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Payroll Clerk - Certificate

23 Credits
CERT2248/CERT3270
Degree Description

A payroll clerk fills the need for timely and accurate payroll cost information. This certificate is a series of courses that provide entry-level skills in payroll accounting. This includes the recording function all the way through to the disbursement of the checks. With constant changes in the legal environment and technological advances, this occupation is critical. All Payroll Clerk certificate courses can be applied toward an A.A.S. degree in Accounting,  Accounting Assistant Diploma and Accounting Technician Diploma.

Admission Dates: Fall and Spring Semester


Offered on the Faribault and North Mankato Campuses
The course requirements listed below are specific to the 2017-2018 school year. If you need to view the program from previous years view our Catalog Archive.

Required Technical Courses (5 Courses)

Complete all of the following courses:
ACCT1810 Financial Accounting (4 Credits)
ACCT1814 Payroll Accounting (3 Credits)
ACCT1834 Computerized Accounting I (3 Credits)
ACCT1835 Computerized Accounting II (3 Credits)
ACCT1870 Professional Accounting Careers (1 Credit)

Elective Credits (9 Credits)

Choose 9 credits from any of the following Technical and/or Liberal Arts and Sciences courses:
ACCT1811 Managerial Accounting (4 Credits)
ACCT2847 Fraud, Auditing and Internal Controls (4 Credits)
MKT 1930 Human Resource Management (3 Credits)
COMM140 Interpersonal Communication (3 Credits)
COMM110 Public Speaking (3 Credits)
Or
COMM120 Small Group Communication (3 Credits)
PLEASE NOTE: All program plans are preliminary and curriculum may change without notice. Your catalog of record may have different requirements.