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|Business: Payroll Certificate
Total Units: 12.5
Catalog rights may apply, see a counselor for more information.
The Business: Payroll Skills Certificate provides students an opportunity to specialize in payroll accounting and to qualify for entry-level payroll positions in industry or in a payroll service. The curriculum includes basic accounting concepts along with specialized payroll accounting and reporting procedures.
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
Payroll is a specialized area of accounting with complicated federal and state government reporting and legal requirements. Employment opportunities exist in various business and government sectors, payroll service companies, and accounting firms. The payroll assistant generally reports to the payroll supervisor or accountant, and will be involved in activities such as time tracking, paying bills, record keeping, balancing payroll accounts, and tax returns.
Students wishing to acquire more advanced skills may pursue the Account Clerk Certificate of Achievement or the Human Resources Administration Certificate of Achievement.
- Analyze, categorize, calculate, record and report selected financial information and commonly used financial statements and related reports, using
generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP);
- analyze, categorize, calculate, record and report advanced payroll information including payment of wages along with associated payroll tax
liabilities, for both federal and state tax entities;
- demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills to record and report various Human Resource and Payroll Benefits information; and
- effectively use computer, 10-Key, and other modern devices to calculate, tabulate, and assist in reporting and recording of financial information.
The requirements for the Business: Payroll Certificate program are:
Complete 12.5 units from
- Business: Payroll Requirements
|Business: Payroll Requirements - complete 12.50 units|
|BBK 52.1||Payroll Record Keeping and Reporting||3.00|
|BGN 203||Self-Paced 10-Key||0.50|
|BGN 204||Electronic Calculator||0.50|
|CS 60.11A||Microsoft Word, Part 1||1.50|
|CS 61.11A||Microsoft Excel, Part 1||1.50|
|Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:|
|BAD 1||Financial Accounting||4.00|
|BBK 50||Computerized Bookkeeping and Accounting I||3.00|
|Complete any combination totaling at least 0.50 units from the following:|
|BGN 102||Typing-Skill Building||1.50|
|BGN 201||Typing Self-Paced||0.50|
|Complete any combination totaling at least 2.00 units from the following:|
|HR 62||Human Resource Records Administration||0.50|
|HR 64||Human Resource Salary Administration||1.00|
|HR 65||Human Resource Benefits Administration||1.50|
The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.
Payroll - effective Fall 2013
Payroll - effective Fall 2010
Payroll - effective Spring 1999
Course Prerequisites and Advisories:
Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories;
that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course.
Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers
in the Program Requirements section.
It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.
Recommended preparation: CS 101A Personal Computers for New Users or equivalent.