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Tax Major

Associate Degree Course Sequence

SSC101  Student Success Seminar
ENG124  College Composition
BUS124  Business Analysis with Algebra
BUS121  Business Administration
ACC130  Business Law & Ethics
Arts & Humanities Elective
ACC132  Financial Accounting
ACC127  Quantitative Business Statistics
AOT226  Spreadsheet Microsoft Excel
BUS221  Microeconomics
ACC124  Individual Taxation
COM121  Effective Speaking
ACC221  Intermediate Accounting I
ACC133  Managerial Accounting
MTH106  Math for Technology
ACC228  Business Taxation
ACC222  Intermediate Accounting II
ACC223  Cost Accounting
ACC225  Auditing or ACC237 Fraud Examination
FIN220  Business Finance
Technical Elective

TOTAL CREDITS 73-74

The goal is that the graduate will be able to apply their accounting and tax knowledge to a company’s tax department or become employed by a certified public accountant in their tax department. The entrepreneur should be able to start an accounting and tax practice to work with many of the small businesses that need assistance in this area.

The current business environment requires all prospective employees to have good communication skills, both written and oral, and to be able to interact with co-workers and clients in a professional manner. Employers also expect workers to have strong computational skills, to be computer literate and to be able to think critically. All students completing a program at Stark State College will be introduced, provided practice in and be expected to master these basic competencies.

Tax code changes are requiring more tax forms and knowledge than ever. You can fill the needs of businesses and certified public accounting firms for employees who have outstanding knowledge of accounting, business transactions and tax law – and are able to convert it into tax return preparation and tax savings.

DEGREE EARNED
Associate of applied business in accounting

CERTIFICATE OPTIONS
Career Enhancement Certificates in:
Financial Accounting
Managerial Accounting

WORK IN MANY AREAS, INCLUDING
• small accounting firm
• independent tax practice

PREPARE FOR A CAREER AS A
• business owner and tax specialist

PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIPS 
Institute of Management Accountants Scholarships
Daniel Schonhoft and Thomas Presper Accounting Technology Annual Scholarship

JOIN STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS 
Institute of Management Accountants student chapter
Enactus (Entrepreneurial Action Us club)

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT 
Don Mullen
Department Chair, Accounting and Finance
330-966-5453, Ext. 4037
dmullen@starkstate.edu