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Vance-Granville Community College (VGCC) has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA). However, NC-SARA does not deal with professional licensing board approval for any courses or programs leading to professional licensure. If you are not a resident of North Carolina and you are taking an online or hybrid course or program leading to professional licensure, please contact the program head at VGCC to discuss licensure options prior to beginning a VGCC academic program in order to determine whether the program meets licensure requirements in your state.

Program Licensure/Certification Organization VGCC Program Contact
ADN Nursing VGCC’s ADN Nursing Program is an approved nursing education program by the North Carolina Board of Nursing (NCBON). This program prepares students to sit for the National Licensure Exam for Registered Nurse through the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.

If you are licensed as an LPN in another state and want to enroll in VGCC’s LPN-to-ADN Transition Program, please contact that State’s Board of Nursing for additional information on eligibility and reciprocity: Licensure Contact Information by State

Dr. Anna Seaman
Program Head
(252)738-3483
seamana@vgcc.edu
Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology VGCC’s Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology Program offers partial fulfillment of the requirements for eligibility for students to sit for exams and become certified through the North Carolina State Board of Examiners of Plumbing, Heating and Fire Sprinkler Contractors.

To review eligibility and requirements for other states, it is recommended to visit the following website: Licensure Contact Information by State

Michael Whittemore
Program Head of Construction Technologies
(252) 738-3214 whittemorem@vgcc.edu
Automotive Systems Technology The Automotive Systems Technology Program at VGCC prepares students to become certified through the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

This certification is a national certification and is therefore not regulated by specific states.

Fred Brewer
Program Head of Transportation Technologies
252)738-3204
brewerf@vgcc.edu
Basic Law Enforcement Training The BLET Program at VGCC prepares students to become basic law enforcement officers in the State of North Carolina using the NC DOJ Law Enforcement Training & Standards and the NC DOJ Sheriff’s Training & Standards .

To review requirements for other states please visit: Licensure Contact Information by State

Brandon Bishop
Director of BLET/LET
(252) 738-3263
bishopb@vgcc.edu
Bioprocess Technology VGCC’s Bioprocess Technology Program offered through Credit Programs and leads to an Associate Degree, prepares students to sit for an exam to become a Certified Process Technician through a partnership with the Partnership for Biotechnology Workforce Training , a joint endeavor with the North Carolina Community College and the North Carolina Biotechnology however this certification is not state-specific. Stewart Lyon
Program Head of Bioprocess/Biotechnology
(252) 738-3632
lyons@vgcc.edu
BioWork The BioWorks course is offered by VGCC through our Job Training and Continuing Education Division. This course prepares students to sit for an exam to become a Certified Process Technician through a partnership with the Partnership for Biotechnology Workforce Training , a joint endeavor with the North Carolina Community College and the North Carolina Biotechnology however this certification is not state-specific. Stewart Lyon
Program Head of Bioprocess/Biotechnology
(252) 738-3632
lyons@vgcc.edu
CPR
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Pediatric Advanced Life Support
CPR, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support training is provided by VGCC’s Job Training and Emergency Services Programs. These training programs prepare students for certification through the American Heart Association: https://www.heart.org/ Stephen Barney
Coordinator/Instructor EMS Programs
(252)738-3273
barneys@vgcc.edu
Certified Medication Aide VGCC’s Medication Aide course prepares students to sit for the registration exam through the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation . The N.C. Medication Aide Registry provides information for out-of-state medication aides and requirements to earn this registration.

This registration is state-specific. Students who participation in this class and plan to work in another state should contact that state’s Medication Aide Registry or Board of Nursing for specific requirements and reciprocity agreements.

Elvin Curtis
Coordinator of Healthcare Programs
(252) 738-3366
curtise@vgcc.edu
Cosmetology VGCC’s Cosmetology programs prepare students for the North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Art Exam to earn a license as a Cosmetologist, Manicurist, Natural Hair Care Specialist, and Teacher.

For individuals licensed in another state or out-of-state graduates seeking a license in North Carolina, please see the NC Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners website .

If you are attending VGCC from another state in this program, it is recommended that you contact your State’s Board of Cosmetic Arts Examiners for additional information on reciprocity.

Tomeka Carter
Program Head/Instructor
Cosmetology
(252)738-3647
mosst@vgcc.edu
Culinary Arts ACF Certification
American Culinary Federation Certification
VGCC’s Culinary Arts program prepares students to sit for the ACF exam to certify cooks and chefs. This certification is not regulated by states. Please see their website for more information.
Jillian Whitlow
Program Head
Culinary Arts
(919)690-0312
whitlowj@vgcc.edu
Early Childhood Education VGCC’s Early Childhood Education Program prepares students for the North Carolina Early Childhood Credential (NCECC) through the NCDHHS Division of Child Development and Early Education .

