Payroll Specialist

Diploma - 33 credits

About this program
This program provides the knowledge and skills necessary to perform routine calculating, journalizing, posting and verifying duties to maintain accounting records and to prepare payroll reports and returns and employee records. Both manual and computerized accounting concepts and applications are included.
Program outcomes
  1. Apply accounting theory to service and merchandising organizations.
  2. Prepare financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
  3. Use knowledge and skills of human resources to analyze and solve related HR problems and situations.
  4. Demonstrate effective communications.
  5. Demonstrate critical thinking.
  6. Demonstrate effective use of technology.
  7. Demonstrate personal, social and ethical responsibility.
  8. Demonstrate application of a variety of software programs including integrated accounting software.
  9. Demonstrate effective interpersonal communication skills including interviewing, negotiation, presentation and training applied to human resource management.
  10. Develop ethical policies and procedures related to employment processes including employee selection, termination, performance evaluation, compensation, forecasting and benefit administration.
  11. Calculate payroll, maintain records and prepare reports in compliance with state and federal requirements.
Accreditation
Minnesota State Community and Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The Higher Learning Commission 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 Chicago, IL 60604-1411 http://www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org Phone: 312.263.0456 / 800.621.7440
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Curriculum overview

Credits Requirement type
21 Required courses
9 Restricted electives in courses
3 Restricted electives in MnTC Goal Areas
33 Total

Spring Start

Required Courses:

Subj. Number Course Credits
ACCT1101 Payroll 3
ACCT1124 Spreadsheet Applications 3
ACCT2211 Financial Accounting I 3
ACCT2212 Financial Accounting II 3
ACCT2218 QuickBooks 2
HRES1122 Human Resource Management 3
HRES1130 Benefits Administration 3
PDEV1102 Contemporary Career Search 1

6 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
ACCT1120 Business Law 3
ACCT2210 Managerial Accounting 4
ACCT2219 Microsoft Dynamics - GP 2
ACCT2255 Income Tax-Individual 3
ACCT2256 Income Tax-Business 3
ACCT2616 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACCT2630 Fund/Nonprofit Accounting 3
ACCT2640 Accounting Internship 1 - 4
BUS2204 Principles of Management 3
BUS2206 Principles of Marketing 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
CPTR1104 Introduction to Computer Technology 3
MIS1100 Business Computers 3

3 credits from these goal areas:

Goal Area
1. Communication

Curriculum overview

Credits Requirement type
21 Required courses
9 Restricted electives in courses
3 Restricted electives in MnTC Goal Areas
33 Total

Fall Start

Required Courses:

Subj. Number Course Credits
ACCT1101 Payroll 3
ACCT1124 Spreadsheet Applications 3
ACCT2211 Financial Accounting I 3
ACCT2212 Financial Accounting II 3
ACCT2218 QuickBooks 2
HRES1122 Human Resource Management 3
HRES1130 Benefits Administration 3
PDEV1102 Contemporary Career Search 1

6 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
ACCT1120 Business Law 3
ACCT2210 Managerial Accounting 4
ACCT2219 Microsoft Dynamics - GP 2
ACCT2255 Income Tax-Individual 3
ACCT2256 Income Tax-Business 3
ACCT2616 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACCT2630 Fund/Nonprofit Accounting 3
ACCT2640 Accounting Internship 1 - 4
BUS2204 Principles of Management 3
BUS2206 Principles of Marketing 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
CPTR1104 Introduction to Computer Technology 3
MIS1100 Business Computers 3

3 credits from these goal areas:

Goal Area
1. Communication
Plans

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1st Spring Term - 9 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
HRES1122 Human Resource Management 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
CPTR1104 Introduction to Computer Technology 3
MIS1100 Business Computers 3

3 credits from these goal areas:

