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CCCC Accounting program recognized

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02.04.2021College & CommunityCollege GeneralCurriculum Programs

SANFORD - The Central Carolina Community College Accounting program has been recognized by as having one of The Best Accounting Certificate Degree Programs for 2021. CCCC was ranked No. 25 - Best For AIPB (American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers) Certification. See rankings at provides unbiased research to help students make informed decisions about higher education programs. The website offers curated guides, which include the best degree programs as well as information about financial aid, internships and even study strategies.

"Our program is designed and taught based on industry needs. Our students learn the concepts needed on the job. They graduate with practice with real world applications and knowledge of tax, bookkeeping, and payroll software," said Martin C. Haley Jr., CCCC Lead Accounting Instructor. "It is nice to get recognition for our program. We have heard over the years how impressed businesses are with our students and their ability to hit the ground running because they know how to use the software."

"I am happy to hear about the recent honor of receiving the AIPB Certification. It is a reflection on how well our students do in the profession once leaving our program," said Erynn Stainback, CCCC Accounting Instructor.

The Accounting instructional program at CCCC focuses on many business functions and emphasize learning Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

Courses/subject matter in the Accounting program include: Financial and Managerial Accounting, Income Taxes (Individual and Business), Payroll and Accounting Software, Economics and Financial Markets, Management and Human Resources, and Business Law and Ethics.

"Maintaining relationships and connections make our program special. We believe it is important to establish good relationships with our community partners in order to provide our students with solid employment options after graduation," said Stainback. "In addition, we communicate with N.C. State University on an informal and regular basis about opportunities such as the Student Networking Night and the NCACPA (North Carolina Association of CPAs) Summer Leadership Conference, which we have had CCCC students attend in the past."

"Our program is tailored to give students practice and real world applications that are needed on the job day one of their career. They will be able to interview and convey to their future employers that they have the skills necessary to be successful," said Haley.

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