The Accounting program provides graduates with a strong foundation in the theory and procedures of accounting for business transactions. Computer technology and software applications that facilitate production of accounting information are an integral part of the program. Education in accounting often provides a competitive advantage to those seeking advancement in all aspects of business.
Accounting coursework covers financial, managerial and tax accounting practices and procedures. Students develop financial statements for a variety of users and study the fundamentals of business and law. Students also study the verbal, written and teamwork skills needed for a business career.
Many of our courses are transferable to universities and CNM currently has transfer agreements with many colleges in New Mexico.
The Associate of Applied Science degree transfers at least 30 technical credits and applicable arts and sciences credits towards the Career Technical Associates of Arts transfer degree. Contact the School of Business & Information Technology for more information.
Most businesses, governmental and non-profit organizations employ accountants and/or bookkeepers. The U.S. Department of Labor Statistics Job Outlook Handbook predicts that both full- and part-time employment for persons with accounting education are expected to grow faster than average.
Program Proficiencies and/or Prerequisites
Students may demonstrate proficiency in these areas either by Diploma/GPA, placement exam scores, or specific course work.