Steps to Qualify:

  1. Complete the online application at https://www.tampatraining.com/rcsp-form/
  2. Complete online attestation (link will be sent to the email you provide on your application)
  3. Receive Scholarship Award Letter (if approved)
  4. Apply to a particular program or course (application requirements vary by program).
  5. Attend class!
  • Once you submit both forms, you should hear back from us within 7 – 10 business days.

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

Hillsborough County’s unemployment rate is 15%.

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.

Who Qualifies:

> Unemployed or

> Underemployed or

> Furloughed (or expected) and

> Residents of Hillsborough Co. and

> U.S. Citizens or Resident Aliens and

> 18+

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


Eligible Courses and Programs

Automotive

Automotive Collision Repair & Refinishing Helper/Assistant (OCP A) and Non-Structural Damage Repair Technician (OCP C)
The automotive collision technology technician PSAV program delivers state-of-the-art training to become a qualified technician in the auto body repair industry. Topics include estimating, automotive painting, nonstructural and structural repair, welding and cutting, plastic repair, refinishing, and mechanical and electrical repair. This program applies to industrial management AS degree.

Total Credit Hours: 450
Time Commitment: 2 Semesters
Course Link: Click to be taken to the course page
Advising Support Contact: Ralph Proemm / 813-253-7603 / rproemm@hccfl.edu
Automotive Service Assister (OCP A) and Automotive Beak System Technician (OCP F).
Automotive service technology students gain knowledge and skills for entering careers in automotive service and repairs, parts supply and after-market product installation. Instruction and experiences include the functioning, servicing and repairing of engines, suspension systems, brake systems, automotive electrical systems, fuel systems, and air conditioning. Upon successful completion of this program, graduates receive certification from Hillsborough Community College.

Total Credit Hours: 450
Time Commitment: 2 Semesters
Course Link: Click to be taken to the course page
Advising Support Contact: Mario Marabal / 813-253-7683 / mmirabal@hccfl.edu

Business

Accounting Technology Operations
The accounting technology operations certificate prepares you for a position as an accountant or accounting paraprofessional in advanced professional accounting occupations requiring analysis, evaluation, theory and design. The coursework focuses on basic accounting functions as well as skills common to several fields of business, including finance, business law and general business topics.

Total Credit Hours: 18
Time Commitment: 2 Semesters
Course Link: Click to be taken to the course page
Advising Support Contact: Ryan Barnett / 813-253-7437 / rbarnett2@hccfl.edu
Accounting Technology Specialist
The Accounting Technology Specialist College Credit Certificate starts you on the path to employment as an accounting clerk, junior accountant or accounting assistant.

Total Credit Hours: 12
Time Commitment: 1 Semester
Course Link: Click to be taken to the course page
Advising Support Contact: Ryan Barnett / 813-253-7437 / rbarnett2@hccfl.edu
Business Operations
The business operations certificate trains you for employment and advancement in the areas of accounting/budgeting, business/management, customer service, finance, human resources, international business, marketing, nonprofit, real estate, retail and small business.

Total Credit Hours: 18
Time Commitment:
Course Link: Click to be taken to the course page
Advising Support Contact: Ryan Barnett / 813-253-7437 / rbarnett2@hccfl.edu
Business Specialist
The business specialist certificate includes coursework in financial accounting, introduction to business, principles of management, business communications and technology. Credits earned in this certificate program transfer to the business administration AS degree.

Total Credit Hours: 12
Time Commitment:
Course Link: Click to be taken to the course page
Advising Support Contact: Ryan Barnett / 813-253-7437 / rbarnett2@hccfl.edu
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
The entrepreneurship and innovation certificate is a one-semester, 12-credit-hour program designed to equip current and aspiring entrepreneurs to pursue various business paths. Each of the program’s four courses brings real-world applications into the classroom. The teaching and learning modes involve internships, individual research, presentations and field experience.

