Vance-Granville's Arts and Sciences Division has a positive reputation within the local community as well as across the state of North Carolina. The division includes the following degree areas: Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in General Education, Bioprocess Technology, Early Childhood Education, and School-Age Education.

Associate In Arts

The Associate in Arts (AA) and Associate in Science (AS) programs provide students with the first two years of a four-year baccalaureate degree. The AA offers an excellent foundation for degrees in communication, education, humanities, fine arts, languages, and social and behavioral sciences. The AS offers an excellent foundation for degrees in engineering, computer science, mathematics, and the natural sciences.

Associate in Fine Arts

The Associate in Fine Arts - Visual Arts (AFA) degree shall be granted for a planned program of study consisting of a minimum of 60-61 semester hours of credit (SHC) of college transfer courses, with a specialization of visual arts. Within the degree program, the institution shall include opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, as well as Art History and multi-dimensional design.

Courses are approved for transfer through the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA).

Associate In General Education

The Associate in General Education curriculum is designed for the academic enrichment of students who wish to broaden their education with emphasis on personal interest, growth and development.

Course work includes study in the areas of humanities and fine arts, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences and mathematics, and English composition. Opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and the basic use of computers will be provided.

Associate In General Education-General Science

The Associate in General Education (AGE) curriculum is designed for individuals wishing to broaden their education, with emphasis on personal interest, growth, and development. The two-year General Education program provides students opportunities to study English, literature, fine arts, philosophy, social science, science, and mathematics at the college level. Many of the courses are equivalent to college transfer courses; however, the program is not principally designed for college transfer. The A.G.E.

Associate In Science

The Associate in Arts (AA) and Associate in Science (AS) programs provide students with the first two years of a four-year baccalaureate degree. The AA offers an excellent foundation for degrees in communication, education, humanities, fine arts, languages, and social and behavioral sciences. The AS offers an excellent foundation for degrees in engineering, computer science, mathematics, and the natural sciences.

Bioprocess Technology

The VGCC Bioprocess Technology Program will prepare men and women to work as process technicians in biological products manufacturing facilities. Some possible jobs include mixing chemicals to make cancer drugs, formulating medical and cosmetic creams and DNA testing kits.

Graduates will complete a two year Associates of Applied Science degree and may work for local companies such as Iams, Novozymes, Revlon and Bayer. Graduates will help attract economic growth to Vance and Granville counties as companies desire to open and expand in the area with a well-trained workforce.

Early Childhood Education (Certificate)

The Early Childhood Education curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from birth through eight in diverse learning environments. Students will combine learned theories with practice in actual settings with young children under the supervision of qualified teachers.

Course work includes child growth and development; physical/nutritional needs of children; care and guidance of children; and communication skills with families and children. Students will foster the cognitive/language, physical/motor, social/emotional and creative development of young children.

Early Childhood Education (Diploma)

The Early Childhood Education curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from birth through eight in diverse learning environments. Students will combine learned theories with practice in actual settings with young children under the supervision of qualified teachers.

Course work includes child growth and development; physical/nutritional needs of children; care and guidance of children; and communication skills with families and children. Students will foster the cognitive/language, physical/motor, social/emotional and creative development of young children.

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