School of Business & Information Technology
Program information is available from the School of Business & Information Technology Office at (505) 224-3811.
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 law and management. Students also study the verbal, written and teamwork skills needed for a business career.
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 a certificate or Associate of Applied Science degree in Accounting.
Note: The Associate of Applied Science degree transfers at least 30 technical credits and applicable arts and sciences credits to the University of New Mexico College of Education toward the Technology and Training program. Contact (505) 224-3811 for more information.
Career and Educational Opportunities
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.
Exit competencies (see Program Exit Competencies) for this program of study are available at cnm.edu/exitcomp.
For the graduation policy refer to Moving On , cnm.edu or the Students tab in my CNM.