Bookkeeping / Accounting

Certificate of Completion

20 credit hours

Accountant at her deskThe Bookkeeping/Accounting certificate program is designed to prepare students for entry into the accounting profession at positions ranging from entry-level single function, to full-charge bookkeepers. This one-year program emphasizes internal accounting procedures, preparation of financial statements and simple tax returns.

Upon program completion students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the accounting skills needed to meet the demand in the industry.
  • Demonstrate the accounting skills needed to obtain the designation of Certified Bookkeeper.
  • Demonstrate the accounting skills needed to continue toward meeting the requirements for an Associate’s of Applied Science Degree in Accounting.
  • Apply a basic foundation in accounting to other business functions such as economics, finance, management, and marketing.

Any student who is ineligible for state, national, or industry licensure or certification is ineligible for entry into this program.

Certificate Requirements

ACCT 201 – Introduction to Financial Accounting (4)
ACCT 215 – Certified Bookkeeping (3)
ENG 102 – Composition (3)
ENG 233 – Writing for Technical Professionals (3)
IS 151 – Basic Computer Skills (3)
MATH 104 – Preparatory Algebra (4) or a higher level Math course

*For a complete list of courses, refer to the ENMU-Ruidoso online catalog.

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Degree Pathway
Bookkeeping/Accounting Certificate Gainful Employment Disclosure