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COMPREHENSIVE ARTICULATION AGREEMENT (CAA)

The North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) is a statewide agreement governing the transfer of credits between NC community colleges and NC public universities. The goal of the CAA is to create clear pathways to college transfer associate degree completion and four-year degree completion for students who enroll in community college transfer programs.

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INDEPENDENT COMPREHENSIVE ARTICULATION AGREEMENT (ICAA)

The Independent Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (ICAA) is an agreement between the North Carolina Community College System and endorsing members of the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities to facilitate transfer between community colleges and private, North Carolina 4-year universities that endorse the agreement.

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VIRTUAL LEARNING COMMUNITY (VLC)

The Virtual Learning Community is a service of the North Carolina Community College System that provides courses for colleges to use for distance education purposes.

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CURRICULUM PROGRAM OF STUDY SEQUENCE KEY

Courses that are marked with the indicated number of asterisks below are part of the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement and are considered transferable to the sixteen constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina. Courses not marked with an asterisk are generally those in an Associate in Applied Science degree program and are not considered as transferable to four-year institutions.

* Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) Courses
** General Education Courses
*** Premajor/Elective Courses

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Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)

Universal General Education Transfer Component courses are courses that are guaranteed to transfer for general education equivalency credit to each of the sixteen constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina.

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General Education Courses

The Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degree programs include general education requirements in the areas of English, communications, natural sciences, mathematics, humanities, fine arts, social sciences and behavioral sciences.
 
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Premajor/Elective Courses

Premajor/Elective courses prepare students for successful transfer into selected majors at UNC institutions.

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ACCOUNTING & FINANCE
Associate in Applied Science Degree (A25800)

The Accounting & Finance 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.

In addition to course work in accounting principles, theories, and practice, students will study business law, finance, management, and economics. Related skills are developed through the study of communications, computer applications, financial analysis, critical thinking skills, and ethics. Graduates should qualify for entry-level accounting positions in many types of organizations including accounting firms, small businesses, manufacturing firms, banks, hospitals, school systems, and governmental agencies. With work experience and additional education, an individual may advance in the accounting profession.

Accounting & Finance Course Sequences

 
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AIR CONDITIONING, HEATING & REFRIGERATION TECHNOLOGY
Associate in Applied Science Degree (A35100)

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 degree program covers air conditioning, furnaces, heat pumps, tools and instruments.

Graduates should be able to assist in the start-up, preventive maintenance, service, repair, and/or installation of residential and light commercial systems.

Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Course Sequences

 
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ASSOCIATE IN ARTS
College Transfer Degree (A10100)

The Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree shall be granted for a planned program of study consisting of a minimum of 60 semester hours of credit of college transfer courses. Within the degree program, the institution shall include opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and basic computer use.

Courses are approved for transfer through the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA). The CAA enables North Carolina community college graduates of two-year associate in arts and associate in science programs who are admitted to constituent institutions of The University of North Carolina to transfer with junior status.

Community college graduates must obtain a “C” or better in each course and an overall GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale in order to transfer with a junior status. Courses may also transfer through bilateral agreements between institutions.

[Note: These programs are also offered as a Career and College Promise (CCP) Path- way for eligible high school students. For more information, please review the most current CCP Pathway Guide on the Vance-Granville website at www.vgcc.edu ]

Associate in Arts Course Sequence

 

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ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE
College Transfer Degree (A10400)

The Associate in Science (A.S.) degrees shall be granted for a planned program of study consisting of a minimum of 60 semester hours of credit of college transfer courses. Within the degree program, the institution shall include opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and basic computer use.

Courses are approved for transfer through the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA). The CAA enables North Carolina community college graduates of two-year associate in arts and associate in science programs who are admitted to constituent institutions of The University of North Carolina to transfer with junior status.

Community college graduates must obtain a “C” or better in each course and an overall GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale in order to transfer with a junior status. Courses may also transfer through bilateral agreements between institutions.

