Acceleration Options by Experiential Credit

HCC provides for the award of experiential credit in the following technical programs:

Nursing LPN-RN transition option
Emergency Medical Services
Optical Management Technology
Industrial Management Technology

Students in these programs who provide documentation verifying licensure and/or certification within the appropriate field of study will be awarded credit. Students must obtain approval from the appropriate campus academic dean and pay a processing fee for each request.

Nursing Program Enrollees
Applicants for the LPN-RN transition program must have the following: a valid, current Florida LPN license; current CPR basic life support for health care providers; an official transcript from their LPN program; and 6 months full-time employment as an LPN during the past three years. Graduates from Erwin Vocational Technical Center are eligible for articulation credit in lieu of experiential credit.

Optical Management Associate Degree Program Enrollees

Students who have earned at least 15 credit hours in optical management courses who provide the college with documentation verifying they hold opticianry licensure will be awarded 12 credit hours toward an associate in applied science degree in Optical Management Technology.

Paramedic - Emergency Medical Services Associate Degree Program Enrollees
Students who have completed paramedic training at a CoAEMSPs approved paramedic training center and who possess a valid Florida paramedic certification will be awarded up to 42 credits in EMS prefixed courses required for the College Credit Certificate in the Paramedic EMS program. These credits are also applicable to the Emergency Medical Services Associate Degree Program. No credit will be awarded for advanced cardiac life support (EMS 2551C).

Tampa Electric Company Training Program
Students who have successfully completed one of the following Tampa Electric Company training programs and have successfully completed a minimum of 15 credit hours of industrial management courses will be awarded articulated credits toward an associate in science degree in Industrial Management based on the chosen technical path field.
• Controls Analyst
• Lineman Training
• Field Engineering
• Substation Electrician
• Plant Electrician
Students should obtain the experiential credit form from the appropriate campus academic dean, who will assist in completing and processing the form.