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AccountingAccounting - Associate in Applied Science

If you're good with numbers and enjoy mathematical challenges, you might want to check into HGTC's Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Accounting degree. This program is designed to prepare students for a career in both the public and private sectors of this important field. An Accounting degree will give you the knowledge, skills, and abilities that you need to qualify for entry-level accounting positions in many sectors of the business world. 

While some of the courses in the Accounting degree program transfer to a senior institution, this degree is not designed as a "transfer" degree, but, rather, is a career degree that prepares you for direct employment.

For more information, contact:

Candace Howell (843) 349-7132

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Career Outlook

Accounting is a fast-growing and exciting field. Every sector of business has a need for accurate and scrupulous bookkeeping and bill-paying personnel. Among the many positions an A.A.S. in Accounting qualifies you for are:
  • Junior Accountant
  • Payroll Administrators
  • Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable Clerks
  • Tax Preparers

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.

Employers of HGTC Alumni Include:

  • Conway Hospital
  • Coastal Carolina University
  • Sea Island Hotel

HGTC's Accounting program is accredited

For more information about HGTC's accreditations, click here.

Curriculum Sequence

First Semester - Fall    
ACC 111 Accounting Concepts 3
BUS 101 Introduction to Business 3
CPT 107 Microcomputer Applications 3
ENG 155 Communications I 3
Second Semester - Spring    
ACC 112 Organizational Accounting 3
ACC  Elective *** 3
BAF 101 Personal Finance 3
ENG 160 Technical Communications 3
MAT 101 Beginning Algebra 3
Third Semester - Summer    
ACC 102  Accounting Principles II 3
ACC 124 Individual Tax Procedures 3
ACC Elective *** 3
BUS 121 Business Law 3
Fourth Semester - Fall
ACC 125 Advanced Individual Tax Procedures 3
ACC 201 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACC 245 Accounting Applications 3
BUS 220 Business Ethics 3
  Humanities * 3
Fifth Semester - Spring    
ACC 202 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACC 230 Cost Accounting 3
ACC 291 Certified Bookkeeper Review 3
BUS 240 Business Statistics 3
ECO 210 Macroeconomics 3
ECO 211 Microeconomics  

Total Credit Hours


*Humanities: Choose one from: ART 101, HIS 101, HIS 102, HIS 201, HIS 202, MUS 105, PHI 101, PHI 103, PHI 110, ENG 201, ENG 202,ENG 205, ENG 206, ENG 208, or ENG 209 may be chosen, but only if ENG 101 and ENG 102 have been completed.

** Mathematics: Students who did not meet the COMPASS scores for placement in MAT 101 should complete MAT 032 or MAT 155 during
the first semester.

***ACC electives: Select from the following: ACC 150, ACC 240, AOT 261, and BUS 270