Academic Catalogs

Payroll Accounting Competency, Certificate of Achievement

Not Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 1_CM_PACC
Control Number: 41018

This certificate, issued through the Business and Computing Division, provides students with basic accounting and computer accounting coursework focusing on payroll accounting. Completion of the certificate will enable students to apply for entry-level positions in accounting with an emphasis in payroll.

Program Outcome

  1. Demonstrate generally accepted accounting practices in the area of payroll accounting using various forms of technology.

Certificate of Achievement Requirements

The Certificate of Achievement is a state-approved career program that requires a minimum of eight units and is designed to prepare the graduate to enter a particular field of employment.  In order to be awarded a certificate, students are required to obtain a grade of “C” or better in all program-required courses. Grades of “CR” or “P” will be accepted whereas “CR” or “P” meets the equivalency of a “C” or better.  At least 3 units in an advanced course from the certificate must be completed at OCC at the department’s discretion.  Certificates of Achievement are not automatically awarded.  A petition must be filed in Enrollment Services or online at the beginning of the semester in which the student will be completing their final requirements.  The petitioning periods are listed in the Graduation Requirements section of this catalog.  Check with a counselor to determine the requirements for completion.

A list of certificate programs can be found in the Programs A-Z section of this catalog.  

Course Title Units
Required Courses
ACCT A101Financial Accounting4
ACCT A102Managerial Accounting4
ACCT A110Excel for Accounting and Finance3
ACCT A119Payroll3
Total Units14