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: