Horry-Georgetown Technical College

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Horry-Georgetown Technical College
Horry-Georgetown Technical College logo.svg
TypePublic technical college
PresidentDr. Marilyn Murphy Fore
Students5362 [1]
Location, ,
United States
ColorsBlue   and   Green [2]
Website www.hgtc.edu/
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Horry-Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) is a public technical college in Conway, South Carolina. It is a part of the South Carolina Technical College System.

HGTC is the fourth largest technical college in the state, [3] and offers over 65 degree and certificate programs in Golf & Sports Turf Technology, Arts & Science, Business, Engineering & Industrial Technology, Health Science, Information/Computer Technology, and Public Service Technology. [4] Tourism programs that have been added help the local economy. 90 percent of graduates stay in the area. [3]

HGTC currently has three campuses. In addition to the main campus on U.S. 501 next to Coastal Carolina University in Conway ( 33°47′47″N 79°00′12″W / 33.7964°N 79.0033°W / 33.7964; -79.0033 (Horry-Georgetown Technical College, Conway Campus)
Latitude and Longitude:

33°47′47″N 79°00′12″W / 33.7964°N 79.0033°W / 33.7964; -79.0033 (Horry-Georgetown Technical College, Conway Campus)
the school has campuses in Myrtle Beach ( 33°39′33″N 78°56′30″W / 33.6591°N 78.9416°W / 33.6591; -78.9416 (Horry-Georgetown Technical College, Grand Strand Campus)) and Georgetown ( 33°19′14″N 79°19′17″W / 33.3205°N 79.3213°W / 33.3205; -79.3213 (Horry-Georgetown Technical College, Georgetown Campus)). Students can also take classes online. The Conway campus has 13 buildings on 50 acres (20.2 ha). [5]

The Grand Strand Campus Conference and Business Center near The Market Common has meeting space that includes the Thomas C. Maeser Auditorium, a 3,650-square-foot (339 m2) ballroom. [6]


In 1961, the Technical Education System in South Carolina began. In 1963, the South Carolina General Assembly created the Horry-Georgetown Commission for Technical Education. Horry-Marion-Georgetown Technical Education Center began with 123 students in 1966. In 1975, the name changed to Horry-Georgetown Technical College as a result of growth and changed emphasis. [7] Horry-Georgetown Technical College now serves Horry and Georgetown Counties, while Marion County is served by Florence-Darlington Technical College. [8]

In 2000, as buildings were torn down at the former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, HGTC claimed the Officers Club and Non-Commissioned Officers Club. [9]

The former base hospital became the Dr. Robert E. Speir Jr. Health Education Center on the Myrtle Beach campus, [10] which held its grand opening July 11, 2008. [11] In 2009, HGTC announced the center would get a 20,000-square-foot (1,900 m2) addition for dental programs. [12] The $7.4 million facility was substantially complete when Myrtle Beach City Council toured it May 8, 2012. [13]

On June 15, 2012, the dedication of the Fred Fore Wildlife Pavilion was held at the Georgetown campus. Fore served as president of Florence-Darlington Technical College for 29 years, and his wife Marilyn Fore, the current HGTC President, worked to develop the pavilion as a forestry classroom. [14]


  1. ^ "Horry-Georgetown Technical College". Community College Review. Retrieved 2010-08-24.
  2. ^ "Horry-Georgetown Technical College Brand Guidelines". Horry-Georgetown Technical College. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
  3. ^ a b Byun, Claire (2016-03-27). "Half a century of growth: Horry Georgetown Technical College celebrates 50 years". The Sun News.
  4. ^ "Horry-Georgetown Technical College". braintrack.com. Archived from the original on 2010-07-31. Retrieved 2010-08-24.
  5. ^ "Horry-Georgetown Technical College: Conway Campus". Retrieved 2010-08-24.
  6. ^ "Horry-Georgetown Technical College: Conference and Business Center". Retrieved 2010-08-24.
  7. ^ "College Catalog & Student Handbook" (PDF). 2005–2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-12-15. Retrieved 2010-08-24.
  8. ^ "SC Technical College System". Retrieved 2010-08-24.
  9. ^ Zane Wilson, "Demolition Begins on Former Base," The Sun News, 2000-08-25.
  10. ^ "Editorial: Progress at HGTC: College stretches to meet the area's medical needs," The Sun News, July 11, 2007.
  11. ^ "The Website for the Horry Georgetown Technical College Foundation". Retrieved 2010-08-24.
  12. ^ Huff, Christopher (2009-07-31). "HGTC's healthcare programs continue to grow". Alternatives News Magazine. Retrieved 2010-08-24.[ dead link]
  13. ^ Anderson, Lorena (2012-05-08). "Myrtle Beach City Council gets look at new Speir building; OK's Street Reach event". The Sun News. Archived from the original on 2012-06-14.
  14. ^ Jones, Steve (2012-06-15). "HGTC pavilion dedicated to technical college pioneer". The Sun News. Archived from the original on 2012-06-18. Retrieved 2012-06-16.

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