Tax Preparer Micro-Credential

Stackable to Degree Program

The Tax Preparer micro-credential aligns with the Business A.A.S. should students choose to continue their education after obtaining the micro-credential. 

Tax Preparer

Upon completion of this micro-credential, students will be expected to demonstrate knowledge of the concepts of individual taxation including small businesses, the use of spreadsheets in a simulated business environment, the diversity and professional expectations of the workplace.

Tax Preparer Micro-credential Outline


The Tax Preparer Micro-credential prepares students for career goals including:
Job Title Degree Needed Regional/State Job Outlook Regional/State Average Median Earnings
Tax Preparer High School Diploma or equivalent Very Favorable / - $38,400 / $48,040


According to the New York State Department of Labor’s Long-Term Occupational Employment Projections, 2018-2028, NYS openings for tax preparers are expected to grow by 17% and, in the Southern Tier by 12.5%. Based on employer feedback an industry certification is not necessary. However, future growth opportunities would require a tax preparer to obtain the Enrolled Agent credential through the IRS.  This micro-credential starts the process prepare students to earn this credential.

Our Faculty

Highlighted for this program: Barb Squires

Department Chair, Business: Jennifer O'Hara


Deborah Beall, ADI Professional Studies

*Students taking this microcredential may be eligible for NYS Part Time Tuition Assistance for Non-Degree Credentials. Click here for additional information.