Dean's Message

Welcome to the Division of Business and Applied Technologies!

Vance-Granville Community College’s Business and Applied Technologies Division offers over twenty program options for those who are interested in furthering their education. While you are here, please take the time to browse through some of our programs. Programs within the division include Electronics Engineering Technology, Entrepreneurship, Culinary Arts, Web Technologies, Carpentry, Medical Office Administration, Automotive Technology, and Global Logistics Technology. For your convenience, a full list of our programs is located on the right. In addition to program information, you will find the contact information for each respective program. As you will see, with many of our programs, you can choose from various educational options including a one-year diploma, a two-year degree, or a certificate which can usually be completed within one to two semesters.

The overall goal of the Division of Business and Applied Technologies is two-fold. First, we want our students to be successful in the classroom. Second, we want our students to be successful in their chosen professions upon graduation. As a result, you will find faculty and staff who are dedicated to helping you achieve your educational and career goals. This holds true whether you are looking to further your education after high school or whether you are looking to make a career change. To help ensure your success, our faculty maintain weekly office hours to allow students to schedule time for additional assistance when needed.


Within the Business and Applied Technologies Division, it is also our intention to produce students who are well-rounded not only academically but socially. Therefore, the division offers several extracurricular activities for our students. Organizations within the division include the Applied Technologies Club, the Electronics Club, the Criminal Justice Club, and Phi Beta Lambda. The primary purpose of our social organizations is to promote skills needed to be successful leaders in both the workplace and in the community. Phi Beta Lambda members, for example, participate annually in regional and national competitions related to specific areas of study such as Business Technologies, Office Systems, and Web Design. Similarly, Criminal Justice Cub members organize and participate in annual community service projects such as Adopt-A-Highway and a Thanksgiving food drive.

I would be remiss not to mention the success of our graduates. With the skills and knowledge learned while at VGCC, our graduates have proven to be quite successful. Many of them are now successful business owners while others are successfully employed with private, local and national companies. Some graduates are also employed with local, state, and federal governmental agencies.

With that said, I invite you to enroll in one of the many programs within the Business and Applied Technologies Division. If you would like more information about any of our programs, please contact the program head today. Just think, in the near future, your name can be added to the list of VGCC’s many successful graduates. See you soon!

Best Wishes,

Ms. Angela Gardner-Ragland
Dean of Business and Applied Technologies

 


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