Certificate in Income Tax I (Income Tax Assistant)

The Income Tax I Certificate will provide our students with basic income tax training and help to prepare the student for tax assistant position within local income tax preparation practice as wells within a private and local governmental organization's accounting department. Job duties include assisting tax practitioners with the tax preparation and filing process, reviewing tax returns, performing basic administrative work, and ensuring filing deadlines are understood and met, and monitoring tax-related expenses.

Certificate of Achievement Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Income Tax I (Income Tax Assistant) Certificate of Achievement will:

  1. Prepare a basic federal income tax return using income tax preparation software.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of basic income laws.
  3. Create and maintain accounting and income tax related spreadsheets.
Required courses:
ACCT 100Accounting4
or ACCT 101 Financial Accounting
or ACCT 101H Financial Accounting - Honors
ACCT 110Income Tax Accounting4
ACCT 113Volunteer Income Tax Assistance I1
OFF 120Microsoft Excel3
Total Units12

1-Term Curriculum Map Example
This map represents one possible pathway through the program and is only for reference.

*It is highly recommended that you make an appointment to create a customized education plan that fits your needs.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
ACCT 110 Income Tax Accounting 4
ACCT 113 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance I 1
OFF 120 Microsoft Excel 3
ACCT 100
or Financial Accounting
or Financial Accounting - Honors
 Total Units12

Career Opportunities

There are a variety of careers you can do with this major.


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