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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 a Massage Therapy 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 Massage Therapy 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
Massage Therapy Pathway Recommended Courses***    
MTH 113 Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology for Massage Therapy 3
MTH 120 Introduction to Massage 4
MTH 121 Principles of Massage I 4
MTH 122 Principles of Massage II 4
MTH 126 Pathology for Massage Therapy 2
MTH 128 Clinical Applications of Massage 4
MTH 132 Massage Therapy Seminar 1
MTH 135 Massage Practicum 2
MTH 136 Kinesiology for Massage Therapy 2
MTH 141 Pharmacology for Massage Therapy 1
  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 to .

***Massage Therapy students must complete Criminal Background Check and Urine Drug Screening prior to taking first Massage Therapy course.