A U.S. Higher Education is Closer Than You Think… Achieve your dream! Study at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa Bay, Florida!


Hillsborough Community College (HCC) is an accredited, community college with five campuses located in the vibrant waterfront city of Tampa, Florida, and surrounding Hillsborough County. The Tampa Bay region is home to magnificent marine life, SPORTS attractions, world-class cultural venues, and great shopping and dining. You’ll find a wide range of outdoor activities, including camping, hiking, horseback riding, biking, fishing, scuba-diving, sailing, boating, and kayaking. Tampa boasts attractions such as Busch Gardens, the Florida Aquarium, Lowry Park Zoo, and the Museum of Science and Industry. Popular Florida theme parks such as Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and SeaWorld are just a short drive away. We enjoy year-round sunshine, a vibrant cultural scene, some of the best beaches in the world, sports of all kinds, and excellent higher education opportunities. We invite you to join us. Enjoy the good life in Tampa Bay, Florida!

University Transfer Program - Begin at HCC! Go anywhere!

HCC is a great place to start for international students who dream of earning a 4-year bachelor’s degree in the United States. We help you to explore all your university options while you complete your first two years of university study with us. If you want to attend a selective 4-year college, a liberal-arts institution, a nationally-ranked university, or an Ivy League school, HCC helps you get there!

Why Choose HCC?

  • Seamless transfer to a four-year university
  • Affordable tuition and flexible installment payment plans
  • Popular theme parks nearby, such as Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and SeaWorld
  • Personalized, quality instruction, with small class sizes and outstanding faculty
  • Intensive English programs to help you prepare for success in college-level courses
  • A culturally diverse community, including international students from over 60 nations
  • A Center for International Education dedicated to your support, well-being, and success

On-Campus Housing at Hawks Landing

Choosing a place to live is one of the most important decisions you will make before beginning your studies at HCC, but it does not have to be the toughest one! Hawks Landing apartments offer a great value, a convenient location, and most importantly, a fun living and learning atmosphere! The housing complex is only a few blocks away from shopping and restaurants and within walking distance of Raymond James Stadium, home to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Steinbrenner Field, spring training home of the 2009 Baseball World Series Champions, the New York Yankees. Located adjacent to the Dale Mabry Campus, Hawks Landing student apartments offer fully furnished 1, 2 and 4-bedroom/bathroom units with excellent amenities.

  • Private, spacious bedroom with complimentary Internet and cable TV
  • Private bathroom
  • Shared luxury kitchen, furnished living room
  • Full-sized washer/dryer
  • Resort-style swimming pool and beach volleyball court
  • State-of-the-art fitness center
  • Computer lab with printers and study stations
  • Video game room and social activities

Student Life

Campus involvement is a great way to make the most of your college experience! Students can increase their career and educational opportunities by participating in campus activities and organizations. HCC offers a variety of opportunities for students to broaden their horizons through cultural and special events on each campus, get involved in college life, and make new friends! HCC's athletics program provides international students with an additional opportunity to enrich their college experience through intercollegiate SPORTS, including men's and women's basketball, men's baseball, and women's softball, volleyball, and tennis. HCC teams are ranked nationally and have won several championships.

Center for International Education: Your home away from home!

At HCC, we're very proud of our cultural and international diversity, and we believe strongly in the importance of international education. We provide special international programs and services for our international students, and our domestic students, through our Center for International Education. The Center creates a learning environment that prepares students for an increasingly interconnected and changing world. For our international students, representing more than 60 nations, you'll find that the Center provides a variety of services to support your individual needs while attending HCC, from start to finish! This includes guidance on admissions, visas, orientation, academics, housing, and transferring to a four-year college or university.

Apply Today!

International students can apply for the Fall (August), Spring (January), or Summer (May) Semesters. We look forward to welcoming you to Hillsborough Community College! To request more information, complete the inquiry form, and we will respond to you directly.

Programs taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:

Associate of Arts

Hillsborough Community College

Sonography is a medical specialty, which uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of the human body. These images are then analyzed, aiding in physician diagnosis ... [+]

Picture yourself as a student of Sonography

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Technology Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.The Program is offered at Hillsborough Community College Dale Mabry Campus. Sonography is a medical specialty, which uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of the human body. These images are then analyzed, aiding in physician diagnosis. The Sonographer is a skilled health caregiver who provides imaging services under the supervision of a physician who is responsible for the use and interpretation of ultrasound procedures.

