May 22, 2022  
2021-2022 Course Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Accounting Payroll, Certificate



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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, Online and Urban


Students may start any semester.


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


Option 2 Courses - Select 1


Total Credits Required to Complete this Certificate: 16*


*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……………………………………………………………………………………..$174.00 per credit

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

Varied Costs


  Semester 1 Semeter 2
Books (approximate costs) 250 520
Equipment (calculator)  15  

Approximate total for the program: $3,569.**

**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.

Program Competencies


  1. Demonstrate the basic workplace skills of listening, writing, computing, problem-solving, interpersonal relationships and leadership.
  2. Demonstrate double-entry accounting for payroll transactions.
  3. Compile financial reports for corporations, manufacturing and branch operations.
  4. Demonstrate the personal qualities needed to succeed as a payroll accountant.
  5. Generate computerized financial and managerial reports (Excel).
  6. Develop individual career values.
  7. Explore opportunities in the payroll profession.
  8. Produce personnel and payroll records in conformance with current legal requirements.
  9. Solve problems using a computer/keyboard/calculator.
  10. Solve problems on a 10-key.

Nondiscrimination Statement


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, or hiring practices, and harassment or discrimination based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information (in employment) and actual or potential parental, family or marital status. 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, dso@dmacc.edu. Title IX questions and concerns may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 1, Ankeny, IA 50023, phone 515/964-6216, Title9@dmacc.edu. Questions or complaints about this policy may be directed to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczysnki Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, phone 312/730-1560, fax 312/730-1576, TDD 800-877-8339 Email OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.

DMACC offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study:
Agriculture, Natural and Environmental Science
Architecture, Engineering, and Construction
Arts, Design, and Visual Communication
Business, Management, and Marketing
Education, Public, and Human Services
Health Science
Hospitality and Culinary
Information Technology
Manufacturing
Transportation & Logistics

Entrance requirements for specific programs can be found at https://www.dmacc.edu/admissions/Pages/checklist.aspx. (2021)

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