strides. 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. This course will prepare you to enter the exciting field of Cloud Computing.

Total Hours: 96
Start Date: June 21, 2021
Course Link: Click Here
Advising Support Contact: Elizabeth Steacker / 813-259-6508 / esteacker@hccfl.edu

CompTIA A+ Help Desk Technician

The CompTIA A+ Help Desk Technician Certification can benefit you in two ways. Whether you work or plan to work in a mobile or corporate environment where you have a high level of face-to-face customer interaction, where client communication and client training are important, or in an environment with limited customer interaction and an emphasis on hardware activities, this course provides the background knowledge and skills you will require to be a successful A+ technician. It can also assist you if you are preparing to take the CompTIA A+ certification examinations, 2019 objectives (exam numbers 220-1001 and 220-1002), in order to become a CompTIA A+ Certified Professional.

Total Hours: 76
Start Date: June 7, 2021
Course Link
: Click Here
Advising Support Contact: Elizabeth Steacker / 813-259-6508 / esteacker@hccfl.edu

CompTIA Security+

The CompTIA Security+ Certification will build on your existing user-level knowledge and experience with personal computer (PC) software and hardware and computer networking to present you with fundamental skills and concepts. In this course, you will acquire the essential skills, expertise and information needed to recognize and respond to threats, perform risk assessments and identify vulnerabilities. The importance of proficiency in Security+ is growing as the frequency and severity of security threats continues to be a major concern for organizations all over the world.

Total Hours: 63
Start Date: May 25, 2021
Course Link
: Click Here
Advising Support Contact: Elizabeth Steacker / 813-259-6508 / esteacker@hccfl.edu

Oracle Certified Associate (OCAJ) Java Programmer

Java SE 8 Certification is a course designed to prepare individuals for the Java SE 8 Programmer Exam. Even with competition from new languages, the demand for Java developers remains strong. In fact, Java is among the most in-demand programming languages on the job market. After taking this course and passing a Java certification like OCAJP or OCPJP, a beginner improves their chances of getting a job position in most companies.

Total Hours: 64
Start Date: July 20, 2021
Course Link
: Click Here
Advising Support Contact: Elizabeth Steacker / 813-259-6508 / esteacker@hccfl.edu
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Manufacturing & Engineering

Mechatronics & Robotics (PMMI Certs)

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: 12
Start Date: May 5, 2021
Course Link
: Click Here
Advising Support Contact: Ryan Buckthorpe / 813-253-7073 / rbuckthorpe@hccfl.edu

CNC Production Specialist (Milling, Programming & Operations)

CNC Production Specialist (Milling) prepares students for entry into the CNC machining industry. Content emphasizes beginning skills key to the success of working in the CNC machining industry. Students study workplace safety and organization, job-related mathematics, basic blueprint information, metrology, the history of manufacturing and primary and secondary manufacturing processes, geometric dimension and tolerance, set up and operation of drill presses, CNC control panels, CNC machine systems, CNC mill operations, and maintenance and troubleshooting. Included as a part of this program is opportunity to achieve the student’s NIMS CNC Milling Programming Setup & Operations certification. (This certification articulates to 3 credits in HCC’s AS Degree in Engineering Technology as PMT 2254C – Computer Numerical Control (CNC) II)

Total Hours: 96
Start Date: June 7, 2021
Course Link
: Click Here
Advising Support Contact: Ryan Buckthorpe / 813-253-7073 / rbuckthorpe@hccfl.edu

Public Safety

Fire Fighter I/II

The HCC Fire Academy has served the West Central Florida area since the early 1970s by providing highly skilled firefighters to the City of Tampa, Hillsborough County, and other surrounding municipalities. Classes are taught at the HCC Fire and Police Training Center and are scheduled year-round with a new academy beginning shortly after the previous one is completed

Total Hours: 398/492
Start Date: May 10, 2021
Course Link: Click Here
Advising Support Contact: Kevin S. Reed / 813.253.7628 / kreed7@hccfl.edu

Private Security Officer – ‘State License D’ Unarmed

This course is required for those who intend to become a Florida Licensed Unarmed Security Officer. Students are required by Chapter 493, Florida Statute, to successfully complete a 42 HOUR classroom course before they can apply for a Class D Unarmed Security Officer License.

Total Hours: 42
Start Date: May 24, 2021 or June 14, 2021

Course Link: Click Here
Advising Support Contact: Ben Whiteside / 813-253-7611 / bwhiteside@hccfl.edu

Steps To Apply:

  1. Complete the Application
  2. Complete the Attestation

Please note: Course selection must match on 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.

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