Tax Practitioner Certificate (TXPC)

Description

The Tax Practitioner Certificate prepares individuals for employment in tax preparation. Students learn to prepare federal, state, and local tax returns as well as forms required for trusts, estates, and nonprofit organizations.

Students also gain experience by participating in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistant (VITA) program of the Internal Revenue Service and are prepared to pass the VITA Basic Level certification test.

This certificate program does not include cooperative education.

Related Programs

Program Code

TXPC.CT1

Benefits

Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Prepare federal, state, and local tax returns
  • Prepare forms required for trusts, estates, and nonprofit organizations

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Tax Preparer

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

$33,000 annual salary

Employment Outlook

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 10 percent growth in employment for tax preparers through 2022.

Gainful Employment Data

Curriculum

Effective 2017-2018 academic year

Tax Practitioner Certificate (TXPC)

 
Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
ACC 101 Financial Accounting 2 2 3
ACC 175 Federal Taxation: Individuals 3 0 3
LAW 101 Business Law 3 0 3
IM 111 Computer Applications 1 2 3 3
Semester 2      
ACC 180 Federal Taxation: Business 3 0 3
ACC 185 State and Local Taxation 3 0 3
ACC 221 Volunteer Income Tax Assistant 1 2 2 3
IM 120 Electronic Spreadsheets: Microsoft Excel 2 3 3
Semester 3      
ACC 121
  & ACC 122
Computerized Bookkeeping: QuickBooks 1
   and Computerized Bookkeeping: QuickBooks 2 *
0 4 2
ACC 222 Volunteer Income Tax Assistant 2 1 4 3
ACC 250 Advanced Taxation 3 0 3
Total Credits:   24 18 32
*

These 7-week courses are offered consecutively during the same semester.

The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum.
G = General Education course in this curriculum
B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum
T = Technical course in this curriculum

Contacts

Program Chair
Michele Geers, CPA
(513) 569-1435