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Pre-Business Pathway

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The Associate in Arts (AA) degree pathway is designed to prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions by providing a solid educational foundation through general education credits and elective courses. Earning an Associate in Arts degree at HGTC enables students to easily transfer to senior institutions within South Carolina.

Below is a listing of recommended courses which will lay the best foundation for transferring to a four-year institution and earning a bachelor's degree in a Business related program.

For a full list of Associate in Arts degree requirements, please refer to the HGTC College Catalog.

If you are interested in the Pre-Business pathway please consult your academic advisor for assistance.

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Recommended Curriculum Sequence

First Semester  Course Title Semester
Credit Hours
BIO 101 Biological Science I 4
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
MAT 140* Analytical Geometry and Calc 1 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective   3
  TOTAL 13
Second Semester     
ACC 101 Accounting Principles I 3
ECO 210 Macroeconomics 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective   3
Soc/Behavioral Science Elective   3
  TOTAL 15
Third Semester     
ACC 102 Accounting Principles II 3
SPC 205 Public Speaking 3
Natural Sciences/Mathematics   4
Major   3
Other Elective   3
  TOTAL 16
Fourth Semester - Fall    
ECO 211 Microeconomics 3
Major   3
Major   3
  TOTAL 18



*MAT 140 will be substituted for the General Education Requirement of MAT 110.