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Vance-Granville introduces VGCC Textbook+ initiative to save students money on course materials

VGCC Textbook+ logo on the screen of an e-reader device
Vance-Granville Community College is making course materials more affordable and accessible for students. Today the college announced the launch of the new VGCC Textbook+ initiative, which lowers the cost of learning materials through a partnership with textbook publisher Cengage. Beginning in the spring 2024 semester, students will be able to access digital Cengage course materials  Read More

VGCC and Richmond Community College partner to expand reach of 911 telecommunicators program

Leaders from VGCC and RichmondCC pose at the colleges' signing ceremony
Vance-Granville Community College has teamed up with Richmond Community College to offer a new emergency telecommunications program to residents of Vance, Granville, Franklin, and Warren counties. The two community colleges recently signed an agreement that will allow students at VGCC to enroll in RichmondCC’s online program to obtain an associate degree in 911 Communications &  Read More

Celebrating Medical Assistants Recognition Week!

Students from VGCC's Medical Assisting program
To all the medical assistants, both seasoned professionals and those just starting their journey, your dedication is truly commendable. From experienced hands to students burning the midnight oil, each one of you plays a crucial role in shaping the future of healthcare. Students and future medical assistants, your passion and drive to join this noble  Read More

VGCC’s Small Business Center makes innovative thinking accessible through Ice House Entrepreneurship Program

Tasha Williams of Innovative Networking Group
If you question whether entrepreneurship is for you, think again! In corporation with an array of community partners, the Small Business Center at Vance-Granville Community College is excited to host the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program this fall. This free six-week series will empower more than just your entrepreneurial spirit; it will empower your mind. Based  Read More

“Girl power” comes to VGCC’s Applied Tech programs

Female Welding students from VGCC pose with their gear
The girl-power movie “Barbie” grossed over a billion dollars this summer and earned the title of 2023’s movie of summer…but Vance-Granville has some serious girl power of our own going on during the fall 2023 semester. We have seen increased female enrollment in our Applied Technology programs of Automotive Systems Technology , Welding Technology ,  Read More

Recent VGCC Culinary Arts graduate makes his mark

Sous chef Brandon Schultek smiling in a kitchen
Meet Brandon Schultek! Brandon just graduated with his Culinary Arts degree from Vance-Granville Community College this past May, and he’s now the new sous chef at nearby Henderson Country Club . “I love to see the looks on people’s faces when they eat something delicious that I have made,” he told us. Brandon found his  Read More

VGCC’s Fine Arts Program introduces two new classes for Fall 2023

Young man using a professional camera
Get your creative juices flowing during the 2023-2024 academic year! Vance-Granville’s Fine Arts program will introduce two new classes for the Fall ’23 semester: Digital Photography 1 ( ART 264 ) is debuting at the college’s South Campus. This highly-anticipated course, which is a new addition to the college’s Fine Arts curriculum, will meet once weekly  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

VGCC Health Sciences takes learning beyond the classroom

VGCC Health Sciences students pose in front of Cabarrus College of Health Sciences
Vance-Granville Community College’s School of Health Sciences recently had the opportunity to participate in the Interprofessional Healthcare Team Discovery Day, sponsored by Cabarrus College of Health Sciences. The students really appreciated the poverty simulation, which helped them reflect on where they are, see through the lens of their classmates and their patients, and understand how  Read More

VGCC Now Offers 24/7 Tech Support

The logos for Vance-Granville Community College and Moodle
Vance-Granville Community College has partnered with Anthology Helpdesk to offer students, faculty, and staff improved technical support for Moodle, our learning management system. Tech help is now available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Even during the evenings and on weekends, our VGCC Moodle users will be able to talk to a person  Read More