Business Technology

General Business - Associate in Applied Science Degree

Hospitality Management

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. 

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, visit

For more information, contact:

Candace Howell (843) 349-7132

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:

  • Cruise & Attractions
  • Conventions & Meeting Planning
  • 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
CPT 170 Microcomputer Applications  
ENG 155 Communications I* 3
HOS 140 The Hospitality Industry 3
MAT 101 Beginning Algebra* 3
  TOTAL 15
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
  TOTAL 15
Third Semester - Summer    
  Business Elective** 3
HOS 272 SCWE in Hospitality Management 3
MKT 101 Marketing 3
Fourth Semester - Fall    
ECO 210 Macroeconomics 3
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
  TOTAL 15
Fifth Semester - Spring    
BUS 240 Business Statistics 3
BAF 260 Financial Management  
HOS 160 Purchasing for Hospitality 3
HOS 164 Travel & Tourism 3
MGT 150 Fundamentals of Supervision 3
  Humanities 3
  TOTAL 15



*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 Elective: 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.)
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.