[Note: These programs are also offered as a Career and College Promise (CCP) Path- way for eligible high school students. For more information, please review the most current CCP Pathway Guide on the Vance-Granville website at www.vgcc.edu ]

Associate in Science Course Sequence

 
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ASSOCIATE IN ARTS IN TEACHER PREPARATION
Associate in Arts (A1010T)

The Associate in Arts in Teacher Preparation degree shall be granted for a planned program of study consisting of a minimum of 60 semester hours of credit (SHC) of college transfer courses. Within the degree program, the institution shall include opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and basic computer use.

The Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) and the Independent Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (ICAA) enables North Carolina community college graduates of two-year associate in arts programs who are admitted to constituent institutions of The University of North Carolina and to Signatory Institutions of North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities to transfer with junior status.

Community college graduates must obtain a grade of “C” or better in each course and an overall GPA of at least 2.7 on a 4.0 scale in order to transfer with a junior status. Courses may also transfer through bilateral agreements between institutions.

[Note: These programs are also offered as a Career and College Promise (CCP) Path- way for eligible high school students. For more information, please review the most current CCP Pathway Guide on the Vance-Granville website at www.vgcc.edu ]

Associate in Arts In Teacher Preparation Course Sequences

 
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ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE IN TEACHER PREPARATION
Associate in Science (A1040T)

The Associate in Science in Teacher Preparation degree shall be granted for a planned program of study consisting of a minimum of 60 semester hours of credit (SHC) of college transfer courses. Within the degree program, the institution shall include opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and the basic computer use.

The Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) and the Independent Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (ICAA) enables North Carolina community college graduates of two-year associate in science programs who are admitted to constituent institutions of The University of North Carolina and to Signatory Institutions of North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities to transfer with junior status.

Community college graduates must obtain a grade of “C” or better in each course and an overall GPA of at least 2.7 on a 4.0 scale in order to transfer with a junior status. Courses may also transfer through bilateral agreements between institutions.

[Note: These programs are also offered as a Career and College Promise (CCP) Path- way for eligible high school students. For more information, please review the most current CCP Pathway Guide on the Vance-Granville website at www.vgcc.edu]

Associate in Science in Teacher Preparation Course Sequences

 
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ASSOCIATE IN FINE ARTS
Associate in Fine Arts Degree (A10600)

The Associate in Fine Arts- Visual Arts (A.F.A) degree shall be granted for a planned program of study consisting of a minimum of 60-61 semester hours of credit 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).

Community college graduates must obtain a “C” or better in each course and an overall GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale in order to transfer. Courses may also transfer through bilateral agreements between institutions.

[Note: These programs are also offered as a Career and College Promise (CCP) Path- way for eligible high school students. For more information, please review the most current CCP Pathway Guide on the Vance-Granville website at www.vgcc.edu]

Associate in Fine Arts Course Sequence

 
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ASSOCIATE IN GENERAL EDUCATION
Degree (A10300)

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.

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.

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.

Through these skills, students will have a sound base for lifelong learning. Graduates are prepared for advancements within their field of interest and become better qualified for a wide range of employment opportunities. Students interested in this program should see the Dean of Arts & Sciences for enrollment requirements.

Associate in General Education Course Sequence

 
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ASSOCIATE IN GENERAL EDUCATION GENERAL SCIENCE
Degree (A10300S)

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. – General Science option is specifically designed for students who are attempting to enter a competitive health or science program and who need courses to improve their chances of admission or who have exited such a program and wish to complete an associate degree. Completion of this program does not guarantee admission to any other academic program.

Associate in General Education General Science Course Sequence

 
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ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING
Associate in Applied Science Degree (A45110)

The Associate Degree Nursing curriculum provides knowledge, skills, and strategies to integrate safety and quality into nursing care, to practice in a dynamic environment, and to meet individual needs which impact health, quality of life, and achievement of potential.

Course work includes and builds upon the domains of healthcare, nursing practice, and the holistic individual. Content emphasizes the nurse as a member of the interdisciplinary team providing safe, individualized care while employing evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and informatics.

Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). Employment opportunities are vast within the global health care system and may include positions within acute, chronic, extended, industrial, and community health care facilities.

Mission Statement: The Associate Degree Nursing Program supports the mission of the North Carolina Community College System and the mission of Vance-Granville Community College. The faculty is committed to providing accessible high quality nursing education to meet the diverse and changing healthcare needs of the service area and to promoting the development of qualified students prepared for the professional role of registered nurse at the entry level.

Associate Degree Nursing Course Sequences

 
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ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING-RIBN (A10300S/A45110)
Dual Enrollment
Associate in Applied Science Degree-VGCC
Baccalaureate in Nursing Degree-NC A&T

The Associate Degree Nursing curriculum provides knowledge, skills, and strategies to integrate safety and quality into nursing care, to practice in a dynamic environment, and to meet individual needs which impact health, quality of life, and achievement of potential.

Course work includes and builds upon the domains of healthcare, nursing practice, and the holistic individual. Content emphasizes the nurse as a member of the interdisciplinary team providing safe, individualized care while employing evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and informatics.

Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). Employment opportunities are vast within the global health care system and may include positions within acute, chronic, extended, industrial, and community health care facilities.

The Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses (RIBN) program is a dual-enrollment option offered in collaboration with North Carolina A&T State University. An Associate in Applied Science in Nursing is awarded at the end of the third year from Vance-Granville Community College and a Baccalaureate in Nursing is awarded from North Carolina A&T State University at the end of the fourth year.

Mission Statement: The Associate Degree Nursing Program supports the mission of the North Carolina Community College System and the mission of Vance- Granville Community College. The faculty is committed to providing accessible high quality nursing education to meet the diverse and changing healthcare needs of the service area and to promoting the development of qualified students prepared for the professional role of registered nurse at the entry level.

RIBN Course Sequences

 
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AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY
Associate in Applied Science Degree (A60160)

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 coursework. 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.

The Automotive Systems Technology Program is an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certified program under the standards set by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). This certification provides a means of identifying quality programs meeting national standards. Students are assured that training received is current, complete and applicable.

Upon completion of this curriculum, students should be prepared to take the ASE exam and be ready for full-time employment in dealerships and repair shops in the automotive service industry.

Automotive Systems Technology Course Sequences

 
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BIOPROCESS TECHNOLOGY
Associate in Applied Science Degree (A50440)

The Bioprocess Technology curriculum is designed to prepare individuals to work as Process Operators in biological products manufacturing facilities. Students will combine basic science and communication skills, manufacturing technologies, and good manufacturing practices in the course of study.

Students will be expected to develop a strong basic science foundation with a sound understanding of the major technologies employed by the industry. They will also be expected to develop collaborative and disciplined work ethics while consistently practicing problem-solving skills.

Upon successful completion of the program, individuals should possess the necessary skills to qualify for employment in a variety of Bioprocessing industries.

Bioprocess Technology Course Sequences

 
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BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Associate in Applied Science Degree (A25120)

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.

Through these skills, students will have a sound business education base for lifelong learning. Graduates are prepared for employment opportunities in government agencies, financial institutions and large to small business or industry.

Business Administration Course Sequences

 
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CARPENTRY
Diploma (D35180)

The Carpentry curriculum prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to lay out, cut, fabricate, erect, install, and repair wooden structures and fixtures, using hand and power tools. This includes instruction in technical mathematics, framing, construction materials and selection, job estimating, print reading, foundations and roughing-in, finish carpentry techniques, and applicable codes and standards.

Course work includes instruction in sustainable building and design, print reading, building codes, estimating, construction materials and methods, and other topics related to design and construction occupations. This curriculum is designed to prepare individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to the fields of architecture, construction, construction management, and other associated professions.

Graduates of this pathway should qualify for entry-level jobs in architectural, engineering, construction and trades professions as well as positions in industry and government.

