School of Business & Information Technology (BIT)
The Bookkeeping certificate provides basic accounting skills for entry-level employment. Students also receive an introduction to business operations and to the written and verbal communication skills needed for a business career. The courses in this program may integrate into other Business & Information Technology programs. Students can take additional courses and receive an Accounting certificate or Associate of Applied Science degree in Accounting.
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Educational Option Information
- This program can be completed: Part-time or full-time. Full-time students can complete the program in three terms.
- This program can be started: Any term.
- Primary course location: Main Campus, Montoya Campus and many courses are offered online.
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Career and Educational Opportunities
Certifications that are available include:
- Certified Bookkeeper (CB)
- Certified Public Bookkeeper (CPB)
The courses in this program may integrate into other Business & Information Technology programs. Students can take additional courses and receive a certificate or Associate of Applied Science degree in Accounting.
Many of the courses in this program are transferable and some may be applied to four-year degree programs at other institutions. CNM currently has transfer agreements with many colleges and universities in New Mexico and elsewhere.
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.
Sample job duties/descriptions for this educational option include: Accounting Clerk, Accounting Assistant, Accounts Payables Clerk, Bookkeeper, Account Clerk, Accounts Payable Clerk, Accounts Receivable Clerk, Accounts Payable Specialist, Accounting Associate.