Certificate in Payroll Accounting

The Payroll Accounting Certificate of Achievement will provide our students with basic financial accounting training as well as specialized training in payroll accounting, helping to prepare the student for clerical positions within payroll departments of employers. Payroll clerk responsibilities include payroll tax accounting & reporting, payroll accounting systems maintenance & update, and posting payroll journal entries to accounting journals/ledgers.

Certificate of Achievement Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Payroll Accounting Certificate of Achievement will:

  1. Create general ledger entries and basic payroll and accounting reports.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of payroll laws and applications.
  3. Create and maintain accounting and payroll related spreadsheets.
Required courses:
ACCT 100Accounting4
ACCT 115QuickBooks2
ACCT 118Payroll Accounting3
OFF 120Microsoft Excel3
Total Units12

1-Term Curriculum Map Example
This map represents one possible pathway through the program and is only for reference.

*It is highly recommended that you make an appointment to create a customized education plan that fits your needs.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
ACCT 100 Accounting 4
ACCT 115 QuickBooks 2
ACCT 118 Payroll Accounting 3
OFF 120 Microsoft Excel 3
 Total Units12

Career Opportunities

There are a variety of careers you can do with this major.


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