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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 111 Accounting Concepts I 3  
CPT 170 Microcomputer Applications 3  
ENG 155 Communications I 3  
HOS 140 The Hospitality Industry 3  
MAT 101 Beginning Algebra 3  
Second Semester - Spring      
ACC 112 Accounting Concepts 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      
ACC 102 Accounting Principles II 3  
HOS 272 SCWE in Hospitality Management 3  
MKT 120 Sales Principles 3  
Fourth Semester - Fall      
ECO 210 Macroeconomics 3  
ECO 211 Microeconomics    
HOS 255 Food Service Management 3  
HOS 258 Convention Management 3  
MGT 201 Human Resources Management 3  
MKT 135 Customer Service Techniques 3  
Fifth Semester - Spring      
BUS 240 Business Statistics 3  
BAF 260 Financial Management    
HOS 171 Food and Beverage Control 3  
HOS 250 Beverage Service Management 3  
MGT 150 Fundamentals of Supervision 3  
  Humanities 3  



*Students who plan to transfer to a baccalaureate program should make the following course selections: ENG 101 and SPC 205 for ENG 155; ENG 102 ENG 160; MAT 110 for MAT 101.