SANFORD — Central Carolina Community College’s Accounting program was ranked 25th nationwide by an education research website, according to a news release., which ranks degree programs across the U.S., recognized the college’s program as “Best for American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers Certification.”

“It is nice to get recognition for our program” accounting teacher Martin C. Haley Jr. said in the news release. “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.”

Haley said the program is industry-based and teaches concepts needed in the real world, including classes on tax, bookkeeping and payroll software.