SRJC Course Outlines

12/9/2018 3:29:40 PMBBK 52.1 Course Outline as of Fall 2017

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  BBK 52.1Title:  PAYROLL RECORD KEEPING  
Full Title:  Payroll Record Keeping and Reporting
Last Reviewed:4/10/2017

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled08 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  BBK 85.7

Catalog Description:
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A comprehensive course on payroll including record keeping, payroll accounting, federal and state reporting, laws governing payroll, and computerized payroll systems.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 and Course Completion or Concurrent Enrollment in BBK 50

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
A comprehensive course on payroll including record keeping, payroll accounting, federal and state reporting, laws governing payroll, and computerized payroll systems.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 and Course Completion or Concurrent Enrollment in BBK 50
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1999Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
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Students will be able to:
1. Identify, interpret, and use federal and state payroll tax laws.
2. Compute, pay, and record payroll including taxes and deductions.
3. Prepare computerized and manual payroll records and reports.
4. Prepare federal and state payroll tax returns and forms.
5. Record journal entries on all payroll transactions and integrate internal control procedures into
    all phases of the payroll process.

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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Explain and utilize federal and state payroll tax regulations.
2. Interpret and apply current California and federal tax rates.
3. Compute deductions and maintain an accurate payroll register to satisfy federal and state laws.
4. Produce accurate accounting records related to payroll, including:
    A. Salary and wage expense accounts
    B. Taxes payable
    C. Payroll bank account
5. Evaluate payroll records to determine appropriate tax deductions.
6. Compile reports, make deposits and pay taxes required by law.
7. Use manual and computerized payroll systems to maintain a payroll register.
8. Design reports, write payroll checks and reconcile payroll accounts.
9. Prepare federal and state payroll tax forms and returns.

Topics and Scope
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I. Fair Labor Standards Act (Federal)
II. California Employment Laws, Administrative Agencies, and Enforcement
III. Employee or Independent Contractor, Exempt Employees
IV. Methods of Timekeeping
V. Methods of Compensation
VI. Finding California and Federal Payroll Tax Rates on the Internet
VII. Computing Federal and State Deductions -- Employee
VIII. Computing Federal and State Payroll Taxes -- Employer
IX. Maintaining the Payroll Register
X. Forms and Filing Dates for Making Tax Deposits
XI. General Journal Entries for:
    A. Salary and wage expense
    B. Income and FICA taxes payable
    C. Employer payroll taxes
    D. Payment of payroll taxes
XII. Entering Payroll Records on a Computerized System
XIII. Maintaining the Computerized Payroll Register
XIV. Preparing Reports
XV. Writing Payroll Checks
XVI. Reconciling the Payroll Bank Account
XVII. Filing Forms 940 and 941 Electronically
XVIII. Prevention and Detection of Fraud, Internal Controls, Data Privacy
XIX. Coordinating the Distribution of Paychecks
XX. Workers Compensation Laws
XXI. Audit Procedures

Assignments:
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1. Read 15 to 30 pages per week
2. Weekly exercises
3. Quizzes and exams (3 - 5)
4. Comprehensive practice sets:
    a. Manual payroll register and reports
    b. Computerized payroll register and reports
5. Case studies and simulations

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 40%
Weekly exercises, practice sets
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 40%
Computer printouts, simulations, and case studies
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 60%
Exams and quizzes to contain completion, computations, objective questions, and computer simulation
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
Attendance and participation


Representative Textbooks:
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Payroll Accounting 2016. 26th ed. Bieg, Bernard and Toland, Judith. Cengage. 2015
Quickbooks 2015
Instructor prepared materials

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