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Accounting Technology Operations - Tax Preparation, A.S. Certificate

Program Information

A.S. Certificate - Code 093500 - Catalog 2019/2020

Jackson Musyimi, Assistant Chair, 386-506-3261, Jackson.Musyimi@daytonastate.edu

John Fortner, 386-506-3990, John.Fortner@daytonastate.edu

School of Business Admin., 386-506-4227

Program Mission, Description, and Outcomes

Mission:

In support of the College mission, the Accounting Technology Operations program mission is to provide students with a working knowledge of principles, practices and tools necessary for a successful career in tax preparation.

Description:

The program provides a solid foundation in theory and practice needed to work in the field of tax preparation.

Credits earned in this certificate may be applied toward the 208400 AS degree in Accounting Technology and 094300 Accounting Technology Management certificate.

Outcomes:

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate clear and effective communication.

  2. Solve business problems using critical thinking.

  3. Identify and discuss legal and ethical issues in tax preparation, financial planning, and the business environment.

  4. Use appropriate software and hardware to produce tax returns, financial plans, and financial reports.

  5. Demonstrate a basic working knowledge of estate planning, investment planning and cash management.

  6. Apply Generally Accepted Accounting Principles to record, summarize, and report business transactions.

Financial Aid

The length of this program makes it ineligible for federal and state financial aid.

Financing Options: For more information on grants, loans and work programs available see the Office of Financial Aid webpage at http://www.daytonastate.edu/finaid. Students are also encouraged to apply for one of the may Daytona State College Foundation scholarships offered each semester. For more information see: http://daytonastate.edu/scholarships.

Approximate Additional Costs

Program Tuition and Fees*: $1,843

Access Fee: $20.16 ($1.12 per credit)

Assessment Fee: $34

Textbook Estimate: $600

*In-state tuition only; out-of-state tuition will be higher.

Careers

The following information is required by federal regulations to be provided to students for all vocational and certificate programs. Additional information on any career, job, salary potential can be found at http://www.onetonline.org. For additional career information please see: http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/13-2082.00

Program Length: The typical length of this program is two (2) semesters for a full-time student. The Florida Education and Training Placement Information Program (FETPIP) lists the placement rate (2016-17) for this field at 86%.

Note: Need help preparing for your job search? Login to Daytona State's Career Services Online (CSO) to create your personal career account, or email your Daytona State College Career Advisor.

Program Specific Courses

Program Specific Courses require a "C" or better.

APA1111Office Accounting I

3

APA1121Office Accounting II

3

APA1711Computerized Spreadsheet

3

FIN1100Personal Financial Planning

3

QMB1001Business Math

3

TAX2000Personal Income Tax

3

Sample Program of Study

1st Semester

APA1111Office Accounting I

3

APA1711Computerized Spreadsheet

3

FIN1100Personal Financial Planning

3

QMB1001Business Math

3

2nd Semester

APA1121Office Accounting II

3

TAX2000Personal Income Tax

3

Note: Sequence of courses may vary. Check catalog course descriptions for requisite requirements.

Total Credit Hours: 18