VGCC information session to spotlight health programs
Vance-Granville Community College will hold a Health Care Programs Information Session on Wednesday, March 15, at noon, in Room G1131 on the college’s South Campus, located between Creedmoor and Butner.
Information will be available about curriculum programs in Radiography , Histotechnology , Pharmacy Technology , Medical Assisting , Human Services Technology , Medical Office Administration and Medical Office Administration – Coding Specialist , along with Continuing Education programs such as Health Unit Coordinator and Nurse Aide.
The session is open to anyone interested in exploring opportunities in such programs, including current VGCC students and high school students considering college options.
After receiving information about VGCC, attendees will tour the curriculum programs that are based at South Campus : Human Services Technology, which trains students for entry-level jobs in the helping professions and includes special degree tracks in Gerontology and in Substance Abuse; and Radiography, the degree program that prepares graduates to skilled health care professionals who use radiation to produce images of the human body.
Histotechnology, VGCC’s newest curriculum program, provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare tissue specimens for microscopic examination using various stains and dyes to identify tissue and cell structures. The program is based at VGCC’s Main Campus in Vance County.
Pharmacy Technology, also based at Main Campus, trains pharmacy technicians for positions in hospitals, nursing homes, private and chain drug stores, research laboratories, wholesale drug companies and pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities. The program offers both a diploma and an associate degree option.
Medical Assisting, based at the college’s Franklin County Campus, prepares multi-skilled health care professionals qualified to perform administrative, clinical and laboratory procedures. That program also offers both a diploma and a two-year degree.
Medical Office Administration prepares individuals for employment in medical and other health-care-related offices. Both a general and a Coding Specialist degree track are offered, along with Medical Coding Specialist and Medical Transcription Specialist certificates.
Continuing education programs like Nurse Aide, Medication Aide, Phlebotomy, Medical Office Assistant and Health Unit Coordinator offer short-term training and are offered at various locations throughout the year.
For more information, contact Dean of Health Sciences Angela Thomas at (252) 738-3397 or firstname.lastname@example.org.