Students participating in this program as a resident of another state should contact their state’s DHHS Child Development and Early Education Division for specific requirements for that state’s credential.

Dr. Tracey Bennett Carter
Program Head
Early Childhood Education
(252) 738-3471
cartert@vgcc.edu
Electrical Inspection Level I, II, and III VGCC’s Electrical Inspection courses are offered through the college’s Job Training and Continuing Education Division. These courses along with other education and experience requirements prepare students for State Exams for Inspector Certifications through the North Carolina Department of Insurance . These certifications are specific to the State of North Carolina. Kyle Burwell
Director, Occupational Extension
(252) 738-3276
burwellk@vgcc.edu
Electronic Engineering Technology The Electronic Engineering Technology Program at VGCC prepares students to sit for an exam to become a Certified Electronics Technician (CETa) through ETA International . This is a national certification and therefore not State specific. Wesley Williams
Program Head
Engineering Technologies
(252) 738-3540
williamsw@vgcc.edu
Electronic Health Records VGCC’s Electronic Health Records Course through the college’s Job Training and Continuing Education Division prepares students to sit for the Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) Certification Exam through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

The NHA is a nationally recognized organization and therefore their certifications are not regulated by individual states. Please see the NHA website for eligibility and requirements.

Hollie Garrett
EHR Instructor
(252) 738-3352
garretth@vgcc.edu

Kyle Burwell
Director, Occupational Extension
(252) 738-3276
burwellk@vgcc.edu

Emergency Medical Sciences
EMT
Paramedic
North Carolina Office of EMS
EMT and Paramedic Certifications through individual states are regulated by that specific state. Please see your specific state requirements for this training and certifications.

These programs are state-specific. If you plan to work in another state, It is recommended that you contact the Office of EMS in your state for more information.
Information for Legal Recognition for NC EMS Credentials

Stephen Barney
Coordinator/Instructor EMS Programs barneys@vgcc.edu
Healthcare Billing & Coding VGCC’s Healthcare Billing & Coding Course through our Job Training and Continuing Education Division prepares students to sit for the Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) Certification exam through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

The NHA is a nationally recognized organization and therefore their certifications are not regulated by individual states. Please see the NHA website for eligibility and requirements.

Hollie Garrett
HBC Instructor
(252) 738-3352
garretth@vgcc.edu

Kyle Burwell
Director of Occupational Extension
(252) 738-3276
burwellk@vgcc.edu

Heavy Equipment Operator VGCC’s Heavy Equipment Operator course offered through our Job Training and Continuing Education Division prepares students to become credentialed through the National Center for Construction Education and Research . This credential is not state-specific. Kyle Burwell
Director of Occupational Extension
(252) 738-3276
burwellk@vgcc.edu
Histotechnology The Histotechnology Program at VGCC is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences .
This program prepares students to sit for the Histotechnology Board of Registry Certification Examination through the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP). This is a nationally recognized certification.

Students attending as residents of other states should visit the ASCP site for specific information on national certification and their state’s Clinical Laboratory or Medical Board for additional requirements for state-level licensure requirements.

Dr. Erica Fleming
Program Head
Histotechnology
252)738-3482
fleminge@vgcc.edu

Roxanne Hudson
HT (ASCP) Program Instructor
Program Director
(252)738-3482
rhudson4110@vgcc.edu

Human Services VGCC’s Human Service Technology Program is accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Service Education (CSHSE).

This program prepares students to sit for the Human Services-Board Certified Practitioner exam through the Center for Credentialing & Education (CCE)

Angela Thomas, Dean
School of Health Sciences
(252)738-3397
thomasa@vgcc.edu
Information Technology VGCC’s Information Technology Programs prepare students to sit for exams and earn certifications in Microsoft Office Specialist , Microsoft Technology Associate , and IC3 Digital Literacy .

These exams are administered through Certiport, Pearsonvue, and VGCC, as a licensed Pearsonvue testing center for candidates:VGCC students and nonstudents. These certifications are not state-specific.

