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Accounting: Bookkeeper (AAS)

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Photo of spreadsheet for CMC accounting program.The Bookkeeper program provides you with entry-level accounting skills. Graduates are prepared for employment as bookkeepers, tax return preparation assistants, accounting paraprofessionals, accounting assistants, and computer accounting assistants in home-based or other self-employment, public accounting, industry, and government. If you are currently employed, the degree offers the opportunity for job upgrading.

This program provides a mixture of basic communications and mathematics skills, technical accounting and computer skills, and basic business skills necessary to succeed in today’s business world. The program also provides the technical skills necessary for students who choose to pursue the testing required to earn either (1) the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB) designation Certified Bookkeeper; or (2) the Internal Revenue Service designation Enrolled Agent (which confers the privilege of representing taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service. Learn more about enrolled agents in Treasury Department Circular 230, available on the IRS website).

Students must demonstrate college-level proficiency in composition, reading, and mathematics as prerequisites for courses within this program. Your skills in these areas may affect the sequence of courses in which you can enroll and may also extend the time required to complete this program. For more details, see the Academic Placement and Testing  section.

Graduates of the program will receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree, Bookkeeper. The Bookkeeper degree is offered at the following CMC locations: Aspen, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, Spring Valley at Glenwood Springs, Steamboat Springs, and Vail Valley at Edwards. See also the Certificate of Occupational Proficiency in Bookkeeping 

The following courses fulfill the requirements for the AAS Bookkeeper degree; many of these courses also comprise the Accounting: Bookkeeper Certificate  program. A limited number of these courses provide guaranteed transfer within Colorado so if you wish to transfer, consider the Associate of Arts: Business  degree. Many of the courses also comprise the lower-division requirements of the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration . Please work with your advisor to determine the course of study which best meets your goals.

NOTE: Students who intend to qualify to take the CPA exam and become credentialed should not register for ACC courses in this program. Please see the Bachelor of Science- Business Administration degree, Accounting Emphasis  .

Learn more about the Accounting Program.

Accounting Electives

(9 credits) Select from the following courses:

Minimum Hours Required

Minimum Credit Hours Required (60-61)
Minimum Contact hours Required (900-915)

Add a Bachelors to this degree!

Boost the professional value of your technical degree and expertise with our Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) - Leadership & Management  (BAS) degree.

Our BAS degree is designed to enhance the value of your Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree by developing the professional leadership skills needed to work at a management level in technical professions of all kinds.

Learn more.



◆ State Guaranteed Transfer Course

✽ Applies to CMC AA/AS/AGS Degrees

Not all programs/courses are available at every campus and may require travel to another campus or access via distance learning (IVS, hybrid, or online).

For more information see About Our Degrees .

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