Welcome and thank you for visiting the Division of Business & Applied Technologies at Vance-Granville Community College. The purpose of the Business & Applied Technologies Division is to provide technical training for students beyond the high school level; to provide the work force with qualified, well-educated graduates; and stay abreast of the latest developments in the work world so that Vance-Granville Community College graduates can enter a work environment already prepared.

With these purposes in mind, the Business & Applied Technologies Division designs programs to meet the needs of three types of students, including (1) students pursuing an Associate in Applied Science Degree and who plan to enter the job market after graduation; (2) students taking specific courses to assist them with their current job or to assist them with career advancement and (3) students seeking the training and skill needed to perform many of the trades that are needed in our society today.

The Business & Applied Technologies Division offers a variety of training opportunities with flexible scheduling and varied instructional methodologies. The Associate of Applied Science Degree is offered in 16 programs. Certificate are offered in 19 programs & there are another 7 Diploma programs offered.

Feel free to browse through the website and see which of these areas may have strong appeal for you. Remember, if you enjoy what you are doing, you'll probably be very good at it, and that usually means success will follow. So, somewhere between Accounting and Welding we hope you find that special field that will lead you to success.

Well-prepared faculty are essential in the overall scheme of the educational profession. The Business & Applied Technologies Division has a highly qualified staff, who are continually taking courses, attending workshops and conferences, obtaining and maintaining certifications as well as reading correspondence in an effort to provide students with updated information available in the job market. Flexible scheduling affords students the opportunity to elect day or evening classes to complete their degree, contingent upon their respective programs and individual needs. We invite you personally to explore our website for additional information regarding the Business & Applied Technologies Division at Vance-Granville Community College. We also encourage you to contact us directly should you desire additional information. The dean's office is located on the Main Campus in Building 7, room 7304 and the division administrative assistant's office is in room 7305. Again, thank you for your interest and we hope you will consider Vance-Granville Community College for your educational needs.

Accounting

The Accounting curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and the skills necessary for employment and growth in the accounting profession. Using the "language of business," accountants assemble and analyze, process, and communicate essential information about financial operations.

Administrative Assistant (Certificate)

The Office Administration curriculum prepares individuals for positions in administrative support careers. It equips office professionals to respond to the demands of a dynamic computerized workplace. This certificate focuses on skills necessary to become an effective Administrative Assistant.

This program is also offered as a Career and College Promise (CCP) Pathway for eligible high school students.

Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology

The Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology curriculum provides the basic knowledge to develop skills necessary to work with residential and light commercial systems. Topics include mechanical refrigeration, heating and cooling theory, electricity, controls and safety. The diploma program covers air conditioning, furnaces, heat pumps, tools and instruments.

Automotive Systems Technology (Diploma)

The Automotive Systems Technology curriculum prepares individuals for employment as Automotive Service Technicians. It provides an introduction to automotive careers and increases student awareness of the challenges associated with this fast and ever-changing field.

Classroom and lab experiences integrate technical and academic course work. Emphasis is placed on theory, servicing and operation of brakes, electrical/electronic systems, engine performance, steering/suspension, automatic transmission/ transaxles, engine repair, climate control and manual drive trains.

Automotive Systems Technology - Degree

The Automotive Systems Technology curriculum prepares individuals for employment as Automotive Service Technicians. It provides an introduction to automotive careers and increases student awareness of the challenges associated with this fast and ever-changing field.

Classroom and lab experiences integrate technical and academic course work. Emphasis is placed on theory, servicing and operation of brakes, electrical/electronic systems, engine performance, steering/suspension, automatic transmission/ transaxles, engine repair, climate control and manual drive trains.

Basic Baking

The Culinary Arts curriculum provides specific training required to prepare students to assume positions as trained culinary professionals in a variety of food service settings including full service restaurants, hotels, resorts, clubs, catering operations, contract food service, and health care facilities.

Basic Welding

The Welding Technology curriculum provides students a sound understanding of the science, technology, and applications essential for successful employment in the welding and metal industries.

Instruction includes consumable and non-consumable electrode welding and cutting processes. Courses in math, blueprint reading, metallurgy, welding inspection, and destructive and non- destructive testing provides the student with industry standard skills developed through classroom training and practical applications.

Basic Wiring

The Electrical Systems Technology curriculum is designed to provide training for persons interested in the installation and maintenance of electrical systems found in residential, commercial, and industrial facilities.

Course work, most of which is hands-on, will include such topics as AC/DC theory, basic wiring practices, programmable logic controllers, industrial motor controls, applications of the National Electric Code, and
other subjects as local needs require.

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