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University Transfer Program
60-70 transferable units

California State University
University of California
Independent Colleges and Universities

For students who wish to transfer as a Business Administration major, refer to Business.

Program Overview

The Certificate of Specialization in Individual Tax Professional Program provides students with the knowledge that is essential for being successful in preparation of taxes for individuals and bookkeeping for a small business.

Program Requirements

Required Core Courses: 14.5 units Units
ACTG 100 Accounting Procedures 3 units
ACTG 144 QuickBooks: Set-up and Service Business 1.5 units
ACTG 175 Volunteer Income Tax Preparation 2.5 units
ACTG 181 Taxation of Individuals Using Tax Software 4 units
ACTG 262 Depreciation, Business & Repair Expenses 0.5 units
ACTG 263 Taxation of Small Business 0.5 units
ACTG 264 Lacerte Tax Software Basics 0.5 units
ACTG 265 Taxation of Rental Real Estate 1 unit
ACTG 276 VITA Intermediate 1 unit
It is recommended that students take ACTG 181 prior to or concurrently with the other courses in this certificate.
Required Selective Courses: 1 unit (select from the following courses) Units
ACTG 277 VITA Advanced 1 unit
ACTG 261 Tax Research & IRS Representation 0.5 units
ACTG 266 Tackling K-1s and Common Tax Deductions/Credits 0.5 units
Total Required Units: 15.5