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VGCC Open House Shines Spotlight on Franklin Campus

Vance-Granville Community College’s Franklin County Campus held an open house, called the “Pre-Registration Premiere,” on Nov. 10. The name of the event referred to the fact that registration for the upcoming spring 2011 semester started the following Monday, Nov. 15. The semester begins Jan. 5. The open house employed a movie “premiere” theme, complete with popcorn and presentations throughout the afternoon called “screenings.” The screenings offered visitors information on the various programs and courses available at the campus, located on N.C. 56 just outside Louisburg.

Among the opportunities in the spotlight was VGCC’s Medical Assisting curriculum program, which is based at the campus and which prepares multi-skilled health care professionals to perform administrative, clinical and laboratory procedures. Medical Assisting students performed “screenings” for visitors that had nothing to do with film projectors but had everything to do with health, such as blood pressure checks. Also featured were Occupational Extension programs, which include Welding classes; the Cosmetology program, which boasts a newly renovated salon/lab on campus; Business Technologies programs, including Accounting , Business Administration , Computer Information Technology , Entrepreneurship and Office Administration ; Early Childhood Education and the Child Care Center at the campus; and the Bioprocess Technology degree program and the one-semester BioWork training course, which are offered in the Biotechnology building on the campus. Information was also provided on Franklin County Early College High School , which is based at Franklin Campus and is operated in partnership with the Franklin County Schools.

For more information on the Franklin County Campus , call Bobbie Jo May at (919) 496-1567.

Above: VGCC Franklin Campus Cosmetology student Laura Hurley (left) talks with a teacher and students from Franklin County Early College High School in the Cosmetology program’s newly renovated salon/lab during the Franklin Campus open house. (VGCC photo)