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Business Administration - Public Service Administration

Business Administration - Public Service Path - Associate in Applied Science Degree

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Grand Strand


(843) 349-5277

The US Treasury Department in Washington DC

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

Career Outlook

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

See Business Administration - Public Service Disclosure Information

Curriculum Sequence

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
  TOTAL 12
Second Semester - Spring    
ACC 102 Accounting Principles II 3
ECO 210 Macroeconomics 3
ECO 211 Microeconomics  
MAT 101 Beginning Algebra* 3
MKT 101 Marketing 3
MKT 135 Customer Service  
  TOTAL 12
Third Semester - Summer    
BUS 121 Business Law I 3
BUS 270 SCWE in Business 3
PSC 201 American Government  3
or Fire Academy Credit****  
  Business Elective***  
  TOTAL 12
Fourth Semester - Fall    
MGT 201 Human Resource Management 3
PSY 103 Human Relations* 3
SPC 205 Public Speaking* 3
  Humanities** 3
  Business Elective*** 3
  TOTAL 15
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 12



*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.