Business Administration - Public Service Path - Associate in Applied Science Degree
Public Service Administration
This program prepares students for career advancement in Public Service Administration. Under a statewide agreement, HGTC will award credit for courses successfully completed through the SC Fire Academy (SCFA) or National Fire Academy (NFA). These courses must be listed on an official transcript provided by SCFA/NFA to the HGTC Admissions Office. Credit will be awarded only for courses that meet American Council on Education recommendations and that reflect a transcript grade and a final examination. Credit is awarded on the basis of one half (.5) credit for every 15 contact hours, up to a maximum of 18 credit hours.
For employees in Municipal Government this program will prepare you for prospective management positions in a variety of areas. With extensive training in business, management, organization, and accounting you will leave the program well-rounded and ready for the next phase of your career.
For more information, contact:
Theresa Strong - (843) 349-7559
Public Service Administration graduates are highly-sought after employees, with skills that qualify them to promote within their current departments. Employment opportunities can be found in the following fields:
Fire Service Field This program will aide in the following promotional process:
- From Firefighter to Lieutenant
- Lieutenant to Captain
- Captain to Battalion Chief and beyond
Government agencies Municipal Government Departments
- Finance Office
- Office of Public Information
- Auditors Office
- Assessors Office
- Airports Division
- Budget Office
- Communications Office
Public Disclosure Information
|First Semester - Fall|
|ACC 101||Accounting Principles I||3|
|BUS 101||Introduction to Business||3|
|ENG 155||Communications I*||3|
|MGT 101||Principles of Management||3|
|Second Semester - Spring|
|ACC 102||Accounting Principles II||3|
|MAT 101||Beginning Algebra*||3|
|MKT 135||Customer Service|
|Third Semester - Summer|
|BUS 121||Business Law I||3|
|BUS 270||SCWE in Business||3|
|PSC 201||American Government||3|
|or||Fire Academy Credit****|
|Fourth Semester - Fall|
|MGT 201||Human Resource Management||3|
|PSY 103||Human Relations*||3|
|SPC 205||Public Speaking*||3|
|Fifth Semester - Spring|
|BAF 260||Financial Management||3|
|MGT 150||Fundamentals of Supervision||3|
|MGT 240||Management Decision Making||3|
|IDS 201||Leadership Development||3|
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
*For transfer to senior institutions, students should select the following transfer courses: ENG 101 and SPC 205 for ENG 155; MAT 110 or MAT 120 for MAT 101; PSY 201 for PSY 103.
**Humanities: Choose from ART 101, HIS 101, MUS 105, PHI 101 or REL 103.
***Business Elective: ACC 150, ACC 240, BUS 220, BUS 240, MKT 111, MKT 135, MKT 240, IDS 201 or Fire Academy Credits.
****HGTC will award up to 18 credit hours for Fire Academy credits towards this program.