Vance-Granville Community College was founded by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1969. It was then known as the Vance County Technical Institute. In 1976, the technical institute was christened Vance-Granville Community College. Popularly referred to as VGCC, the college offers a number of certificates, diplomas, and degree programs. Students can choose from more than 40 study programs that prepare them for entry-level jobs or further education. At VGCC, students also have the option of enrolling for evening or day classes either on a full-time or part-time basis.
The college offers study programs through three main academic divisions:
- Arts and Sciences Division
- Business and Applied Technologies Division
- Health Sciences Division
VGCC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The college belongs to the North Carolina Community College System.