Carpentry Course Sequences

 
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COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY
Certificate (C45200A)

The Computed Tomography Technology curriculum prepares students to use specialized equipment to visualize cross-sectional anatomical structures and aid physicians in the demonstration of pathologies and disease processes. Individuals entering this curriculum must be registered or registry- eligible by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in radiography, radiation therapy, or nuclear medicine technology. Nuclear medicine technology applicants may also be registered or registry eligible by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB).

Course work prepares the technologist to provide patient care and per- form studies utilizing imaging equipment, professional communication, and quality assurance in scheduled and emergency procedures through academic and clinical studies.

Graduates may be eligible to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist Advanced-Level testing in Computed Tomography. They may find employment in facilities which perform these imaging procedures.

ECC is approved by the North Carolina Community College System to offer the Computed Tomography Technology Curriculum. ECC has entered into a Level III Instructional Service Agreement with Johnston Community College and Vance-Granville Community College to better meet the needs of health care facilities across eastern North Carolina. This collaborative pro- gram is referred to as the Eastern North Carolina Consortium of Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging program. Each semester the curriculum is offered through ECC and taught at one or more of the colleges within the Consortium.

In all health sciences programs, students are assigned clinical rotations with area health care agencies. The student must meet employee health standards and the criminal background and/or drug screening requirements of the agency at the student’s expense prior to or at any time after beginning the program.

Computed Tomography Course Sequence

 
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COSMETOLOGY
Diploma (D55140)

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.

Graduates should qualify to sit for the State Board of Cosmetic Arts examination. Upon successfully passing the State Board exam, graduates will be issued a license. Employment is available in beauty salons and related businesses.

Cosmetology Course Sequences

 
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CRIMINAL JUSTICE TECHNOLOGY
Associate in Applied Science Degree (A55180)

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.

Emphasis is on criminal justice systems, criminology, juvenile justice, criminal and constitutional law, investigative principles, ethics and community relations. Additional study may include issues and concepts of government, counseling, communications, computers and technology.

Employment opportunities exist in a variety of local, state, and federal law enforcement, corrections, and security fields. Examples include police officer, deputy sheriff, county detention officer, state trooper, intensive probation/parole surveillance officer, correctional officer, and loss prevention specialist.

Students who have successfully completed a mandated basic training course regulated by the NC Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission or the NC Sheriffs’ Education and Training Standards Commission may receive credit for courses towards the Associate in Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice Technology. Students must successfully complete the training course AND the state certification examination to receive credit for CJC courses. Credit will be awarded as follows:

For employability reasons, the Criminal Justice Technology program recommends that students entering the Criminal Justice Technology program are U.S. citizens and have not committed or been convicted of any felony, and have not committed or been convicted of four or more crimes defined as Class A or B misdemeanors.

Criminal Justice Technology Course Sequences

 
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CULINARY ARTS
Associate in Applied Science Degree (A55150)

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

Students will be provided theoretical knowledge/practical applications that provide critical competencies to meet industry demands, including environmental stewardship, operational efficiencies and professionalism. Courses include sanitation/safety, baking, garde manger, culinary fundamentals/production skills, nutrition, customer service, purchasing/cost control, and human resource management.

Graduates should qualify for entry-level opportunities including prep cook, line cook, and station chef.
American Culinary Federation certification is available to graduates. With experience, graduates may advance to positions including sous chef, pastry chef, executive chef, or foodservice manager.
To participate in any of the college’s Culinary Arts courses, each student, with or without reasonable accommodations, must be able to safely and effectively:

  • Attend and participate in laboratory and production classes of up to 8 hours in length.
  • Lift and transport items up to 50 lbs.

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EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
Associate in Applied Science Degree-Transfer Track (A55220)

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.

Graduates are prepared to plan and implement developmentally appropriate programs in early childhood settings. Employment opportunities include child development and child care programs; preschools; public and private schools; recreational centers; Head Start Programs; and school-age programs.

Early Childhood Education Course Sequences

 
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ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY
Diploma (D35130)

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.

