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General Business, Hospitality Management Emphasis - Associate in Applied Science

If you love the exciting and varied aspects of the hospitality industry, you should consider HGTC's Hospitality Management degree program. An Associate in Science in General Business with a Hospitality Management emphasis prepares you for entry-level employment at the management level of the hospitality industry, including lodging, tourism, and food services. With millions of visitors to our area, numerous internship and employment opportunities exist in hospitality and tourism, the largest industry in South Carolina. Students will participate in Supervised Cooperative Work Experience (SCWE) to provide them with a working knowledge of day-to-day hospitality-management operations. Graduates are qualified with general business and management skills, in addition to hospitality-management skills, so that they are competitive in a variety of career positions.

While some of the courses in the General Business/Hospitality Management Emphasis 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 employment. 


For more information, contact:

Candace Howell (843) 349-7132

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Career Outlook

Since hospitality and tourism is the largest industry in the state, Hospitality Management graduates find that jobs are plentiful. Employment opportunities can be found in the following fields:
  • Restaurants
  • Resorts
  • Hotels
  • Private clubs
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.

Curriculum Sequence

First Semester - Fall      
ACC 101 Accounting Principles I 3  
CPT 101 Introduction to Computers 3  
or      
CPT 170 Microcomputer Applications    
ENG 155 Communications I* 3  
HOS 140 The Hospitality Industry 3  
MAT 101 Beginning Algebra* 3  
Second Semester - Spring      
ACC 102 Accounting Principles II 3  
ENG 160 Technical Communications* 3  
HOS 150 Hotel Management 3  
HOS 265 Hotel, Restaurant, and Travel Law 3  
MGT 101 Introduction to Management 3  
Third Semester - Summer      
  Business Elective** 3  
HOS 272 SCWE in Hospitality Management 3  
MKT 101 Marketing 3  
Fourth Semester - Fall      
ECO 210 Macroeconomics 3  
   or      
ECO 211 Microeconomics    
HOS 157 Hospitality Services 3  
HOS 161 Event Management 3  
HOS 255 Food Service Management 3  
MGT 201 Human Resources Management 3  
Fifth Semester - Spring      
BUS 240 Business Statistics 3  
   or      
BAF 260 Financial Management    
HOS 160 Purchasing for Hospitality 3  
HOS 164 Travel & Tourism 3  
MGT 150 Fundamentals of Supervision 3  
  Humanities 3  
 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

69

 
*Students who plan to transfer to a senior institution should select the following course selections: ENG 101 and SPC 205 for ENG 155; ENG 102 for ENG 160; MAT 110 or 120 for MAT 101.
     
**Business Electives: BUS 101, CPT 270, MGT 120, MKT 120, MKT 135 or MKT 240 (Successful completion of CPT 170 and 270 quality students for Microsoft certification exam.)