Donna Gill
Program Head
Information Technology
(252)738-3367
gilld@vgcc.edu
IT- Networking and Security VGCC’s IT-Networking and Security Program prepares students to sit for the CCNA certification exam through CISCO . This certification is not regulated by individual states. It is recommended that you contact CISCO for specific information related to your state. Donna Gill
Program Head
Information Technology
(252)738-3367
gilld@vgcc.edu
LPN to ADN Transition Program VGCC offers an LPN to ADN Transition program preparing current LPN’s to sit for the National Licensure Exam for Registered Nurse through the National Council of State Boards of Nursing .

The LPN to ADN Transition Program is an approved nursing education program by the North Carolina Board of Nursing (NCBON).

If you plan to practice in another state, it is recommended that you contact that State’s Board of Nursing for licensure requirements.

Dr. Anna Seaman
Instructor/Program Head
Associate Degree Nursing
(252)738-3483
seamana@vgcc.edu
Medical Administrative Assistant VGCC’s MAA program through the Job Training & Continuing Education Division prepares students to sit for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant Certification through the National Healthcareer Association , a nationally recognized organization.

This certification is not regulated by individual states. Please see the NHA website for eligibility and requirements.

Kyle Burwell
Director of Occupational Extension
(252)738-3276
burwellk@vgcc.edu
Medical Assisting VGCC’s Medical Assisting Program is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and The Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). The program prepares students for sit for the certification exam through the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA).

This CMA certification is not regulated by states as AAMA is a national certification recognized by employers across the country.

Mercedes Kamoru
Program Head
Medical Assisting
(252)738-3625
kamorum@vgcc.edu
Medical Coding To learn more about industry-recognized certification exams, visit the website for AAPC . These certifications are not regulated by individual states. It is recommended that you contact AAPC for any questions on their certifications. Candy Parker
Program Head
Medical & Office Administration
(252)738-3627
parkerc@vgcc.edu
Medical Office Administration To learn more about industry recognized certification exams, visit the individual websites through the National Healthcareer Association , Microsoft , and AAPC .

These certifications are not state-specific. Please see their website for more information on eligibility and requirements.

Candy Parker
Program Head
Medical & Office Administration
(252)738-3627
parkerc@vgcc.edu
NC Auto Safety Inspection VGCC’s NC Auto Safety Inspection course is offered through the college’s Job Training and Continuing Education Division. This course prepares students to become a North Carolina Safety Mechanic/Technician through the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles.

The Certified Inspection Mechanic/Technician License through the NC DMV is specific to the state of North Carolina.

Kyle Burwell
Director of Occupational Extension
(252)738-3276
burwellk@vgcc.edu
NC Auto Emission & Control The NC Auto Emission & Control course is offered through VGCC’s Job Training and Continuing Education Division. This course prepares Certified Inspection Mechanic/Technician for an Emissions License through the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles and is specific to the state of North Carolina Kyle Burwell
Director of Occupational Extension
(252)738-3276
burwellk@vgcc.edu
Notary Public The Notary Public course at VGCC prepares students to sit for an exam to become a Certified Notary Public in the State of North Carolina provided by the North Carolina Secretary of State . Kyle Burwell
Director of Occupational Extension
(252)738-3276
burwellk@vgcc.edu
Nurse Aide Level I The Nurse Aide Levels I program at VGCC prepares students to take a state-approved exam through the N.C. DHHS and the Division of Health Service Regulation .

The N.C. Nurse Aide Registry provides information for out-of-state Nurse Aides. This certification is state-specific. For information on reciprocity please visit the NC Health Personnel Registry website .

It is recommended for students enrolling in this program who plan to work in another state should contact that state’s DHHS office for information on eligibility and reciprocity.

Elvin Curtis
Coordinator of Healthcare Programs
(252)738-3366
curtise@vgcc.edu
Nurse Aide Level II VGCC’s Nurse Aide Level II program requires students to be registered as a Nurse Aide Level 1 with the State of North Carolina for enrollment. This program prepares students to become registered as a Nurse Aide Level II with the NC Board of Nursing .

This certification is state-specific. For information on reciprocity please visit the NC Health Personnel Registry website .

Elvin Curtis
Coordinator of Healthcare Programs
(252)738-3366
curtise@vgcc.edu
Paralegal Technology VGCC’s Paralegal Technology Program prepares students to sit for the Paralegal Certification Exam through the North Carolina State Bar and the National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc.

Students planning to work in states other than North Carolina should contact their state’s Bar Association for specific requirements for Paralegals in that state.

