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Accounting Technology

Certificates of Recognition


Advisor Office Phone
Salas, Joanne Business 109 360.475.7372


Payroll Clerk

A short-term certificate program that demonstrates specific knowledge and applied skill sets in payroll accounting.

Graduates of this program may seek employment in public, private, and/or governmental entities in any entry-level position related to payroll accounting.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, successful students will have demonstrated the ability to apply their skills and knowledge in the following ways:
  1. Effectively complete payroll accounting processes, and use computer software to automate payroll accounting.
  2. Apply mathematical concepts to typical payroll situations.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to use the library, Internet, and Internal Revenue Service publications to access accounting and payroll information.
  4. Maintain internal control procedures.
Required Courses Credits
BSTEC 124 MS Excel Specialist* 4
BSTEC 130 Practical Accounting 5
BSTEC 133 Computerized Accounting* 4
BSTEC 134 Payroll Accounting* 5
BSTEC 138 Payroll Simulation* 1
Total Credits Required 19

*See course description for prerequisite.

Source: 2013-2014 Olympic College Catalog