Goal of the Sonography Program

“To prepare competent entry-level general sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and the effective (behavior) learning domains.”... [-]

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Associate of Science

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The computed tomography program at HCC offers students an Advanced Technical Certificate specializing in computed tomography. Academic and clinical studies prepare techn ... [+]

Computed Tomography (CT) uses specialized X-ray equipment to visualize cross-sectional anatomical structures inside the body for the demonstration of pathologies and disease processes to aid physicians in diagnosis and treatment planning. The computed tomography program at HCC offers students an Advanced Technical Certificate specializing in computed tomography. Academic and clinical studies prepare technologists to provide quality patient care and perform studies utilizing imaging equipment, professional communication, and quality assurance in scheduled and emergency procedures. Program eligibility is limited to ARRT-registered radiographers, radiation therapists or nuclear medicine technologists or equivalent (NMTCB) registration. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be eligible to take the post-primary certification exam offered by the ARRT for computed tomography. This ARRT CT Exam qualifies all graduates to apply for Florida state licensure and operation of all CT equipment, including diagnostic scanners. Nuclear Medicine Technologists will also be eligible to take the NMTCB-CT specialty exam.... [-]

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Hillsborough Community College

Dental Assisting offers the student a career that requires both interpersonal and technical skills; he or she will have the most comprehensive duties in the dental office ... [+]

Contact us today to start your career in Dental Assisting!

A career in dental assisting offers many career options. In addition to assisting the dentist during a variety of procedures, other expanded duties are assigned to the Florida dental assistant such as exposing and processing radiographs, fabricating temporary crowns and taking impressions for study models. The duties of a dental assistant are among the most comprehensive and varied in the dental office. The dental assistant performs many tasks requiring both interpersonal and technical skills.

The graduate of HCC’s dental assisting program will be prepared to take the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) and upon passing, the graduate will carry the credential of Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) The CDA credential will require 12 hours of continuing education every year. Becoming a Certified Dental Assistant assures the public that the dental assistant is prepared to assist competently in the provision of dental care. The HCC program is 12 months. The demand for dental assistants in the Hillsborough County area is very high.... [-]

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Hillsborough Community College

The Dental Hygiene Program leads to an Associate in Science Degree.This program prepares students with both the clinical skills and classroom knowledge to successfully pa ... [+]

The Dental Hygiene Program leads to an Associate of Science Degree.This program prepares students with both the clinical skills and classroom knowledge to successfully pass the National Dental Hygiene Board and the State Of Florida Dental Hygiene Board examinations. Both of these are required for licensure in the state of Florida.

A Dental Hygienist is a vital member of the dental team.They provide non-surgical periodontal therapy that includes scaling and root planning, adult and child prophylaxis, placement of dental sealants, exposure and processing radiographs, and individualized patient education. The Dental Hygienist must maintain the license by completing 24 continuing education credits every two years, as well as maintenance of their CPR certification.... [-]

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Under the auspices of the Emergency Medical Services program, students first become certified as an emergency medical technician and secondly as a paramedic. Graduates of ... [+]

Welcome to the Hillsborough Community College EMS Programs.

Accreditation:

The HCC EMS Programs is fully accredited by the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and offers the most current and up to date curriculum. In addition, the Paramedic program is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs (http://www.caahep.org/) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Under the auspices of the Emergency Medical Services program, students first become certified as an emergency medical technician and secondly as a paramedic. Graduates of the EMT and paramedic program earn a college credit certificate.... [-]

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Nuclear medicine technologists prepare and administer radiopharmaceutical materials, operate nuclear instruments, position patients for “imaging” procedures, perform lab ... [+]

Thank you for your interest in our Hillsborough Community College’s Nuclear Medicine Technology Program.

Nuclear Medicine is a medical imaging specialty that uses radioactive materials to aid in the diagnosis, staging, and treatment of illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, and dysfunctional thyroid disease. Nuclear Medicine uniquely provides information about both the function and structure of virtually every major organ system within the body.

Technologists prepare and inject radiopharmaceutical materials, position patients for imaging procedures and prepare diagnostic data for doctors. Nuclear Medicine Technologists may also perform hybrid and advanced molecular imaging such as SPECT-CT and PET-CT. There are nearly 100 Nuclear Medicine imaging procedures available today with an estimated 17-20 million nuclear medicine imaging and therapeutic procedures performed each year in the US.... [-]

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Hillsborough Community College

the HCC Nursing Program is a two year, full-time program. Our program is fully accredited and approved by the Florida State Board of Nursing and by the Accreditation Comm ... [+]

Welcome to the HCC Nursing Program Website. The Nursing Program began at HCC in 1970 at the Gordon Keller Campus on Davis Island.

Offered currently at the Dale Mabry, Plant City, and SouthShore campuses, the HCC Nursing Program is a two year, full-time program. Our program is fully accredited and approved by the Florida State Board of Nursing and by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Graduates of the Associates in Science Degree Nursing Program are able to provide direct patient care to patients in hospitals and comparable health agencies.

