This certificate provides graduates with a strong foundation in the theory and procedures of accounting for business transactions including governmental entities. Select business courses provide students with an introduction to business operations and a background necessary to relate with employees and the community. The courses in this program may integrate into other Business & Information Technology programs.
Some courses are not eligible for Financial Aid. Please check the list here when considering a course.
The Associate of Applied Science degree transfers at least 30 technical credits and applicable arts and sciences credits toward the Career Technical Associate of Arts transfer degree. Contact the School of Business & Information Technology for more information. Many of our Accounting courses are transferable to universities and CNM currently has transfer agreements with many colleges in New Mexico.
Potential employers for this educational option: Most charter and public schools and school districts employ Business Managers. Sample job titles for this educational option: Business Manager, District Manager, Associate District Manager, School Business Manager, School Business Officer, and School Business Operations Manager.
The U.S. Department of Labor Statistics Job Outlook Handbook predicts that both full- and part-time employment for persons with accounting and business 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.