HCC in the News

  • student working on a car at STEM camp
    Hillsborough County Government

    Twenty Hillsborough County teens are learning about 3D printing, prototyping, manipulation of robotic arms, and computer programming at Engineering Technology Camp this summer.

    The week-long camp offered by FLATE (Florida Advanced Technological Education Center) takes place at the Brandon campus of Hillsborough Community College (HCC). It is partly sponsored by the County-supported Manufacturing Alliance.

  • 83 Degrees

    A project celebrating the history of Ruskin, Wimauma, Gibsonton and other communities in south Hillsborough County is building momentum at the SouthShore campus of Hillsborough Community College (HCC).

    The HCC campus in Ruskin is an historically appropriate place for the project to unfold, given that Ruskin was founded more than a century ago on the principles of higher education and intellectual expression.

  • Burton Mail

    Burton and South Derbyshire College played home to budding business students from across the pond for a week last month. Students and teachers from Hillsborough Community College, in Tampa, Florida stayed in Burton from Monday, May 22 until Friday, May 26 as part of their visit to the country.

    The group joined business students from the college in lessons throughout the week, with both sets of students and teachers having the change to exchange thoughts and opinions.

  • Fox 13

    Charley visited Hillsborough Community College's Brandon campus Friday to get an inside look at robotics camp hosted by Florida Technological Education Center (FLATE).

    FLATE hosts robotics summer camps for all ages and skill levels. Campers get to build and program their own robots, participate in team challenges, tour manufacturing facilities, and even use 3D modeling and printing. 

    For more information, visit fl-ate.org.

  • WTSP 10 News

    With more than 50 wildfires burning across the state, it's important to find well-trained men and women who are ready to do this tough job.

    Some 150 students in Hillsborough Community College's Fire Academy are on their way to certification with some intense training.

    These cadets are done with their bookwork and finally getting hands on, gearing up, pulling hoses, working a ladder and even practicing saving a life.

    "It's tough. It's definitely tough

  • NBA India

    The sweltering heat inside the Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium in Kochi made even sitting uncomfortable, let alone competing in a high-intensity game of basketball. But one young girl in the Uttar Pradesh (UP) state team — a short-haired, strongly-built point guard — was going about her business like a seasoned professional.

  • ABC Action News - WFTS

    Fred Jaeger, manager of the Hospitality and Restaurant Management at Hillsborough Community College describes the program as a hidden gem.

    "Oh yes! Absolutely!" Jaeger told ABC Action News.

    It's literally one of the best in the country among two-year colleges. Students at HCC are given real world experience from the gourmet dining room, to the kitchen and restaurant operations.

    "I think that says an awful lot about the program," said student Nancy Summit.

  • Fox 13

    It's a time filled with achievement and hope. Young graduates at Hillsborough Community College in caps and gowns are celebrating how far they've come.

    Now they'll prepare for what's ahead. But there's one graduate with a little more wisdom and experience from the rest.

    Debra Morris is 60-years-old and is graduating with students young enough to be her kids or grandchildren.

    She's also the commencement speaker for the ceremony. She

  • Florida College System Activities Association

    Congratulations to Melinda Weeratunga, Hillsborough Community College, named the Student Government Division Student of the Month for April.  She was nominated by her advisor Dr. Earl Paul, who shared this about her: 

  • Bay News 9

    High school graduation may be weeks away in Hillsborough County, but one group of teenagers have already walked across the graduation stage.

    • Academy partners with Leto, Lennard and Armwood high schools
    • Students are first graduating class of Collegiate Academy
    • Program offered at Hillsborough Community College

    More than 100 high school students in Hillsborough County received their Associate of Arts degree Friday.

    The students are the first graduating class of the Collegiate Academy at


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