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.

Business Administration

The Business Administration curriculum is designed to introduce students to the various aspects of the free enterprise system. Students will be provided with a fundamental knowledge of business functions, processes, and an understanding of business organizations in today's global economy.

Course work includes business concepts such as accounting, business law, economics, management and marketing. Skills related to the application of these concepts are developed through the study of computer applications, communication, team building, and decision making.

Business Management

The Business Administration curriculum is designed to introduce students to the various aspects of the free enterprise system. Students will be provided with a fundamental knowledge of business functions, processes, and an understanding of business organizations in today's global economy.

Course work includes business concepts such as accounting, business law, economics, management and marketing. Skills related to the application of these concepts are developed through the study of computer applications, communication, team building, and decision making.

Carpentry

This Carpentry curriculum is designed to train students to construct residential structures using standard building materials and hand and power tools. Carpentry skills and a general knowledge of residential construction will also be taught.

Course work includes: footings and foundations, framing, interior and exterior trim, cabinetry, blueprint reading, residential planning and estimating and other related topics. Students will develop skills through hands-on participation.

Cosmetology

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The Cosmetology curriculum is designed to provide competency-based knowledge, scientific/artistic principles and hands-on fundamentals associated with the cosmetology industry. The curriculum provides a simulated

Cosmetology Certificate

The Cosmetology curriculum is designed to provide competency-based knowledge, scientific/artistic principles and hands-on fundamentals associated with the cosmetology industry. The curriculum provides a simulated salon environment which enables students to develop manipulative skills.

Course work includes instruction in all phases of professional imaging, hair design, chemical processes, skin care, nail care, multi-cultural practices, business/ computer principles, product knowledge and other selected topics.

Cosmetology Instructor

The Cosmetology Instructor curriculum provides a course of study for learning the skills needed to teach the theory and practice of cosmetology as required by the North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Arts.

Course work includes requirements for becoming an instructor, introduction to teaching theory, methods and aids, practice teaching, and development of evaluation instruments.

Graduates of the program may be employed as cosmetology instructors in public or private education and business.

Criminal Justice Technology

The Criminal Justice Technology curriculum is designed to provide knowledge of criminal justice systems and operations. Study will focus on local, state, and federal law enforcement, judicial processes, corrections and security services. The criminal justice system's role within society will be explored.

Culinary Arts

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.

Electrical Systems (Automotive Certificate)

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.

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