Education

HCC offers programs that prepare you to work with students from pre-school through high school.  If you already have a bachelor's degree and would like to teach in pre-K through 12th grade, our Educator Preparation Institute is for you. 

If you prefer working with younger children, our Early Childhood program offers hands-on experience and excellent instruction—including unique opportunities to work with children at the Ybor City and Dale Mabry Campus Child Development Centers.


Educator Preparation Institute (EPI)
This program is a fast-track Pre-K through 12 teacher preparation program that provides an opportunity to use your Bachelor's degree to become a teacher in less than a year. 

  • EPI Contact Information:
    Mary Ann Ratliff - Program Manager
    Brandon Campus, BTEC 116
    (813) 253-7983   Program Website


AS Early Childhood Management - 60 credit hours
Focus on the development, care, guidance and education of young children. Acquire the skills to meet the state’s training requirements for a staff credential. 

Early Childhood Contact Information:


In accordance with US Department of Education Guidelines IV-O, Title VI: 34 C.F.R. § 100.6 (d) this notice shall serve to advise students, parents, employees and the general public that all Career and Technical Education opportunities offered by Hillsborough Community College will be available to all students regardless of  race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or against any qualified individual with disabilities.

During the academic year, HCC shall offer the following Career and Technical opportunities, as described online at www.hccfl.edu/careers/degrees-and-certificates/psav.aspx. HCC’s admission and criteria for selection in career and technical education programs do not restrict any  race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or against any qualified individual with disabilities from participation in the HCC career programs.