2023-2024 Catalog

Certification in Payroll

14 credits

Program Description 

The Certification in Payroll is designed to provide fundamental skills used in payroll positions.  Classes focus on the payroll accounting, employment law, and basics of accounting and bookkeeping.  Students will also be introduced to terminology related to payroll, accounting and bookkeeping, personal finance and electronic spreadsheets.  Those successfully completing the required courses for this certification would be competent to perform payroll duties.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of payroll practices and applications.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the ethical and legal aspects of employment law.
  • Define terms related to accounting, bookkeeping, and payroll. 
  • Create general ledger entries and basic accounting reports.
  • Demonstrate the basic principles of finance. 
  • Create and maintain spreadsheets using appropriate formulas and functions.


Certification Requirements

Required Courses

OFED170Accounting Basics


BUMG160Personal Finance


OFED132Payroll Accounting


OFED140Employment Law


CAPP161Electronic Spreadsheets


Total Credit Hours:14

Total Credit Hours: 14