Payroll Certificate

This program prepares students for work in the area of Payroll Accounting in most business and educational institutions and in some governmental agencies. This program not only provides payroll basics and advanced procedures, but it provides students with a variety of other skills, like human resource management, computers in accounting, management, and public speaking.

Discipline Category Descriptions

Minimum Degree Requirements (25 credits)
Effective Fall 2014
English (3 credits)
ENG 101 English Composition
Humanities (3 Credits)
COM 101 Public Speaking
Accounting (10 Credits)
ACC 120 Financial Accounting
ACC 159 Payroll Accounting
ACC 252 Computers in Accounting


Business (6 Credits) 
BUS 101 Introduction to Business
BUS 213 Business Communications


Computer Science (3 Credits) 
 CSC 102 Introduction to Microcomputer Applications

Degree Requirements Worksheets

 Students who hold a Payroll Certificate may:

  • Go straight to work in payroll accounting
  • Apply the credits toward the Accounting A.A.S. or Business Administration A.A.S./A.S. degree

Gainful Employment

The United States Department of Education has recently mandated that certain information for programs designed to lead to gainful employment be disclosed to prospective students. 

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Phone: 518-562-4193

Dr. Denise Coughlin
Division Coordinator - Business, Criminal Justice, Human Services, Social & Behavioral Sciences