This degree program is for students who do not plan to transfer to a four-year college or university. The two areas of emphasis are financial and tax preparation.
The financial emphasis focuses on bookkeeping functions under the supervision of a CPA or as a consultant. Bookkeeping involves keeping track of money through a formal system of records that show how and when money is spent and earned. Single entry and double entry are the two most common methods used in bookkeeping.
Tax preparation involves preparing income tax returns for compensation. Employment can be found working with a certified public accountant (CPA), an attorney or an unlicensed tax preparation business. Familiarity with U.S. tax regulations and the use of appropriate forms is stressed.