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Accounting Associate

Income Tax Preparation Certificate
18 Semester Credit Hours; Curriculum: 0007

Courses for a Certificate*:

Credit Hours

ACC 153 Principles of Financial Accounting


ACC 173 Accounting with QuickBooks I or ACC 175 Sage 50 - Part 1


ACC 244 Income Tax Accounting


ACC 250 Accounting Systems and Procedures


ACC 255 Careers in Accounting


ACC 274 Advanced Tax Accounting


Additional ACC course(s) to total two semester credit hours


Total Semester Credit Hours for Certificate:


Students may also take ACC 275 to prepare for the IRS Enrolled Agent exam.

*ACC 251 QuickBooks Consulting (3 credit hours) can substitute for ACC 173 (1 credit hour) plus the Accounting Elective (2 credit hours).

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Oakton holds a special place for John Nebl, a police officer who took classes at the College during the 1980s. Not only did he find his vocation, he also found his wife.



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