Emphasizes basic payroll skills in a technology-based environment. Includes payroll data compilation, data entry,wage posts, error reconciliation, and payroll record maintenance. Prepares students to work with computers and other payroll tools to perform basic payroll tasks required in today's technology-based businesses.Successful completion of the Bookkeeping/Payroll Specialist Certificate of Achievement will provide students with the minimum essential skills in accounting, computerized accounting, business communication, business information systems, microcomputer spreadsheet, and payroll which are in high demand in today's dynamic workforce
Based on a review of the data provided in Item #5 (Enrollment and Complete Projections) of the Bookkeeping/Payroll Specialist Narrative attached, most of the classes included in the proposed Bookkeeping/Payroll Certificate of Achievement have had enrollments increase between the 16-17 and 17-18 academic years. The only course that decreased slightly, in enrollments, was Acct 8 (Payroll). The reason for that decrease may be because that particular course was not offered, during the regular fall/spring semesters for over a year. With the current and forecasted demand for bookkeepers with specialized skills in payroll preparation, this certificate should prove to be very desirable and enrollments should continue to increase. In an effort to even further increase the enrollments, and ultimately increase completions of this Certificate, it is believed that offering one section of Acct 8 (Payroll Accounting), each semester, will provide students with the opportunity to complete the Bookkeeping/Payroll Specialist Certificate of Achievement within two semesters – start to finish. Increasing completions of all certificates and degrees has become significantly more important with the new Student Success Funding Formula. (see attached supporting Narrative documents for projections)
Successful completion of the Bookkeeping/Payroll Specialist Certificate of Achievement will provide students with the minimum essential skills in accounting, computerized accounting, business communication, business information systems,microcomputer spreadsheet, and payroll which are in high demand in today's dynamic workforce.
|ACCT 7||Basic Business Bookkeeping||3||Y1/S1|
|BUS 183 ||Business Mathematics ||3||Y1/S1|
|BUS 212||Business Communication||3||Y1/S1|
|CIS 101||Introduction to Business Information Systems ||4||Y1/S1|
|ACCT 101||Principles of Accounting I||4||Y1/S2|
|ACCT 8||Payroll ||4||Y1/S2|
|ACCT 12||Computerized Accounting||3||Y1/S2|
|CIS 133||Advanced Microcomputer Spreadsheets Software ||1||Y1/S2|
see attached supporting documents for Narrative.