This certificate meets the modern needs of employers for employees with specialized skills needed in a payroll department.
It is designed to prepare students to pass the exams to become certified as either a Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) or Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC), both of which are administered and awarded by the American Payroll Association.
Additional coursework in the certificate provides students with appropriate skills in accounting, accounting technologies, business, communication skills, and workplace behavior.
Career Possibilities: This certificate leads to careers as a payroll clerk, supervisor, and manager. It also enhances careers in human resources, accounting, budget, and finance departments. All employers need staff who can process payroll, either within the organization or by working with payroll processing companies. Additional opportunities may be found in companies that provide payroll services. Students who transfer to 4-year universities will be employed in professional accounting positions which work collaboratively with a payroll department.
|ACCT||101||Fundamentals of College Accounting||Online, Hybrid, Campus|
|or ACCT||301||Financial Accounting||Online, Hybrid, Campus|
|ACCT||131||Fundamental Payroll Administration||Online|
|ACCT||132||Intermediate Payroll Administration||
|ACCT||133||Advanced Payroll Administration||
|ACCT||134||California Payroll Administration||
|ACCT||343||Computer Spreadsheet Applications for Accounting||Not Currently Offered|
|or CISA||316||Intermediate Electronic Spreadsheets||
||Online, Hybrid, Campus|
|or BUS||312||Workplace Behavior and Ethics||Online|