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EMTs and Paramedics

Advanced Placement for Emergency Medical Technology, A.A.S.

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An advanced-placement option is available for students currently holding a National Registry Paramedic certification who have a desire to obtain an Associate in Applied Science in Emergency Medical Technology degree. Through an assessment of professional certifications and previous professional experience, you may be eligible to exempt a maximum of 52 credit hours toward the A.A.S. degree in Emergency Medical Technology. HGTC reserves the right to require students to demonstrate competency through satisfactory completion of coursework, certification, challenge or exemption exams, or experiential learning. Each student's certification and experience will be reviewed on an individual basis.

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Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic Certificate

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The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Paramedic Certificate is designed for students currently working in the fire/rescue field who are certified as either South Carolina EMT or National Registry EMT. This certificate can be completed in three semesters with a total of 40 credit hours. Upon completion of this certificate program, students will be eligible to take the Paramedic National Registry Exam.

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Emergency Medical Technology, A.A.S.

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The A.A.S. in Emergency Medical Technology (EMT) degree prepares students to provide emergency medical support to people who are injured or critically ill and to transport them to a medical facility, if necessary. When working in a first-responder situation, such as an ambulance service or fire department, EMTs are dispatched to the scene of the emergency, which can be as varied as a car accident, a fire, a falling injury, a dog bite, a shooting or stabbing, a birth, or a person who's suddenly fallen ill. Once at the scene of the emergency, EMTs assess the situation, determine if additional assistance is needed, and, if necessary, order the additional help.

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EMT - Basic Certificate

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The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Basic Certificate is designed to prepare students with the knowledge, coursework, skills, procedures and practical experience necessary for entry level of EMS. The curriculum will focus on rapid in-field treatment and transport to higher medical providers. Students will acquire basic medical assessment skills to be prepared to care for patients at the scene of an accident and while transporting patients by ambulance to the hospital under the direction of more highly trained medical personnel. The EMT-Basic has the emergency skills to assess a patient’s condition and manage respiratory, cardiac, and trauma emergencies.

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Criminal Investigator

Criminal Justice Technology, A.A.S.

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This program offers a well-rounded study of the criminal justice system, focusing on the legal issues and fundamental concepts and principles associated with law enforcement, the courts, corrections, and juvenile justice. It is designed for students who want to increase their employment potential, increase their advancement potential, or transfer into a senior institution that accepts HGTC criminal justice courses. The program concludes with an intensive capstone course in which students develop education portfolios based on previous coursework and a 135-hour internship involving activities that require the application of concepts taught throughout the program.

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Criminal Justice Technology, A.A.S.

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This program offers a well-rounded study of the criminal justice system, focusing on the legal issues and fundamental concepts and principles associated with law enforcement, the courts, corrections, and juvenile justice. It is designed for students who want to increase their employment potential, increase their advancement potential, or transfer into a senior institution that accepts HGTC criminal justice courses. The program concludes with an intensive capstone course in which students develop education portfolios based on previous coursework and a 135-hour internship involving activities that require the application of concepts taught throughout the program.

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Cybersecurity Certificate

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This cutting-edge certificate program is designed to provide theory and hands on experience in Cybersecurity, preparing the students for employment in a fast growing field. The program will provide the skills needed to recognize security attacks, block those attacks, and forensically acquire information from seized hardware in a state-of-the art classroom. The Cybersecurity program is ideal for an individual currently working in the Information Technology field, or has a working knowledge of IT, but this is not required. The successful student will be prepared to stand for various certification exams, including but not limited to: CompTIA Security+, Certified Ethical Hacker, and CompTIA Healthcare IT Tech Certificate.

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Cybersecurity, A.A.S.

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This degree will provide an introduction to networking and firewall functionality, configuring a firewall and local area networks to include a functional DMZ and incident response, forensics and team training. The courses will use a cyber range/NOC to target hands-on mastery of the complexities of cyber-attacks and develop skills to classify the various types of network attacks among other types of cybersecurity operations, forensics and ethical hacking.

