About HGTCHorry 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.
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.
Did You Know?
HGTC is the fourth-largest of the 16 South Carolina technical colleges and is one
of the fastest-growing higher education institutions in the state.
The College was established in 1961 as Horry-Marion-Georgetown Technical Education Center, and received its first class of students--123 members strong--in 1966.
Since the first graduating class more than 40 years ago, the College has graduated more than 17,000 students, 90% of whom have remained in Horry and Georgetown Counties as part of the local workforce.