When asked what advice she would give to others who are interested in
enrolling in the accounting program she said, "You have to be receptive to
want to learn, and not be shy about asking questions. This program is a
very challenging and a rewarding one. With an accounting education you can
go in many different areas in the business world. My education has helped
me gain more confidence in my abilities in the work place."
Sondra Vann is an accounting graduate from 1994. Vann wanted to further
her education in the math field. She enrolled at HCC in the fall of 1992,
because it was a local college with affordable tuition.
Currently employed at Northampton County Department of Social Services
as an Accounting Technician II, she works with Accounts Receivable and
Accounts Payable daily. She said that she started her career as a
Processing Assistant in 1995 and was promoted to an Accounting Technician
II in December 1996. She added that without her Associate in Applied
Science degree in Accounting, she probably would not be where she is
"The teachers were wonderful at HCC," said Vann. "The class sizes were
not overwhelming. My advisor guided me in making the correct decisions on
taking classes when they were available without overloading me." Vann's
advisor also assisted her in finding a job to work through her internship
for her degree.
For those interested in the program, Vann said, "If you have a love for
math as I did, HCC has a nice Accounting Program with excellent teachers.
These days, you should have some type of college education, and HCC is a
great college with affordable tuition."
For more information about the Accounting Program, contact HCC
Accounting Department Head/Instructor Rhonda Segars at (252) 536-7248.