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Police Officer

Criminal Justice Technology, A.A.S.

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This program offers a well-rounded study of the criminal justice system, focusing on the legal issues and fundamental concepts and principles associated with law enforcement, the courts, corrections, and juvenile justice. It is designed for students who want to increase their employment potential, increase their advancement potential, or transfer into a senior institution that accepts HGTC criminal justice courses. The program concludes with an intensive capstone course in which students develop education portfolios based on previous coursework and a 135-hour internship involving activities that require the application of concepts taught throughout the program.

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Correctional Officer

Criminal Justice Technology, A.A.S.

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This program offers a well-rounded study of the criminal justice system, focusing on the legal issues and fundamental concepts and principles associated with law enforcement, the courts, corrections, and juvenile justice. It is designed for students who want to increase their employment potential, increase their advancement potential, or transfer into a senior institution that accepts HGTC criminal justice courses. The program concludes with an intensive capstone course in which students develop education portfolios based on previous coursework and a 135-hour internship involving activities that require the application of concepts taught throughout the program.

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Criminal Justice Technology, A.A.S.

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This program offers a well-rounded study of the criminal justice system, focusing on the legal issues and fundamental concepts and principles associated with law enforcement, the courts, corrections, and juvenile justice. It is designed for students who want to increase their employment potential, increase their advancement potential, or transfer into a senior institution that accepts HGTC criminal justice courses. The program concludes with an intensive capstone course in which students develop education portfolios based on previous coursework and a 135-hour internship involving activities that require the application of concepts taught throughout the program.

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Preschool Teacher

Early Care and Education, A.A.S.

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If you enjoy children and creative activities, possess patience, excellent communication skills, and sound decision-making abilities, and have a strong work ethic, HGTC's Associate in Applied Science in Early Care and Education (ECD) might be the right career path for you. Early Care and Education professionals work in partnership with families to create a nurturing environment that is respectful of culture and rich in experiences to promote the optimal growth and development of each child. Students in this program receive the tools and resources necessary to provide language- and literacy-rich environments, appropriate math and science skills, an inquiry-based approach to learning about the world, and safe, healthy environments that promote emotional and social well-being. The program includes interactive classroom experiences, as well as off-site experiences in a variety of child-care and early-education environments.

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Early Childhood Development Certificate

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The Early Childhood Development certificate prepares students for careers and/or advancement in the early childhood profession. Graduates will be qualified to work in childcare centers, family childcare homes, morning preschool programs, after-school programs, summer camp programs, and some private school programs.

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Firefighter

Fire Science Certificate

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The Fire Science certificate is designed for individuals who are employed in the field of Fire and Rescue or are interested in pursuing training in this field. A combination of Fire Science Exemption Credit (FSC) and general education prepares graduates for advanced career opportunities and professional development. The general education core is intended to provide students with skills in the following areas: oral and written communication, interpersonal relationships, leadership, and management. Most courses are offered via distance learning to accommodate students employed on shift work.

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Social Services Assistant

Human Services, A.A.S.

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This program prepares students for work in a variety of settings in the Human Services field. The curriculum teaches intervention skills needed to work with individuals or groups to prevent dysfunction and to support self-sufficiency through role modeling, counseling, crisis intervention, rehabilitation, social support, and behavior modification.

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Paralegal and Legal Assistant

Paralegal Specialist Certificate

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Admission to the Paralegal Specialist program, which prepares students for a Paralegal career, requires prior completion of an associate's or bachelor's degree. The Paralegal Specialist certificate provides students with the skills and abilities to work under the direct supervision of an attorney to conduct documentary and legal research, draft legal documents, recommend solutions for procedural problems, and implement detailed office procedures for the efficient handling of specialized fields of law.

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Paralegal, A.A.S.

