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Take your holiday baking to the next level with VGCC’s Pie Basics class

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Are you ready to wow your family and friends at the Thanksgiving table this year? You don’t have to be a professional chef to make a great holiday dessert, but it helps to have one as your personal teacher! Learn the tips and tricks to making the perfect pie with VGCC PED’s Pie Basics class, led  Read More

Get career-ready in just weeks with VGCC’s Biowork Process Technician course

Did you know that North Carolina is home to over 700 biotechnology companies, most of which are right here in Central NC? Vance-Granville Community College can help you connect to a biotech career without having to move away from your hometown! Sign up for our upcoming Biowork Process Technician course to prepare for your new  Read More

VGCC Leadership to present pathway insights to a national audience

VGCC Department Chair Antoinette Dickens
Vance-Granville Community College has been hard at work as part of the the Non-Credit and Credit Alignment Lab (NCAL), a two-year initiative from the Association of Community College Trustees  and Education Strategy Group to support community colleges systems nationwide in developing new or improved pathways between non-credit and credit programs—in other words, giving students a  Read More

Vance-Granville Community College Selected for FAA Training Program

Logo for the Federal Aviation Administration's Unmanned Aircraft Systems-Collegiate Training Initiative program
Vance-Granville Community College is proud to announce that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has selected its Aviation program for the Unmanned Aircraft Systems-Collegiate Training Initiative program, or the UAS-CTI. “I’m happy for VGCC to have been recognized by the FAA as UAS-CTI partner,” says James Brown Jr., Customized Training Director at Vance-Granville’s South Campus. “First  Read More

Ribbon cut on VGCC’s Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center

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Vance-Granville Community College’s Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center (EIC) is open for business.    Students and community members attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the Granville County Chamber of Commerce on November 9 to mark this momentous occasion.  The event coincided with Global Entrepreneurship Week.  The EIC is located at VGCC’s South Campus in Creedmoor.  While housed  Read More

EMS coordinator for VGCC teaches life-saving skills to next-generation first responder

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Steve Barney is the coordinator/instructor for Emergency Medical Services programs at Vance-Granville Community College, but he recently taught a different set of students than he usually does – with life-saving results. This summer, Barney led a “Fire Camp” for 26 kids in Warren County in his capacity as chief of the Hawtree Volunteer Fire Department.  Read More

VGCC graduates fourth Truck Driver Training Program class

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Vance-Granville Community College celebrated the graduation of the fourth class in the short history of its Truck Driver Training, or CDL, program. The program includes a combination of classroom instruction, range driving and road driving. With the end of training, students have successfully completed their official DMV road test, making them eligible for their “Class  Read More