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Mission, Vision Values

Horry-Georgetown Technical College

Mission Statement

Horry-Georgetown Technical College is dedicated to enriching the lives of students and empowering communities  through accessible and affordable education. We are committed to fostering economic development and innovation by providing a premiere, comprehensive two-year collegiate and workforce education experience that will leave a lasting positive impact on  our students and the regions we serve. 

Role and Scope

Since its creation in 1966, Horry-Georgetown Technical College has continued to provide post-secondary certificate, diploma, and associate degree programs leading directly to securing or continuing employment; degree programs which enable students to access other post-secondary education; and workforce development programs to meet the needs of job training, occupational advancement, licensing, and certification.

As a member of the South Carolina Technical College System, the College is a public, two-year technical college, enrolling students in college credit curriculum courses and providing non-credit courses and programs for workforce development and job training. The College primarily provides services to the individuals and employers of Horry and Georgetown Counties, but also offers programs to meet regional, national, and international needs. The College values partnerships with business, industry, community agencies, and other educational and governmental institutions which support the growth and development of the community.

The faculty's primary function is to ensure student learning and academic goal achievement through innovative teaching that integrates theory and application. The College provides student services to support individual and educational goals for all students in both traditional and distance learning environments. The College endeavors to fulfill its mission by fostering the belief that all people should have equal opportunity for personal and professional growth in leading to a productive and meaningful life. The College respects every member of the college community and is committed to fairness in its educational endeavors.

Mission statement last updated and approved by HGTC Area Commission, February 13, 2024.
Mission statement last approved by S.C. Commission on Higher Education, May 7, 2024.


Horry-Georgetown Technical College will be recognized as a leader in workforce development, intellectual growth, and life improvement.

Core Values

To fulfill its mission, Horry-Georgetown Technical College is committed to the following values:

Accountability – We create an environment that promotes responsible stewardship of the resources entrusted upon us.

Collaboration – We develop and nurture partnerships among student, faculty, staff, and community to promote open and effective communication, decision-making, and implementation of ideas and processes.

Excellence – We set high and challenging standards for teaching and professional leadership, advocate continuous improvement of programs and services, and encourage a results-oriented organization.

Honor – We promote and foster openness, respect, sharing, and fairness in personal and professional interactions, and exemplify the highest standards in ethics and institutional governance.

Inclusion – We recognize individual differences and choices, and support a college environment in which all members can grow in their personal and professional lives.

Service – We embrace a customer focus to ensure that all College stakeholders needs and expectations are consistently met.