Nursing and Associated Health Care Sciences

HGTC’s Nursing Program works closely with regional facilities to prepare both practical and registered nurses for employment through classroom instruction and clinical activities in local hospitals, long-term care facilities, physicians’ offices, and more. The Associate’s degree and diploma programs are available on the Grand Strand and Georgetown campuses. HGTC’s Nursing programs are fully accredited. Click here for more information about HGTC’s accreditations.

Academic Programs

  • Nursing Assistant
  • Nursing – ADN
  • Nursing – PN
  • Advanced Placement Nursing
  • Limited Access Health Science admissions requirements »

For more information, please contact a Health Science Advisor.

Health Care

The Health Care program is a short-term training certification program allowing students to become certified in multiple areas such as phlebotomy, home health aide and certified nursing assistant. The Health Care Certificate serves as a transition into many of the college’s health science degree programs.

Patient Care Medical Assistant

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.

For more information, please contact a Health Science Advisor.


Phlebotomists are responsible for collecting blood for laboratory testing. Phlebotomists also assist in collection, transportation, and basic specimen-handling procedures for many types of specimens, such as venous blood, urine, sputum, and other body tissues. This program is offered on the Grand Strand campus.

For more information, contact:
Christine Farrior
(843) 477-2118

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