2018-2019 Course Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Feb 24, 2024  
2018-2019 Course Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Payroll Accounting Specialist Certificate Program Fact Sheet

What is a Payroll Accounting Specialist? The Payroll Accounting Specialist certificate provides entry-level skills into payroll accounting. Topics include: principles of accounting, computerized accounting, principles of payroll accounting, mathematics and basic computer use. Both accounting clerks and bookkeepers are payroll accounting specialists. Payroll accounting specialists ensure accurate and timely processing and recording of company’s payroll.
Prerequisite Courses
  1. FYES 1000  
  2. Diploma level proficiency in English, reading and math are required to take ACCT technical courses and graduate from this certificate. Please refer to course descriptions in the online catalog for specific prerequisites.
Length of Program Certificate: 2 semesters
16 Credit hours
Semester Program Begins Fall and spring semester
Application Process Applicants obtaining the Payroll Accounting Specialist Certificate must meet all Admissions requirements; complete an application and pay the application fee. Individuals apply to Gwinnett Technical College at GwinnettTech.edu, submit all transcripts from high school and previous college work, and take the ACCUPLACER test, if required.
Program Deadlines You may enter in the fall and spring terms.
For more information, contact: Erica Teague-Friend, lead instructor, ETeague-Friend@GwinnettTech.edu, 678-226-6623.
For admission and enrollment, contact: Enrollment Support Center in Building 100 at the Lawrenceville campus, or Building A at the Alpharetta-North Fulton campus, or email BusinessArtDesignTeam@GwinnettTech.edu.

Quick Facts

(This data was compiled from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.)

2016 Median pay            $37,160 - $54,580
Entry level education            Associate degree, diploma, certificate
Number of jobs, 2014            1,440,400
Job growth, 2024            11%