Healthcare Science Innovation Center
Plans are underway to renovate and expand Building 100 on the Grand Strand Campus to support expanding Health Science programs and accommodate innovation. The project scope includes creating a 20,000 square-foot training space for HGTC students enrolled in Healthcare Science programs and the local healthcare community for professional development. The project has a $15 million budget and will be completed in 2025. This expansion on the Grand Strand Campus will provide additional space to:
- Increase healthcare student enrollment;
- Add new healthcare programs;
- Introduce an integrative, technology-enhanced, interprofessional simulation learning environment representing today’s healthcare delivery setting; and
- Provide professional development opportunities for our healthcare partners.
The new center will host the following programs; Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Diagnostic Medical Sonography, and Vascular Sonography. With the relocation of medical imaging programs to Building 100, the vacated space will be refurbished and retrofitted for new programs including Occupational Therapy Assistant and Medical Lab Technology.
Automotive Mechanic Program
There is a growing need for skilled-trade professionals across the country, this is particularly true for the automotive service industry. Automotive technicians are critical to keeping people safe and our economy moving. According to the National Automobile Dealers Association, the U.S. requires approximately 76,000 new tire and automotive technicians each year to keep up with demand. At a time when vehicles are evolving to become more sophisticated, electric and autonomous, HGTC is proud to introduce a new Automotive Mechanic Program in January 2023.
Advanced Manufacturing Center – Georgetown Expansion
The Georgetown Center for Advanced Manufacturing opened in 2019. It has seen tremendous success and provided skilled workers to the manufacturing industry. This sector is recognized as one of the driving forces behind economic recovery and is essential to ongoing economic prosperity. Due to the success for the programs offered, there is a need to expand the facility to accommodate more students and educational needs.
Outboard Marine Technology Program - Expansion to Georgetown Campus
This course, based on Yamaha curriculum will enable students to learn the key skill sets to service and repair Outboard Marine Motors. Includes: Intro to Outboard Systems, Outboard Marine Engine, Electrical Basics, Marine Service Operations, Rigging, and Propellors. This program is the only one of its kind in the state. Our expansion efforts to bring the program to the Georgetown campus will double the number of certified technicians.