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Tracy S. Clark has two bachelor’s degrees. But those degrees weren’t enough for her to get her dream job. After she took two online accounting courses from Brookhaven College, however, she had two job offers.
Clark wanted to work for a federal agency. But that required at least 24 credit hours of accounting – and she had only 20. So she enrolled in Brookhaven College.
Clark had been out of college for a while, so she had to get re-acclimated.
“Both of my accounting professors, Clarice McCoy and Becky Knickel, were very helpful as I went through that whole process. Some days I’d think I’d completely forgotten how to learn or do anything, and they would help me to figure it out. The best part of my whole experience was being able to contact them whenever I needed — they were always so receptive and helpful.”
“Almost as soon as I finished my accounting classes at Brookhaven, I received conditional job offers from both the FBI and DEA [Drug Enforcement Administration]. For the FBI, I would be a forensic accountant — looking into money laundering and tracing the financial assets for criminals. For the DEA, it would be the compliance side, investing pharmaceutical inventories for fraud and diversionary investments.”
Clark decided not to accept those offers, because she would have had to move out of town. She now works for the U.S. Department of Labor in Dallas.
Learn more about accounting at the colleges of DCCCD. You could be the next student success story!
The program is called Military 2 Manufacturing, or M2M. Funding comes from the Texas Workforce Commission. The commission launched the Veteran and Industry Partnership, or VIP. VIP is designed to create jobs for the state’s most in-demand industries: petrochemical, advanced manufacturing and information technology. M2M will train any former military members in fields that complement training they received in the military.
Three colleges participate in M2M:
- Mountain View College is focusing on training for general welders, maintenance welders, manufacturing logistics technicians, and manufacturing process and production technicians. Training can be completed in less than 12 months. Learn details.
- The Richland College-Garland Campus is providing training for manufacturing logistics technicians, manufacturing design specialists and precision machine operators. Click on Night and Weekend Classes on the Garland Campus website.
- The Bill J. Priest Institute for Economic Development offers M2M training for computer numerical controls (CNC), welding fundamentals, fabrication welding, combination welding, arts metals (or metal sculpturing), pipe welding and industrial maintenance mechanics. Learn more about workforce training at Bill J. Priest.
For More Information
Contact Dr. Hamaria Crockett at 214-378-1759 or send an email to M2M@dcccd.edu.
For training questions about programs at the three DCCCD colleges participating in M2M, call:
- Mountain View College, 214-860-8609
- Richland College-Garland Campus, 214-360-1201
- Bill J. Priest Institute, 214-860-5806
Volunteers will be trained to prepare basic federal income tax returns. Trained volunteers would assist those with low to limited income, military personnel, individuals with disabilities, elderly and non-English speakers prepare their income tax returns.
The Internal Revenue Service’s “VITA” – Volunteer Income Tax Assistance – training will be held Jan. 24 and Jan. 31 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at two locations: Eastfield College Pleasant Grove campus and Brookhaven College.
Once trained, you would volunteer for a minimum of four hours a week to prepare taxes from January to April.
For more information: