Occupational Extension

Occupational extension courses are designed to improve individual efficiencies as well as train and develop marketable job skills that lead to employment or promotional opportunities. These courses cover a wide range of topics in areas such as vocational trades, occupational healthcare, bio works, computer technology, substitute teacher training, heavy equipment operator, and SERV Safe.  The college is continuously researching and seeking the latest employment trends to educate and train individuals to meet the employment needs of the community.  Courses are added to the schedule on this website as they are developed and offered. 

Courses are available in the classroom, on-line, or hybrid (combination of classroom and on-line).  Additionally, VGCC offers a wide variety of on-line classes through Ed2Go.  Please visit the Ed2Go site to review the listing of courses available.

Registration and payment for courses listed in this section is available online or by registering and paying for classes at any or our campus sites on Tuesday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m .

Courses that do not have a sufficient number of students registered and paid will be cancelled and payment for the class will be refunded.  Refunds will be sent directly to student, regardless if registration was paid by a third party.

COURSE FEES
$ 70.00  for 1-24 hours          $125.00 for 25-50 hours           $180.00 for 51+ hours

ADDITIONAL COURSE FEES
Security Access Fee - $4.00          Technology Fee - $3.00          Accident Insurance Fee - $1.25          OSHA 10 Card Fee - $8.00  
Certified Production Technician Test Fees - $220.00 (application & exam fees) 
BioWork Process Technician Book Fee - $70.00           CompTIA Server+ exam fee & UCertifty Subscription - $228.00 and $110.00            CompTIA Network+ exam fee & UCertify Subscription - $141.00 and $110.00     CompTIA A+ exam fee & Ucertify Subscription - $182.00 & $110.00          CompTIA Security+ exam fee & Ucertify Subscription - $228.00 & $120.00            CAD with Solid Edge - $99.00 exam fee         CISCO CCENT Certification - $125.00 exam fee       C++ Computer Programming- exam fee $295.00

Other Course Information

Manicure Nail Technology  - (Click Here for Requirements)

NC Auto Safety Inspection - Students must be employed at a North Carolina licensed vehicle inspection station.  The employer will have to sign a form for each student when they attend the class.

NC Auto Emission & Control - Students must be employed at a North Carolina licensed vechicle inspection station.  The employer will have to sign a form for each student when they attend the class.

Horsemanship Courses - Students are not required to own a horse to participate for any of the Horsemanship courses.  Horses are available for a small rental charge.  Please contact the ranch site (Rockin' E Ranch) directly for further information - (252) 257-4060.

Landscape and Design - Students will be required to bring tools to participate in class.  The instructor will give this information on the first day of class.

The following courses are currently approved for grant funding under the National Emergency Grant (NEG) Job Driven Initiative.  Individuals must participate in a qualification process which is initiated by VGCC on your behalf.  Please ensure you register for the HRD/Pathways and related course.  Click Here to receive further guidance on the review process and registering with NC Works.

BioWork Process Technician, Certified Production Technician, Certified Logistics Technician, Health Unit Secretary, Health Unit Coordinator, Heavy Equipment Operator, CDL Class B, EMT (Emergency Medical Technician), Hospitality

BOOKS:  (available in VGCC Bookstore)
Notary Public (2016) - $28.56          ICD 10 - $93.75 + tax          Medical Terminology - 137.00 + tax                     
Physical Therapy Aide - $202.00 + tax      ServSafe - $92.34 (6th edition-includes exam answer sheet)  Health Unit Coordinator - $142.51        Heavy Equipment Operator - 2 books needed $95.54 & $76.86        Manicure Nail Technology book - approx. $134.75       Manicure Nail Technology Kit - Approx. $95.00        Carpentry - 2 books needed $95.54 & $76.86          Healthcare Billing & Coding - $101.68          Hospitality (START) Program - $59.80 book & $26.70 Workbook           Natural Hair Care - Book $50.00 (approx) & Kit $91.25 + tax        CAD with Solid Edge - $78.75           Cabinet Making - 3 books & total cost $192.89          Office Assistant - $195.75 + tax

This schedule is updated and revised as new classes are added.  Please check the site regularly to find newly posted courses offered.

Click on the link below to view the schedule and register for courses.  If you are not able to fully view the entire page, go to the scroll bar on the side and bottom of the page which allows you to move the page from side to side and up and down.  This will assist you in finding the Register Link.  You must click on the word Register to get to the site to fill out the registration form.  To pay on-line you must click on the Pay On-line Now.  You are officially registerd for a class when payment is received.  Please note that each course offered has a registration deadline date.  Registration and payment should be made by this date. 

Occupational Extension Schedule & Registration

Occupational Extension Course Descriptions (Click here to view)

If you have questions or need more information, please email oex@vgcc.edu

Occupational Extension Department Contacts:
Jean Blaine, Director of Occupational Extension
Gina Brewer, Administrative Assistant
Phone Number: 252-738-3300