Vance-Granville Community College will hold a series of sessions offering information for high school students and their parents on the “Career and College Promise” (CCP) program. CCP allows eligible students to earn college credits while still in high school, without having to pay tuition or college fees.
These meetings will be held on Monday, Oct. 22 from 6–7 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room on VGCC’s Franklin County Campus near Louisburg; on Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 6–7 p.m. in the small auditorium in Building 2 on VGCC’s Main Campus near Henderson; on Thursday, Oct. 25 from 6–7 p.m. in the seminar room on VGCC’s Warren County Campus in Warrenton; and on Monday, Oct. 29 from 6–7 p.m. in the seminar room on VGCC’s South Campus located between Creedmoor and Butner. Students and parents from anywhere in the four-county service area are invited to attend the meeting of their choice, and are not limited to attending the campus in their county. However, seating is limited at each location.
Attendees will learn about the requirements of the program, creating plans of study and applying for admission. This information will help students prepare to enroll and register for classes in the upcoming Spring 2013 semester, which starts Jan. 8.
VGCC’s unique Career and College Promise pathways lead to students acquiring entry-level job skills and/or credits that transfer to four-year universities. The scheduled information sessions will focus on the two types of pathway that are open to eligible high school juniors and seniors: the “Core 44” College Transfer and the Career Technical Education Pathways. The third, the Cooperative Innovative High Schools pathway, involves attending particular schools, such as the four Early College High Schools that VGCC operates in partnership with local school systems, starting as a freshman.
Students who select the College Transfer option will take some of the so-called “Core 44” hours of general education credits that will transfer seamlessly to any public or participating private college or university. Within this pathway, VGCC will offer four programs of study: Business and Economics; Engineering and Mathematics; Humanities and Social Science; and Life and Health Sciences. Each program of study has a prescribed set of courses.
VGCC’s Career Technical Education Pathways allow students to potentially earn certificates in Business Management, Computer Information Technology/Software Specialist, Cosmetology, Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement, Early Childhood Education, Infant/Toddler Care, Information Systems Security/Security Specialist, Medical Office Administration/Medical Transcription Specialist, School-Age Care and Web Design Specialist, or diplomas in Carpentry and Welding Technology.
For more information, contact Lyndon Hall, VGCC’s Director of Joint High School Programs, at (919) 528-4737 ext. 3512, or visit the VGCC web site (vgcc.edu/HighSchoolStudents).