Vance Granville Community College is a 2-year community college located in North Carolina that serves Vance, Warren, Franklin and Granville Counties. VGCC was founded as Vance County Technical Institute in 1969 by the North Carolina General Assembly. VGCC is one of the North Carolina Community College System’s 58 schools.
VGCC’s main campus is located in Vance County between the towns of Henderson and Oxford. The main campus houses buildings that include a civic center, day care center, student services complex, learning resource center and administrative offices. The 10 shops, 20 labs and 30 classrooms on the main campus are used to train students in more than 35 programs, and the facilities are also used for economic development, continuing education, extension and small business classes. Three satellite campuses are maintained by VGCC, and they are the Franklin County campus, located west of Louisburg, the South Campus in Granville County, which is located between the towns of Creedmoor and Butner, and the Warren County campus, located in Warrenton.
VGCC offers educational services that develop students' life and academic skills and prepare them for entry into the workforce. The educational and training programs offered by VGCC promote the social, cultural and intellectual development of its students. VGCC strives to maximize the success of its students in courses, programs, and the workforce, and insures that graduates are equipped with the critical thinking, communication, occupational and reasoning skills that are necessary for success in the professional world, and that they are prepared to become responsible members of society.
The academic programs offered at VGCC lead to certificates, diplomas and degrees. Counseling support services are available to make sure that students enroll in the programs that are best suited for them, and once they are in the program they receive support that is needed to succeed. Over 40 certificates, degree and diploma programs are offered and prepare students to continue their education or to enter the work force after graduation. VGCC offers distance education courses, and is one of the leaders in North Carolina in providing individual online courses and degree programs that can be completed entirely online. Distance education courses benefit students with busy lifestyles that prevent them from attending classes in the traditional classroom environment. In order to be a successful distance learner, students must have basic computer skills and be self-motivated and capable of following instructions. More than 180 distance education courses are offered.
VGCC has a Career and College Promise Program that offers qualified high school students the chance to follow one of three paths in community college that result in a certificate, diploma or degree, and provide entry level job skills. Students receive academic credits through the program that will enable them to receive an undergraduate degree in less time than students that did not participate in the program.
Some of the resources available to assist students during their time at VGCC include a career center, student learning & success center and tutoring.
VGCC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the North Carolina Community College System, the American Association of Community Colleges and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
The cost of attending VGCC per semester is $1,165 for North Carolina residents and $4,237 for out of state residents, based on 16 or more credit hours.
Sector Of Institution:Public, 2-year
Highest Level Of Offering:Associate's degree
Adult Age Enrollments:N/A
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