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Sports Tourism – Associate in Applied Science


The Associate in Applied Science degree program in Sports Tourism is the only associate degree program in Sports Tourism in the SC Technical College System.  Graduates of this program will be prepared for employment in the emerging profession of Sports Tourism or for transfer to senior institutions in pursuit of bachelor degrees in areas such as facility management, tourism management, destination marketing, and event management.

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For more information about the program, contact:

Shannon.Sarvis (843) 349-7509
Tom Jordan (843) 477-2096
Lawson Holland (843) 839-1135

Career Outlook

Employment in the Sports Tourism field will grow as public participation in sports continues to increase as a form of entertainment, recreation, and physical conditioning. Job growth will also be driven by the growing number of "baby boomers" approaching retirement who are expected to become more active participants in sports and experienced-based tourism.

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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.

Specific Admission Requirements for Program
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Urine Drug Screening

Curriculum Sequence

First Semester - Fall    
CPT 101 Introduction to Computers 3
ENG 155 Communications I* 3
SPT 101  Sports Tourism
SPT 102 Customer Service in Sports Tourism
  TOTAL 12
Second Semester - Spring    
MAT 155 Contemporary Mathematics* 3
MAT 101 Beginning Algebra*  
SPT 103 Sports Event Planning & Marketing 3
SPT 105 Sports Tourism Facilities & Operations 3
CWE Cooperative Work Experience 3
  TOTAL 15
Third Semester - Summer    
PSY 103 Human Relations* 3
SPT 104 Accouting in Sports Tourism 3
SPT 270 SCWE in Sports Tourism I 3
Fourth Semester - Fall    
ENG 160 Technical Communications* 3
MGT 150 Fundamentals of Supervision 3
PHI 103 Workplace Ethics 3
SPT 106 Sports Tourism Law 3
SPT 272 SCWE in Sports Tourism II 3
  TOTAL 15
Fifth Semester - Spring    
SPC 205 Public Speaking 3
SPT 107 Leadership in Sports Tourism 3
SPT 108 The Business of Sports Tourism 3
SPT 274 SCWE in Sports Tourism III 4
  TOTAL 13



*Students wishing to transfer should select the following:  ENG 101 in place of ENG 155; PSY 201 in place of PSY 103; ENG 102 in place of ENG 160; MAT 110 in place of MAT 155/101.