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The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Business Administration 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 Applied Science degree at HGTC enables students to easily transfer to senior institutions within South Carolina.

Below is a listing of recommended courses which lay the best foundation for students wishing to have a career in an Esthetics related program. 

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

If you are interested in the Esthetics pathway please consult your academic advisor for assistance.

View all HGTC transfer opportunities.

Recommended Curriculum Sequence

General Education Core Course Title Semester Credit Hours
ENG 155 Communications I* 3
ENG 160 Technical Communications** 3
MAT 101 Beginning Algebra** 3
  Humanities*/** 3
ECO 210 or ECO 211 Macroeconomics/Microeconomics 3
  TOTAL 15
Business Administration Required Core    
ACC 101 Accounting Principles I 3
ACC 102 Accounting Principles II 3
BUS 101 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 121 Business Law I 3
MGT 101 Principles of Management 3
MKT 101 Marketing  3
BUS 270 SCWE in Business "Internship" 3
  TOTAL 21
Esthetics Pathway Recommended Courses    
COS 151 Dermatology 3
COS 152 Hygiene and Sanitation 2
COS 156 Fundamentals of Massage 2
COS 157 Electrical Currents and Hair Removal 3
COS 158 Facial Treatments 2
COS 164 Basic Makeup & Application 3
Hours can be chosen from  Additional Business Administration Courses listed on the Business Administration page. 12
  TOTAL 27

*Humanities: Choose from ART 101, HIS 101, HIS 201 MUS 105, PHI 101, or REL 103.

**For transfer to senior institutions, students should select the following transfer courses: ENG 101, ENG 102 and SPC 205 for ENG 155 and ENG 160; MAT 110 or 120 for MAT 101 and, HIS 201 for Humanities to satisfy Reach Act requirement.

***Esthetics Certificate: Students will also have to complete COS 221 (Facial Practice, 2 credits) in order to fulfill the graduate completion requirements for the certificate in Esthetics.