Taxation Certificate Program

Course Title Course Number Semester Taken Credits Prerequisites
Applications/Concepts or Decision Support using MS Excel CIT110 or CIT234 3 ESL098 or RDG095 or placement, or CIT110 or CIT113 or CIT120 or equivalent experience or Chair approval
Accounting Forensics ACC107 3 ACC102
Accounting Information Systems ACC105 3 ACC101; ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
Federal Income Tax I ACC203 Fall 3 ACC102
Business Income Tax I ACC204 Spring 3 ACC102
Mass Tax Law I ACC217 3
Internship at DOR/Mass Tax Law II ACC299 3 ACC217 and Permission of Dean or Chair approval
Intermediate Accounting I or Intermediate Accounting II or Professional Communication or Volunteer Income Tax Assistance ACC201 ACC202 BUS207 ACC205 3 ACC102; ACC201; ENG111 ACC203
Total Credits 24

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The Business Administration at Bunker Hill Community College is a collegial, student-centered learning community dedicated to providing an innovative, creative and relevant education in business disciplines to a diverse student population.  We strive to maximize student success by placing graduates in a competitive position when seeking employment in a business environment or upon transfer to a four-year academic institution, ultimately empowering them to complete responsibility and successfully in today's global business environment.

Option Overview

The Taxation Certificate Program prepares students with an intensive, practical application of skills and decision making demanded by the taxation and auditing profession. Students will develop technical, communications, critical thinking, quantitative, and human relation skills needed to be competitive in this field.

This option provides students with the skills needed for entry level positions found in the taxation and auditing field. Students will participate in a hands-on internship experience at the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, affording them a first-hand look at the inner workings of the taxation and auditing profession.

The program is intended for students with an associate or bachelor's degree.

Career Outlook

This option qualifies graduates to seek employment with businesses conducting taxation and auditing operations that correspond to the required career electives.

Upon Completion of this Program, Graduates will be able to:

  • Build an understanding of steps required to perform both internal and independent audits;
  • Understand the workings and concepts of tax law as it pertains to the business transactions of varied business entities;
  • Identify the conditions that lead to the detection of fraud;
  • Demonstrate competencies regarding the auditor’s objectives and procedures in selected areas of the audit, emphasizing the business cycles;
  • Recognize and apply the general rules of accounting related to taxation and auditing;
  • Demonstrate a mastery of design of audit programs for financial statement audits;
  • Demonstrate conceptual and analytical skills acquired through course work and relate to thoughtful analysis of financial and non-financial data;
  • Understand the legal and ethical challenges faced by auditors and remedies for these situations.

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