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  Sep 23, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Course Catalog

Accounting Payroll


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The Accounting Payroll certificate will provide you with in-depth training for filing federal and state payroll taxes. Upon completion you will have an understanding of payroll rules and regulations, pension plans, benefit plans, garnishments, and stock options.

The Accounting Payroll certificate will also prepare students for the Fundamental Payroll Certification exam administered by the American Payroll Association. This certification provides external verification of payroll skills and knowledge.

For more information about the Accounting Payroll certificate, please visit our website at www.dmacc.edu/programs/accounting.

Program Details


Location: Ankeny, Urban and Online


Students may start any semester.


Program Entry Requirements


  1. Complete an application for admission.
  2. Satisfy the assessment requirement.
  3. Attend any required information/registration session.

Graduation Requirements


To earn an Accounting Payroll Certificate, a student must complete all coursework as prescribed, maintain a 2.0 grade point average and receive a grade of “C” or higher in all ACC coursework.

Semester 2


Total Credits Required to Complete this Certificate - 15*


*Total credits are calculated using the least number of credits needed to satisfy the option requirements.

These credits are applicable to the AAS degree in Accounting Specialist  and the Accounting and Bookkeeping diploma .

Fixed Costs


Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$151.00 per credit

The costs for each program are estimates and subject to change.

Varied Costs


  Semester 1 Semeter 2
Books (approximate costs) 125 450
Equipment (calculator) 15  

Approximate total for the program: $2,855.**

**Program entry requirements are not included in the total approximate costs.

What Kind of Work Will You Do?


  • Perform technical accounting tasks including analyzing transactions, data input and analyzing accounts.
  • Operate business equipment including computers and calculators.
  • Communicate with coworkers, supervisors and the public.

What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?


  • Be able to apply the skills and knowledge gained through coursework.
  • Be able to follow instructions.
  • Communicate with coworkers, supervisors and the public.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of business operations.

What Else Should I Consider about this Specialist Certificate?


  • Each hour of class requires two to three hours of preparation.
  • Reading and math skills are very important.
  • Career advancement will ordinarily require further training and education.
  • Regular classroom attendance is important for continuity of learning.

Nondiscrimination Statement


DMACC offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study:

Agriculture, National & Environmental Services /Architecture, Engineering, and Construction/Arts, Design, and Visual communications/Business, Management, and Marketing/Education, Public, and Human Services/Health Science/Hospitality and Culinary/Information Technology/Manufacturing/Transportation & Logistics

Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in nor allow discrimination covered by law against any person, group or organization. This includes in its programs, activities, employment practices, hiring practices or the provision of services, and harassment or discrimination based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age (in employment), disability, genetic information (in employment) and actual or potential parental, family or marital status of a person. Veteran status in educational programs, activities, employment practices, or admission procedures is also included to the extent covered by law.

Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against may file a complaint through the College Discrimination Complaint Procedure. Complaint forms may be obtained from the Campus Provost’s office, the Academic Deans’ office, the Judicial Officer, or the EEO/AA Officer, Human Resources. ADA questions and concerns may be directed to the Section 504/ADA Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 6, Ankeny, IA  50023, phone 515/964-6857, sgbittner@dmacc.edu.  Title IX questions and concerns may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 6, Ankeny, IA  50023, phone 515/964-6574, dkmckittrick@dmacc.edu.  Question or complaints about this policy may be directed to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone 312/730-1560, tax 312/730-1576..

Legal references: Iowa Code §§ 216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S. C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S. C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S. C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).(2017)

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