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 and law. Students also study the verbal, written, and teamwork skills needed for a business career.
Some courses are not eligible for Financial Aid. Please check the list here when considering a course.
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.
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.
Ten Year Rule for CTE Courses
Career and technical education courses in this program will qualify for credit for a period of ten academic years. Due to changing technologies, trends, and professional demands, courses completed ten or more years in the past will satisfy program requirements only if they are approved by the instructional school in which they were offered. Cohorted programs may have additional restrictions.