Total Credit Hours: 12
Time Commitment: 1 Semester
Course Link: Click to be taken to the course page
Advising Support Contact: Ryan Barnett / 813-253-7437 / rbarnett2@hccfl.edu

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 Credit Hours: 44
Time Commitment: 6 Weeks
Course Link: Click to be taken to the ICCE catalog page
Advising Support Contact: Angela Vickers / 813-259-6513 / avicker3@hccfl.edu
Certified 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.

Total Credit Hours: 330
Time Commitment: 18 Weeks
Course Link: Click to be taken to the ICCE catalog page
Advising Support Contact: Angela Vickers / 813-259-6513 / avicker3@hccfl.edu
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA), also known as Certified Nurses Aides, work in a variety of healthcare settings providing basic healthcare services to patients or facility residents. This training program will also train you to be a Home Health Aide and prepares you for the CNA licensing exam. It is conducted online, in the classroom, lab and clinical setting. Upon completion of the course, you will receive a certificate of completion demonstrating that you have completed 120+ hours of training, which includes 40 hours of clinical experience. Students will also receive a second certificate for completion of Home Health Aide training. Clinical schedules may vary depending on the dates of the specific course.

Total Credit Hours:
Time Commitment:
Course Link: Click to be taken to the ICCE catalog page
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 Credit Hours: 92
Time Commitment: 10 Weeks
Course Link: Click to be taken to the ICCE catalog page
Advising Support Contact: Angela Vickers / 813-259-6513 / avicker3@hccfl.edu
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 EKG’s 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 Credit Hours: 210
Time Commitment: 16 Weeks
Course Link: Click to be taken to the ICCE catalog page
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 Credit Hours: 96
Time Commitment: 12 Weeks
Course Link: Click to be taken to the ICCE catalog page
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 Credit Hours: 76
Time Commitment: 9 Weeks
Course Link: Click to be taken to the ICCE catalog page
Advising Support Contact: Elizabeth Steacker / 813-259-6508 / esteacker@hccfl.edu
CompTIA Network+
The CompTIA Network+ Certification is a vendor-neutral technology certification used to measure the IT Professional skills and knowledge needed to take on a pivotal role in building, managing, and protecting critical assets in the data network. According to CompTIA (https://certification.comptia.org/certifications/network), the Network+ validates the skills to design, manage and troubleshoot any wired and wireless devices. The exam explores your competencies in troubleshooting, configuring and managing common network wireless and wired devices.

Total Credit Hours: 63
Time Commitment: 8 Weeks
Course Link: Click to be taken to the ICCE catalog page
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 Credit Hours: 63
Time Commitment: 8 Weeks
Course Link: Click to be taken to the ICCE catalog page
Advising Support Contact: Elizabeth Steacker / 813-259-6508 / esteacker@hccfl.edu
Digital Media/Multimedia Instructional Technology
The digital media multimedia instructional technology certificate prepares you for initial employment as an instructional developer, media integrator or instructional media specialist.

Total Credit Hours: 15
Time Commitment: 1 Semester
Course Link: Click to be taken to the course page
Advising Support Contact: Ryan Barnett / 813-253-7437 / rbarnett2@hccfl.edu
Digital Media/Multimedia Video Production
The digital media/multimedia video production certificate equips you to begin a career as a videographer or video editor. Coursework applies to the digital media/multimedia technology AS degree program.

Total Credit Hours: 12
Time Commitment: 1 Semester
Course Link: Click to be taken to the course page
Advising Support Contact: Ryan Barnett / 813-253-7437 / rbarnett2@hccfl.edu
Help Desk Support Technician
The help desk support technician certificate prepares students to become help desk support technicians, which may serve a variety of industries.

