Accounting - Tax Preparation (Skills Certificate E0433)

Business Division
Certificate E0433

This 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 

Course Prefix Course Name Units
BUSA 58Federal Income Tax Law4
BUSA 59Volunteer Income Tax Assistance I1
BUSA 60Volunteer Income Tax Assistance II1
Total Units6

Program Learning Outcomes

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Plan of Study Grid
Fall TermUnits
Winter Term
BUSA 59 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance I 1
Spring Term
BUSA 58 Federal Income Tax Law 4
BUSA 60 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance II 1
Certificate: Accounting- Tax Preparation, E0433 3
Submit petition:, Student Tab #45 5
 Total Units6
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