• PACE/Dual Enrollment



    The Program for Accelerated College Enrollment (PACE) provides opportunities for qualified high school seniors to get a head start on college by taking college credit courses that will also meet high school graduation requirements.  PACE college courses are a valuable opportunity for students that will require personal responsibility and commitment to ensure success.  PACE grades are included in the student’s high school GPA/rank and will be weighted as Dual Credit/Advanced Placement (AP) in accordance with the SC Uniform Grading Scale.  Failure to complete these courses with a “C” or better may result in a lower overall GPA and ineligibility or loss of financial aid later on.  In addition, PACE grades will appear on the student’s college transcript and are important to their overall college GPA.  Students should contact their high school counselor for information on how to access the online PACE Application. Students will be responsible for completing all parts of the online application and providing supporting documentation.


    The Technical Scholars program at HGTC is designed for high school students who are interested in careers in STEM, advanced manufacturing and healthcare related fields.

    Advantages of the Technical Scholars Program

    • Earn credits now that apply to high school and college degree requirements;
    • Provide a smooth transition from high school to college;
    • Ability to obtain national certification to assist with job placement opportunities upon graduation;
    • Reduce overall college costs significantly.

    In order to be eligible, students must be able to complete his/her high school graduation requirements within the parameters of the program (maximum of two courses at the high school per semester or less) and meet admissions requirements through HGTC which includes a mandatory drug test.

    Programs Offered


    Technical Scholars – Welding

    See your School Counselor for additional information.