School of Business, Education and Professional Studies - Accounting Program
About the Program
If the world of finance beckons, then a career in accounting could add up to your success. A Santa Fe Community College degree in accounting will prepare the graduate for a bachelor's degree program and is a good foundation for a career in almost any field. The courses in the degree program at Santa Fe Community College are patterned after the lower-division courses at universities so you'll get the required general education courses, plus some basic accounting classes in financial accounting principles, federal and state income tax preparation, payroll accounting, financial and investment analysis, tax accounting and more.
The number of careers in accounting and auditing is expanding. In New Mexico, the field is estimated to grow by 18 percent while nationally the growth is predicted to be 30 percent. Money magazine has named accounting one of the 50 hottest jobs of the decade. Starting salaries for certified public accountants range from $30,000 to $160,000, while those for graduates with associate degrees in accounting are typically between $18,000 and $40,000.
- Financial analyst
- Credit officer
- Full charge bookkeeper
- Accounts receivable/payable supervisor
- Payroll supervisor
Post-bachelor's degree opportunities:
- Corporate, public or government accountant
- Business manager
- Chief financial officer
- Tax manager
- FBI investigator
For more information, please contact the School of Business, Education and Professional Studies, 505-428-1308, firstname.lastname@example.org.