Summary

The Tax Preparer certificate is designed to provide you with knowledge and skills that are essential building blocks in the field of Accounting. All courses within this certificate are also part of a AAAS degree in Accounting.

Completion Award
Certificate of Completion
Length of Study
15 Credits
Starting Quarter
Fall, Winter, Spring
Location
Online, On Campus

  1. An understanding of the basic accounting cycle for service and merchandising firms
  2. The ability to prepare basic federal income tax requirements for individuals and small businesses

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The job outlook for accounting-related occupations is very good. Graduates may be hired as entry-level tax preparers.

Potential employers include: Certificate holders can be employed by government and private industry. The field also provides opportunities for temporary employment, and part-time work.

Estimated Tuition & Fees

(does not include additional program or course fees, books, or supply costs)

Per Quarter 
2020-2021
WA-Resident Non-WA resident, US citizen
Online Only
Non-WA resident,
US citizen, &
Eligible non-citizen

On Campus
Non-WA resident
Non-US citizen¹
1 credit $152.13 $166.72 $243.46  $330.00
5 credits $631.60 $706.40 $1,090.10 $1,522.80
12 credits (full-time) $1,359.08 $1,510.28 $2,283.78 $3,156.04
15 credits  $1,524.20 $1,677.80 $2,460.45 $3,343.00


¹ Includes all International Students, both on campus and overseas online

Additional Fees
Approximately $20 - $120 per quarter, depending on courses selected

Ways to pay for school

Federal aid, scholarships, grants, and more are available to help you pay for school.

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