This program is intended for individuals to enter the tax profession and enable them to prepare tax returns for the general public. In addition, hands-on experience in the form of supervised tax preparation through an internship or SMC's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program provides real-world knowledge.
Program Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the program, students will demonstrate a range of tax preparation skills required to complete both Federal and State tax returns for individuals.
The program goal is to develop workforce readiness in the field of applied taxation. The objective is to encourage individuals start their own business as tax service providers, embark into the tax profession or utilize the tax education and training in other various business applications.
The certificate will require 10 unit in tax education and ethics which are essential to tax practitioners. Some of the elective courses focus on managing and marketing education to assist tax practitioners operate their own tax practice or manage a tax practice. Additionally, some of the other elective courses focus on applying business technology and software that will be needed to successfully operate and manage a tax practice.
(Y1 or S1)
|ACCT 9||Accounting Ethics||3||Y1|
|ACCT 17||Income Tax Preparation||4||Y1|
|ACCT 16||Taxation of Corporations, Partnerships, Estates and Trust||3||Y2|
|ACCT 31A or ACCT 31B||Excel for Accounting & Advanced Excel for Accounting||3||Y1|
|BUS 8||Law for the Entrepreneur||3||Y2|
|BUS 23||PRINCIPLES OF SELLING||3||Y2|
|BUS 34||INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING||3||Y2|
|BUS 63||PRINCIPLES OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP MARKETING||3||Ys|
|ACCT 90A OR ACCT 19A||ACCOUNTING INTERNSHIP OR IRS VITA PROGRAM||1||Y1|