Graduates should qualify for a variety of jobs in the electrical field as an on-the-job trainee or apprentice, assisting in the layout, installation and maintenance of electrical systems.

Electrical Systems Course Sequences

 
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ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
Associate in Applied Science Degree (A40200)

The Electronics Engineering Technology program is designed to prepare students for employment as engineering technicians through the study and application of mathematics, science, technology, and the applied processes based on these subjects.

This course of study prepares students to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills to design, build, install, test, troubleshoot, repair, and modify developmental and production electronic components, equipment, and systems such as industrial/computer controls, manufacturing systems, communication systems, and power electronic systems.

This program includes instruction in mathematics, basic electricity, solid-state fundamentals, digital concepts, microprocessors, and programmable logic controllers.

Graduates should qualify for employment as electronics engineering technicians, field service technicians, instrumentation technicians, maintenance technicians, electronics testers, electronic systems integrators, bench technicians, and production control technicians.

Electronics Engineering Technology Course Sequences

 
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HISTOTECHNOLOGY
Associate in Applied Science Degree (A45370)

This curriculum provides individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare tissue specimens for microscopic examination using various stains and dyes to identify tissue and cell structures.

Course work emphasizes scientific concepts related to laboratory testing, quality assurance, histology, microscopy, and other related topics.
Graduates may be eligible to apply to take the national examination given by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification (BOC). Employment opportunities include pathology laboratories in hospitals and clinics and medical or research laboratories.

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HUMAN SERVICES TECHNOLOGY
Associate in Applied Science Degree (A45380)

The Human Services Technology Curriculum prepares students for entry-level positions in institutions and agencies which provide social, community, and educational services. Along with core courses, students take courses which prepare them for specialization in specific human service areas.

Students will take courses from a variety of disciplines. Emphasis in core courses is placed on development of relevant knowledge, skills, and attitudes in human services. Fieldwork experience will provide opportunities for application of knowledge and skills learned in the classroom.

Graduates should qualify for positions in mental health, child care, family services, social services, rehabilitation, correction, and educational agencies. Graduates choosing to continue their education may select from a variety of transfer programs at senior public and private institutions.

The VGCC Human Services Technology program is nationally accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Services Education. Since the program is accredited, students can apply to take the Human Services Board Certified Practitioner exam prior to graduating and do not need to complete the 4,500 hours of experience needed by graduates of non-accredited programs.

Human Services Technology Course Sequence

 
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HUMAN SERVICES TECHNOLOGY/GERONTOLOGY
Associate in Applied Science Degree (A4538B)

The Human Services Technology/Gerontology concentration prepares students to specialize in direct service delivery work to older adults and their families. The curriculum provides both theoretical and applied models for understanding issues of aging.

Course work includes physical, psychological, and social aspects of the aging process; as well as health, wellness, nutrition, diet, exercise, and well-being. Fieldwork experiences provide opportunities to work in a variety of public and private agencies.

Graduates should qualify for employment in nursing and rest homes, specialized adult care services, respite services, and other programs servicing older adults and their families. Graduates choosing to continue their education may select a variety of programs at senior institutions.

The VGCC Human Services Technology program is nationally accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Services Education. Since the program is accredited, students can apply to take the Human Services Board Certified Practitioner exam prior to graduating and do not need to complete the 4,500 hours of experience needed by graduates of non-accredited programs.

Human Services Technology/Gerontology Course Sequences

 
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HUMAN SERVICES TECHNOLOGY/SUBSTANCE ABUSE
Associate in Applied Science Degree (A4538E)

The Human Services Technology/Substance Abuse concentration prepares students to assist in drug and alcohol counseling, prevention-oriented educational activities, rehabilitation with recovering clients, managing community-based programs, counseling in residential facilities, and pursuit of four-year degrees.

Course work includes classroom and experiential activities oriented toward an overview of chemical dependency, psychological/sociological process, the twelve Core Functions, intervention techniques with individuals in groups, and follow-up activities with recovering clients.

