Horry Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) is a comprehensive two-year community/technical college ideally situated on the beautiful South Carolina coast. We offer more than 80 associate degree, diploma, and certificate programs for students who are either seeking quick entry into the workforce or desiring to transfer to a senior institution to pursue a bachelor's degree.
Since its founding in 1966, Horry Georgetown Technical College has provided post-secondary vocational, technical, and occupational programs that lead directly to securing or continuing employment; associate degree programs that enable students to gain access to other post-secondary education; and personal interest classes, programs, and services that meet the job training, occupational advancement, and lifelong-learning needs of the residents and employers in its service area.
As a member of the South Carolina Technical College System, HGTC is a public, two-year technical college, enrolling 7,750 to 9,500 college-credit-curriculum students (fall head count) and providing continuing-education programs for 8,000 to 10,000 participants per year.
HGTC provides services to the individuals and employers of Horry and Georgetown Counties; certain academic programs serve regional, national, and even international needs. The College values partnerships with business, industry, community agencies, and other educational and governmental institutions that support the growth and development of the community.