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The Associate in Applied Science in Paralegal degree is a well-rounded education for students seeking a Paralegal career. HGTC's Paralegal program prepares students to work under the direct supervision of an attorney to conduct documentary and legal research, draft legal documents, recommend solutions for procedural problems, and implement detailed office procedures for the efficient handling of specialized fields of law.

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Construction Industry

Welder

Advanced Welding Technologies Certificate

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Welding plays a critical role in the strength and durability of everything from cars to heavy industrial machinery to bridges. HGTC's Advanced Welding certificate provides students entry level training and practical skills in Oxy-Acetylene cutting and brazing, SMAW (Arc), GMAW (MIG), FCAW (Flux Core) and GTAW (TIG) in ferrous and non-ferrous metals, including purge welding of sanitary process pipe.

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Civil Engineering Technician

Civil Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

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If you enjoy mathematical challenges and like to build things, a Civil Engineering Technology degree might be just the program for you. Students will learn to apply theory and principles of Civil Engineering Technology in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of structures and facilities under the direction of engineering staff. Civil Engineering Technology graduates also have the option to continue their education by transferring to a senior institution and pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering Technology. For transfer option see an Civil Engineering Program advisor.

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HVAC Technician

Commercial Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Certificate

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One of the fastest-growing service occupations, the commercial sector of the HVAC/R industry has seen major changes in the past few years as society places a greater emphasis on fuel conservation and environmental concerns. HGTC's Commercial Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Certificate is designed to provide residential technicians with the knowledge and ability to enter the commercial sector, where skilled refrigeration mechanics are in high demand to keep these complex systems running at maximum capacity.

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Residential HVAC Service Technician Certificate

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Every private residence and small business needs the services of skilled technicians trained in the installation, maintenance, and repair of air conditioning, refrigeration, and heating systems. The Residential HVAC Service Technician certificate opens many doors of opportunity for HGTC graduates. The self-motivated graduate from this program has the technical training to work as an installation specialist, service technician, service manager, or sales representative anywhere in the country. This program is approved by the local HVAC industry through a program advisory committee.

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Carpenter

Construction Management Technology, A.A.S.

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The Associate in Applied Science in Construction Management Technology degree prepares students for employment in the field of construction, capable of filling entry- and mid-level supervisory positions within the industry. Also, the program allows those already employed in the construction industry to enhance their skills and prepare for advancement. The program focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to supervise an ongoing construction project, staying under cost, maintaining high quality, and building to the specifications.

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Electrician

Residential/Commercial Electrical Technician Certificate

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The Residential/Commercial Electrical Technician Certificate program is intended to train and prepare students as entry level electricians for residential and commercial maintenance electrical positions. Students will learn to install and maintain electrical equipment, read blueprints, and troubleshoot/repair electrical systems in residential and commercial settings.

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Surveying and Mapping Technicians

Surveying Certificate

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Students completing this certificate will gain the necessary skills to use computers, drafting and design software, measuring devise, and mapping systems to conduct research; collect data; to make decisions; and to create graphic presentations such as land plans, surface creation, topgraphic maps, etc. By combining hands-on training with the latest technology in surveying equipment (Robotic Total Stations), AutoCAD (computer aided design), and Civil 3D, students will learn to read maps and plats, collect field data, conduct property research, and produce CAD documents. A working knowledge of applicable state and federal laws will also be provided. All courses with a grade of "C" or better apply towards the Associate in Applied Science in Civil Engineering Technology degree.

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Information Technology Industry

Data Security Management

Certified Cisco Networking Associate Certificate

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The Certified Cisco Networking Associate (CCNA) program prepares students to meet the challenges and opportunities of today's information economy. Students learn by doing as they design and bring to life local- (LAN) and wide-area (WAN) networks. Closely corresponding to current industry standards and technology, the curriculum enables students to acquire hands-on experience with the building blocks of today's global information networks. Based on the Cisco Networking Academy's training guidelines, this program prepares students for the Cisco Certified Networking Associate exam.

