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Tax Practitioner TAXP.S.STC

Short-term Technical Certificate - 15 Credit Hours

Division: Business and Public Services
Department: Accounting
Effective as of Fall 2012

What is the program about?

The Tax Practitioner certificate prepares students for work in the tax preparation field. As tax law changes and grows more complex, more people seek professional tax preparation assistance. The Tax Practitioner certificate covers federal, state and local tax law. The Tax Practitioner certificate will prepare students for the Registered Tax Preparer Exam that the Internal Revenue Service is instituted with the 2012 tax season.

Program Outcomes

  • Apply basic and advanced principles of taxation.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in basic computer concepts and specific software applications.
  • Apply the basic principles of financial and managerial accounting.

Career Opportunities

Tax preparers may work as employees for companies or work as an independent tax preparer.


Completion of the Tax Practitioner certificate will prepare students for the Registered Tax Preparer Exam.


Course Title Credits
ACC 1210 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
ACC 1220 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
ACC 1510 Computerized Accounting Systems 3
ACC 2321 Federal Taxation 3
ACC 2322 Advanced Taxation 3
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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.