Payroll Accounting Specialist (PA61) Technical Certificate of Credit
(Embedded in Accounting Diploma)
The Payroll Accounting Specialist technical certificate provides entry-level skills into payroll accounting. Topics include: principles of accounting, computerized accounting, principles of payroll accounting, mathematics and basic computer use.
Entrance date: Each semester
Program admission requirements:
Minimum Test Scores
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High School diploma or equivalent required for admission.
Credits required for graduation: 17
|Courses 17 credits|
|ACCT 1100Financial Accounting I
Introduces the basic financial accounting concepts of the complete accounting cycle and provides the student with the necessary skills to maintain a set of books for a sole proprietorship. Topics include: accounting vocabulary and concepts, the accounting cycle for a personal service business, the accounting cycle for a merchandising business, inventory, cash control and receivables. Laboratory work demonstrates theory presented in class.
|COMP 1000Introduction to Computer Literacy
Introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include an introduction to computer terminology, the Windows environment, Internet and email, word processing software, spreadsheet software, database software, and presentation software.
|ACCT 1105Financial Accounting II
Prerequisite: ACCT 1100
Introduces the intermediate financial accounting concepts that provide the student with the necessary skills to maintain a set of books for a partnership and corporation. Topics include: Fixed and Intangible Assets, Current and Long-Term Liabilities (Notes Payable), Payroll, Accounting for a Partnership, Accounting for a Corporation, Statement of Cash Flows, and Financial Statement Analysis, Laboratory work demonstrates theory presented in class.
|ACCT 1115Computerized Accounting
Prerequisites: ACCT 1100, COMP 1000
Emphasizes operation of computerized accounting systems from manual input forms. Topics include: company creation (service and merchandising), chart of accounts, customers transactions, vendors transactions, banking activities, merchandise inventory, employees and payroll, and financial reports. Laboratory work includes theoretical and technical application.
|ACCT 1130Payroll Accounting
Prerequisite: ACCT 1100
Provides an understanding of the laws that affect a company's payroll structure and practical application skills in maintaining payroll records. Topics include: payroll tax laws, payroll tax forms, payroll and personnel records, computing wages and salaries, taxes affecting employees and employers, and analyzing and journalizing payroll transactions.
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