Tax Practitioner Certificate (TXPC)


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.

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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


Effective 2018-2019 academic year

Tax Practitioner Certificate (TXPC)

Semester 1LecLabCredits
ACC 101Financial Accounting 223
ACC 175Federal Taxation: Individuals 303
LAW 101Business Law 303
IM 111Computer Applications 1 233
Semester 2  
ACC 180Federal Taxation: Business 303
ACC 185State and Local Taxation 303
ACC 221Volunteer Income Tax Assistant 223
IM 120Electronic Spreadsheets: Microsoft Excel 233
Semester 3  
ACC 121
& ACC 122
Computerized Bookkeeping: QuickBooks 1
and Computerized Bookkeeping: QuickBooks 2 *
ACC 222Volunteer Income Tax Assistant 2 143
ACC 250Advanced Taxation 303
Total Credits:  241832

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


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