VGCC offers weekend Motorcycle Safety program

Vance-Granville Community College has announced upcoming spring and summer dates for the Motorcycle Safety program, which is offered on weekends at the college’s Main Campus in Vance County.

The 22-hour motorcycle safety course will be offered over three consecutive days (Friday through Sunday) on these dates: April 17-19, May 1-3, May 22-24, June 5-7, June 19-21, July 10-12, July 17-19 and Aug. 7-9.

Each course begins on Friday from 6 until 10 p.m. and continues from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, with breaks for lunch. The classroom portion of the course will be held in room 7136 (Building 7).

The class was created for students with little or no motorcycle experience, but even seasoned riders have found it beneficial. Riders of all levels are welcome. The college provides the motorcycles for use in training, as well as helmets, if necessary. Students should wear long pants, a long-sleeved shirt or jacket, boots that cover the ankles, full-fingered gloves, and eye protection such as sunglasses or a face shield on a helmet.

Many insurance companies provide discounted rates for motorcycle operators who successfully complete this program.

Upon successful completion of the course, which is also known as the Basic Rider Course (BRC), students will be issued a skills waiver card for the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles. Riders with this card will not be required to take the DMV motorcycle riding test, but will still be required to visit their local DMV office and take a written exam before being issued a motorcycle endorsement.

Kevin Osborne oversees the course.

The cost of the course is $154. Generally, the deadline to register for each class is seven days prior to the start date.

Registration for these or other Personal Enrichment courses can be completed online at or in person at Main Campus, Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information and to register, contact Emily McCormick at (252) 738-3300 or