Tax Preparer

Certificate of Completion

A short-term program of completion to validate specific knowledge and skills attained by students in tax preparation for either primary or secondary employ.

Graduates of this program may seek employment in public, private, and/or governmental entities that prepare, amend and maintain tax related filings.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, successful students will have demonstrated the ability to apply their skills and knowledge in the following ways:
  1. Effectively process general tax office tasks and tax filings, with understanding of both manual and automated procedures.
  2. Apply mathematical concepts to typical tax situations.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to use the library, Internet, and Internal Revenue Service publications to access accounting and tax information.
  4. Maintain internal control procedures.


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Course List

Required CoursesCredits
ACCT&201Prin of Accounting I5
ACCT&202Prin of Accounting II*5
ACCT&203Prin of Accounting III*5
BSTEC124MS Excel Specialist*4
BSTEC130Practical Accounting5
BSTEC229Individual Taxation*5
BSTEC239Taxation for Business*5
BSTEC240Taxation Simulations*1
Total Credits Required35

*See course description for prerequisite.

Source: 2013-2014 Olympic College Catalog, Gainful Employment 11/10/11