Business Technology

AccountingAccounting - Associate in Applied Science

If you are 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.

Horry Georgetown Technical College is nationally accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), 7007 College Blvd., Suite 420, Overland Park, Kansas 66211, (913) 339-9356,, for the offering of the Associate Degrees in Accounting, General Business and Administrative Office Technology. Students interested in reviewing the accreditation documents may view them in the Academic Deans' Office. For more information about HGTC's accreditations, click here.

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


Transfer Opportunities

Transfer requirements for senior colleges/universities vary widely; visit for specific information. The transfer courses in this display should be regarded only as suggested courses. Each student is responsible for planning a program of study to meet the requirements of the senior college or university to which the student expects to transfer. Therefore, a student planning to transfer the first two years from HGTC to a senior college or university should visit or or obtain a copy of that institution’s catalog. For specific transfer opportunities, contact the department chair.


Curriculum Sequence

First Semester - Fall    
ACC 101 Accounting Principles I 3
BUS 101 Introduction to Business 3
CPT 170 Microcomputer Applications 3
ENG 155 Communications I**** 3
  TOTAL 12
Second Semester - Spring    
ACC 102 Accounting Principles II 3
ACC  Elective *** 3
BAF 101 Personal Finance 3
ENG 160 Technical Communications**** 3
MAT 101 Beginning Algebra**/**** 3
  TOTAL 15
Third Semester - Summer    
ACC 124 Individual Tax Procedures 3
ACC Elective *** 3
BUS 121 Business Law 3
BUS 220 Business Ethics 3
  TOTAL 12
Fourth Semester - Fall
ACC 125 Advanced Individual Tax Procedures 3
ACC 201 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACC 245 Accounting Applications 3
ACC 265 Not-for-Profit Accounting 3
  Humanities * 3
  TOTAL 15
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  
ECO 211 Microeconomics 3
  TOTAL 15




*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

****For transfer to senior institutions, students should select the following transfer courses: ENG 101 and SPC 205 for ENG 155; ENG 102 for ENG 160; MAT 110 or 120 for MAT 101.