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HGTC Announces Start of Automotive Technology Program

HGTC Announces Start of Automotive Technology Program

(Conway, SC) 02/10/2023

a student shining a light on an engineHorry-Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) is proud to announce the start of an Automotive Technology Program on the Conway Campus.

“Automotive technician jobs are in high demand right now. HGTC aims to provide students with the highest quality of classroom and hands-on education while also emphasizing on the importance of safety and professionalism which will prepare the student to enter the workforce,” said Dr. Marilyn Murphy Fore, HGTC President.

Within the first semester students will learn about hydro-boost power brakes and vacuum power brakes as well as master cylinders and caliper rebuilding, the basic study of the diagnostic procedures used to locate and repair internal engine malfunctions, the fundamentals of steering, suspension and alignment and includes inspection, diagnostics, maintenance and repair of systems and common welding and techniques/equipment used currently in trades and industry.

“HGTC has been working with industry leaders for quite some time to perform a needs assessment and develop the curriculum. If you are passionate about cars, take your first step toward a career as an automotive technician,” said Jeff Ball, HGTC Chair for Academic and Workforce Development.

Classes include:

  • Automotive Braking System
  • Automotive Engine Repair
  • Auto Steering/Suspension/Align
  • Welding (Automotive Technology)
  • Manual Drive Train and Axle
  • Electrical Systems
  • Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Emissions Systems
  • Ignition and Fuel Systems
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auto Diagnosis and Repair

Classes are subject to updates and changes due to industry/employer needs.


Please contact Workforce Development at wdinfo@hgtc.edu for more information as entry into the program is limited.