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Postsecondary Adult Vocational Programs

HCC offers numerous certificate and short-term training options that will enable you to start a new career or update your skills for your advancement in your current job.

Our Postsecondary Adult Vocational programs (PSAV) are designed to meet current and emerging industry needs and are offered in a condensed format that combines classroom instruction and hands-on training.


Postsecondary Adult Vocational Certificates are non-college-credit job preparatory program. HCC offers the following PSAV programs listed below.

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Automotive Collision Technology Technician

This program teaches automotive painting, repair, frame straightening, trim and custom painting, tinting, welding, and more.

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Automotive Service Technology at HCC

Automotive Service Technology

This program is designed for high school graduates who are interested in automotive technology as a career.

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Auxiliary Law Enforcement Officer

Graduates are able to serve as a part-time volunteer law enforcement officer. 

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Apprenticeships - Associated Builders and Contractors

HCC is on the forefront of preparing men and women to be leaders in the construction industry and offers construction apprenticeship training at the Dale Mabry Campus.

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Private Investigator Intern

The Private Investigator "CC" (Intern) License class is offered in accordance with Chapter 493, Florida Statutes.

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Bail Bonding

Students who graduate from this program will be eligible to become a bail bond agent for the State of Florida.

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Bus Transit Technician

We prepare new students as transit technicians and train existing employees to become FTMC certified transit technicians.

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Law Enforcement Officer

We prepare students for employment as a law enforcement officer under the auspices of the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (CJSTC).

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Law Enforcement Programs at HCC

Correctional Officer

Our Corrections Academy prepares Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Corrections Cadets with the necessary training to pass the FDLE State Certification Examination.

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Dental Assisting

Dental Assisting offers the student a career that requires both interpersonal and technical skills.

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Fire Academy

Graduates are eligible to take the state certification examination to become a certified firefighter in Florida.

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Heavy Equipment Service Technician

This program provides entry-level skills in heavy equipment service and systems operation. 

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Medium and Heavy Duty Bus and Truck Technology - PSAV

This program provides entry-level skills in heavy truck service and systems operation.

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Welding Technology

This program builds a solid foundation and advanced knowledge of a variety of welding applications in preparation for AWS certification and a career in a welding field.

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HCC's College Credit Certificates offer extended and specialized training for in-demand skills ranging from Business to Culinary, Information Technology to Criminal Justice, and more.

Workforce Training Center

Check out the facilities and resources to equip our students with the skills they need for a growing career.


The Institute for Corporate and Continuing Education provides result-driven performance improvement solutions to businesses, and individuals with a broad selection of programs.

Operation College

This program assists students in the completion of a General Equivalency Diploma so they can advance and transition into HCC or other career pathways.

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