The duration of the program is four terms for the basic option and three terms for the transition option. The program requires full-time attendance commitment from the student. It offers a competency-based systematic instructional approach and both day and evening clinical experiences are utilized.... [-]

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Learn to measure, fit, and adapt eyeglasses and contact lenses. Gain clinical experience in our on-campus dispensary and affiliate sites, and learn basic ocular science. ... [+]

As an essential part of the “eye care delivery system,” opticians measure, fit and adapt eyeglasses and contact lenses to people with vision problems. Coursework covers basic ocular science including optics, anatomy, contact lenses, and refractometry. It also allows the students to gain specific skills in professional management, eyewear fabrications and dispensing. Clinical experience is gained in a state-of-the-art on-campus dispensary and at affiliate sites. Graduates of the program are eligible to take state and national certification and/or licensure exams for opticians. Campus-based or Internet-based programs available. The Opticianry Program is accredited by the Commission on Opticianry Accreditation, P.O. Box 592, Canton, NY 13617.... [-]

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Hillsborough Community College

While there is no Physical Education degree program at HCC, there are many fitness and health classes offered. ... [+]

Get Fit & Get Credit!

While there is no Physical Education degree program at HCC, there are many fitness and health classes offered.

The following is a list of the Health and Physical Education classes offered at the Dale Mabry Campus each semester.

PEM 1101 Fitness & Conditioning PEM 1121 Beginning Yoga PEM 1122 Intermediate Yoga PEM 1131 Weight Training PEM 2930 Ballroom Dance PEL 1321 Volleyball PEL 1341 Tennis PEL 1621 Basketball HSC 2100 Health Education HSC 2400 First Aid (CPR certification available) HSC 2130 Sex, Health & Decision Making PEN 1136C Open Wat... [-]
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The Radiography Program educates the student in the application of x-ray energy used to assist in the diagnosis or treatment of a patient's condition. ... [+]

The Radiography Program educates the student in the application of x-ray energy used to assist in the diagnosis or treatment of a patient's condition. A radiographer performs various radiographic procedures and techniques that result in images that are interpreted by a licensed physician. The Radiography Program is dedicated to preparing the student, through academic and clinical studies, for a challenging and rewarding career as a radiographer.

This 22-month continuous program includes practical experience in Hillsborough County clinical education settings for students to develop competence in radiographic procedures. The graduate of the Radiography Program is eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist's (ARRT) examination and will also be eligible for a State of Florida General Radiographer license.... [-]

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Respiratory care includes the therapeutic use of the following: medical gases and administration devices, environmental control systems, humidification, aerosols, medicat ... [+]

Welcome to the Respiratory Care Program Page

Take a deep breath and think about a career in respiratory care. As a vital part of the healthcare team, respiratory therapists treat patients with breathing problems due to pulmonary and cardiac disease. Respiratory therapists apply scientific principles to prevent, identify and treat acute or chronic dysfunction of the cardiopulmonary system.

Knowledge of the scientific principles as well as biomedical engineering and technology enable respiratory therapists to effectively assess, educate and treat patients. Respiratory therapists also work with premature infants, pediatric and adult patients, trauma victims and patients who require life support. Respiratory therapists administer inhaled medication, oxygen via various devices, monitor ventilators, draw and analyze blood and assist physicians with other related duties.Students learn pharmacology, basic treatments, critical care treatment and mechanical ventilation.... [-]

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Courses

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The mission of the Radiation Therapy Program is to prepare and empower graduates with a strong academic, clinical and professional foundation, to meet the needs of patien ... [+]

This program is a full-time program offered at the Dale Mabry Campus.

Vision Statement

The Radiation Therapy Program strives to offer a high-quality learning environment that prepares the students to become leaders in the field of radiation therapy.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Radiation Therapy Program is to prepare and empower graduates with a strong academic, clinical and professional foundation, to meet the needs of patients and the community as an entry-level radiation therapist.

Program Philosophy

The field of Radiation Therapy is a health science specialty that educates students in the application of ionizing and gamma radiation administered to patients with neoplastic diseases. In order for the student to fully understand the treatment delivery process, (s)he must have a thorough knowledge of every aspect of the disease including treatment, simulation, histology, physics, and tissue reactions with radiation. Treatments are administered utilizing high energy linear accelerators, with multiple energies, photons, electrons that incorporate the newest technology which includes Multi-Leaf Collimation, Intensity Modulating Radiation Therapy, Stereotactic Radiosurgery and the Gamma Knife. Simulation and treatment planning are integral to the overall success of the students. In-depth study of these vital components is presented through didactic classes and labs utilizing hands-on experiences in the VERTUAL Lab, CT Simulation, and Treatment Planning.... [-]

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Hillsborough Community College International Students