Horry-Georgetown Technical College
About Horry-Georgetown Technical College
Horry-Georgetown Technical College is a two-year community and technical college in Conway, South Carolina. The Conway campus is the largest of the school's campuses and where most of the school's administration is located. The campus serves around 3,000 students in the fall and winter terms. Conway is a small town of approximately 12,000 and the county seat of Horry county. The city, founded in 1734, contains several buildings on the historic register and is situated along the Waccamaw River. The downtown area has been revitalized in recent years and has many cafes, shops, and restaurants. The Riverwalk is home to several fine dining restaurants.
Horry-Georgetown was established as Horry-Marion-Georgetown Technical Education Center in 1961. The first class of 123 students began their programs of study in 1966. It is the fourth largest of sixteen technical schools in South Carolina and one of the fastest growing schools in the state. The school is dedicated to educating the local community and preparing students for careers. 90% of graduates join the local work force in Horry and Georgetown Counties.
The department of digital, administrative, and information technologies offers an associate degree in digital arts. The program of study prepares students for careers in commercial and graphic arts in the publishing, printing, or advertising industries. Students may also become designers for CD and DVD publishing. The coursework teaches students the basics of art techniques, design, and art history. There is a focus on digital art and design skills and advertising design. Students should be prepared for employment immediately after graduation.
The financial aid office at Horry-Georgetown assists students who demonstrate economic need in funding their education. Students must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by April 1 to begin the process of procuring aid for the fall term. Students are encouraged to begin the process as early as possible. Future students must also apply for admission to the college to be eligible for aid. Possible sources of aid include federal grants and loans like the Stafford loan or the Pell grant. Students may also find private loans, scholarships, or state aid through the South Carolina tuition assistance lottery.
Horry-Georgetown is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Individual programs at Horry-Georgetown Technical College are accredited by appropriate organizations.