Dec 03, 2020  
2015 - 2016 CNM Catalog, Volume 48.1 
    
2015 - 2016 CNM Catalog, Volume 48.1 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

Bookkeeping, Certificate of Completion


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School of Business & Information Technology (BIT)

Description

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.

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.

Approximate Costs of this Educational Option

Financial Aid Considerations

Career and Educational Opportunities

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 our courses are transferable to four-year degree programs, and CNM currently has transfer agreements with many colleges and universities in New Mexico and elsewhere.

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.

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.

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.

Certificate in Bookkeeping 36 credit hours



* Accounting certificate and degree students must choose ENG 1101 - College Writing  

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