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Payroll, Certificate

Location(s): Salem Campus, Chemeketa Online

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In addition to tuition, estimated costs for students who complete the required courses listed below are books, $680; and universal fee, $740. Contact the Financial Aid Office at 503.399.5018 to find out if you qualify for help with these costs.

The Payroll certificate emphasizes skill development for those interested in pursuing a position as payroll/ benefits specialist. Graduates of the certificate may find employment in local, state, or federal government agencies, or in any segment of the private sector. The demand for accounting firm employees with the special skill set of a payroll professional is expected to grow as these firms seek to increase revenue streams by adding the payroll function to their menu of services. More companies are outsourcing their payroll functions to accounting firms due to the increasing number and complexity of regulations.

The Payroll certificate is wholly contained within Chemeketa’s Accounting AAS degree curriculum and includes coursework in financial accounting, payroll, computer accounting applications, and human resource management. Upon completion of this certificate, students will be prepared to sit for the Fundamental Payroll Certification exam offered by the American Payroll Association.

You may earn a certificate of completion by successfully completing the required 20 credit hours with a grade of “C” or better in all courses.

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