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COVID-19

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Students should not come to any campus if they are experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms, have been exposed to a person who is positive for COVID-19, or have tested positive for COVID-19.

As you continue your journey at HGTC, we would like to express our sincere gratitude and admiration for your efforts to maintain your studies during these challenging times while adhering to our COVID-19 protocols. We are so proud of both your educational accomplishments and commitment to the safety of our College community.

In addition to our face-to-face courses, we also continue to offer courses in a variety of formats (hybrid, synchronous and online), so you may choose the option best suited for you, your schedule, and your success.

Please be assured the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, and community remain HGTC’s #1 priority. 

COVID-19 Reporting

Students should complete this online, secure form to report COVID situations including:

  • COVID-19 Related Symptoms
  • COVID-19 Exposure
  • Positive Test Result for COVID-19.
COVID-19 Reporting Form

Masks

Out of an abundance of caution for everyone’s health and well-being, we are maintaining the mask requirement on our campuses for the time being.  Employees, visitors, and students are required to wear masks indoors, except when alone. Per the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC-DHEC), individuals should wear a mask when around other people. The College will continue to monitor data and will only make a change in the mask requirement when the data supports the decision to do so. 

Students are asked to bring their own face coverings. If you need a mask, supplies are available at the following locations:

  • Conway Campus
    Building 200 - Human Resources Department
    Building 1100 - Main Lobby
  • Grand Strand Campus
    Building 200 - Admissions
  • Georgetown Campus
    Front Office

SC DHEC Guidance

As always, we rely on the guidance provided by SC-DHEC and encourage vaccination to limit the spread of the illness. SC-DHEC has issued new guidelines that include important changes for individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19, have been exposed to COVID-19, or are experiencing symptoms that are associated with COVID-19. It should be noted that all quarantine decisions are based upon vaccination status.  More details can be found at www.scdhec.gov/covid19.  

Vaccination Locations

To make an appointment to become fully vaccinated, visit www.scdhec.gov/vaxlocator or call 1-866-365-8110 for help with COVID-19 vaccine questions and information.

Vaccination Requirements at HGTC's Healthcare Clinical Education SItes - For Healthcare Students Only

Horry-Georgetown Technical College collaborates with local healthcare facilities to provide quality education and real-world experiences in the clinical setting. As you are aware, the COVID vaccination requirements for healthcare workers, instructors and students are consistently evolving and changing.

While Horry-Georgetown Technical College does not have a COVID-19 vaccination requirement, we must abide by the requirements and best practices set forth by clinical affiliates for students to participate in clinical education rotations so that they may achieve learning outcomes.
 
All healthcare students are required to provide one of the following:

  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or
  • Medical Exemption Packet or
  • Religious Exemption Packet

Medical exemption and religious exemption packets will be sent to the clinical facility where the individual clinical site will approve or deny the requested exemption. Please contact the Horry-Georgetown Technical College Clinical Admissions Staff at hgtc-clinical@hgtc.edu if you have questions or concerns.

COVID-19 Testing - Conway Campus

Tour Health associated with DHEC is on the Conway Campus conducting free COVID-19 Testing. Tents are set-up at the back of the 1100 Building Parking area at the corner of Technology Boulevard and Victory Lane. The tents are open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily including Saturday and Sunday.  Visit www.tourhealth.com or www.scdhec.gov/covid19/covid-19-testing-locations for more information.  
 
We will continue to provide regular status updates, as necessary.  It is very important to check your college email address regularly to remain informed.

Virtual Services

The College continues to provide comprehensive virtual support with several options for you to receive services, including telephone assistance, email assistance, and virtual meetings. These options are listed below.

Telephone:
You can call 843-347-3186 to speak with a College representative.
You can call 843-349-8324 to speak with a Technology Support Specialist.

Email:

Admissions admissions@hgtc.edu
Advising advisor@hgtc.edu
Financial Aid financialaid@hgtc.edu
Tuition Payment studentaccounts@hgtc.edu
Technology Help helpdesk@hgtc.edu
Tutorial Assistance      sstc@hgtc.edu

Live Chat: TECH Talk.

The Testing Center is open by appointment only. Tests and exams can be scheduled by going to www.hgtc.edu/testing.

Online Learning

If this your first time taking an online course, please see tips for taking online classes.

College Facilities and Food Services Operations

In preparation for flu season and in response to prior epidemics, HGTC has taken extensive precautionary measures to minimize the spreading of germs/diseases. We continue to encourage our community to take the necessary precautions and exercise good health practices.

View HGTC's Custodial and Food Services response to COVID-19.

Your cooperation during this process will help our College community stay safe during the COVID-19 situation. We are committed to providing you with outstanding learning opportunities and the quality support and service you deserve.

As questions and concerns continue to arise, please do not hesitate to contact one of the following:

Dr. Melissa Batten
VP Student Affairs
843-349-5228
melissa.batten@hgtc.edu

Dr. Jennifer Wilbanks
Executive VP Academic Affairs
843-349-5208
jennifer.wilbanks@hgtc.edu

Jackie Snyder
VP Human Resources
843-349-5212
jacquelyne.snyder@hgtc.edu