Payroll and Tax Accounting

Certificate of Completion

This short-term program is intended to prepare students to become payroll and timekeeping clerks as well as for introductory tax positions to work in the payroll and accounting department of any business or organization. This program is specifically for noncredit students who are seeking training in the accounting field for immediate employment. Furthermore, this program will also provide foundational skills and training for students to enter into more advanced accounting programs. Students must pass both core courses to earn the Payroll and Tax Accounting certificate.  

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will gain employment in an introductory payroll and/or tax accounting position in the business department of any business or organization.
  • Students will demonstrate job readiness skills.
  • Students will progress through the business and accounting career ladder by enrolling in further business and accounting courses or programs.

Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
Payroll and Tax Accounting
Career Development

Vocational Studies

Continuing Education classes, also known as “Noncredit,” are financially supported by the state of California and are offered tuition-free. Noncredit classes are designed to provide students with a high-quality learning experience with the opportunity to gain new skills and embark on new career pathways. Noncredit programs at Mt. SAC include Adult Basic Education (ABE), Education for Older Adults (EOA), English as a Second Language (ESL), Short-Term Vocational (STV), Vocational Re-Entry (VRE), and IMPACT/Adults with Disabilities (AWD). Below are certificate opportunities in the STV and VRE programs.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall TermUnits
VOC BA70 Payroll and Tax Accounting 0
BS ABE05 Career Development 0
Apply for Certificate at School of Continuing Edu. Apply for Certificate at School of Continuing Edu.  
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