College Catalog


Welcome to Vance-Granville Community College! We are delighted you have selected our College to continue your education. The dedicated faculty and staff at VGCC are here to educate, inspire, and support you, so that you can prepare to enter a career or transfer to a university. VGCC offers the educational foundation you will need to be successful.

VGCC President Dr. Rachel Desmarais
Rachel Desmarais, Ph.D.

This catalog serves as a “roadmap” providing you with valuable information about our college programs and services designed to help you meet your educational and career goals. It also includes information about short-term workforce training designed to get you into the world of work quickly. Information on adult high school equivalency programs and personal enrichment courses can be found here as well.

We serve our students in a variety of settings including classrooms and labs on our four campuses, on-site at locations throughout our communities, and online. The College offers “real-world” opportunities to learn outside of the classroom in the form of internships and apprenticeships. VGCC believes we can learn from one another, so consider participating in one of our student organizations or clubs.

I hope you will take advantage of the many support services we offer, such as academic advising and counseling, free tutoring, and mentoring programs. We are here to help you in any way we can, both in and out of the classroom. The College has a food and clothing pantry available to students and employees. We provide assistance in taking care of those emergency or crisis problems that keep you from being the successful learner we know you can be. Our goal is for you to be prepared for that career or job opportunity you have been dreaming about so you can have a fulfilling quality of life!

Welcome to the Vanguard family!

President Rachel Desmarais, Ph. D.