PALMER — On May 11, Navarro College presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Palmer ISD for its participation in Navarro College’s Dual Credit Accounting Pilot Program during the 2015- 2016 academic year.

“Navarro College is excited to be piloting this innovative, dual credit transfer accounting option with our high school partners. We have experienced a strong Career and Technical Education Accounting partnership with our area high schools for several years, and are now excited to offer Financial and Managerial Accounting as a high school accounting option.” said Kenneth Martin, Navarro College President of Ellis County Campuses.

“We are so fortunate to have such wonderful partnerships with our service area schools. We are grateful to Palmer ISD for piloting these innovative dual credit accounting courses,” added Renae Tribble, Navarro College Director of Dual Credit, expanding on Martin’s comments. “Additionally, dual credit course offerings assist our dual credit students with furthering their higher educational goals, laying a smoother transition, and saves them both time and money.”

From the high school perspective, Palmer High School Principal Brian Warner explained that the Dual Credit Accounting 2 program has given students an opportunity to get a jump-start on their career pathway.

LeAnn Jones, Palmer High School Counselor shared that offering the finance endorsement to students is allowing the students to receive training in a field that will open many doors for college and career opportunities.

“The students in the program have expressed their gratitude to our administration,” Jones said. “Mrs. Butler and Ms. Scott for developing the Accounting classes and making them what they are today.”

The Accounting Program at Navarro College offers several Career and Technical Certificates and an Associate in Applied Science degree for those individuals who are interested in Accounting Paraprofessional careers. The program also provides accounting courses for those who are interested in transferring to a university to pursue a professional accounting career.

Professor Scott, shared that the Dual Credit Accounting Pilot Program concept was presented by herself and Butler at the National Business Educator’s Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada this Spring. Because of the interest in this program, the presentation will be repeated this summer at the Mountain-Plains Business Educator Conference (MPEBA) in Kansas City, Missouri and the Texas Career Education Summer Conference (TCEC) in Fort Worth, Texas.

Navarro College will expand the Dual Credit Accounting Program across the college’s service district during the 2016-2017 academic year. For more information about the Dual Credit Accounting Program or other dual credit offerings at Navarro College, contact Renae Tribble, Director of Dual Credit at 972-923-6422 or renae.tribble@navarrocollege.edu.