Total Credit Hours: 18
Time Commitment: 2 Semesters
Course Link: Click to be taken to the course page
Advising Support Contact: Ryan Barnett / 813-253-7437 / rbarnett2@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 Credit Hours: 64
Time Commitment: 8 Weeks
Course Link: Click to be taken to the ICCE catalog page
Advising Support Contact: Elizabeth Steacker / 813-259-6508 / esteacker@hccfl.edu
Oracle Certified Database Administrator
This course description will be updated shortly.

Total Credit Hours: 15
Time Commitment: 2 Semesters
Course Link:
Advising Support Contact: Ryan Barnett / 813-253-7437 / rbarnett2@hccfl.edu

Manufacturing & Engineering

Automation
The automation certificate prepares you for engineering technology support positions dealing with PLCs, automation, and control systems in high tech production, manufacturing, distribution, and engineering research and development facilities.

Total Credit Hours: 12
Time Commitment: 1 Semester
Course Link: Click to be taken to the course page
Advising Support Contact: Shirley Dobbins / 813-253-78752 / sdobbins@hccfl.edu
Engineering Technology Support Specialist
The help desk support technician certificate prepares students to become help desk support technicians, which may serve a variety of industries.

Total Credit Hours: 18
Time Commitment: 2 Semesters
Course Link: Click to be taken to the course page
Advising Support Contact: Shirley Dobbins / 813-253-78752 / sdobbins@hccfl.edu
Lean Manufacturing
The lean manufacturing certificate prepares you for engineering technology support positions dealing with quality systems and their implementation in high-tech production, manufacturing, distribution, and engineering research and development facilities.

Total Credit Hours: 12
Time Commitment: 1 Semester
Course Link: Click to be taken to the course page
Advising Support Contact: Shirley Dobbins / 813-253-78752 / sdobbins@hccfl.edu
Logistics and Transportation Specialist
This program is designed to develop the student’s general employability by improving work attitudes, communication, critical thinking, technical skills, problem‐solving skills and occupation‐specific skills relative to supply chain management. Students prepare for employment in roles such as: Integrated Logistics Planner, Purchasing Analyst, Cargo Scheduler, International Logistics Clerk, Quality Associate, Inventory Control Manager, Logistics Analyst, Junior Buyer, Customer Service Associate, Materials Analyst, Material Manager, Supply Manager, Dispatcher, Supply Technician, Operations Supervisor, Order Fulfillment Associate, Transportation Coordinator, Distribution Planning Analyst, Packing Supervisor, Transportation Clerk, Cargo Sales, Receiving/Shipping Supervisor, Transportation Specialist, Procurement Clerk, Product Tracing and Tracking Clerk, Warehouse Shift Supervisor, Import/Export Clerk, and Purchasing Agent.

Total Credit Hours: 18
Time Commitment: 2 Semesters
Course Link: Click to be taken to the course page
Advising Support Contact: Shirley Dobbins / 813-253-78752 / sdobbins@hccfl.edu
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 Credit Hours: 12
Time Commitment: 4 Months
Course Link: Click to be taken to the course page
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. Currently, we offer both part-time and full-time classes to accommodate our students.

Total Credit Hours: 398
Time Commitment: 2 Semesters
Course Link: Click to be taken to the course page
Advising Support Contact: Kevin Reed / 813-253-78752 / kreed7@hccfl.edu
Private Investigator Intern
The Private Investigator “CC” (Intern) License class is offered in accordance with Chapter 493, Florida Statutes. Florida Statutes governing the PI Intern license will be fully discussed during the first session. All study material, handouts, and associated instructional material will be provided. The successful completion of two (2) written examinations is necessary for certification.

Total Credit Hours: 40
Time Commitment: 2 Weeks
Course Link: Click to be taken to the course page
Advising Support Contact: Ben Whiteside / 813-253-7611 / bwhiteside@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 Credit Hours: 42
Time Commitment: 1 Week
Course Link: Click to be taken to the course page
Advising Support Contact: Ben Whiteside / 813-253-7611 / bwhiteside@hccfl.edu

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