Dec 04, 2020  
2015 - 2016 CNM Catalog, Volume 48.1 
    
2015 - 2016 CNM Catalog, Volume 48.1 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

Accounting, Associate of Applied Science


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School of Business & Information Technology (BIT)

Description

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.

Educational Option Information

This educational option is an

  • Associate of Applied Science Degree

This educational option can be completed

  • Part-Time or Full-Time. A full-time student can complete this program in five terms.

This educational option can be started

  • Any Term

This educational option is designed for

  • Immediate employment and transfer into a baccalaureate program

Primary Course Location

  • Main and Montoya campuses; many courses are offered online

Information for people with felony convictions

  • A felony conviction will not prevent entry into the program or employment; however, it may limit available employment opportunities.

Approximate Costs of this Educational Option

Financial Aid Considerations

Career and Educational Opportunities

Educational Opportunities

  • 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.

Career 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.

Recommended Sequence of Courses


Program Proficiencies and/or Prerequisites


Students must demonstrate proficiency in these areas either by placement exam scores  or specific course work.

Accounting, Associate of Applied Science 67-68 credit hours


Program Approved Electives


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