Degree and Certificate Programs Overview

Science Lab PhotoAt Vance-Granville Community College, you'll enjoy the individual attention to support your pursuit of individual excellence. You'll have unparalleled access to faculty and staff who are the finest in their fields. And you'll have easy access to campus facilities.

We keep our classes small to allow you the opportunity to ask questions, discuss issues, and interact with your instructors and fellow students. But we won't always lead you by the hand. You'll be challenged to be your best, and to work hard to achieve success.

And to give you the extra competitive edge...Vance-Granville Community College offers experiential learning and service learning opportunities in all of our programs. This combination of academic background, social awareness, and practical experience is why VGCC is... "Your Gateway to Endless Possibilities."

The Associate in Arts (A.A.) and Associate in Science (A.S.) degrees  are awarded to students majoring in college transfer programs and who may plan to transfer to four-year colleges or universities after completing their community college program.

The Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree  is awarded to students majoring in one of the technical curricula and who plan to obtain full-time employment upon graduation from the college.

The Associate in General Education Degree  is awarded to students majoring in courses designed for personal growth and development leading to variable employment opportunities.

A Diploma  is awarded to students who complete the minimum of 36 credit hours.

A Certificate  is awarded to students who complete approved programs less than one year in length with a minimum of 12 credit hours. Certificates are only awarded from core, major, or elective courses offered in the diploma or AAS programs.


Check out the Vanguard Voyager for a quick glance at all of our academic programs.