Tax Specialist I  (certificate)

Department:  Accounting

This certificate provides occupational training and education in small business accounting, computerized accounting and spreadsheet applications used in small business accounting, and basic federal payroll tax administration.

It also includes federal and California individual income tax law, regulations, and tax return preparation.

Career Possibilities:  Accounting firms need employees who can assist in the preparation of accounting information for businesses and individuals for accurate and complete federal and California income and payroll tax returns. Employment outlook for the 2010-2020 period shows that the number of job openings for bookkeeping, accounting, and accounting clerk positions are in the top 25 of all occupations.

Program Requirements

Subject Title Prerequisites Units Mode
ACCT101Fundamentals of College Accounting
3
Online, Hybrid, Campus
  or  ACCT301Financial Accounting
4
Online, Hybrid, Campus
ACCT125Federal and State Individual Taxation
4
Online, Hybrid
ACCT131Fundamental Payroll Administration
1.5
Online
ACCT160Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
2
Not Currently Offered
  or  WEXP498Work Experience in (Subject)
(1-4)
Work Experience
ACCT341Computerized Accounting
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2
Online, Hybrid
CISA315Introduction to Electronic Spreadsheets
2
Online, Hybrid, Campus