Goal Area
1. Communication

2nd Fall Term - 13 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
ACCT1101 Payroll 3
ACCT1124 Spreadsheet Applications 3
ACCT2211 Financial Accounting I 3
HRES1130 Benefits Administration 3
PDEV1102 Contemporary Career Search 1

2nd Spring Term - 11 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
ACCT2212 Financial Accounting II 3
ACCT2218 QuickBooks 2

6 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
ACCT1120 Business Law 3
ACCT2210 Managerial Accounting 4
ACCT2219 Microsoft Dynamics - GP 2
ACCT2255 Income Tax-Individual 3
ACCT2256 Income Tax-Business 3
ACCT2616 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACCT2630 Fund/Nonprofit Accounting 3
ACCT2640 Accounting Internship 1 - 4
BUS2204 Principles of Management 3
BUS2206 Principles of Marketing 3

PDF downloads:

1st Spring Term - 10 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
HRES1122 Human Resource Management 3
PDEV1102 Contemporary Career Search 1

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
CPTR1104 Introduction to Computer Technology 3
MIS1100 Business Computers 3

3 credits from these goal areas:

Goal Area
1. Communication

2nd Fall Term - 12 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
ACCT1101 Payroll 3
ACCT1124 Spreadsheet Applications 3
ACCT2211 Financial Accounting I 3
HRES1130 Benefits Administration 3

2nd Spring Term - 11 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
ACCT2212 Financial Accounting II 3
ACCT2218 QuickBooks 2

6 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
ACCT1120 Business Law 3
ACCT2210 Managerial Accounting 4
ACCT2219 Microsoft Dynamics - GP 2
ACCT2255 Income Tax-Individual 3
ACCT2256 Income Tax-Business 3
ACCT2616 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACCT2630 Fund/Nonprofit Accounting 3
ACCT2640 Accounting Internship 1 - 4
BUS2204 Principles of Management 3
BUS2206 Principles of Marketing 3

PDF downloads:

1st Fall Term - 15 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
ACCT2211 Financial Accounting I 3
HRES1122 Human Resource Management 3
HRES1130 Benefits Administration 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
CPTR1104 Introduction to Computer Technology 3
MIS1100 Business Computers 3

3 credits from these goal areas:

Goal Area
1. Communication

1st Spring Term - 18 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
ACCT1101 Payroll 3
ACCT1124 Spreadsheet Applications 3
ACCT2212 Financial Accounting II 3
ACCT2218 QuickBooks 2
PDEV1102 Contemporary Career Search 1

6 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
ACCT1120 Business Law 3
ACCT2210 Managerial Accounting 4
ACCT2219 Microsoft Dynamics - GP 2
ACCT2255 Income Tax-Individual 3
ACCT2256 Income Tax-Business 3
ACCT2616 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACCT2630 Fund/Nonprofit Accounting 3
ACCT2640 Accounting Internship 1 - 4
BUS2204 Principles of Management 3
BUS2206 Principles of Marketing 3

PDF downloads:

1st Fall Term - 15 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
ACCT1101 Payroll 3
ACCT2211 Financial Accounting I 3
HRES1122 Human Resource Management 3
HRES1130 Benefits Administration 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
CPTR1104 Introduction to Computer Technology 3
MIS1100 Business Computers 3

1st Spring Term - 18 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
ACCT1124 Spreadsheet Applications 3
ACCT2212 Financial Accounting II 3
ACCT2218 QuickBooks 2
PDEV1102 Contemporary Career Search 1

6 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
ACCT1120 Business Law 3
ACCT2210 Managerial Accounting 4
ACCT2219 Microsoft Dynamics - GP 2
ACCT2255 Income Tax-Individual 3
ACCT2256 Income Tax-Business 3
ACCT2616 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACCT2630 Fund/Nonprofit Accounting 3
ACCT2640 Accounting Internship 1 - 4
BUS2204 Principles of Management 3
BUS2206 Principles of Marketing 3

3 credits from these goal areas:

Goal Area
1. Communication