2018-2019 Course Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Feb 24, 2024  
2018-2019 Course Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Tax Preparation Specialist Certificate Program Fact Sheet

What is a Tax Preparation Specialist? The Tax Preparation Specialist Technical certificate is designed to provide entry-level skills for tax preparers. Topics include: principles of accounting, tax accounting, business calculators, mathematics and basic computer skills. Both accounting clerks and bookkeepers are tax preparation specialists. Tax Preparation Specialist are responsible for reviewing client financial information to help prepare yearly individual and corporate tax returns. Other Accounting, Bookkeeping and Administrative duties may be assigned as needed by the company.
Prerequisite Courses
  1. FYES 1000  
  2. Diploma level proficiency in English, reading and math are required to take ACCT technical courses and graduate from this certificate. Please refer to course descriptions in the online catalog for specific prerequisites.
Length of Program Certificate: 2 semesters
15 Credit hours
Semester Program Begins Fall and spring semesters
Application Process Applicants obtaining the Tax Preparation Specialist Certificate must meet all Admissions requirements; complete an application and pay the application fee. Individuals apply to Gwinnett Technical College at GwinnettTech.edu, submit all transcripts from high school and previous college work, and take the ACCUPLACER test, if required.
Program Deadlines: You may enter in the fall and spring terms.
For more information, contact: Erica Teague-Friend, lead instructor, ETeague-Friend@GwinnettTech.edu, 678-226-6623
For admission and enrollment, contact: Enrollment Support Center in Building 100 at the Lawrenceville campus, or Building A at the Alpharetta-North Fulton campus, or email BusinessArtDesignTeam@GwinnettTech.edu.

Quick Facts

(This data was compiled from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.)

2016 Median pay            $20,738 - $38,979
Entry level education            Associate degree, diploma, certificate
Number of jobs, 2014            1,359,600
Job growth, 2024            2%