Payroll Specialist Certificate of Completion

This certificate is designed to prepare the graduate for a payroll position in a small to medium sized firm. Career students, requiring more in-depth accounting skills, will gain solid technical knowledge and practical skills thereby substantially improving on-the-job performance and providing the skills for higher-level jobs.  All of the courses can be applied toward an Associate Degree in Accounting.  Additionally, students completing the Payroll Specialist Certificate program will be prepared to pass the national certification exam to obtain the American Payroll Association’s (APA) Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) designation.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • create financial statements, performing each step in double entry accounting.
  • prepare all calculations, entries and reports for a complete payroll cycle.
  • prepare quarterly and year-end payroll tax returns.


First Semester

ACC 110 Business Math 3
ACC 115
(7 Credit Hours)
Financial Accounting 4

Second Semester

ACC 117
(3 Credit Hours)
Payroll Accounting 3


Created: 3/3/15