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English for Academic Purposes at HCC


The EAP, or English for Academic Purposes Program, offers six levels of instruction designed to help non-native English speakers reach a level of proficiency that will prepare them for better employment or for academic opportunities.

Dale Mabry Campus EAP

EAP Program Information and EAP Student Advising
Name: Marie-Francoise Hutchison 
Phone:  (813) 259-6368 
Office: HCC Connections Center (DLRC 105)

EAP Program Manager and Instructor Contact
Name:  Barbara Smith-Palinkas
Phone:   (813) 253-7439
Office:   DSSC 330

Ybor City Campus EAP

Primary EAP Contact:
EAP Program Associate  
Name:                 Susan Eschrich
Phone:                813-259-6442
                            813-253-7642 (EAP Reception Desk)
Office:                 YADM 201

South Shore Campus Email:


Academic Success Centers - EAP Resources

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