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Tax Preparation Certificate


Explore Mt. San Antonio College's Tax Preparation Certificate!

    • Certificate Overview

      The Accounting Tax Preparation certificate is designed for individuals desiring to enter the tax preparation field with a minimum of 3 course requirements. Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will possess the knowledge and practical experience necessary to prepare individual income taxes effectively. Additionally, students will earn the qualifying education required by the California Tax Education Council to become a California Registered Tax Preparer.

    • Required Courses
      Students must complete the following coursework:
      • BUSA 58 Federal Income Tax Law
      • BUSA 59 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance I
      • BUSA 60 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance II
       
    • Sample Job Titles
      Titles based on SOC Code: 13 2082
      • Certified Income Tax Preparer (CTP)
      • Corporate Tax Preparer
      • Enrolled Agent
      • Income Tax Preparer
      • Master Tax Advisor
      • Tax Advisor
      • Tax Associate
      • Tax Consultant
      • Tax Preparer
      • Tax Specialist
      Titles based on SOC Code: 43 3051
      • Accounting Technician
      • Human Resources Assistant
      • Payroll Administrator
      • Payroll Assistant
      • Payroll Clerk
      • Payroll Coordinator
      • Payroll Manager
      • Payroll Representative
      • Payroll SPecialist
      • Payroll Technician
    • Salaries
      Wages & Employment Trends based on SOC Code: 13 2082
      Median wages (2018) $18.94 hourly, $39,390 annual
      State wages Local Salary Info
         
      Employment (2016) 96,000 employees
      Projected growth (2016 2026) Faster than average (10% to 14%) Faster than average (10% to 14%)
      Projected job openings (2016 2026) 11,500
      State trends Employment Trends
         
      Top industries (2016)

       

      Wages & Employment Trends based on SOC Code: 43 3051

      Median wages (2018) $21.66 hourly, $45,050 annual
      State wages Local Salary Info
         
      Employment (2016) 166,000 employees
      Projected growth (2016 2026) Little or no change (-1% to 1%) Little or no change ( 1% to 1%)
      Projected job openings (2016 2026) 16,100
      State trends Employment Trends
         
      Top industries (2016)
    • How Long Will it Take to Earn the Certificate?
      The Certificate can be achieved in three semesters!
      • BUSA 58  Fall
      • BUSA 59  Spring
      • BUSA 60   Fall 

      Pathway Map

    • Learn More
      For more information, please contact:

      Brenda Domico, Department Chair | bdomico@mtsac.edu

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