Degrees and Certificates

Hillsborough Community offers a variety of ways to meet your academic and career needs.  Click on the links on the left navigation to find out more about each program we offer.

Associate in Science Degree (AS)
The Associate in Science degree is awarded to students who complete technical programs. The AS degree is designed to prepare students for the workforce.  A number of these degrees are designed so that students who earn them may transfer their credits into specialized programs at four-year institutions. Click here for a list of AS programs
College Credit Certificate (CCC)
College Credit Certificates 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.  Click here for a list of CCC programs

Advanced Technical Certificate (ATC)
Advanced Technical Certificates are short-term, advanced training programs for those who already have an Associate in Science degree. Programs range from 9 to 45 credit hours. Click here for a list of ATC programs

Applied Technology Diploma (ATD)
Applied Technical Diplomas are short-term, technical training programs focusing on a specific field.  A minimum of 11 credits is required. Credits may be applied to the related AS degree.  Click here for a list of ATD programs  

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Associate in Arts Degrees (AA) 
The Associate in Arts degree is designed primarily for transfer to the upper division of a college or university to work toward a bachelor’s degree.  HCC offers a variety of transfer track options for the AA degree. Click here for more information on our AA programs

Post-Secondary Adult Vocational (PSAV)
Post-Secondary Adult Vocational Certificates are non-college-credit job preparatory program. Click here for more information on our PSAV programs.