VGCC Accounting program ranked in top ten nationwide

Thursday, July 13, 2017
Badge that says Best associate programs - Accounting.com 2017

The Accounting program at Vance-Granville Community College recently received recognition as one of ten best associate degree programs in its field across the United States. VGCC came in at number nine on the list of the nation’s top associate degrees published by New York-based Accounting.com. Only one other college in North Carolina, Charlotte-based Central Piedmont Community College, made the list.

The website ranked two-year college programs according to standards such as quality of curriculum, reputation and graduation rates. “After reviewing every associate in accounting program offered in the U.S., VGCC stands out as one of the best in the nation,” said Gabrielle Martinez of Accounting.com. Her organization noted that VGCC offers students the opportunity to earn the associate in applied science in accounting degree in traditional face-to-face classes or in a hybrid format that combines online and traditional classes.

“As accounting-related jobs continue to grow - at about 11% by 2024 - we strive to see students attain the highest return on their education, which could mean earning an associate in accounting,” according to Accounting.com, which has been an established resource for students and professionals in the accounting field since 1996.

“We are honored for the Accounting program to be nationally-recognized as a high-quality program that prepares students for successful careers in the business world,” said Spring Tucker, the business technologies department chair at VGCC. “This recognition is a credit to our outstanding faculty members who are dedicated to student success.”

The Accounting curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and the skills necessary for employment and growth in the accounting profession. Using the “language of business,” accountants assemble and analyze, process, and communicate essential information about financial operations. In addition to course work in accounting principles, theories, and practice, students will study business law, finance, management, and economics. Related skills are developed through the study of communications, computer applications, financial analysis, critical thinking skills, and ethics. Graduates should qualify for entry-level accounting positions in many types of organizations including accounting firms, small businesses, manufacturing firms, banks, hospitals, school systems, and governmental agencies.

In addition to the two-year degree in Accounting, VGCC offers a Sole Proprietorship Accounting Certificate.

Registration is going on now for the fall semester at VGCC, which begins Aug. 14. For more information about Accounting, contact Spring Tucker at tuckers@vgcc.edu or (252) 738-3292.