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Basic Business

Basic Business - Certificate

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This certificate is designed to prepare students for entry into the Associate in Science in Business Administration program. It is also ideal for students who are not interested in pursuing an associate degree but who desire to have some basic skills in the field of business, so they can qualify for an entry-level position in a business career. Students may apply some of the credit hours earned with this certificate toward completion of the Associate in Science in Business Administration degree. 

For more information, contact:
Candace Howell - (843) 349-7132

Career Outlook

Graduates of the Basic Business Certificate program find that they have a general understanding of the principles of business, as well as basic computer, communication, and math skills. While most graduates of this program go on to complete their Associate in Business Administration degree, employment opportunities can be found in the following fields:

  • Banks
  • Education, legal, and medical offices
  • Construction companies
  • Retailers
  • Real estate companies
  • Government agencies

For more information about careers, visit O*Net Online for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Horry Georgetown Technical College's Career Resource Center for more employment, career, and professional development resources.

For more information about gainful employment, visit: http://www.hgtc.edu/righttoknow.

Curriculum Sequence

First Semester  - Fall    
BUS 101 Introduction to Business 3
ENG 155* Communications I 3
MAT 155 Contemporary Mathematics 3
  Business Elective* 3
  TOTAL 12
Second Semester - Spring    
CPT 170 Microcomputer Applications 3
ENG 160* Technical Communications 3
MGT 101 Principles of Management 3
  Business Elective* 3
  TOTAL 12



*ENG 101 and ENG 102 may be substituted for ENG 155 and ENG 160.

Business Electives choose from the following:
ACC 101, ACC 102, BUS 121, BUS 210, BUS 220, ECO 210, ECO 211, HOS 140, MGT 120, MGT 150, MGT 201, MGT 240, MKT 101, MKT 110, MKT 120, MKT 135, MKT 240