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Allied Health Sciences

Horry-Georgetown Technical College

Allied Health Sciences

Although doctors and nurses are often the most visible members of a healthcare team, many other highly qualified professionals are working in today's complex healthcare industry.

HGTC's Allied Health Sciences department offers an outstanding variety of programs designed to prepare healthcare professionals in fields ranging from Health Care and Patient Care to Surgical Technology.

HGTC's Allied Health Sciences programs are  accredited. Click here for more information about HGTC's accreditations.

Health Care

The Health Care program is a short-term training certification program allowing students to become certified in multiple areas such as phlebotomy, home health aide and certified nursing assistant. The Health Care Certificate serves as a transition into many of the college's health science degree programs. 

Medical Laboratory Technology
Pending Approval - Fall 2022

Medical Laboratory Technology is a field for people who are interested in science and working with their hands. Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLT) are detail-oriented problem solvers. They want to help patients in a medical setting but prefer to have limited patient contact.  MLT’s enjoy working with their hands, technical instruments, and communicating with other medical professionals. This medical laboratory role is challenging and requires life-long learning.

For more information, contact:
Sandra Wetter
(843) 477-2144

Patient Care Medical Assistant

This certificate program will equip students with the necessary skills to function as a high quality, entry-level patient care medical assistant in a variety of healthcare settings. Graduates will be prepared to practice safely within their identified scope and to promote, protect, and improve the health of the diverse community.  Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the Competency Exams for state certification in Certified Nursing Assistant, EKG Technician, Clinical Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy, and Certified Patient Care Technician/Assistant.

For more information, please contact a Health Science Advisor.


Phlebotomists are responsible for collecting blood for laboratory testing. Phlebotomists also assist in collection, transportation, and basic specimen-handling procedures for many types of specimens, such as venous blood, urine, sputum, and other body tissues. This program is offered on the Grand Strand campus.

For more information, contact:
Christine Farrior
(843) 477-2118

Surgical Technology

Surgical Technologists, important members of the operating-room team, work in cooperation with surgeons and other healthcare professionals to deliver safe, direct patient care during all phases of surgery. Technologists prepare and sterilize instruments and surgical supplies, assist physicians during surgical procedures, ensure necessary equipment is properly maintained and available when needed, handle surgical specimens, maintain a sterile atmosphere in the operating-room environment, and complete necessary paperwork related to surgical procedures. This program is offered at the Grand Strand campus.

For more information, contact:
Erin Ivey