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Cybersecurity Certificate

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This cutting-edge certificate program is designed to provide theory and hands on experience in Cybersecurity, preparing the students for employment in a fast growing field. The program will provide the skills needed to recognize security attacks, block those attacks, and forensically acquire information from seized hardware in a state-of-the art classroom. The Cybersecurity program is ideal for an individual currently working in the Information Technology field, or has a working knowledge of IT, but this is not required. The successful student will be prepared to stand for various certification exams, including but not limited to: CompTIA Security+, Certified Ethical Hacker, and CompTIA Healthcare IT Tech Certificate.

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Cybersecurity, A.A.S.

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This degree will provide an introduction to networking and firewall functionality, configuring a firewall and local area networks to include a functional DMZ and incident response, forensics and team training. The courses will use a cyber range/NOC to target hands-on mastery of the complexities of cyber-attacks and develop skills to classify the various types of network attacks among other types of cybersecurity operations, forensics and ethical hacking.

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Network Systems Management, A.A.S.

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With the widespread use of computers around the world, there is an ongoing need for skilled network administrators. The Associate in Applied Science degree in Network Systems Management prepares students for entry-level positions in a vast number of industries. The Network Systems Management degree will provide skills in network architecture, network design, and LAN/WAN services and support among others. These valuable skills enable graduates to work in IT for small businesses, public and private corporations, and in private practice.

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Network Systems Management, A.A.S.

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With the widespread use of computers around the world, there is an ongoing need for skilled network administrators. The Associate in Applied Science degree in Network Systems Management prepares students for entry-level positions in a vast number of industries. The Network Systems Management degree will provide skills in network architecture, network design, and LAN/WAN services and support among others. These valuable skills enable graduates to work in IT for small businesses, public and private corporations, and in private practice.

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Software Developer

Computer Technology, Programming, A.A.S.

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With the widespread use of computers around the world, there is an ongoing need for skilled computer specialists. The associate degree in Computer Technology - Programming prepares students for entry-level positions in a vast number of industries. This degree provides skills in a variety of programming languages, such as Phython, C#, Java, PHP, HTML, Mobile Apps, and SQL. Graduates will be equipped to find employment as business-application programmers, database managers, and system analysts. They can also plan, design, and develop programming applications, as well as create and host web applications. These valuable skills enable graduates to work in IT for small businesses, public and private corporations, and in private practice.

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Criminal Investigator

Cybersecurity Certificate

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This cutting-edge certificate program is designed to provide theory and hands on experience in Cybersecurity, preparing the students for employment in a fast growing field. The program will provide the skills needed to recognize security attacks, block those attacks, and forensically acquire information from seized hardware in a state-of-the art classroom. The Cybersecurity program is ideal for an individual currently working in the Information Technology field, or has a working knowledge of IT, but this is not required. The successful student will be prepared to stand for various certification exams, including but not limited to: CompTIA Security+, Certified Ethical Hacker, and CompTIA Healthcare IT Tech Certificate.

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Cybersecurity, A.A.S.

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This degree will provide an introduction to networking and firewall functionality, configuring a firewall and local area networks to include a functional DMZ and incident response, forensics and team training. The courses will use a cyber range/NOC to target hands-on mastery of the complexities of cyber-attacks and develop skills to classify the various types of network attacks among other types of cybersecurity operations, forensics and ethical hacking.

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Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Network Systems Management, A.A.S.

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With the widespread use of computers around the world, there is an ongoing need for skilled network administrators. The Associate in Applied Science degree in Network Systems Management prepares students for entry-level positions in a vast number of industries. The Network Systems Management degree will provide skills in network architecture, network design, and LAN/WAN services and support among others. These valuable skills enable graduates to work in IT for small businesses, public and private corporations, and in private practice.

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Networking Certificate

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The global use of computer technology has led to an ongoing demand for skilled technicians in all areas of computing. The Networking Certificate program prepares students for positions as network administrators and engineers by providing the knowledge required for certification by the network-industry leaders. All classes in this certificate transfer to HGTC's Associate in Applied Science in Network Systems Management Degree program.

