Tax Preparation, Certificate of Achievement

Upon successful completion of the Tax Preparation Certificate, students will demonstrate skills, knowledge, and training for entry level positions to assist tax preparers and interviewers. The student completing this program will have demonstrated his or her ability to accurately fill in detailed data sheets to help in the preparation of tax returns by gathering information from client interviews, collecting copies of previous tax returns, wage statements, interest and dividend summaries, and other tax records.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and financial statement preparation for sole proprietors.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to prepare basic federal and California income tax forms and calculate related schedules.

Core Requirements

Complete 24 units

BUS 001A

Principles of Accounting

5

BUS 001B

Principles of Accounting

5

BUS 003

Financial Accounting

5

BUS 004

Managerial Accounting

5

BUS 011

Income Tax Procedures

3

BUS 081

California Income Tax Preparation

1

Restricted Electives

Complete 6 units selected from:

BUS 015

Computer Spreadsheets for Accounting

2

BUS 018A

Business Law

3

or

 

 

BUS 019

Legal Environment of Business

3

BUS 020

Introduction to Business

3

BUS 026

Economics of Business

3

CS 011

Fundamentals of Computer Science

3

MATH 077A

Business Mathematics

3

and

 

 

MATH 077B

Business Mathematics

3

Minimum Units Required: 30

Complete all courses with a grade of "C" or better.