Sep 15, 2019  
2019 - 2020 CNM Catalog, Volume 51 
    
2019 - 2020 CNM Catalog, Volume 51

Bookkeeping, Certificate of Completion


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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.

Approximate Costs of this Educational Option

Financial Aid Considerations

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 an Accounting 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.

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.

Gainful Employment information is available from Job Connection Services.

Program Requirements


Courses


Minimum Credit Hours Required to Complete Certificate: 33


* It is recommended that Accounting certificate and degree students should choose ENGL 1210 - Technical Communications .

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