Graduates should qualify for positions as substance abuse counselors, DUI counselors, halfway house workers, residential facility employees, and substance education specialists. With educational and clinical experiences, graduates can obtain certification by the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board.

The VGCC Human Services Technology program is nationally accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Services Education. Since the program is accredited, students can apply to take the Human Services Board Certified Practitioner exam prior to graduating and do not need to complete the 4,500 hours of experience needed by graduates of non-accredited programs.

Human Services Technology/Substance Abuse Course Sequence

 
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INFANT/TODDLER CARE
Certificate (C55290C)

The curriculum prepares individuals to work with children from infancy to three years of age in diverse learning environments. Students will combine learned theories, competency-based knowledge, and practice in actual settings with infants and toddlers.

Course work includes infant/toddler growth and development: physical/ nutritional needs of infants and toddlers; safety issues in the care of infants and toddlers; care and guidance; communication skills with families and children; design an implementation of appropriate curriculum; and other related topics.

Graduates should be prepared to plan and implement developmentally appropriate infant/toddler programs in early childhood settings. Employment opportunities include child development and child care programs, preschools, public and private schools, recreational centers, Early Head Start Programs, and other infant/toddler programs.

Infant Toddler Care Course Sequence

 
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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Associate in Applied Science Degree (A25590)

The Information Technology (IT) curriculum prepares graduates for employment in the technology sector as designers, testers, support technicians, system administrators, developers, or programmers who use computer software and/ or hardware to design, process, implement and manage information systems in specialties such as database services, security, business intelligence, healthcare informatics and others depending on the technical path selected within this curriculum.

Course work includes development of a student’s ability to create, store, communicate, exchange and use information to solve technical issues related to information support and services, interactive media, network systems, programming and software development, information security and other emerging technologies based on the selected area of study.

Graduates should qualify for employment in entry-level positions with businesses, educational systems, and governmental agencies which rely on computer systems to design and manage information. The program will incorporate the competencies of industry-recognized certification exams.

Note: The Information Technology program was formerly known as Computer Technology Integration (CTI). Students still coded under CTI should refer to their catalog of record.

Information Technology Course Sequences

 
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LATERAL ENTRY
Certificate (C55430)

The Lateral Entry curriculum provides a course of study leading to the development of the general pedagogy competencies needed to become certified to teach by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

Course work includes human growth and development, learning theory, instructional technology, school policies and procedures, home, school, and community collaborations, and classroom organization and management to enhance learning. Courses offered by partnering senior institutions
include instructional methods, literacy and diversity.

Graduates should meet the general pedagogy competencies within the first three years of teaching, including a minimum of six semester hours per school year. Additional requirements, such as pre-service training and passing the PRAXIS, are required for licensure.

For further information go to the Regional Assistance Licensing Centers website at https://ralc.us/.

[Note: A baccalaureate degree is required for participation in the Lateral Entry
Certificate program.]

Lateral Entry Course Sequence

 
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MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING
Diploma (D45800)

The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) curriculum prepares students to become MRI technologists and skilled healthcare professionals who are trained to use magnetic energy fields to produce images of the human body.

Individuals entering this curriculum must be registered or registry- eligible by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in radiography, radiation therapy, nuclear medicine technology, or Sonography. Nuclear medicine technology applicants may also be registered or registry eligible by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB). Sonography applicants may also be registered or registry eligible by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS). Course work includes clinical rotations, imaging fundamentals, MRI physics, procedures, anatomy, pathology, patient care, and imaging ethics and law in a medical environment. Students should be able to demonstrate
all functional areas related to the magnetic resonance imaging field.

Graduates of accredited programs may be eligible to take the ARRT national examination for certification and registration as MRI technologists. Graduates may be employed in hospitals, outpatient clinics, physicians’ offices, government agencies, and research.

ECC is approved by the North Carolina Community College System to offer the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Curriculum. ECC has entered into a Level III Instructional Service Agreement with Johnston Community College and Vance-Granville Community College to better meet the needs of healthcare facilities across eastern North Carolina. This collaborative pro- gram is referred to as the Eastern North Carolina Consortium of Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging program. Each semester the curriculum is offered through ECC and taught at one or more of the colleges within the Consortium.

