Horry-Georgetown Technical College
|Horry-Georgetown Technical College|
|Type||Two Year College|
|President||H. Neyle Wilson|
|Location||Conway, South Carolina, United States|
HGTC is the fourth largest technical college in the state, and offers over 70 degree and certificate programs in Agriculture Technology, Arts & Science, Business, Engineering & Industrial Technology, Health Science, Information/Computer Technology and Public Service Technology.
HGTC currently has three campuses. In addition to the main campus on U.S. 501 next to Coastal Carolina University in Conway (Coordinates: ), the school has campuses in Myrtle Beach ( and )Georgetown ( Students can also take classes online. The Conway campus has 13 buildings on 50 acres (20.2 ha). ).
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. Horry-Georgetown Technical College now serves Horry and Georgetown Counties, while Marion County is served by Florence-Darlington Technical College.
Over 17,000 have graduated in more than 40 years, and 90 percent stayed in the area.
The former base hospital became the Dr. Robert E. Speir Jr. Health Education Center on the Myrtle Beach campus, which held its grand opening July 11, 2008. In 2009, HGTC announced the center would get a 20,000-square-foot (1,900 m2) addition for dental programs. The $7.4 million facility was substantially complete when Myrtle Beach City Council toured it May 8, 2012.
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, an HGTC vice president, worked to develop the pavilion as a forestry classroom.
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