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Program Descriptions


Accounting

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.  With work experience and additional education, an individual may advance in the accounting profession.

For more informationon the Accounting Program, contact Tim Broadwell, Curriculum Coordinator.


Business Administration

The Business Administration curriculum is designed to prepare an individual for entry into management positions.

The curriculum develops competencies in the applications of management principles.  Emphasis placed on skill development in the areas of management functions, computer applications and analysis, critical thinking and decision-making techniques, marketing, finance, legal aspects of business, oral and written communications, and the utilization of human resources.  Through the development of management competencies, the graduate will be able to function as a contributing member of the management team.

For more information on the Business Administration Program, contact Katherine Clyde, Curriculum Coordinator.


Healthcare Management Technology (HMT)

The Healthcare Management Technology (HMT) curriculum is designed to prepare students for employment in healthcare business and financial operations.  Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the application of management principles to the healthcare environment.

The curriculum places emphasis on planning, organizing, directing, and controlling tasks related to healthcare organizational objectives including the legal and ethical environment of the healthcare industry; integration of team building skills, critical analysis of financial operations associated with third-party billing and reimbursement; and database management.  Emphasis is placed on the development of effective supervisory skills.

The Healthcare Management Technology program is designed to teach students the business of healthcare and consists of both traditional and nontraditional students.  Our nontraditional students include both administrative and clinical-oriented people.  The clinical students, ex. nurses, and lab technicians have entered the program so that they can learn the business and management side of healthcare.  The knowledge obtained in the HMT program will allow the nontraditional students, who are already working in the healthcare facilities, to advance into supervisory or management positions.  The traditional student will obtain both knowledge in the classroom as well as experience through the field training portion of the program which will allow them to be more marketable upon graduation.

For more information on the Healthcare Management Technology Program, contact Karen Sabo, Curriculum Coordinator.


Human Resources Management

Human Resources Management is a program within the Business Administration Department at Pitt Community College in Greenville, North Carolina. A career in Human Resources Management allows you the opportunity to manage people in the office environment and to apply critical thinking skills for solving problems.

For more information on the Business Administration Program, contact Ray Heath, Curriculum Coordinator.