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.


Advisor Office Phone
Salas, Joanne Business 109 360.475.7372

Course List

Required Courses Credits
ACCT& 201 Prin of Accounting I 5
ACCT& 202 Prin of Accounting II* 5
ACCT& 203 Prin of Accounting III* 5
BSTEC 124 MS Excel Specialist* 4
BSTEC 130 Practical Accounting 5
BSTEC 229 Individual Taxation* 5
BSTEC 239 Taxation for Business* 5
BSTEC 240 Taxation Simulations* 1
Total Credits Required 35

*See course description for prerequisite.

Source: 2014-2015 Olympic College Catalog