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AREAS OF STUDY
 
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Hillsborough Community offers a variety of ways to meet your academic and career needs.  We invite you to check out the various degrees listed below and click on the Areas of Study link on the left navigation to find out more about each program we offer! 

Associate in Science Degree (AS)
If you decide to pursue a four-year degree, you may be able to transfer some or all of the AS courses taken at HCC. Public universities in Florida now accept seven full AS degrees for transfer including hospitality and tourism management, computer engineering, electronics engineering, nursing, business administration, radiography, and criminal justice. In addition, articulation agreements exist between HCC and various public and private senior institutions for many other AS degree programs such as sign language interpretation, legal assisting, computer science, and early childhood management. See the HCC catalog for details.

College Credit Certificate (CCC)
College Credit Certificate programs are short-term programs that provide highly specialized core knowledge and skills within a particular profession. It is a great option for those who want to advance in a current job or change occupations. The number of credit hours needed to earn a CCC range from 12 to 50.

Advanced Technical Certificate (ATC)
The ATC is a short-term, advanced training program for those who already have an associate in science degree. Programs range from nine to 45 credit hours.

Applied Technology Diploma (ATD)
The ATD is a short-term, technical training program focusing on a specific field.  A minimum of 11 credits is required. Credits may be applied to the related AS or AAS degree.