Accounting - Payroll

Certificate of Completion

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

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

Required Coursework

Course Prefix Course Name Units
Accounting - Bookkeeping Coursework
Principles of Accounting - Financial
Bookkeeping - Accounting
QuickBooks for Accounting
Excel for Accounting
Course Prefix Course Name Units
Accounting - Payroll Coursework
Payroll and Tax Accounting
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