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Arizona Association of Accounting & Tax Professionals and Maricopa Community Colleges Alliance

The Maricopa Community Colleges have aligned with the Arizona Association of Accounting & Tax Professionals to help build its current and future workforce.

Get started on your path to a new career today!


Your Education Partner

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At Maricopa Community Colleges, we are committed to supporting graduates like you as you seek to start or advance your career. In partnership with Arizona Association of Accounting & Tax Professionals, we're excited to offer the programs below to help you fulfill your career aspirations. These programs were selected just for you because they all help you quickly earn in-demand skills that employers are hiring for now! 

Tax Preparer

About the Partnership

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Alliance Features

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  1. Dedicated enrollment team: We offer you a dedicated support team and streamlined access to credit-bearing college classes with any of our 10 community colleges. We're here to support you as you use your tuition assistance program to pursue your college education with one of our colleges. We offer flexible learning options that work with your busy schedule.
  3. Streamlined Scholarships: To make college even more affordable, students can access dozens of scholarships through the Maricopa Community College Foundation with a single application! An additional scholarship opportunity is: TACTYC Scholarship.
  5. Guaranteed interviews: Employers will offer fast track interviews for students who complete one of the following programs to apply for positions like: Tax Preparer, Bookkeeping, Accounting Clerk, and entry-level accounting positions. Please reach out to PVCC Faculty Lynn Clark at lynn.clark@paradisevalley.edu for information on companies offering fast track interview opportunities.
  7. Wraparound Support: 
    Access a multitude of Career Services offered to you at no charge at PVCC.
    Visit our PVCC Accounting Program webpage for additional information about the Associate of Applied Science and University transfer programs.
    Visit our PVCC webpage to meet PVCC Alumni and learn about their educational and professional journeys.

Featured Programs

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The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Accounting program is designed for students seeking to gain skills and knowledge in the field of accounting and tax. Possible entry-level positions for this program include accounting clerk, accounts payable/receivable clerk, claims clerk, credit clerk, bookkeeper, accounting intern, or comparable positions. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Accounting and a Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Enrolled Agent are also available.

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.

Support for every educational journey

  • No matter what your aspirations are, we can help!

    Create pathways to enhance your career

  • ➤ Earn an associate degree and/or a certificate

  • ➤ Prepare to transfer to a university

  • ➤ Develop your professional skills

  • ➤ Help your professional growth within your organization

Get Started

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Simply fill out this form and a member of our team will contact you within 1-2 business days.

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The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) is an EEO/AA institution and an equal opportunity employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or national origin. A lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in the career and technical education programs of the District.


The Maricopa County Community College District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs or activities. For Title IX/504 concerns, call the following number to reach the appointed coordinator: 480.731-8499. For additional information, as well as a listing of all coordinators within the Maricopa College system, visit http://www.maricopa.edu/non-discrimination.