Jul 22, 2024  
2024-2025 CNM Catalog, Volume 56 
2024-2025 CNM Catalog, Volume 56

Accounting, Associate of Applied Science

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School of Business, Hospitality & Technology (BHT)

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.

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Educational Option Information

  • This educational option is an Associate of Applied Science Degree
  • This educational option is designed for: Immediate employment and transfer into a baccalaureate program
  • This educational option can be completed: Part-Time or Full-Time. A full-time student can complete this program in four terms.
  • This educational option can be started: Any Term
  • 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

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 Business, Hospitality & 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.

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.

Program Requirements


Minimum Credit Hours Required to Complete Degree: 61

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

Program Approved Electives

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