Program Description

The Individual Tax Preparer Certificate program is designed to equip learners with the essential knowledge and skills required to navigate Individual Tax Accounting. Through a comprehensive curriculum covering topics such as tax law, payroll accounting, QuickBooks proficiency, and foundational accounting principles, learners gain a solid understanding of how to prepare, analyze, and manage individual tax returns effectively. This program also incorporates practical experience through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, providing hands-on training in assisting community members and families with tax preparation. Upon completion, graduates are prepared to pursue careers as tax preparers or further their education in accounting fields.

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Graduates will be able to…

  • Perform bookkeeping for small business
  • Complete individual tax returns


Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:

  • Bookkeeper
  • Tax Preparer


The Individual Tax Preparer Certificate is a 16 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

Vita (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Experience 3.00
Accounting 1 4.00
Individual Tax Accounting 3.00
Payroll Accounting 3.00
Quickbooks 1 1.00
Quickbooks 2 2.00

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