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Enrolled Agent

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Enrolled Agent program helps to prepare students for the Enrolled Agent Examination. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Enrolled Agent credential allows tax practitioners to represent taxpayers before the IRS when it comes to collections, audits, and appeals. Enrolled Agents' expertise in the continually changing field of taxation enables them to effectively represent taxpayers at all administrative levels within the IRS. Students who successfully complete this CCL may also seek employment as tax preparers.

Details

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Field of Interest
Business, Entrepreneurialism, and Management
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
Enrolled Agent (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5958
Total Credits Required
17-18
Catalog Year
2020-2021
What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Apply accounting principles to report the financial position of an organization, prepare taxation reporting, and compliance.
  2. Prepare taxpayers case for examination.
  3. Apply current technology to specific business tasks.
  4. Evaluate the legal, ethical and social implications of business decisions and their impact on various individuals, groups and societies.
  5. Apply principles and practices of accounting to analyze and interpret general purpose financial statements.
  6. Apply basic rules of financial accounting to business transactions.
  7. Apply appropriate procedures to prepare individual, partnership, and corporate taxes, including tax reporting for income, payroll, sales, and personal property.
  8. Demonstrate an understanding of compliance in accounting, reporting and tax.
Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents

$76,350

* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2019.
Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ACC111 or
ACC211
Accounting Principles I or Financial Accounting Critical course 3
ACC121 Income Tax Preparation Critical course Gateway course 3
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems CS 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ACC224 Tax Practice Administration and Business Entity Analysis 3
ACC221 Tax Accounting 3
RE Restricted Elective The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program internship is only available in the spring semester- Contact a program adviser for more information 2–3

Restricted Electives

Students should select one course from the following courses in consultation with a Department Advisor

A list of program electives for this pathway map
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ACC105 Payroll, Sales and Property Taxes 3
ACC112 Accounting Principles II 3
ACC115 Computerized Accounting 2
ACC222 Payroll Accounting 3
ACC230 Uses of Accounting Information I 3
ACC270AB Accounting Internship 2
ACC270AC Accounting Internship 3

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ACC111 or
ACC211
Accounting Principles I or Financial Accounting Critical course 3
ACC121 Income Tax Preparation Critical course Gateway course 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems CS 3
ACC221 Tax Accounting 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ACC224 Tax Practice Administration and Business Entity Analysis 3
RE Restricted Elective The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program internship is only available in the spring semester- Contact a program adviser for more information 2–3

Restricted Electives

Students should select one course from the following courses in consultation with a Department Advisor

A list of program electives for this pathway map
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ACC105 Payroll, Sales and Property Taxes 3
ACC112 Accounting Principles II 3
ACC115 Computerized Accounting 2
ACC222 Payroll Accounting 3
ACC230 Uses of Accounting Information I 3
ACC270AB Accounting Internship 2
ACC270AC Accounting Internship 3
Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.

Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Enrolled Agent (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=159103).


At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.