In all health sciences programs, students are assigned clinical rotations with area health care agencies. The student must meet employee health standards and the criminal background and/or drug screening requirements of the agency at the student’s expense prior to or at any time after beginning the program.

Magnetic Resonance Imamging Course Sequence

 
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MECHATRONICS ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
Associate in Applied Science Degree (A40350)

This curriculum is designed to prepare students through the study and application of principles from mathematics, natural sciences, and technology and applied processes.

Course work will prepare students to use basic engineering principles and technical skills in developing and testing automated, servomechanical, and other electromechanical systems. The program includes instruction in prototype testing, manufacturing and operational testing, systems analysis and maintenance procedures.

Graduates should be qualified for employment in industrial maintenance and manufacturing including assembly, testing, startup, troubleshooting, re- pair, process improvement, and control systems, and should qualify to sit for Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI) mechatronics or similar industry examinations.

Mechatronics Engineering Technology Course Sequence

 
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MEDICAL ASSISTING
Associate in Applied Science Degree (A45400)

The Medical Assisting curriculum prepares multi-skilled health care professionals qualified to perform administrative, clinical, and laboratory procedures. Course work includes instruction in scheduling appointments, coding and processing insurance accounts, billing, collections, computer operations; assisting with examinations/treatments, performing routine laboratory procedures, electrocardiography, supervised medication administration; and ethical/legal
issues associated with patient care.

Graduates of CAAHEP-accredited medical assisting programs may be eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants’ Certification Examination to become Certified Medical Assistants. Employment opportunities include physicians’ offices, health maintenance organizations, health departments, and hospitals.

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MEDICAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATION
Associate in Applied Science Degree (A25310)

This curriculum prepares individuals for employment in medical and other health-care related offices.

Course work will include medical terminology; information systems; office management; medical coding, billing and insurance; legal and ethical issues; and formatting and word processing. Students will learn administrative and support functions and develop skills applicable in medical environments.

Employment opportunities are available in medical and dental offices, hospitals, insurance companies, laboratories, medical supply companies, and other health-care related organizations.

Medical Office Administration Course Sequence

 
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OFFICE ADMINISTRATION
Associate in Applied Science Degree (A25370)

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.

Students will complete courses designed to develop proficiency in the use of integrated software, oral and written communication, analysis and coordination of office duties and systems, and other support topics. Emphasis is placed on non-technical as well as technical skills.

Graduates should qualify for employment in a variety of positions in business, government, and industry. Job classifications range from entry-level to supervisor to middle management.

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PARALEGAL TECHNOLOGY
Associate in Applied Science Degree (A25380)

The Paralegal Technology curriculum prepares individuals to work under the supervision of attorneys by performing routine legal tasks and assisting with substantive legal work. A paralegal/legal assistant may not practice law, give legal advice, or represent clients in a court of law.

Course work includes substantive and procedural legal knowledge in the areas of civil litigation, legal research and writing, real estate, family law, wills, estates, trusts, and commercial law. Required courses also include subjects such as English, mathematics, and computer utilization.

Graduates are trained to assist attorneys in probate work, investigations, public records search, drafting and filing legal documents, research, and office management. Employment opportunities are available in private law firms, governmental agencies, banks, insurance agencies, and other business organizations.

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PHARMACY TECHNOLOGY
Associate in Applied Science Degree (A45580)

The Pharmacy Technology Program prepares individuals to assist the pharmacist in duties that a technician can legally perform and to function within the boundaries prescribed by the pharmacist and the employment agency.

Students will prepare prescription medications, mix intravenous solutions and other specialized medications, update patient profiles, maintain inventories, package medications in unit-dose or med-card form, and gather data used by pharmacists to monitor drug therapy.

