A Message from the President | Horry Georgetown Technical College

A Message from the President

Horry Georgetown Technical College

A Message from the new President, Dr. Marilyn Murphy Fore

Welcome to Horry Georgetown Technical College! Dr. Marilyn Murphy Fore There is no better time to further your education and invest in your future.  For more than five decades, Horry Georgetown Technical College has been a leading South Carolina college, where quality and affordability meet.  In fact, HGTC is one of South Carolina’s Best Community Colleges, designated by BestColleges.com.  I am thrilled you are considering HGTC and let me tell you why.

You may choose from more than 80 associate degree, diploma, certificate programs and continuing education to either jumpstart your career or prepare for transfer to a four-year institution.  Golf Sports Turf Management, Forestry Management Technology and Sports Tourism are unique to HGTC.  We offer programs in health services, advanced manufacturing, public service, university transfer, natural resources, business, hospitality, culinary, education, engineering and computer career clusters.  For those who need flexibility, the Distance Learning Institute at HGTC offers several programs which can be completed online from start to finish.  You will find distance learning options for nearly every program.

Our current students, faculty and staff represent more than 30 countries, and come to the College from all over the United States.  Student Affairs superbly assists students with advising, financial aid, special services, tutorial and career counseling.  At HGTC, you have the best opportunity to learn from outstanding faculty, all credentialed in their field and serve as an excellent resource for you.  Faculty and staff are active in professional associations, working closely with local businesses, routinely introducing our students to local and national associations and employment opportunities.  Our faculty engage students in hands-on applications which lead to internships and success.  An over 90% placement rate for our graduates, who are gainfully employed in their field of study or continuing their education at more than 60 colleges and universities. 

You will interact with other students from many backgrounds and at various points in their lives – some following high school while others are mid-career.  You will have many opportunities to learn from a diverse group of peers and formulate critical thinking skills essential in today’s workplace.

We remain a true community college, with more than 90% of our more than 8,500 students living, working and remaining in South Carolina. In fact, 4 out of every 5 students at HGTC are residents of Horry or Georgetown County. Tuition is among the most affordable in the State!

Our three campuses are ideally located in Georgetown, Myrtle Beach and Conway.

Please visit the Admissions webpage for more information.  Discover for yourself Great Careers Start Here at Horry Georgetown Technical College.

With HGTC pride,

Dr. Marilyn Murphy Fore

Horry Georgetown Technical College