Marque Debnam
Program Head
Paralegal Technology
(252)738-3619
debnamm@vgcc.edu
Pharmacy Technology VGCC’s Pharmacy Technology Program prepares students as Validating Technicians as defined by the North Carolina Board of Pharmacy Rules, Statutes, and Board Policies Section 21 NAC 46.1418. The program is a recognized education and training program by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).

Students are eligible to sit for an examination as a Nationally Certified Pharmacy Technician with the PTCB . PTCB Certification is accepted in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico. Individual state registration or licensure varies by state. It is recommended to confirm eligibility requirements with the organization you plan to become recognized by.

Dr. Erica Fleming
Program Head
Pharmacy Technology
(252)738-3482
fleminge@vgcc.edu
Practical Nursing VGCC’s Practical Nursing Program is an approved nursing education program through the North Carolina Board of Nursing (NCBON).

This program prepares students to sit for the National Licensure Exam for Practical Nurse through the National Council of State Boards of Nursing .

If you plan to practice in another state, it is recommended that you contact that State’s Board of Nursing for licensure requirements.

Ugur Celimli
Nursing Instructor
(252)738-3215
celimliu@vgcc.edu

Dr. Anna Seaman
Instructor/Program Head
Associate Degree Nursing
(252)738-3483
seamana@vgcc.edu

Prehospital Trauma Life Support VGCC is approved to prepare students for the Prehospital Trauma life Support certification through the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians .

This certification is not state regulated but it is recommended to check with your state’s agency before enrolling in this course.

Stephen Barney
Coordinator/Instructor
EMS Programs
(252)738-3273
barneys@vgcc.edu
Radiography Degree Program VGCC’s Radiography Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

Graduates are eligible to sit for an exam through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in radiography. This certification is not state regulated. Please refer to ARRT’s website for information on eligibility and requirements.

Angela Thomas, Dean
School of Health Sciences
(252)738-3397
thomasa@vgcc.edu
Radiography – Computed Tomography Certificate VGCC’s Radiography Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

Graduates of this certificate program are eligible to sit for an exam through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in Computed Tomography . This certification is not state-regulated. Please refer to the ARRT’s website for information on eligibility and requirements.

Rick Mastman
Program Chair, CT/MRI
(252)618-6693
mastmanr@edgecombe.edu

Angela Thomas, Dean
School of Health Sciences
(252)738-3397
thomasa@vgcc.edu

Radiography – Magnetic Resonance Imaging Diploma VGCC’s Radiography Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

Graduates of this certificate program are eligible to sit for an exam through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). This certification is not state-regulated. Please refer to the ARRT’s website for information on eligibility and requirements.

Rick Mastman
Program Chair, CT/MRI
(252)618-6693
mastmanr@edgecombe.edu

Angela Thomas, Dean
School of Health Sciences
(252)738-3397
thomasa@vgcc.edu

Real Estate VGCC’s Job Training & Continuing Education Division offers pre- and post-licensing courses in Real Estate. Licensing information for North Carolina can be found on the website for the North Carolina Real Estate Commission . Please check the requirements for your specific state before enrolling in classes. Kyle Burwell
Director of Occupational Extension
(252)738-3276
burwellk@vgcc.edu
RIBN “Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses”
ADN/BSN Nursing Program
The RIBN Program is a collaboration with VGCC and NC A&T University allowing students to be coadmitted to complete the ADN and BSN Programs, consecutively.

VGCC’s ADN Nursing Program is an approved nursing education program by the North Carolina Board of Nursing (NCBON).

This program prepares students to sit for the National Licensure Exam for Registered Nurse through the National Council of State Boards of Nursing .

If you plan to practice in another state, it is recommended that you contact that State’s Board of Nursing for licensure requirements.

Dr. Anna Seaman
Instructor/Program Head
Associate Degree Nursing
(252)738-3483
seamana@vgcc.edu
ServSafe VGCC offers ServSafe training and preparations for the ServSafe certification through the Education Foundation of the National Restaurant Association .

This certification is not regulated by states, but it is recommended that you inquire with your state’s agency regarding any additional state requirements for food handling and safety.

Jillian Whitlow, Instructor
Program Head, Culinary Arts
(919)690-0312
whitlowj@vgcc.edu

Kyle Burwell
Director, Occupational Extension
(252)738-3276
burwellk@vgcc.edu

Truck Driver Training VGCC’s Truck Driving Training Program prepares students to take the CDL-A exam through the North Carolina DMV .

Participants in this program from states other than North Carolina should contact their state’s DMV for eligibility requirements.

Kyle Burwell
Director of Occupational Extension
(252)738-3276
burwellk@vgcc.edu