VOC: Accounting - Payroll

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The Payroll Certificate combines accounting skills with specialized training in payroll preparing the student for entry-level positions within the payroll segment of accounting. Common duties performed include payroll tax reporting, maintenance of payroll accounting systems and posting payroll transactions to journals/ledgers.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will:

  • Identify payroll records required by the employer in preparation for filing tax forms for Social Security, federal and state income tax, state disability benefits, and federal and state unemployment.
  • Calculate wages and withholding amounts in payroll problems.
  • Assemble payroll record keeping requirements for employers under current state and federal laws.

    Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

Certificate Requirements

This certificate requires:
Completion of the Accounting - Bookkeeping coursework
PLUS
Completion of the Accounting - Payroll coursework

Required Coursework

Course Prefix Course Name Units
Accounting - Bookkeeping Coursework
Principles of Accounting - Financial
Bookkeeping - Accounting
Using Microcomputers in Financial Accounting
Microcomputers in Managerial Accounting
Business Mathematics
Course Prefix Course Name Units
Payroll and Tax Accounting
Using Microcomputers in Financial Accounting
Microcomputers in Managerial Accounting
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