• Informational Video Here -->PACE Information Session with HGTC- March 29th, 2022


    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.


    Advantages of the PACE Program 

    • Earn credits now that apply to high school and college degree requirements;
    • Reduce the course load during your college freshman and sophomore years, improving your ability to meet and maintain the “B” average required for LIFE or other scholarships;
    • Provide a smooth transition from high school to the academic demands of college;
    • Boost your high school GPA/Class Rank;
    • Improve your SAT scores;
    • Guarantee college credit with successful course completion in one semester. 
    • Reduce overall college costs significantly.
    • 2021-2022 academic year:

    No Out-of-Pocket Tuition for ‘Fall 21 and Spring ’22 for PACE Dual Enrollment Students and a textbook allowance of up to $150 per course for textbooks”, for additional information click on this link PACE Webpage


    Prior to PACE classes beginning in August and Spring PACE classes beginning in January -  students will need to:

    • Purchase textbooks at the campus bookstore if textbooks are not provided by their high school guidance counselor.
    • Obtain an HGTC Student ID and parking decal if attending classes on the HGTC campus or are taking classes online. Students must bring their Student ID “H” number included in the PACE acceptance letter along with a photo ID on a driver’s license or state issued ID to obtain their campus ID.  Students must bring their vehicle registration, and driver’s license to obtain a decal.  Student ID's & parking decals may be obtained on any HGTC campus between 8am-5pm, Monday - Thursday during the summer months.
    • TECH Central & Public Safety Hours:
      Monday-Thursday 7:45 am- 5 pm and Fridays 8 am - 12:30 pm

      The College Portal has changed from WaveNet to myHGTC.  New students received their myHGTC Username and Password in the mail along with their PACE acceptance letter.  Returning students received both an email and a postcard reminder mailed to them providing instructions for re-setting the password for their new myHGTC account.  TECH Central can assist students needing to re-set their password or when having technical issues with D2L.  Students may contact TECH Central at 843-349-8324 (TECH) choosing Option 2 to re-set their password.  


    Technical Scholars Welding Program

    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.


    • Technical Scholars - Welding
      * For students attending an Horry County high school, please refer to the district information.

    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. Students should contact their high school Guidance Counselor to obtain the Technical Scholars/Dual Enrollment Application Packet. Students will be responsible for completing all parts of the online application and providing supporting documentation.