Employment opportunities include retail, hospitals, nursing homes, research laboratories, wholesale drug companies, and pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities. Graduates from the program may be eligible to take the National Certification Examination to become a certified pharmacy technician.

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PRACTICAL NURSING
Diploma (D45660)

The Practical Nursing curriculum prepares individuals with the knowledge and skills to provide nursing care to meet the health care needs of the individual throughout their lifespan.

The role of the LPN is a dependent role under the supervision of the registered nurse (RN) and other healthcare providers approved by North Carolina law.

In accordance with the North Carolina Board of Nursing Administrative Code, 21NCAC 36.0225, Components of Nursing Practice for the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), the LPN accepts assignments that can be safely performed and participates in assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating the client’s response to healthcare interventions.

Graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) which is required for practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Employment opportunities include hospitals, rehabilitation/long term care/home health facilities, clinics, and physicians’ offices. Mission Statement: The nursing faculty of Vance-Granville Community College, in support of the philosophy, purpose and objectives of the College, believes that it is the purpose of the Practical Nursing program to produce advanced beginning practitioners (Benner, 2001, p. 22) for entry level practice in the practical nurse role.

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PUBLIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION
Associate in Applied Science Degree (A55480)

The Public Safety Administration curriculum is designed to provide students, as well as practitioners with knowledge and skills in the technical, managerial, and administrative areas necessary for entrance or advancement within various public safety and government organizations.

Course work in diverse subject areas includes public safety administration and education, interagency operations, crisis leadership, government and agency financial management, professional standards, incident management, administrative law, and supervision, while providing a streamlined pathway that recognizes the value of previously earned skillsets and credentials within the public safety sector.

Employment opportunities exist with fire or police departments, emergency management organizations, governmental agencies, industrial firms, correctional facilities, private industries, insurance organizations, educational organizations, security and protective organizations, and through self-employment opportunities.

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RADIOGRAPHY
Associate in Applied Science Degree (A45700)

The Radiography curriculum prepares the graduate to be a radiographer, a skilled health care professional who uses radiation to produce images of the human body.

Course work includes clinical rotations to area health care facilities, radiographic exposure, image processing, radiographic procedures, physics, pathology, patient care and management, radiation protection, quality assurance, anatomy and physiology, and radiobiology.

Graduates of accredited programs are eligible to apply to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists’ national examination for certification and registration as medical radiographers. Graduates may be employed in hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices, medical laboratories, government agencies, and industry.

Mission Statement: The mission of the Vance-Granville Community College Radiography Program is to provide our students with a comprehensive education in radiography by which to prepare them to enter the radiographic profession as a competent entry-level radiographer.

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SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
Associate in Applied Science Degree (A25620)

The Supply Chain Management curriculum prepares individuals for a multitude of career opportunities in distribution, transportation, warehousing, trucking operations, supply chain, and manufacturing organizations. Course work includes the international and domestic movement of goods from the raw materials source(s) through production and ultimately to the consumer. Courses in economics and finance, transportation, warehousing, inventory control, material handling, purchasing, computerization, supply chain operations, federal transportation and safety regulations
are emphasized.

Graduates should qualify for positions in a wide range of supply chain and logistics positions in government agencies, manufacturing, and service organizations. Employment opportunities include entry-level distribution, planning, material management, warehousing, inventory, transportation, trucking operations, international freight, and logistics.

Note: The Supply Chain Management program was formerly known as Global Logistics and Distribution Management Technology. Students still coded under Global Logistics should refer to their catalog of record.

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WELDING TECHNOLOGY
Associate in Applied Science Degree (A50420)

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

Instruction includes consumable and non-consumable electrode welding and cutting processes. Courses may include math, print reading, metallurgy, welding inspection, and destructive and non-destructive testing providing the student with industry-standard skills developed through classroom training and practical application.

Graduates of the Welding Technology curriculum may be employed as entry-level technicians in welding and metalworking industries. Career opportunities also exist in construction, manufacturing, fabrication, sales, quality control, supervision, and welding-related self-employment.

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