Accounting - Payroll Specialist Certificate Level 1/Online Option

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Accounting - Payroll Specialist - Certificate Level 1/Online option

The Payroll Specialist Certificate prepares students to perform activities associated with human resources, payroll transactions, payroll tax compliance and filing of all quarterly and yearly payroll tax reports required by company policies and government regulations.


Semester 1
ACNT 1303 Introduction to Accounting I 3
ACNT 1329 Payroll and Business Tax Accounting (Capstone) 3
POFI 1301 Computer Applications I OR
ITSC 1309 Integrated Software Applications I 3
POFI 1349 Spreadsheets OR
ITSW 2334 Advanced Spreadsheets 3
ACNT 1313 Computerized Accounting Applications 3
Semester 2
Semester 3


Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 3
Total Credits 15

Gainful Employment

Program Duration

This program is designed to be completed in 16 weeks.

Program Cost

This program will cost $2,995* if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.
*Includes estimates for books, supplies, and equipment.


Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. Typical debt total has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

Licensure Info

The State of Texas does not have licensure requirements for this profession.


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Last updated June 2019.