The Health Sciences Division of Vance-Granville Community College strives to prepare students to enter a diverse, people-oriented field in which professionals work to promote lifestyle wellness, and improve client health education, thereby improving the health status of society.


Associate Degree Nursing

Our Associate Degree Nursing Program, which leads to licensure as a Registered Nurse, admits students each Fall.  Unfortunately, we do not have a Spring admission at this time. 

Important: Effective for the Fall 2017 admission, the ADN program will now have a NUR course in the Summer semester.  Please see the Course Sequence for more information.

The ADN program is a selective admission program and therefore has it's own admission process in addition to the college application.  Students are advised to apply early! 

Computed Tomography Certificate

The Computed Tomography Technology curriculum prepares students to use specialized equipment to visualize cross-sectional anatomical structures and aid physicians in the demonstration of pathologies and disease processes. Individuals entering this curriculum must be registered or registryeligible by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in radiography, radiation therapy, or nuclear medicine technology. Nuclear medicine technology applicants may also be registered or registry eligible by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB).

Histotechnology

This curriculum provides individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare tissue specimens for microscopic examination using various stains and dyes to identify tissue and cell structures.

Course work emphasizes scientific concepts related to laboratory testing, quality assurance, histology, microscopy, and other related topics.

Human Services Technology

Human Services Technology is a two-year Associate degree program that trains students for entry-level jobs in the helping professions. This page describes the "general" HST curriculum track. VGCC also offers Human Services concentrations in Gerontology and in Substance Abuse counseling. The general track consist of between 65-68 credit hours and requires 320 hours of Work-Based Learning (also called internship) at an approved human services agency.

Human Services Technology/Gerontology

Human Services Technology Gerontology track is a two-year Associate degree program that prepares students to specialize in direct service delivery work to older adults and their families. The program consists of 70-71 credit hours and two semesters of internship at approved sites. The internship (also known as Work-Based Learning) requirements are explained in more detail in the Work-Based Learning Packet. Work-Based Learning can be completed in two different ways.

LPN to ADN Transition Program

Our LPN to ADN Transition Program, which is designed for the current LPN to obtain licensure as a Registered Nurse, admits students each Summer.  Students applying to the Transition Program must have 6 months experience as a LPN and must pass a required entrance exam for admission.

The LPN to ADN Transition program is a selective admission program and therefore has it's own admission process in addition to the college application.  Students are advised to apply early! 

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Diploma

Computed Tomography Program Description:

The Computed Tomography curriculum prepares the individual to use specialized equipment to visualize cross-sectional anatomical structures and aid physicians in the demonstration of pathologies and disease processes. Individuals entering this curriculum must be registered or registry-eligible radiologic technologists by the ARRT.

Medical Assisting (Degree)

The Medical Assisting curriculum prepares multi-skilled health care professionals qualified to perform administrative, clinical and laboratory procedures.

Course work includes instruction in scheduling appointments, coding and processing insurance accounts, billing, collections, medical transcription, computer operations; assisting with examinations/treatments, performing routine laboratory procedures, electrocardiography, supervised medication administration; and ethical/legal issues associated with patient care.

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