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Healthcare Industry

Radiology Technician

Computerized Axial Tomography Certificate

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This advanced certificate program will provide trained and knowledgeable, entry-level CT technologists to meet the needs of the medical community. Students currently certified in Radiologic Technology will have the opportunity to advance their education in a post-secondary modality.

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Radiologic Technology, A.A.S.

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The A.A.S. in Radiologic Technology degree prepares students to assist the radiologist in performing examinations of the body to rule out, or confirm and identify, fractures or diseases. Radiologic Technologists are educated in the precise use of highly technical radiographic equipment and ionizing radiation to perform radiographic procedures. Students will learn to operate equipment and accessories under direct supervision of Board-Certified Radiologists and Technologists. The program is committed to instilling in all students critical-thinking skills, development of interpersonal skills, and a commitment to lifelong learning; see the program mission statement.

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Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygiene, A.A.S.

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The Associate in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene degree prepares students to provide direct patient care in the detection and prevention of oral diseases under the supervision of a dentist, as required by law. The dental hygienist's major role is as an educator and includes designing dental hygiene treatment and education for patients on an individual basis. Graduates of this program will be qualified to evaluate patient medical histories, take and record blood pressure, chart conditions of periodontal disease and decay for diagnosis by the dentist, conduct oral-cancer screening examinations, educate the patient on the latest techniques of oral home care, and perform a thorough cleaning of the patients' teeth. A dental hygienist is also qualified to apply sealants and fluoride for the prevention of decay, to expose and develop radiographs, and to provide nutritional counseling for dental patients.

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Medical Sonographer

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Certificate

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The technological advancement of diagnostic sonography has been incredibly beneficial for the medical field. Diagnostic Medical Sonographers use sound waves at high frequencies to produce high-resolution images for physicians to visualize the body’s internal organs, muscles and joints, providing more accuracy when determining a patient's condition and course of treatment. One of the more popular uses of this technology is obstetric sonography, which allows doctors, along with expectant parents, to see the fetus as it develops and to monitor for abnormalities or health complications in the developing child. Students completing the program are eligible to take the ARRT - American Registry of Radiologic Technologist and the ARDMS (American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography) registry exams in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. See the program mission statement.

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Vascular Sonography Certificate

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The technological advancement of diagnostic sonography has been incredibly beneficial for the medical field. Vascular Sonographers use sound waves at high frequencies to produce high-resolution images for physicians to clearly assess the circulatory system, providing more accuracy when determining a patient's condition and course of treatment. Students completing the program are eligible to take the vascular sonography registry exam through the ARDMS (American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography).

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Dental Assistant

Expanded Duty Dental Assisting Certificate

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The Expanded Duty Dental Assisting (EDDA) certificate prepares dental assistants to perform chair-side assisting; expose and process radiographs; perform basic business-office procedures; manage asepsis, infection, and hazard-control protocols; perform laboratory procedures; assist in the management of emergencies; provide oral-health instruction; and function as a member of the dental team. High-school courses in biology, chemistry, and algebra are recommended to prepare for the program’s science-based curriculum. Students will be required to travel to various dental offices in Horry and Georgetown counties as part of their office-rotation courses.

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Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate

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This certificate program provides training in medical office skills with a special emphasis on medical applications. Graduates gain an understanding of medical office processes and terminology, in addition to keyboarding, word processing, basic insurance coding, and billing.

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Medical Coding and Billing Certificate

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The Medical Coding and Billing certificate prepares students for rewarding career opportunities in the fields of Health Information Management and Healthcare Professional Services. Because medicine is not always an exact science, codes were developed to identify all reasons for seeking healthcare. The code numbers are detailed in order to accurately describe the diagnoses and the procedures performed to test or correct these diagnoses. Students in HGTC's Medical Coding and Billing certificate program receive in-depth instruction on medical record coding and billing practices in the professional, facility, and payer healthcare industry. Hands-on coding practice takes place in classroom/lab settings and healthcare facilities. Courses are only available online.

