HGTC Announces First Class of Outboard Marine Technology Graduates
Horry-Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) is proud to celebrate the first class of Outboard Marine Technology graduates for the 2019 Spring/Summer semester. HGTC is the only two-year college in the state of South Carolina to offer this program sponsored by Yamaha and, in passing the competencies of the Outboard Marine Technology course, graduates received a Yamaha Marine credential. The Outboard Marine Technology program runs for three semesters and provides training in service, diagnostics, repair, and more.
“HGTC is pleased with the first graduating class of our Outboard Marine Technology students,” said HGTC President, Dr. Marilyn M. Fore. “This new program was developed to provide our local employers with the skilled technicians they need in Horry and Georgetown counties. The development of a new program like Outboard Marine Technology would not have been possible without the support of HGTC faculty and staff and especially local businesses including Marshall’s Marine, Sportsman’s Choice Marine, Manning’s Boat Service, and Coastal Marine.”
HGTC began accepting applications for this new Outboard Marine Technology program in the fall of 2018. The program was created in response to a significant local industry need for a skilled workforce in these areas. The Outboard Marine Technology certificate program is currently accepting new students for the Fall Semester with classes held Monday through Thursday on the HGTC Conway campus. Outboard Marine Technology II will also be offered this fall. Scholarships are available on a first come, first serve basis through the Carolina Workforce Path Scholarship.
“We are extremely grateful for the sponsorships of our local business community in meeting the needs of these graduates and future students in the Outboard Marine Technology program. We look forward to hearing the success stories of these graduates as they launch their new careers,” continued President Fore.