Accounting - Payroll (Certificate E0505)

Business Division
Certificate 0505

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/ledgers.

Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
BUSA 7Principles of Accounting - Financial5
or BUSA 72 Bookkeeping - Accounting
BUSA 70Payroll and Tax Accounting3
BUSA 75QuickBooks for Accounting3
BUSA 76Excel for Accounting3
Total Units14

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will be able to:

  • 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.

Looking for guidance? A counselor can help.This Guided Pathways for Success (GPS) is a suggested sequence of coursework needed for program completion. It is not an official educational plan. Schedule an appointment with a counselor or advisor as soon as possible to create an individualized Mountie Academic Plan (MAP) specific to your goals and needs.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall TermUnits
BUSA 70 Payroll and Tax Accounting 3
BUSA 7 OR BUSA 72 5  
Spring Term
BUSA 75 QuickBooks for Accounting 3
BUSA 76 Excel for Accounting 3
Certificate: Accounting- Payroll, E0505 5  
Submit petition:, Student Tab #45 5  
 Total Units9
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