This certificate may lead to employment competency but does not lead to an Associate degree.

Upon completion of this certificate, students will be trained and able to perform the basic duties and responsibilities required of an entry level payroll accounting clerk.

Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Analyze, synthesize, and evaluate payroll principles as defined by Social Security Act and understand laws relating to the payment of wages and salaries.
  • Analyze and solve problems associated with the calculation and reporting of payroll.
  • Accurately apply accounting principles to computerized and manual payroll systems. 
Required Courses (6 units) Units
ACC-62  Payroll Accounting  3
ACC-1A Principles of Accounting 3
ACC/CAT-55 Applied Accounting/Bookkeeping 3