2018-2019 Catalog 
    Dec 08, 2021  
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Tax Preparation Associate in Science

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This program provides students with sufficient knowledge of Federal and State of California tax law to prepare individual and small business tax returns and to obtain an entry-level position as a tax preparer or bookkeeper.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Prepare a set of basic financial statements.
  • Calculate and analyze common ratios and numerical relationships that are produced through the accounting cycle.
  • Demonstrate applications of current federal and state tax law.
  • Analyze basic tax information and prepare related tax returns.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in communicating financial information in the subject area.
  • Present an oral presentation in the designated subject area.

Total Units for the Major: 21.5

Restricted Electives:

Associate in Science Degree

Completion of the certificate program and a minimum of 60 units including the general education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 qualifies the student for the Associate in Science degree. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Saddleback College.

General Education Requirements for Associate Degrees

Refer to the Graduation Requirements  or to the CSU-GE and IGETC patterns in this catalog for specific courses which meet general education requirements. Refer to ASSIST.org and to the transfer institution’s catalog for transfer requirements.

Suggested coursework not required for the major: ACCT 120 , 202B , 203 , 214 ; BUS 1 , 102 , 103 , 104 , 125 ; CIM 1 , 10 , 112 , CIMN 100 , 100A , CIMA 104B *, 106 ; ECON 2 , 4 .

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