Tax Preparation

Finance Cluster

Why choose Tax Preparation?

  • You have a desire to learn about tax preparation for personal and/or business purposes.
  • May lead to personal savings on tax preparation expenses or self-employment as a tax professional.
  • Provides a start on the fast track to other professional career opportunities.
  • Supports career stability—there will always be a need for tax professionals.
  • Provides necessary training for successful completion of tax paperwork for individual and/or organizational tax accounting purposes.
  • Coursework includes cooperative learning activities and income tax projects.
  • Students will obtain a foundation to build on to take the Accredited Tax Preparer (ATP) industry credential certification exam in the future through the Accreditation Council for Accountancy and Taxation.
This Career Accelerator certificate is a focused, short-term "sprint" to develop targeted, real-world competency for career advancement. Enroll today to accelerate your career and get to the next level in your current job or field of choice!

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What You'll Learn

Estimated Entire Certificate Cost

Cost based on the 2023/24 academic year.

  • Tuition & Fees: $943.20
  • Books: $529.45
  • Supplies, Uniforms, and/or Exams: $0
  • Total Estimated Cost: $1,472.65

Financial Aid Eligibility

This program is NOT eligible for Financial Aid. Explore other ways to help pay for college.

Cost of Attendance

Learn more about Cost of Attendance, an estimated budget that includes categories of expenses a student can expect to incur while attending. 




High school students are eligible to enroll in this program and all courses required. Learn more about Mid-State Fast-Track.

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Career pathways help you take your education one step at a time to maximize your investment and make college fit your life. Earn a credential and start using it in the workforce. Continue with another stack of related courses to gain a more advanced diploma or degree.

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