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Nurse - LPN / LVN

Nursing PN - Diploma

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The Nursing PN diploma prepares students to care for acutely and chronically ill patients, to help rehabilitate patients, and to share in the prevention of illness. HGTC's curriculum combines classroom instruction with laboratory practice and clinical experience in various settings. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). Upon successful completion of this examination and appropriate board licensure, the candidate will be designated as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN).

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Medical Assistant

Patient Care Medical Assistant Certificate

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This certificate program will equip students with the necessary skills to function as a high quality, entry-level patient care medical assistant in a variety of healthcare settings. Graduates will be prepared to practice safely within their identified scope and to promote, protect, and improve the health of the diverse community. Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the Competency Exams for state certification in Certified Nursing Assistant, EKG Technician, Clinical Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy, and Certified Patient Care Technician/Assistant.

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Phlebotomist

Phlebotomy Certificate

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Phlebotomy technicians are healthcare workers who have been trained to collect blood for laboratory analysis. This important job assists physicians in diagnosing and making decisions about patient care. HGTC's Phlebotomy certificate prepares students for entry-level phlebotomy technician positions in hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare settings. The curriculum covers basic venipuncture, phlebotomy theory, and special procedures required for specimen collection, with emphasis on safety, accuracy, and minimal client discomfort. The certificate also requires knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and CPR, and students must attend clinical hours, during which they practice and perfect phlebotomy skills. Graduates are eligible to take a phlebotomy certification exam.

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Physical Therapy Assistant

Physical Therapist Assistant, A.A.S.

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The A.A.S. in Physical Therapist Assistant degree prepares students to implement physical therapy treatment procedures under the supervision of licensed Physical Therapists. As an assistant to a physical therapist, you will help patients recovering from debilitating illness, amputation, surgery, or accident to improve mobility, restore physical function, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities.

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Respiratory Therapist

Respiratory Care, A.A.S.

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The goal of the Respiratory Care Program at Horry-Georgetown Technical College is to prepare graduates with demonstrated competence in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains of respiratory care practice as performed by registered respiratory therapists (RRTs). Respiratory Care therapists have a vital role of taking care of patients who suffer from heart and lung ailments. Horry-Georgetown Technical College Respiratory Care program trains students with the most up-to-date technology and equipment, so graduates are ready for employment in the career. At HGTC, you as a student will realize the important part you’ll have in today’s healthcare system caring for high-risk patients in their most intense moments.

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Surgical Technologist

Surgical Technology Certificate

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The Surgical Technology certificate prepares skilled students to enter into the healthcare environment as surgical technologist. Graduates function under the supervision of surgeons and registered nurses, performing duties that are vital for surgical patient safety and care during operative procedures, such as preparing and maintaining sterile fields; passing instruments, sutures, and sponges; and functioning as a key part of the surgical team. Students are trained in aseptic techniques, medical-equipment nomenclature, and human anatomy for the operating room. HGTC's Surgical Technology program provides students with classroom study, laboratory practice, and clinical experience.

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Hospitality Industry

Chef and Head Cook

Culinary Arts Technology, A.A.S.

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The Culinary Arts degree program prepares students for positions as professionals in food service operations such as hotels, resorts, restaurants, healthcare facilities, and catering operations. Students study both theory and practical kitchen applications of quality food preparation. Graduates may be eligible for ACF certification. Education within this field offers a range of employment opportunities and career progression in the culinary arts, baking, and pastry preparations.

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Energy Industry

Diesel Mechanic

Diesel Engine Technology Certificate

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Power Generation Technician

Diesel Engine Technology Certificate

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Electrical Lineman

Electrical Lineman Technician Certificate

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Horry-Georgetown Technical College has partnered with utility companies in South Carolina to offer a comprehensive training program that will prepare candidates for entry-level line work positions. The Electrical Lineman Technician Program prepares the student to enter the electric utility industry as an apprentice with a broad understanding of the skills, knowledge, safe work practices and physical ability required to perform line work.

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Transportation Industry

Diesel Mechanic

Diesel Engine Technology Certificate

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Aircraft Mechanic

General Technology - Aviation Maintenance, A.A.S.

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If you like to work on anything with an engine, you can take your abilities to the skies with an associate degree in Aircraft Maintenance. Horry-Georgetown Technical College and Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics (PIA) have signed an agreement that allows students to earn an Associate in Applied Science in General Technology, with an emphasis in Aviation Maintenance. General Education courses are taught at HGTC or are available online and can be completed before, during, or after PIA enrollment; Aviation courses are taught at PIA facilities at the airport in Myrtle Beach. Each student is required to complete a minimum of 25% of the required coursework at HGTC.

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Auto Body Technician

Outboard Marine Technology Certificate

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This program covers all components and functions of an Outboard engine including service, diagnostic electrical systems, rigging, propellers, lubrication, lower units and fuel systems. After completion of the program students will obtain skill sets needed to enter the workforce as a Outboard Engine Technician.

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Communications Industry

Graphic Designer

Digital Arts, A.A.S.

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The digital arts—from graphic design to photography to video production—enhance our ability to communicate around the world, both professionally and socially. If you have a creative streak and enjoy interacting with computers, you should consider a major in Digital Arts. As a graphic artist, you will plan and create visual applications to address the entire spectrum of communications needs, using cutting-edge techniques in a variety of media, such as photography, video, and web-based design. HGTC's Digital Arts curricula will give you the foundation you need to join forces with other creative professionals in these hot new marketplaces.

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Manufacturing Industry

Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician

Electronics Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

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Electronic and computer circuits are now being used in everything from complex industrial equipment to simple household appliances. If you enjoy working with this exciting technology, you should consider HGTC’s Associate of Applied Science in Electronics Engineering Technology. The engineering technician in this field has the skills and knowledge to work in a wide variety of businesses and industries. Also, graduates have the option to transfer to a senior institution and pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Technology. For transfer option see an Electronics Engineering Program advisor.

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Machinist

Machine Tool Technology, A.A.S.

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The Machine Tool Technology program will prepare students for careers in modern machine tool technology. Machinists, machine operators or die makers design or produce most familiar objects, including precision parts for vehicles and military equipment, cellphone and game console cases, golf clubs, even microbrewery equipment -- all are created by skilled machinists. Students will be required to purchase appropriate safety items and tools.

HGTC’s Machine Tool Technology program was developed in response to regional employers who have expressed a demand for skilled employees with both classroom and hands-on training using state-of-the-art equipment.

This program prepares students for entry-level career opportunities in modern computer-integrated manufacturing environments as machinists, tool & die makers, production-control technicians, quality-control technicians, CNC programmers, and CNC setup and operation technicians.

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Electro-Mechanical Technician

Mechatronics Certificate

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The Mechatronics Technology certificate program will provide students with the fundamental skills and understanding in electronics, mechanical and fluid power and automated controls commonly found within the manufacturing industry. Furthermore, graduates of the program will be able to perform a systemic analysis and troubleshoot equipment and machinery utilized in the industry.

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Mechatronics Technology, A.A.S.

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The Mechatronics Technology degree program will provide students with the fundamental skills and understanding in electronics, mechanical and fluid power and automated controls commonly found within the manufacturing industry. Furthermore, graduates of the program will be able to perform a systemic analysis and troubleshoot equipment and machinery utilized in the industry.

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Robotics Technology Certificate

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There are many uses for robotics in industry today, from relieving human workers of exhausting and repetitive tasks to increasing productivity and efficiency to taking people out of harm’s way. This certificate will provide students entry-level skills in robotics operations and maintenance.

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Conway, SC 29526
United States